West Japan

The highlights of the west Japan area are the many streets that let you experience the appearance of Japan from the good old days. You will be busy with many experiences such as Kanazawa which is known as “Little Kyoto,” the Japanese traditional culture of Hagiyaki pottery, Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine that is very special to Japanese people, and onsen. The Hokuriku Shinkansen, convenient for a trip in the Hokuriku region, and the sightseeing trains with designs that evoke Japan will beautify your journey.

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  • Osaka

    Osaka is one of Japan’s largest cities and has long been a center of economic and cultural activities. It is home to many cultural heritage sites such as Osaka Castle, as well as newer sightseeing attractions. Osaka is also well known for its thriving food culture.

  • Hagi

    Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture produced many of the important players in Japan’s Meiji Restoration. You can experience Japanese culture here, including in the castle town built about 400 years ago and at the World Heritage registered Shoka Sonjuku.

  • Kanazawa

    Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture still has carefully-preserved historic streets, nature, and culture. Please enjoy the beautiful appearance of Japan from the good old days here. On the other hand, the city also has museums where you can drop in to enjoy modern art.

  • Izumo

    There are many must-see historic buildings in Izumo, including Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine that is very special to Japanese people, and Matsue Castle which still has shopkeepers from the time it was built. After walking around the city, heal yourself in an onsen.

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