Destinations

Don’t you think Japan is a destination filled with highlights? Here, we will introduce moving spots you can enjoy throughout the four seasons such as Japanese traditional entertainment theaters, scenery, unspoiled landscapes showing Japan’s past, and Japanese gardens, as well as delicious gourmet food including Japanese cuisine.

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Hokkaido

The highlights of the Hokkaido area are its splendid nature and clear skies. Summer in particular offers the chance to encounter the stirring scenery of all-encompassing purple lavender fields that spread before you like a carpet. In addition, if you ride the Torokko train “Norokko” that travels through the Kushiro Marsh only between summer and fall, you can have an exciting experience with nature. And eating Hokkaido gourmet cuisine frequently in a delicious atmosphere will put you in a great mood!

  • The highlights of Kushiro in Hokkaido are the superb views of Kushiro Marsh, the largest marsh in Japan, Kawayu Onsen where you can enjoy a free-flowing hot spr…

  • The top highlight of Hakodate in Hokkaido is Mt. Hakodate. You can see fantastic scenery and superb night views. It is recommended to savor Ikameshi, the popula…

  • The highlights of Furano in Hokkaido are the lavender fields that reach peak bloom in summer. It is recommended to eat sweets in the café while taking in the li…

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East Japan

The highlights of the east Japan area are onsen hot springs and history. You can encounter onsens deep in the mountains and elegant temples. Japan’s unique gourmet cuisine such as seafood and sake are also recommended. In addition, experiencing unique train travel, such as a sake tasting onboard the “Koshino Shu*Kura“ or a footbath aboard the Shinkansen “Toreiyu Tsubasa“, will create wonderful memories.

  • In Izu, which is relatively warm even in winter, you can enjoy a leisure facility that exhibits tropical plants and animals, local gourmet cuisine such as the K…

  • Moving experiences in a Japanese atmosphere await you in the Joetsu-Myoko area. Please enjoy special times here, such as visiting an ancient castle where you ca…

  • The highlights of Murayama in Yamagata are the onsens nestled deep in the mountains and the picturesque scenery of classic Japanese temples. It is exquisite to …

Ise-Jingu Shrine

Central Japan

The highlights of the Tokai area can be accessed via Japan’s splendid Shinkansen. Kyoto, with its countless temples and shrines with uniquely Japanese elegance, offers a classic Japanese experience. The World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go is also a must-see, accessible by transferring to the limited express train from Nagoya. You can see seasonal changes to the appearance of the traditional gassho-zukuri buildings. Hida Beef, an exemplary form of wagyu beef, is also recommended. The scenery you can see from the train window such as Mount Fuji is also beautiful, so please enjoy a journey on the Shinkansen or a limited express train.

  • Toyohashi in Aichi Prefecture is a highly accessible city as it is located midway between Tokyo and Osaka and is a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen. It has tradit…

  • In the Ise-Toba area where Ise-jingu Shrine is located, much of the old streets, history, and culture still remains. The area is also full of other highlights f…

  • The World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go is located near Hida-Takayama. Although the snowy landscape in winter is strikingly moving, you can see beautiful scenery n…

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.

  • Hagi in Yamaguchi Prefecture produced many of the important players in Japan’s Meiji Restoration. You can experience Japanese culture here, including in the cas…

  • Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture still has carefully-preserved historic streets, nature, and culture. Please enjoy the beautiful appearance of Japan from the goo…

  • 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 Ca…

Shikoku

The highlight of the Shikoku area is Dogo Onsen, the setting of Natsume Soseki’s novel Botchan. There are also exemplary castles and shrines where you can experience Japanese history. In addition, please rest your mind and body amidst the beautiful natural setting of the Shimanto-gawa River, said to be Japan’s last clear stream. And create delicious memories savoring Shikoku’s signature gourmet dishes Taimeshi (sea bream with rice) and Sanuki Udon noodles. An experience aboard a retro-modern sightseeing train will make your journey even more fun.

  • Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku is an appealingly historic spot associated with Japanese literature and its luminaries. Add an extra page t…

  • In Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, you can enjoy traditional Japanese natural scenery that is beautiful throughout the four seasons, incl…

  • Shimanto on the island of Shikoku is home to the Shimanto-gawa River, known as Japan’s last clear stream. Here, you can create unforgettable memories in Japan w…

Kyushu

The highlights of the Kyushu area are the onsen hot springs and the many buildings in Nagasaki with western architecture. These buildings, the remnants of the area that was the first to modernize through adopting elements of western civilization, will remain in your heart with a nostalgic feeling. In addition, Kyushu, with its many volcanos, is Japan’s best onsen area. You can enjoy diverse varieties of onsen in different areas. Please leisurely enjoy Kyushu through a ride on a steam train or a sightseeing train that will in itself become a precious experience.

  • Yufuin is an onsen area in Kyushu, and one of its appeals is its abundant hot water flowing from the source. You can visit Yufuin on the sightseeing train built…

  • Take a ride on a nostalgic steam locomotive in Kumamoto in Kyushu! Hop aboard the “SL Hitoyoshi,” eat an ekiben lunchbox, and seek out onsen and unexplored area…

  • In Nagasaki, home of World Heritage sites, you can enjoy history-filled, traditional sights, including Japan’s Christian cultural heritage and precious western-…

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