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Japan tour Mt.Okura Ski Jumping Stadium
Mt.Okura Ski Jumping Stadium Mt.Okura Ski Jumping Stadium was constructed in 1934, and was reconstructed by the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games. After that, it was renovated several times, then it becomes popular not only as a ski jumping sanctuarybut also as a sightseeing spot. If you’re lucky, you can watch the jumpers’ practicing scene.
Japan tour Mt. Usu
Mt. Usu has a beautiful panorama from the mountain top. It takes about 7 minutes by the ropeway from mountain bottom station to mountain top station. You can walk to a 1977’s volcanic eruption crater, and it’s 7 minute walk from the mountain top station. After getting off the ropeway, let’s go to the Lake Toya Spa Town. Thanks to the mountain, the Spa has been developing.
Japan tour Furano Cheese Factory
Furano Cheese Facory is about 3.4 km away from downtown Furano, and it takes about 9 minutes by car. You can experience cheese, butter, and icecream making. And Icereams, butter, and cheeses are sold by using milk raised here. This factory’s pizza is so delicious.
Japan tour Blue Pond
The Blue Pond is in eastern part of Biei Town, and is about 22 km away from the Downtown Biei. This pond’s water accidentally gathered and completed. An amateur photogarapher accidentally found this pond, and then, it became popular.
Japan tour Otaru Canal
Otaru Canal became completed in 1923. This canal symbolizes Otaru City itself. It was constructed to carry herrings, and thanks to them, many warehouses and banks were constructed, and a railway also became completed. This canal was longer and twice wider than today then.
Japan tour Asahiyama Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo, located in Asahikawa city in the center of Hokkaido, is Japan’s most popular zoological garden for its very unique way of display of animals which allow visitors to observe wild animals in nature. The highlights include the Polar Bear Pavilion, where you can witness polar bears powerfully dive into a water as they do in the Arctic Ocean and the Hippopotamus Pavilion, where you will be amazed to see them swimming skillfully under the water. The ”penguin-parade” which take place every day is a must-see exhibition.
Japan tour Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko National Park is located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in northeastern Hokkaidō. The peninsula is a home to a variety of wildlife such as brown bear and Blakiston’s fish owl and has a very unique example of the linkage between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. You’ll be amazed by successive scenic changes including waterfalls, lakes, mountains and hot springs in nature. The site has many kinds of activities including whale watching, mountaineering, night tours for wildlife. Gastronomy is one of the attraction in Shiretoko. Please enjoy a wide selection of freshly caught seafood such as salmons, king crab, Atka mackerel, Sakhalin surf clam.


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Tohoku

 

Hiraizumi
Hiraizumi is a town located in Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of 31 July 2017, the town had an estimated population of 7,803 and a population density of 123 persons per km² in 2,648 households. The total area of the town was 63.39 km². It is noted for the Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi, which achieved UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2011.

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Kanto

 

Japan tour Kawagoe-shi, ichibann-gai street (Old Town)
There are many places called “Little Kyoto”, but no other places called “Little Edo” except Kawagoe. The latest culture was brought in by the boat transportation from Edo.
Japan tour Minato Mirai 21
Minato Mirai 21 is the central business district of Yokohama, Japan.
Initially developed in the 1980s, Minato Mirai 21 was designed as a large master-planned development and new urban center planned to connect Yokohama’s traditionally important areas and commercial centers of Kannai and the Yokohama Station area.
Japan tour Motomachi-Chukagai
Yokohama Motomachi is the modern shopping mall 10 minutes walk from Minato Mirai, located in center of Yokohama.
Japan tour Sankeien Garden
Sankeien Garden is a Japanese traditional garden located in the suburb of Yokohama.
Japan tour Ashikaga
Ashikaga Flower Park features lots of blue, white and pink fuji flowers(wisteria).It is a park of about 9 hectares that showcases the beauty of mainly wisteria (fuji) as well as many other flowers.It is the most famous attraction in the city of Ashikaga in Tochigi prefecture, about 90min. to 120min.from Tokyo.
Japan tour Bonsai
Bonsai started around the 9th century,is a form of traditional Japanese culture which is to plant a tree in a pot and to appreciate the shape of branches, leaves and the trunk line.Bonsai exhibited at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum are first-class works.There are masterpieces of Goyo-matsu (Japanese white pine) and each of them is valued at more than 100 million yen. Now, bonsai is well-known overseas and many tourists from around the world visit the bonsai museum.
Japan tour Kamakura
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nations most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 A.D., as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3, 1939.
Japan tour Chiba prefecture Enzyme baths
Enzyme baths, filled with sawdust from cedar and cypress trees, are said to improve circulation, cleanse skin and help with muscle pain, among other health claims. Enzymes from vegetation and fruit ferment within the sawdust to produce heat and it’s said that this fermentation provides the skin-enhancing “magic.”
Japan tour Chiba prefecture Hokekyo-ji
Hokekyo-ji is a temple of the Nichiren-shu founded during the Kamakura period in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. One of Nichiren’s most important writings the Rissho Ankoku Ron,[2] regarded as one of the National Treasures of Japan, is kept at the temple. Next to other documents it is being presented to the public on 3 November each year.
Japan tour Hakone
Hakone is a town in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 13,492, and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area is 92.82 km². Hakone has been designated as a Japanese National Geopark by the Japanese Geoparks Network. Hakone is to a great degree regarded as a traveler destination Mt. Fuji can be seen when taking a day trip from Tokyo. In addition to hot springs, museums and other recreation offices, Hakone is known for its scenery all four seasons.
Japan tour Nikko
Nikko is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. Attractions include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikko Tosho-gu) and that of his grandson Iemitsu, and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. Elevations range from 200 to 2,000 m.The Japanese saying “Never say ‘kekko’ until you’ve seen Nikko”-kekko meaning beautiful, magnificent or “I am satisfied”-is a reflection of the beauty and sites in Nikko.
Japan tour Kamakura
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nations most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 A.D.[1], as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3,1939.
Japan tour Kamakura
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nations most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 A.D., as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3, 1939.
Japan tour Kamakura
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan, the nations most populous settlement from 1200 to 1300 A.D.[1], as the seat of the shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura period. Kamakura was designated as a city on November 3,1939.
Japan tour Omiya Bonsai Art Museum
Bonsai of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum has been successful as a work of art. The highest bonsai price is 100 million yen.
Japan tour Sawara city Chiba prefecture
Sawara was a city located in Katori District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Tour of the long-established sakagura that lasts about 200 years ago, Also enjoy the famous Katori Shrine worshiping and walking.
Japan tour Narita-san Shinsho-ji & its Precincts
Only 10 minute train ride takes you this old temple which attracts over 3 million visitors, 200 thousands more than those visiting Asakusa Temple in the first three New Year days. As you walk down the approach and the temple precincts you would find who and what makes this temple so popular attractive halls with artistic carvings and a beautiful Japanese garden and food.
Japan tour Ashikaga City Tour
In the 12 the century Ashikaga samurai clan had founded this town before their descendants moved to Kyoto Japan to reign as shogunate from 1336 to1573. The tour of this ancient town includes visiting a unique samurai-house temple with a surprising story-telling, Japan’s oldest university, a beautiful shrine overviewing the town. Also included is a visit to a either Kurita (porcelain) Museum Park or Ashikaga Flower Park(both only one JR station away from Ashikaga.
Japan tour Saitama Omiya
The image of Saitama prefecture is hidden behind the shade of Tokyo, and many people have strong images of a city with less attractions, but still there are many unknown sightseeing spots here. (Omiya Hikawa Shrine, Omiya Bonsai Village, Saitama City Municipal Comic Hall) Especially in 2020, some Olympic games (golf, basketball etc.) will be held in Saitama and it is expected that many foreigners will visit. I take this opportunity to disseminate the attractiveness of Saitama.
Japan tour Saitama Sake tasting & factory tour at Seiryu brewery
Many Japanese Sake manufacturers are engaged in tasting tours in sake brewing to enthusiastically encourage sake culture in Kanto region. I will introduce “Seiryu brewery” among them. Established in 1853, this is a long-established brewery with a history of 165 years. Why do not you visit Sake brewery site, which is an important part of Japanese culture on this occasion?
Japan tour Day Trip from Tokyo to ‘Koedo’ Kawagoe & Ogawa~Visit to ‘Sake’ Brewery & ‘Washi’
Kawagoe, located about 40-kilometer northwest of Tokyo, has left many ‘kura’ warehouses since 19th century. Let’s enjoy walking or cycling in the nostalgic townscape. Ogawa is a hidden gem and its sake-producing tradition has been protected by its locals. Why not visit a long-established sake brewery and have a tasting? 1. Walking or Cycling Tour in Nostalgic Town /2. Visit to a ‘sake’ brewery & washi paper handicraft
Japan tour Saitama Koma Shrine
That is Koma Shrine, which was founded by the old Korean people in 716 AD, more than 1300 years ago. In the ancient time, in 668 AD, Jakkou, the king of Kokuri, which was prosperous at the northern part of Korea, was fallen by Shiragi and To, which were also prosperous in the same period. After that, he came to the Musashikoku, ancient name of Hidaka area in Japan. Under the era of the Gensho Emperor, he developed this area as a leader and contributed to it greatly. After his death, the people in this region respected his achievement and worshipped him as ‘Koma Myojin’. This is the origin of Koma Shrine.

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Tokyo

 

Japan tour the sumo stable “Hakkaku-beya”
We visit the sumo stable “Hakkaku-beya” in Ryogoku city, Tokyo and enjoy seeing the exciting morning training by sumo wrestlers beside them in the stable.
Japan tour Asakusa
Asakusa is a district in Taito, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals, such as the Sanja Matsuri.
Japan tour Ueno
Ueno is a district in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Park.
Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo’s finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Nature and Science, as well as a major public concert hall. Many Buddhist temples are in the area, including the Bentendo temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten, on an island in Shinobazu Pond.
Japan tour All major tourist spots in Tokyo
Not only regular spots, such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and Asakusa, but also I can arrange a tour as you request. Tokyo has many faces, tradition vs modern, high town vs down town, and pop culture. I want you to enjoy each contrasts. I highly recommend a night tour in Tokyo to enjoy beautiful illumination and Japanese bar or izakaya tavern mingling with local Japanese.
Japan tour All major tourist spots in Tokyo
Not only regular spots, such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and Asakusa, but also I can arrange a tour as you request. Tokyo has many faces, tradition vs modern, high town vs down town, and pop culture. I want you to enjoy each contrasts. I highly recommend a night tour in Tokyo to enjoy beautiful illumination and Japanese bar or izakaya tavern mingling with local Japanese.
Japan tour Nakano Broadway
Nakano Broadway is a shopping complex in Tokyo famous for stops selling anime items and idol goods, inlcuding Mandarake stores, which specialize in manga and anime related collectibles.
Japan tour Shibuya
Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends. Over a dozen major department store branches are around the area catering to all types of shoppers. Most of the area’s large department and fashion stores belong to either Tokyu or Seibu, two competing corporations.
Japan tour Harajuku
Harajuku is the epicentre of Tokyo teen fashion (and vintage stores), and it’s still nurturing unorthodox, garish styles even as big-name international retailers like H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters muscle in on the area.
Japan tour Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting,restaurant,and observation tower in Sumida,Tokyo,Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011,making it the tallest tower in the world,displacing the Canton Tower,and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).
Japan tour Hamarikyu
Hamarikyu Gardens is a public park in Chuo ward,Tokyo.Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened April 1,1946.The park is a 250,165 m² landscaped garden surrounding Shioiri Pond, the park itself surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.
Japan tour Tsukiji
The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo,between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza shopping district.While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors,the outer retail market, restaurants,and associated restaurant supply stores remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors.
Japan tour Edo Tokyo Museum
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period.It was established in 1993.The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi,which was the bridge leading into Edo; the Nakamuraza theatre; and scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo,Meiji and Shōwa periods.The museum is adjacent to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan.It was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake.The distinctive elevated shape of the museum building is modelled after an old storehouse in the kurazukuri style.
Japan tour Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gyo-en is a large park and garden in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo.It was originally a residence of the Naitō family in the Edo period.Afterwards,it became a garden under the management of the Imperial Household Agency of Japan.It is now a national park under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Environment.
Japan tour Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai,a world-renowned ukiyo-e artist, was born in Honjo-Wari-Gesui in 1760 and spent almost the entire 90 years of his life in Sumida Ward where he created a large number of masterpieces. In honor of this outstanding artist, the Sumida Ward opened the Sumida Hokusai Museum as a base to invigorate the local community and contribute to the region’s industry and tourism. The collection features an exhibit of his life and the relationship between Hokusai and Sumida through high-definition real-size replicas of representative works and related episodes.
Japan tour Sensoji
Senso-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine, as well as many shops with traditional goods in the Nakamise-dori. The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world with over 30 million visitors annually. It ranks among the top 10 temples in Japan for the number of visitors in the new year.
Japan tour Sakagura
Visit sake-factory and learn how to make sake. after the tour ,tasting sake and shopping , then take lunch at Japanese-style restaurant in the garden. And you can also enjoy beautiful colored leaves ,but depend on the season, usually can see the leaves in November or until the beginning of Dcember. I recommend this tour ->November
Japan tour Yanaka
Yanaka is a sector of Taito, Tokyo, Japan and, along with nearby Nezu and Sendagi neigborhoods in Bunkyo ward, is one of the few Tokyo neighborhoods in which the old Shitamachi atmosphere can still be felt. Located north of Ueno, Yanaka includes the large Yanaka Cemetery, which takes up most of Yanaka 7-chome. The Daimyo Clock Museum is also in Yanaka. There are around 70 private own small stores in Yanaka.
Japan tour Shinjuku Shibuya Harajuku
Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the northern half of the busiest railway station in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo.
Japan tour Tsukiji
The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo,between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza shopping district.While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors,the outer retail market, restaurants,and associated restaurant supply stores remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors.
Japan tour The Tokyo Imperial Palace
The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.It is built on the site of the old Edo Castle. The total area including the gardens is 1.15 square kilometres (0.44 sq mi). During the height of the 1980s Japanese property bubble, the palace grounds were valued by some to be more than the value of all of the real estate in the state of California.
Japan tour Shibuya
Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends. Over a dozen major department store branches are around the area catering to all types of shoppers. Most of the area’s large department and fashion stores belong to either Tokyu or Seibu, two competing corporations.
Japan tour Tomioka Hachiman Shrine
The shrine was established in Fukagawa in 1627 (391 years ago) with reclamation of a shoal. The God Hachiman, whom the shrine reveres, was also a local Shinto deity of the Minamoto clan, thus the shinto shrine received cordial protection by the Tokugawa shogunate. On the other hand, the shrine was revered from the people of shitamachi, and familiar as “Hachiman of Fukagawa”.
Japan tour Fukagawa Edo museum
Fukagawa Edo museum collects,preserves,and displays materials related to the Edo period.
Japan tour Tokyo tour
Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas
Japan tour Harajuku
Harajuku is the epicentre of Tokyo teen fashion (and vintage stores), and it’s still nurturing unorthodox, garish styles even as big-name international retailers like H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters muscle in on the area.
Japan tour Omotesando
Omotesando is a zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo, stretching from the entrance to the Meiji Shrine, to Aoyama-dori (Aoyama Street) where Omotesando Station can be found.
Japan tour Asakusa
Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals, such as the Sanja Matsuri.
Japan tour Ginza
Ginza is a district of Chuo, Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyobashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yurakucho and Uchisaiwaicho, and north of Shinbashi. It is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity. It is considered one of the most expensive, elegant, and luxurious streets in the world. Ginza was a part of the old Kyobashi ward of Tokyo City, which, together with Nihonbashi and Kanda, formed the core of Shitamachi, the original downtown center of Edo-Tokyo.
Japan tour Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Shunkaen Bonsai Museum – Shunka-en is the Bonsai garden and museum set up by Bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi (three times winner of the Prime Ministers Award, the most prestigious price to be won in Japan).
Japan tour Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. The shrine does not contain the emperor’s grave, which is located at Fushimi-momoyama, south of Kyoto.
Japan tour Shinjuku Night Tour (Walking)/td>
Tokyo Metropolitan Government ~ Shinjuku Station Memory Yokocho (Shinjuku Station West Exit) ~ Kabukicho (Don Quijote ~ Godzilla ~ Robot Restaurant) ~ Tavern Experience 4 hours (18: 00 ~ 22: 00)
Japan tour Tours over traditional Japanese culture (using subway)
Hotel – Asakusa – Origami Hall (Ochanomizu) – Kiyosumi Garden – Shenzhen Edo Museum (Kiyosumi Shirakawa) – Hotel required 8 hours
* Lunch is free lunch at Asakusa or Asakusabashi (shops are available for introduction)
I will introduce traditional Japanese culture and the cityscape over the whole day.
Japan tour Tokyo Tour
Enjoy a comprehensive Tokyo one-day tour, covering its best gardens, temples, shopping areas
Japan tour Tokyo Tour
Customers choose several sight spots. Roppongi, Odaiba, Akihabara, Harajuku, Ginza, Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Japanese gardens (Hamarikyu Gardens, etc.), Ueno Park, Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower
Japan tour visit the sumo stable and one sightseeing spot.
We visit the sumo stable in Ryogoku city, Tokyo and enjoy seeing the exciting morning training by sumo wrestlers beside them in the stable. Please choose one place of sightseeing spots. From Asakusa, Akihabara, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Kiyosumi Garden, Shenzhen Fudosun, Odaiba etc.
Japan tour Mt. Takao
Mount Takao is a mountain in the city of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. It is protected within Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park. Standing 599 metres (1,965 ft) tall and located within an hour of downtown Tokyo, it is a popular hiking spot, with eight hiking courses and more than 2.5 million annual visitors. The Tama Forest Science Garden is also located at the mountain’s base.Mount Takao is closely associated with tengu, minor kami from Japanese folklore, and the daitengu Naigubu. A Buddhist temple, Takaosan Yakuoin Yukiji, is located on the mountain.
Japan tour Yanesen
Yanesen is a district in Tokyo, which has many historical structures, in the style of Edo-period Tokyo.It is known for its traditional style and antiquated temple district-style.The three neighbourhoods, Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi are collectively called Yanesen: Ya-Ne-Sen.
Japan tour Omotesando
Omotesando is a zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo, stretching from the entrance to the Meiji Shrine, to Aoyama-dori (Aoyama Street) where Omotesando Station can be found.
Japan tour Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka is a neighbourhood in Tokyo, northwest of Iidabashi Station. It has a shopping street at its center, lined by numerous cafés and restaurants. It is served by Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Toei Oedo Line.
Japan tour ueno
Ueno is a district in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Park. Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo’s finest cultural sites, including the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Museum of Nature and Science, as well as a major public concert hall.
Japan tour Roppongi
Roppongi is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, famous for the affluent Roppongi Hills development area and popular night club scene. A few foreign embassies are located near Roppongi, and the night life is popular with locals and foreigners alike. It is in the central part of Tokyo, south of Akasaka and north of Azabu.
Japan tour Ameya-Yokocho
Ameya-Yokocho is an open-air market in the Taito Ward of Tokyo, Japan, located next to Ueno Station. There are two theories on the etymology of Ameya. The first is that the name came from ameya(candy), because of all the candy stores that lined the street in the early post-war era when sugar was hard to come by. Even now, there are stores selling candy there. The second theory is that it refers to America; there used to be stores selling surplus American army goods just after World War II.
Japan tour Tsukiji
We will guide you around the off-site markets of the Tsukiji market, which boasts the world’s largest fishery products handling volume. I’d like you to experience the atmosphere of the vibrant market at a place that is absolutely must to visit as a tourist destination in Tokyo. There is no doubt that it will be exciting and fun just by watching fresh fish shellfish, especially raw tuna, that line up at the storefront of the fishery whale shop in the fisheries department. I will guide you so that you can enjoy yourself to the fullest my knowledge of the Tsukiji market.
Japan tour Shibamata
When arriving at Keisei Shibamata Station, this is the Tora-san’s hometown. Walking on the approach road that leads to Taishakuten. Let’s visit the temple first. Next, watch the sculpture gallery and the Japanese garden, then take a lunch or a snack at the approach. Eel, buckwheat nodle, bowl of rice and fried fish, specialty mugwort rice-flour dumpling, any of these are also attractive. There are plenty of sightseeing spots around Taishakuten. Let’s enjoy traditional houses and Japanese gardens at Yamamoto Tei at the Tora-san Memorial Hall, looking at the world of Showa’s masterpiece, “Otokoha tsuraiyo” series. This garden is very highly appreciated and must-see. Of course you should not forget the view of the Edogawa River. You feel like you were completely Tora-san.
Japan tour Toden Arakawa Line
The Toden Arakawa line is a tram that remains only one in Tokyo connecting Minowa Station in Arakawa Ward and Waseda Station in Shinjuku Ward. In the starting station Minowa, after walking from the retro shopping street, Arakawa Nature Park, visit town shops to bite monjayaki and takoyaki. The Prince has Asuka – yama Park and Sono – no – miya Park, depicted in Ukiyoe. From G enzuka station, it is fun to take a tour of Grandma’s Harajuku “Toge Nuki Jizo Shopping Street”. Next, let’s get off at Zoshigaya station and take a stroll around Zoshigaya Cemetery and Kishibojin. From the Kishibojin station to the terminal station, Waseda station, there are many places such as Waseda University, Higo Hosokawa Garden, Chinzanso, Catholic Cathedral Tokyo Church, etc., in the vicinity.
Japan tour Nishi Ikebukuro
Jiyu gakuen “Myonichikan : House of tomorrow” (built in 1926) designed by American master, Frank Lloyd Wright is designated as an important cultural property. It takes about 10 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro station. It is a very cozy place so we recommend combining it with other sight-seeing spots. Basically pick up at the hotel and start the tour, finishing point of the tour is at Ikebukuro station.
Japan tour Furukawa Gardens & Rikugi-en
The Furukawa garden was completed in 1919 at the scenic spot which consists of a high-class Western-style building, a Western style garden and a low-rise Japanese garden making full use of the terrain undulation. Both Western-style designers and Japanese garden designers are masters. Rokugien is a masterpiece of the Daimyo garden remaining in Tokyo. Spring cherry blossoms, azaleas, autumn leaves are more attractive. I would like to talk about modernization of Edo and Tokyo by introducing the stories of these two scenic spots.
Japan tour Sawanoi Sake Brewery in Ome city and optional tour
Sawanoi Brewery continues to make liquor over 300 years along the Tama River of Okutama. Why do not you join us for a sake brewery located in a rich natural environment. You will be able to understand Japanese culture and tradition through the tour of sake cellar. After an hour ‘s sake cellar tour, You will taste a Japanese – style lunch at a restaurant managed by a sake brewery along the river. Optional tour is a hiking along the Tama River Stream.
Japan tour Senso-ji
If you want to explore the traditional Japanese place, I recommend Sensoji. It is the oldest temple in Tokyo.You have not seen a picture of a red big lantern called Kaminarimon, have you. As you go through Kaminarimon, there is a shopping area called Nakamise in the approach to Sensoji Temple. Various items that are likely to be appreciated by tourists, such as famous dolls, sweets of rice cakes, sweets of matcha, folding fan, lanterns, kimono, etc. are sold variously. You can experience food sample making and sushi making experience, going to rabbit cafe, wearing yukata before going out to Sensoji Temple.
Japan tour Tsukiji
I love Tsukiji, and when I go out to buy fish early in the morning, I usually eat sushi and go home. In addition, there is abundance of food such as tempura, ramen, pasta, omelet, so you will not get tired of eating. Watching the bridge over the Sumida river, walking around Honganji, and going to Akashi Town, you will see old settlements, retro buildings and so on. Also, walk to Hamarikyu Garden toward Shimbashi. It takes about 10 minutes on foot. After eating, you enjoy Japanese-style gardens. If you want to visit more places, you can also go to Odaiba and Asakusa by a water bus from the garden.
Japan tour Meiji Shrine & modern architecture course
If you want to go around a traditional Japanese sightseeing area, shopping and modern architecture in one day with lush courses, I recommend this course. Since the place recommended will also change by day and season, we propose a course suitable for your wishes from the course listed. 1. Meiji Jingu Shrine 2. Harajuku 3.Omotesando 4. Yoyogi Park 5. Sendagaya Sando 6. Jingu Gaien
Japan tour Tokyo Taxi tour
I’m a taxi driver and guide, and will take you to some typical sightseeing spots. For example, Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Tukiji Fish Market, Imperial Palace, Shibuya, Harajuku, and so on. The excursion will take 3 to 8 hours according to your plan. At particular spots I will park the car and walk with you.
Japan tour Ozashiki-asobi with geishas
Geisha Play and traditional Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine Tour in Tokyo
Have traditional Kaiseki Cuisine for lunch or dinner with Geisha in a private room.
Play traditional Ozashiki-asobi with geishas.
Meet you at your hotel and take you to the place. (Must make a reservation at least 3 days in advance)
Japan tour Mt. Takao
In Michelin Guide 2009, Mt. Takao won 3 stars. You can see Mt. Fuji from the summit when the weather is good, it is a wonderful view. Mt. Takao has climbing methods such as cable cars and lifts, also you can easily climb even with children with strollers. There is a temple called Yakuo-in on the middle and you can enjoy Shojin ryori (vegetarian diet) for lunch. At the foot of the town, there is a traditional Monzencho town, where the souvenir shops stand side by side. There is a day-trip Onsen near Takao Yamaguchi Station, so we recommend you drop in on the way.
Japan tour Tsukiji
Tsukiji Market is the biggest fish market in Tokyo and is the center of Japanese Sushi culture. Various street stalls line up in the Jogai market, and the whole town seems to be a seafood buffet restaurant. If the weather is good, you can have a taste of Matcha in Hamarikyu Park. In the afternoon you go to Asakusa. In Asakusa, you can enjoy Buddhist architecture built in Sensoji Temple and also Nakamise Town with a lot of Edo accessories shops. It is a very fun place. You can enjoy very Japanese experience such as kimono rental and rickshaw.
Japan tour Tokyo night tour
We recommend a night tour to those who want to enjoy the Tokyo night. You visit three areas in total. 1. You visit the famous scramble intersection of Shibuya. We will tour youth culture such as game center. 2. You enjoy night views from Roppongi Hills. It is beautiful view to see the Tokyo Tower in the distance. 3. The night view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building observation platform is wonderful. You can visit a Japanese tavern at Omoide (Memories) Yokocho. In the Golden Town, you can choose the bar according to your likes and preferences. If you like sake, there is also a sake bar.
Japan tour Tokyo subculture tour
We recommend this tour to those who are tired of shrines and temples. And those looking for a tour for children. 1. We introduce pop culture such as maid cafe in Akihabara. There are also places of interest such as Tokyo Anime Center. There is Japanese culture such as Kanda Myojin shrine. 2. We will visit the latest JK culture at Takeshita dori in Harajuku. There are abundant shops such as crepe shops, and you have a fun of eating walks. You enjoy Kitty Land and World Bazaar shops. There is also Japanese culture such as Meiji Jingu Shrine.
Japan tour Homestyle authentic Japanese cuisine cooking lesson
I am living in a quiet residential area 10 minutes walk from the nearest station. I hope you enjoy Japanese cuisine lessons at my home. First of all, we purchase ingredients for cooking at the local supermarket. I would like to explain the ingredients peculiar to Japan, and to talk about cultural as well as how to choose the ingredients for shopping. For cuisine, sushi or ramen, which is a popular Japanese food in foreign countries, and desserts for Japanese sweets etc, after the cooking lesson you will have a fun tasting time.
Japan tour Ueno
There are a large number of cultural facilities including an art museum in Ueno Park area world-class cultural property. Taste in the Edo Period can also be enjoyed at Ueno Park.There is also Ukiyoe which drew Kiyomizu-dera which exists now. And you can see a Red Torii in a Hanazono shrine, and The Five-storied pagoda in Kanei-ji. In addition Ueno Tosho-gu was memory of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542 – 1616), the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Tosho-gu was built by Ueno for the common people who can’t go to NIKKO in the Edo Period. After that there are shopping area called Ameyoko opposite to the park. There are many restaurants and stores of family-run.
Japan tour Todoroki around
Todoroki ravine is the park in Setagaya-ku Tokyo. When we come down stairs aside of the golf bridge near Ooimachi line Todoroki station, It’s the covered by deep forest. There are a cave-type ancient burial mound, an immovable waterfall and a Japanese garden. It’s very cool for midsummer. The colored leaves of the maple are seen in autumn. The place which can be enjoyed through four seasons. Todoroki station is 25 minutes from Shibuya station by train. It’s the place where nature can be enjoyed fully even in the big city. I was born and grew up near here.
Japan tour Shibuya
That more than 3,000 people come and go this scramble intersection which is also the symbol which is to the extent they say a scrmble intersection when they’re Shibuya, together the place famous worldwide as well as Japan. I come across the form that the foreigner who has come to the Sight-seeing is often taking a picture. It’s takes 15 minutes from Shibuya station to Meiji Shrine by walking. Meiji Jingu is Shinto shrine. Sinto is called Japan’s ancient original religion, Shinto has many gods and is native to Japan.Shinto has neither a specific founder nor any books of scripture.Shrine is dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife.
Japan tour Tokyo Mt. Takao
Mt. Takao is a mountain with low altitude and it is a very handsome tourist spot recommended especially for foreign visitors because it is located very close to Tokyo center. The attraction of Mt. Takao is its seasonal scenery, the fresh green of the spring / early summer, the hikers especially in the autumn leaves season, the climbing roads are congested. From the summit you can also see the panoramic view overlooking the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and Mt. Fuji in the distance. Mt. Takao has the famous Yakuoin as the oldest mountain temple in Tokyo.
Japan tour Sumo stable’s morning practice tour
Sumo is one of the Japanese martial arts. Every morning, sumo wrestlers train themselves to get ready for the tournament. It is very exciting to watch them. However, visitors need to follow certain rule at the stable. Please follow your guide’s instruction. After watching sumo practice, we could visit Edo-Tokyo Museum, Hokusai Museum, or Kiyosumi Gardens.
Japan tour Meiji Shrine & Harajuku
Meiji Shrine is located at the center of metropolitan Tokyo. But once we enter the shrine through torii gates, we are being surrounded by about 170millions of trees. The main hall and oratory hall are magnificent. After seeing the shrine, we could take a stroll to Harajuku where we could enjoy shopping and watching Japan’s youth culture and their fashion. If we like, we could visit Nezu Museum or Ohta Museum of Art to see Japanese style art.
Japan tour Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka slope is very unique place. It has both French and Japanese atmosphere. There are many European style restaurants. However, there are many Japanese style mom and pop shops catering to locals. There are many alleys we can explore. We could visit temples and shrines, if you like. Zenkokuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which attracts many tourists. It is devoted to Bishamonten, which is a god from India. Akagi Shrine is modern shrine. Akagi Shrine was renovated in 2010 by Kuma Kengo, the renowned Japanese architect. The shrine has grass screen, which is very unique. It has cafe. So if you get tired of walking, we could take some rest. Also good place to visit in late March to early April. There is a famous Sakura (cherry blossom) viewing spot.
Japan tour Ghibli Museum, Mitaka to Inokashira Park
This museum exhibits scores of Japanese famous animation director, Hayao Miyazaki’s works. His studio has produced My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo, and more. We can meet characters in his films there. It is very exciting to find them. There is some original short films we can watch. However, there is no English subtitles available. Tickets are in the form of 35mm film. After enjoying the museum, we could go to Inokashira Park to enjoy nature. In spring, we can enjoy Sakura or cherry blossoms. Rowing a boat is special attraction in Inokashira Park. If you want to try, please do.
Japan tour Walking Tour from Yanaka to Nezu
Yanaka and Nezu area is on of the few districts in Tokyo where an old town atmosphere still survives. Throughout the district, there is and air of nostalgia and a rustic charm. A walking tour starts from either Nippori station or Sendagi subway station. Yanaka is famous for cats and croquette also. On the way to Nezu, there is an old cedar tree where tourists can take pictures. Nezu Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo. One of the eye-catching features of this shrine is scores of small vermillion torii that cover the paths on the hillside above the main shrine, making for a tunnel effect.
Japan tour Tokyo Station & Traditional Japanese Entertainments
If you are interested in different aspects of central Tokyo, this tour would suit you. @ Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, you’d feel both modern and old of Tokyo. Then you will have several options: East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Cooking, Workshop of Japanese tradition & culture. OPTION 1: East Gardens of the Imperial Palace /OPTION 2: Tsukiji Cooking /OPTION 3: Workshops of Japanese Tradition & Culture @ Nihonbashi /OPTION 4: Samurai Training Experience @ Ginza
Japan tour Ueno Walking Tour & Handicrafts in Nippori or in Yanaka
The tour starts with tragedy of Samurai warriors in late 19th century. Then you will get know more about Shogun history in the Edo period, visiting Ueno Toshogu Shrine. After lunch in Ueno, you have 2 options. One is visiting of Nippori Fabric Town to experience handicraft or shopping. The other is the visit of Yanaka district to touch Tokyo’s nostalgia and experience making handicraft. OPTION 1: Shopping & Handicraft Workshop@ Nippori Fabric Town /OPTION 2: Town-Strolling, Shopping & Handicraft Workshop @ Yanaka
Japan tour Half-day Tour by Boat & Memorable Experiences in Asakusa
If you are interested in thrilling experiences when you’re away, I’d like to offer an exclusively thrilling tour by riverboat. You’d be on board at Hamarikyu for Asakusa. It takes about 60 minutes, and you will get another city view of Tokyo from water. In Asakusa, you will have a range of lunch options, enjoy shopping and visiting historic spots, or try some workshop of Japanese tradition. 1. A new discovery of Tokyo city view from water /2. Asakusa full of Japanese-twist experiences
Japan tour Short Evening Walking Tour: Asakusa-Azumabashi-Mukoujima-Tokyo Skytree
The Asakusa district in Taito Ward has been on Tokyo’s TOP 3 tourist spots. However, across the Sumida River are other hidden sight-seeing areas. There are some popular restaurants and shops on the way to Tokyo Skytree. Also, you will take many phots of Tokyo Skytree from different angles. So why not join this short evening tour to discover new sight-seeing spots in central Tokyo? 1. A beautiful scene of Asakusa from the top floor /2. Enjoy walking in Mukoujima district /3. The must-see Tokyo Skytree
Japan tour Experience Tokyo & Edo Culture (One-day tour)
By joying the tour, you will experience the present Japanese culture, history, the way of thinking, and a sense of beauty developed from the Edo period. I am sure I will be able to provide you with the most impressive tour. In 1603 the first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, built the Edo castle and established the Edo government. *Edo-Tokyo Museum : Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo Ring), Ryogoku Sumo Arena (Sumo museum, if it is open), Former Yasuda Garden, Tokyo Memorial Temple Asakusa (Temple and Shrine) *Tokyo Cruise (the Sumida river: Asakusa to Hama-rikyu Gardens) *Hama-rikyu Gardens
Japan tour Day Trip from Tokyo to ‘Koedo’ Kawagoe & Ogawa~Visit to ‘Sake’ Brewery & ‘Washi’
In 1603 the first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, built the Edo castle and established the Edo government, then the present Tokyo culure started. But now this is the Empreial Palace East Garden. I would like to show you the beauty of the Imperial Palace and what happened about the Edo Castle. *Tokyo Station *Goko street *Naka street *Wadakura Fountain Park *Otemon Gate *Bansyo *Fomer Main Castle *Second Castle Garden
Japan tour Asakusa
It is the most popular tourist spot in Tokyo. Looking more closely at the temple itself, we can see big red lanterns which are the symbol of the temple. Then there are the statues of the gods of wind and thunder, a five-storied pagada. And, how aboout an incense burner with miracle powers said to cure every ailment. The main hall and Asakusa shrine. It is the place of coexistencce of the Buddhism and Shintoism. You can learn the Japanese way of thinking about religeons.Finally at the shopping street, if you’re lucky you can take photoes with Japanese ladies wearing kimonoes and see a lot of Japanese souvenirs.
Japan tour Making sushi and eating sushi
Sushi is one of the most popular dishes in the world. You wil make three kinds of sushi, nigiri, maki, and gunkan. What’s more, you will make them at a typical family home. I will prepare every ingredient, so all what you have to do is just wait at the gate of Tsukishima station (Oedo line or Yurakucho line). The place is connected to the station. And best of all after making the sushi, you will eat them talking with me. You can eat sushi and learn a little about Japanese life.
Japan tour Nikko
Two-hour train ride or car ride from Tokyo takes you to the World Cultural Heritage Site, Nikko. It has a harmony of cultural assets and nature. Toshogu shrine which was built in 17th century by the 3rd Edo shogun Iemitsu was dedicated to the first Edo shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It is very gorgeous shrine which has 5000 sculptures in the precinct. After long civil wars Ieyasu won the battles and he tried to make peaceful society. Therefore the theme of the shrine is ‘peace’. You can find peace in every sculpture. The gorgeous Yomeimon gate has also a lot of sculprures in which you can find peace.
Japan tour Tokyo one-day walking tour
Tskiji Outer Fish Market-Hamarikyuu garden-Asakusa-Ueno. Tsukiji outer fish market has a lot of Japanese food shops including tuna, sea-shells, dried food and kitchen utensils. 10-minute-walk takes you to a 400-year-old Japanese garden, Hamarikyuu garden. You can have matcha-green tea experience, seeing the beautiful scenery. At Asakusa you’ll visit Sensouji temple, have a lunch and enjoy shopping something Japanese. Then take a subway and go to Ueno. It has a lot of museums, a zoo, shrines and temples and a very big park. Let’s finish this trip having some beer with skewed grilled chicken at stalls.

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Chubu

 

Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Okuyama Hokoji temple
Okuyama Hokoji temple was built about 650 years ago. It is the head zen temple of Hokoji sect of Rinzai Zen. Its main hall is one of the largest wooden buildings in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture. The temple lies in the mountainous area with several stuructures including a three-story pagoda.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Kuno-zan To-sho-gu shrine
In Kuno-zan To-sho-gu shrine (National Treasure), the first governor of Japan, Ieyasu Tokugawa,who unified Japan for the first time, is enshrined here by the order before his death. Although he was born in city of Okazaki, Aichi prefecture, he spent here in Shizuoka (called Sumpu at that time) as a custody of Imagawa family (a local strong feudal lord). His title was hostage but he was raised with special care in order to be the successor of his family (Matusdaira) later. He was actually treated as one of the sons of Imagawa family.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Sunpu castle park
This castle is famous for the home of the first Shogun Ieyasu after his retirement from the government. He achieved “Oh-gosho”which means “magnite” government here in Sunpu castle. Higashi (East) Gate, Tatsumi (South-East) and Hitsuji-Saru (South-West) Tower are reconstructed as they really used to be here, each of them can be observed in. Japanese-style garden called “Momiji-yama” garden is set in the part, too. You can enjoy tea cereomony here in the tea ceremony room if you want.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Sengen Shrine
Within 5 minutes’ walk from Sunpu castle park, there is so-called Sengen Shrine. There are acturally 1.Sengen, 2.Kanbe, 3.Otosimiyoya, 4.Hayama, 5.Sukunahikona, 6.Yachihoko and 7.Tamahoko shrines in the same site. The most people visit this place for the first visit to a shrine of the year.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Strawberry picking
Japanese strawberries are larger and contain more than the ones abroad, so they are very popular in foreign markets, too. “ISHIGAKI” strawberry, meaning “stone wall” strawberry, is found only here in Kuno area. Each plant is put on the stone wall that it is easy for you to pick them up by hands.
Japan tour Shizuoka Party Night (Drinking & Local Gourmet Tour !)
Shizuoka is benefited by mild weather all the year round, with mountains (on the northen part), rivers and lakes. It also faces the Pacific Ocean, so, a variety of food and ingredients are available. The purpose of this tour is to communicate with local people enjoying local liquors and dishes loved by local residents.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Nihondaira
Nihondaira is a scenic area located in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan. A plateau at the centre of Shizuoka city, with a maximum altitude of 308 metres (1,010 ft), Nihondaira is famous for its views of Mt. Fuji, the Izu Peninsula, the Japanese Southern Alps, Shimizu Port, and Suruga Bay.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Nihondaira Ropeway ride
Nihon Daira Plateau-Mt. Udo is 307meters high and at its top there is a flat open space called Nihon Daira Plateau. This is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Mt.Fuji.
Ropeway ride-The ropeway is 1065meters long and connects between the Nihon Daira Plateau and Toshogu Shrine.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu Shrine-On top of Mt. Kuno (216meters) stands Toshogu Shrine. The main building is designated as a national treasure. The building is decorated with beautifully carved and colored wooden sculptures. The Toshogu Shrine enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu who reigned Japan 400 years ago and established Tokugawa Shogunate which lasted for almost 250 peaceful years. There are his tomb, other shrine buildings and a museum.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Fujinokuni Tea Museum
Fujinokuni Tea Museum-Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the biggest green tea producing areas in Japan. Fujinokuni Tea Museum is located in the midst of beautifully trimmed tea tree fields. The museum consists of the main building , a tea house, a Japanese garden, a shop and a restaurant. You can learn everything about the tea processing, tea history and tea culture of Japan. The museum offers options of powdered green tea service, tea leaves picking and tea leave processing.
Japan tour The SL train ride of Oigawa Railroad
The SL train ride of Oigawa Railroad-The steam locomotive train with white and gray smoke spreading into the air runs wildly along the Oi River in the picturesque views. The train carriages of 80 years of age are relocated from other railroads. The carriages are equipped with wooden seats, old lamps and old electric fans reminiscent of the Showa Period.
Japan tour Country walk of Ieyama Town-Ieyama
Country walk of Ieyama Town-Ieyama is a small local country town. A visit to a soysauce factory and an old temple with 33 stone statues and a foot bath in a mini hot spring will be relaxing time of this tour.
Japan tour Shizuoka prefecture Atami
Atami has been known for its onsen since the 5th century and it is a place whre the first Shogun (head of samurai) built and stored his strength before establishing his government. The hot spring was loved and patronized by many shoguns of the Edo government, and it is the most famous onsen resort in Japan.
Japan tour Shimizu Port in Shizuoka
In this area there are World Heritage Sites of Mt. Fuji, Sengen Shrine, Miho Pine Grove, as well as Toshogu Shrine and Sumpu Castle Park that are related to the first Edo Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Post town of Yui on the medieval trunk road of Tokaido is in the vicinity, as well.
Japan tour Mt. Fuji
Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), and 7th-highest peak of an island in the world.It is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–1708. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 mile) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.
Japan tour Gifu prefecture Hida Takayama
The city is located at the west foot of the Northern Japanese Alps, at an altitude of about 570m/1870ft. The main sightseeing area, the old town is only about 10 mitutes on foot from JR Takayama Station and there you can enjoy walking and shopping along the old streets.There are many shops specialized in wood and lacquer crafts which are traditionally manufactured in this area, as well as traditional Japanese goodies such as sake, miso and shoyu which are commonly said to require pure water and cold weather to produce.
Japan tour Yamanashi prefecture Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Kawaguchi is located in the border Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu, southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan. It is the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, and is located at the lowest elevation. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 800 metres, which accounts for its relatively cool summers and frequently icy winters. It also has the longest shoreline of any of the Fuji Five Lakes.
Japan tour Nagano Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park offers you the unique unforgettable experience of watching wild monkeys soaking in a natural hot spring. About 180 Japanese Macaques, known as snow monkeys, inhabit the area. The Jigokudani monkey park is situated in the forest of the Jigokudani valley in Yamanouchi, not far from the hot spring town of Shibu and Yudanaka. You can make a day trip even from Tokyo. Recently more and more foreign visitors are coming to this park during the winter season.
Japan tour Nagano Magome-Tsumago Trail
Magome-Tsumago Trail is a nine-km path connecting Magome-juku and Tsumago-juku and one of the most popular hiking trails among tourists. In the Edo period, many daimyo processions, samurai warriors, farmers, merchants and others traveled through this mountain road surrounded by seasonal plants and flowers, clear-water streams, waterfalls and tall trees. How about tracing the same route as ancient people did, immersing in the atmosphere of the old times? I suggest you start Magome for Tsumago.
Japan tour Gifu Shirakawa-go
UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Sho River Basin in the North Western part of Gifu prefecture. The Ogimachi area has been known as the home of thatched roof house houses. It is made of a triangular thatch (kana bamboo) roof so that it is okay even if it snows heavily. It is cool in summer and warm in winter. A lot of people are visiting throughout the year, looking for old streets, architecture, and natural beauty that can be felt the old history and tradition. The scenery of the night’s illumination, performed only on a special day in the winter, is fantastically and charming, like a tale.
Japan tour Nagano Ueda Unno-juku
If you are a JR PASS Holder, we recommend a two-hour trip from Tokyo by Shinkansen. 1. Visit Ueda Castle which is famous of Sanada Yukimura, a warlord. You can also see the performance of the Sanada Ten Braves. You will see the old town of Hokkoku Kaidō. Enjoy Shinshu buck wheat noodle. 2. We observe the old townscape from the Edo period at Unnojuku. You can enjoy shops selling various kinds of small thing. The old private house has converted to a museum and you can see life in the Edo period. It is recommended for those who are interested in Japanese houses such as tatami mats.
Japan tour Aichi Nagoya Castle
Nagoya castle was built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the most successful warload ain Edo period. The main castle tower was burned down and rebuilt in 1959. Nagoya city plans to rebuild it again and currently it is closed. Instead, Nagoya castle Hommararu palace opened completely on 2018-06-08. In the palace, you can see breathtaking art such as screen paintings, decorative fittings. Also, new restaurants district opened March, 2018. You can enjoy seeing beatiful Japanese art, eating Nagoya’s local food, and shopping here.
Japan tour Aichi Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta shrine is the biggest shrine in Nagoya and the sacred sword ‘Kusanagi-no-mitsurugi’, one of the Imeperial symbols was enshrined. It was found about 1900 years ago. The atomosphere is very magnificent and dignified. The Shrine is surrounded by a large forest and the worshipper walk in forest to pray for deities. A famous Hitsumabushi(Nagoya’s local food using eels) restaurant is beside the shrine so you can enjoy it after praying there. It is very convenient to visit from both Nagoya Station by JR line and Sakae by subway.
Japan tour Aichi Tokugawa Art Museum
Tokugawa Art Museum is an are museum located Higashi(East) ward, Nagoya. It has a lot of significant items including swords, armor, Noh costumes amd masks etc, especially wolrd famous Genji Monogatari Emaki (Picture scrolls). Tokugawaen garden is next to this musuem so you can enjoy coffee or walking around the garden after visiting the facility. I recommend here those like Japanese history.
Japan tour Aichi Oasis 21
Oasis 21 is a popular facility located near Nagoya TV tower in Sakae, central Nagoya. It contains stores, restaurants, and the tour infomation. If you are tired of shrines or temples, this must be nice. You can see the fashionable shops and cafes there and the roof is a large oval glass structure where you can see interesting view through the water pool. I recommend to take photo’s in front of the pool with backing TV tower. You can go to some department stores after the visit.
Japan tour Aichi Osu
Osu is a popular touristy area located near Sakae, central Nagoya. You can feel ancient Japan’s atomosphere there. The landmark of this town is Osu Kannon temple. And a big shopping district is surrounding it and very popular among young people.If you come here before or after visiting Astuta Great shrine, you can compare with Shitoism and Buddism. Osu has a big cat statue called ‘Manekiko’ which is very famous for photo taking spot. Osu is very lively and fun spot to visit.
Japan tour Matsumoto, Nagano, Takayama, Shirakawago, Gokayama, Kanazawa
Shinshu district, the place where you can enjoy abundant of nature is a spiritual hometown for all Japanese. It is interesting to visit historic farm houses in Shirakawago or Gokayama, to walk around the traditional merchant streets in Takayama, and to experience the elegant culture of lord Maeda in Kanazawa. As you can reach Tokyo (by bullet train) or Kyoto (by express train) from Kanazawa station easily, you may combine other destinations with Kanazawa area.
Japan tour Gifu Japanese paper doll class and Sightseeing in Mino City
*I will send you pictures of dolls before you attend my class. Please choose one from them. You can choose papers for your doll during the class. It takes between two to three hours to complete a doll. You can also take the pattern of a doll with you. The doll you make is very special, and it will be the only one in the world. *Sightseeing in Mino: I will drive you to various locations in Mino, such as the Mino Japanese paper museum, Lantern museum, old street town, Japanese paper shops, etc. Mino is a unique and nostalgic town. Seki is in the center of the main island of Japan. Please stop by Seki while you are traveling in Japan. I will pick you up from Seki station.
Japan tour Aichi Sakushima Island
Kurokabe no nishisyuraku: The buildings are coated with black color paint. There are many black color painted building here and this is why, this island is called “black pearl of Mikawa Bay” because of their beauty. Ohirune House: You can be “a part of the art” and your original picture can be taken by sleeping in the house. Stones for wishing ( Negai ishi ) : It is said that your wished ( hopes, dreams ) will come true by writing them on the stone. It is known as a power spot here. Delicious food: You can enjoy experiencing a variety of sea food here. Big asari clam donburi is famous in Sakushima Island.

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Kinki

 

Japan tour Kyoto Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine, once called Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan. Situated at the east end of Shijō-dōri (Fourth Avenue) in Kyoto, the shrine includes several buildings, including gates, a main hall and a stage.Initial construction on the Shrine began in 656. The Shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period.In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers be sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan.
Kyoto Maruyama Park
Maruyama Park is a park in Kyoto. It is noted as the main center for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto, and can get extremely crowded at that time of year (April). The park’s star attraction is a weeping cherry tree (shidarezakura) which becomes lit up at night. It also becomes busy in the New Year’s Eve Festivals.
Japan tour All major tourist spots in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.
Osaka, the biggest merchant city in the Edo period is a very lively city where you also can enjoy many casual street food. Kyoto has been a capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years where there are so many to see, not only temples, but also cozy and nostalgic streets in Gion area.
Japan tour Hyogo prefecture Arima Onsen
Arima Onsen is an onsen, or hot springs in Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan. This Onsen is still a hidden treasure of modern Kobe, behind Mount Rokko. It attracts many Japanese who want tranquility with beautiful natural surroundings and yet easy access from the busy cities in the Kansai metropolitan area including Osaka. Anima Onsen was named in “The Pillow Book”, a famous Heian Era book, as one of the three famous springs in Japan. It was selected as the most prestigious hot spring during the Edo Era.
Japan tour The Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho)
The Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho) is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. The Emperors have since resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace after the Meiji Restoration in 1869, and the preservation of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877. Today, the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.
Japan tour Hokanji temple
Hokan-ji Temple is located on the Yasaka Street in Kyoto City, and is familiar as a pillar of Yasaka. It is about 15 minutes by bus from Kyoto station. When you enter Yasaka Tori, the tower of Yasaka will jump up at you. You are in the same city in Kyoto as usual, but you feel like you are in a different world at the tower of Yasaka. Different atmosphere. After seeing the Yasaka Tower, it is possible to see various kinds of shops on both sides, or to buy things such as at Kiyomizu Temple, Takaidaji Temple, Gion Garden etc. It is good for a half day or one day walking course.
Japan tour Hyogo prefecture Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō or Shirasagi-jō (“White Egret Castle” or “White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.
Japan tour Kyoto Ginkaku-ji
Ginkaku-ji (“Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jisho-ji (“Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the constructions that represents the Higashiyama Culture of the Muromachi period.
Japan tour Kyoto
What I would like to recommend is a course that does not have many visitors and is not famous, but it is a spot where you can feel the history, the culture of Kyoto, and the atmosphere of old times. I would like to make a schedule that allows you to feel the history, put yourself in the silence, and I need to utilize my cultural experiences for planning while listening to your wishes. In particular, I would like to recommend a combination of Daitokuji Temple, Shogakukan Imperial Palace, Daimonji Temple, and the Uji-hachiman.
Japan tour Nara
Guests can visit the four temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Japanese garden and Isuien garden adjacent to Todaiji Temple as requested by guests. Deer as messengers of God of Kasuga Taisha, 1200 deers in Nara Park will welcome you. The first visit is Kofukuji Temple. Next, take a short walk to the Japanese Garden, which is Isuien garden near the entrance to Todaiji Temple. The third place is Todai – ji, which is the most famous place in Nara. The fourth place is Nigatsu-do, near Todaiji Temple. The last visit is Kasuga Taisha. In February and August of each year, 2,000 stone lanterns and 1,000 fishing lanterns will light up to invite tourists to ancient times.
Japan tour Kyoto Rakunan
On this tour, we visit Byodo-in, which was converted to a temple by Yorimichi Fujiwara in 1052, in the area of Rakanan (south of Kyoto city). The Fushimi Inari is the headquarters of Inari Shrine, whose number is said to be more than 30,000 in Japan, The Fushimi Inari is full of many visitors throughout the year. Uji City, which is a place of Byodo-in, is a town famous for its historical temples and green tea. It is very romantic to walk along the Uji River to the Kisen Bridge. From 1 July to 30 September, cormorant-fishing is held in the evening. On the way to Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, delicious food stalls are on both sides, and tourists can not help dropping by. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine has roughly 10,000 torii.
Japan tour Kyoto Rakusai Rakuchu
In the Rakusei area, we will visit the Tenryu Temple representing Kitayama culture. Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace were located in a cultural center of the Heian period, the Momoyama period and the Edo period. Color of Arashiyama changes every season, Sagano is a quiet place loved by the Emperor and Imperial family. Bamboo forest of the road lets you have romantic feelings. Tenryuji is a Zen temple of Rinzai school, and there are gardens and ponds with Arashiyama as a background. Next visit is Nijo castle. Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace will tell you the story of Kyoto’s past, which was the center of all of Japan over the past 1200 years.
Japan tour Kyoto Rakutou Rakuchu
At Yasaka Shrine and Jishu Shrine (inside Kiyomizudera premises) there is no end to lively voices. The Nishiki market has 300 years of history and is crowded with many people throughout the year. Japan’s biggest Hanamachi (geisha district) in Gion, you may be able to meet Maiko and Geiko. At Yasaka Shrine, one of the three most famous festivals in Kyoto, “Gion Festival” will be held in July. A clean beautiful Ishibe-Koji alley (Stone wall alley) leads you to Kodai-ji temple from Yasaka-jinja shrine as if it had time slipped 300 years ago. After the slopes of Ninenzaka of the stone pavement, the alley of the Sannenzaka continues, and the next to the Kiyomizu Temple entrance, this route will be the most beautiful walking route in Japan.
Japan tour Kobe
Kobe always creates the atmosphere of an international city filled with vibrant exoticism. The old settlement is still preserved as a history in the mountain area. You can hear whistles of the ship at the Meriken Pier, and you can touch upon cultural history of this city. When you visit the former settlement, you can see why Kobe is called as an international city. You can enjoy chatting at a favorite place in the Kobe River Herb Garden. In Nankin-machi (Chinatown), Kobe beef is also in the menu in the restaurant behind alley, It will not let you down. You can appreciate the beautiful panorama of Kobe Port from Kobe Port Tower and Restaurant, Umie MOSAIC complex shopping complex.
Japan tour Wakayama Shingu, Doro Gorge
Doro Gorge is a gorge on the Kitayama-gawa River, Kumano-gawa River, situated along the borders of Wakayama,Nara,Mie prefectures in the Yoshino Kumao National Park. It is famous for its steep cliffs, unique rock formations. Kumano-gawa River was designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2004. It takes time 40minuets from Shingu station by bus. You will reach to Shiko Bus stop. There is a jet boat station of Doro Kyo in front of Shiko Bus stop. I will wait there. Also, I will be able to wait you at Shingu Station. I hope to tell you about some of the rich history of Kumano.
Japan tour Wakayama Kumano Hongu Taisha
Kumano Hongu Taisha is located in Hongu town inTanabe City in Wakayama prefecture. It was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. Sacred sites and Pilgrimage routes in Kii mountain range Surrounding cultural landscapes. It takes time 60minuets from Shingu station by bus. You will reach to Kumano Hongu Taisha mae Bus stop. I will wait there. Also, I will be able to wait you at Shingu Station. I hope to tell you about some of the rich history of Kumano.
Japan tour Wakayama Kumano Nachi Taisha
Kumano Nachi Taisha is located in Nachikatuura town in Wakayama prefecture. It was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. Sacred sites and Pilgrimage routes in Kii mountain range Surrounding cultural landscapes. It takes time 60minuets from Shingu station by bus. You will reach to Nachinotaki waterfall mae Bus stop. I will wait there. Also, I will be able to wait you at Shingu Station. I hope to tell you about some of the rich history of Kumano.
Japan tour Wakayama Shingu, Kumanogawa
Kumanogawa river is is famous for its steep cliffs, unique rock formations. Kumano-gawa River was designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2004. you can enjoy a 90-minute ride to Gongen-gawara , which is close to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine. As you ride along, I will tell you about the area’s history as you enjoy the scenery from the boat. It takes time 40minuets from Shingu station by bus. You will reach to Michinoeki road station DorokyoKaido Kumanogawa Bus stop. I will wait there. Also, I will be able to wait you at Shingu Station. I hope to tell you about some of the rich history of Kumano.
Japan tour Hyogo Himeji Castle
If you go out of the north gate of the JR Himeji station,you can see Himeji Castle ahead. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from there(about 5 minutes by bus). Also known as White Heron Castle,Himeji Castle is the first-class wooden structure that remains unhurt in complete form at the time of construction. It is proud of warlord’s power and infuluence. Let me invite you to Edo period.
Japan tour Hyogo Kobe
Why do not you enjoy city Kobe with my guide? It seems like a new town because there are not many traditional buildings in Kobe, but there is a long history. Kobe Port opened as an international port in 1868 after about 220 years of isolation period. At the same time foreign settlement has been established, since Kobe has accepted many foreign cultures. You will be able to feel nostalgic while newly taking up the steps after opening the port. Also Kobe Beef and Sweets may be nice. By the end of the tour you can feel Kobe is a romantic and pleasant city.
Japan tour Nara Park
Nara Park the herat of the ancient capital of Nara, covers a huge area – 4km east to west by 2km north to south. The park includes not only the famouse heritage site of Todaiji Temple, Kasugataisha Shrine,and Kofukuji Temple, the extensive grassed areas are also popular as a place to relax. or even picnic. What travers find particulary fun, of course are the numerous deer that roam free in the park.
Japan tour Todaiji Temple
To many people, Nara is synonymous with the daibutsu, Great Buddha statue of Todaiji Temple. The massive bronze Buddha statue is the largest bronze figure in the world, and is housed in the Great Buddha Hall, the largest wooden structure in the world. The Todaiji Temple was established by Emperor Shomu as the headquarters of Kokubunj-ji tenples in 752
Japan tour Kasuga Shrine
Kasuga Shrine was founded in 710 by Fujiwara no Fuhito just as Kofukuji. The vivid vermillion-coured buildings of this large and acient contrast beautifully with the lush greenery of the forest in which it stands.Shinto is animism. The Japanese worship mountains, giant rocks,animals, plants, fire,rain, wind, thunder,and so on as something spiritual.
Japan tour Kofukuji Temple
The five-storied pagoda of Kofukuji Temple is perhaps Nara’s most distinctive landmark. Kofukuji Temple was built by Fujiwara no Fuhito in 710, the same year in which the imperial capital was transferred to Nara.The temple is also home to the mustsee Kofukuji National Treasure amuseum. Within the vast collection of outstanding Buddhist works of art here, Some of the most popular works are Yamada-dera brain of Buddha, the Senju Kannon Buddhist Goddessof Mercy with 1000 arms, and the Ashura statue.
Japan tour Sightseeing in Kobe
The urban area of Kobe is between Mt. Rokko and the Seto Inland Sea. The downtown is Sannomiya to Motomachi. There are the China town, Ikuta Shrine and Sorakuen Japanese Garden. Kobe Port Tower and Maritime Museum are in the Meriken Park. You can experience “The great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake” occurred in 1995 at the Earthquake Memorial Museum. Kobe Herb Garden is located on the middle of Mt. Rokko. Going up on a ropeway, you will enjoy a variety of herb, flower and a panoramic view from the observatory. Nunobiki Fall is near from Shin-Kobe Station and walking to the fall in the forest will give you a refreshment. Kobe Beef is the most famous delicacy in Kobe. Please enjoy the prime stake in the home of Kobe Beef.
Japan tour Mt. Rokko and Arima Hot Spring
Mt. Rokko, 930m is included in a region of the Seto Inland Sea National Park. The azaleas and the hydrangeas beautifully bloom in the spring. The maple leaves turn to bright red and yellow in the autumn. Going up on a cable car, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Osaka Bay from the observatory. You can go down on a ropeway to Arima Hot Spring on the northern slope of Mt. Rokko. It’s the oldest natural hot spring resorts in Japan. You can take a bath at the public bathhouses and some Japanese inns. Kinsen is brown water of iron chloride and Ginsen is clear water of carbonate. You will feel old Japanese atmosphere by strolling on the alleys in the town.
Japan tour Sake breweries in Nada, Kobe
There are many sake breweries in Nada district. You can visit some sake breweries and museums to see the traditional sake brewing process and tools.You can also enjoy free sake tasting and shopping there. Nada is the most famous sake brewing area in Japan. It has been a center of sake brewing for more than 300 years since the Edo period. In the Edo period, sake was directly shipped from Nada port to Edo, the present Tokyo by sake special ships in shorter transport period. The name of Nada was spread to all over Japan. Daiginjo of an aromatic sake is getting populality to enjoy fruity and fresh flavor like wine.
Japan tour Akashi Suspension Bridge and Maiko Park
Akashi Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world. The length is 4km and the main tower is 300m. The height is almost the same as the tallest building in Japan. An observatory deck is built on the bridge 47m above sea level. You can walk along the 150m promenade and look down the sea through the transparent floor. It’s so tensed. There is a building called Ijokaku Hall. It’s a three story octagonal building of Chinese style. There is Sun Wen Memorial Museum in the hall. The former Kinoshita family’s house built in 1941 is preserved as an early modern Japanese house. You can look around the house of the traditional Japanese architectural style.
Japan tour Himeji Castle and Kokoen Japanese Garden
Himeji Castle is a huge wooden architecture built 400 years ago. It was registered as the World Cultural Heritage in 1993 for the first time in Japan. Himeji Castle is called the White Egret Castle because it’s graceful figure looks like a flying white egret. A main tower and three small towers are connected with the passege galleries. There are many gates and watchtowers in the castle. The passage ways are winding like a maze for the enemies not to reach to the main tower. There is a Japanese stroll garden “Kokoen” made in the former residential area of Samurai. You can experience the traditional art of tea ceremony at a tea house in the garden.
Japan tour Kyoto Ginkaku-ji
The eighth Shogun of Ashikaga Shogunate originally built this temple for his retirement villa in 1460. After his death, this temple became the Zen temple. The two storied pavilion is not covered with silver leaves, fortunately this pavilion is original and registered National Treasure. There is a world feeling confronted Kinkaku-ji Temple of the gold leaf. Please enjoy the world of the wabi sabi of Japanese.
Japan tour Kyoto Ryoan-ji (Rock Garden)
The cabinet minister of Ashikaga Shogunate built the temple in 1450. Rock garden in which 15 rocks are placed is world famous. Queen Elizabeth 2nd visited the temple in 1075 and praised this garden. On the south side of the temple is Kyoyochi (a large reflecting pond), around which there is a strolling garden, so we can enjoy beautiful flowers and views. In the ridge of the pond, there are a Japanese and foreigners meditateing by Mindfulness of Zen.
Japan tour Kyoto Shodenji-temple
There is unique dry garden “karesansui” makes use of “borrowed scenery,” in which the distant Mt.Hiei-zan* serves as one of the garden’s main elements, along with its beautifully-trimmed azalea bushes. Main hall: Said to be the relocated remains of Fushimi Castle-jo and the ceiling of the corridor to the left, right and front is known as the bloody ceiling. The Nouth East, Mt. Hiei-zan and the mouth west Mount Atago is mountains of the defense of the town of Kyoto cyty.
Japan tour Kyoto Otagi Nenbutsuji-temple
The temple has 1200 carved stone statues of Rakan, disciples of the Buddha. People pray to Kannon, the deity of Love and Mercy, by touching with their hands. One of best spots to see beautiful autumn leaves. Please enjoy humorous Rakan-sama among quiet nature of Kyoto, makes you feel peaceful !
Japan tour Kyoto Gion
Gion is where Maiko-san and Geiko-san live at Ochaya (teahouses) , If you want to meet Maiko-san,Geiko-san privately, or you want a more authentic experience, For a long time, teahouses didn’t accept guests without references from other clients because of security and to maintain their service level, which means it was very hard to get in for a foreign guest. But they have come to open their door to guests recently. We will make arrangements for Ochaya with which they have contact. Your dream come true !
Japan tour The Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses
Located at the Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka city, Osaka Prefecture, the museum holds a display of 12 old farmhouses, which were built during the 17th and 19th century.
These houses have been moved and restored on the grounds of about 36,000 m2 for exhibition from different places throughout Japan.
It is the easiest place to access to learn about Japanese old houses.
The park is very close to Osaka, which offers dozens of sightseeing opportunities for all tastes, including Osaka Castle and Dotonbori.
Japan tour Isuien Garden(Nara ,located on the west of Todaiji temple)
Isuien Garden has been designated as a place of scenic beauty which consists of two types of gardens designed in two different time periods. One is the Front Garden designed in the 1670’s, another is the Back Garden designed in the early 20th century. Despite the location where it is close to the famous Todaiji temple, you will find how the garden is secluded from the outside world. You can appreciate a typical Japanese traditional garden while feeling serenity. When you visit Todaiji temple, you should definitely visit this garden as well.
Japan tour Kyoto Golden route -Golden temple and Bamboo forest-
As Kyoto used to be an old capital town The Emperors lived for more than 1200 years, it provides a lot of must-see sightseeing spots. Kyoto has basically three tour zones, West area with Golden temple, East area with Silver temple, and South area with Fushimi inari shrine etc. This tour introduces famous spot in the West area, Golden temple, Ryoanji temple, Bamboo forest, Tenryuji temple, wild monkey park and ancient Togetsu bridge of Arashiyama.
Shining Golden temple, Zen meditation atmosphere in Ryoanji temple and monkey park will charmingly attract tourist.
Japan tour Southern Kyoto with Fushimi-inari shrine and Sake museum
This route introduces Fushimi inari shrine located in South of Kyoto, famous for stunning tens of thousands vermilion tori gate tunnel. After Fushimi inari shrine, going to Sake Museum, Gekkeikan Sake brewery house to know how to make Sake for years. Tours ends with interesting foods street with more than 200 shops, called Nishiki ichiba, situated in the center of Kyoto. Tourist can enjoy the local foods tasted like sea products, fruit, and Matcha tasting. And authentic Japanese meal street, called Pontocho, is must-see having Kyoto atmosphere spot especially good in the evening time.
Japan tour Eastern Kyoto with peaceful Zen Buddhism features
This tour introduces must-see lovely places in the East of Kyoto. Silver temple and philosopher’s path, Eikando and Nanzenji Zen temple boasting breathtaking autumn crimson colors, Yasaka and Kodaiji temple, Kiyomizudera temple and pilgrimage shopping alley, Peaceful temple Shinnyodo and my olden villa. In addition to feel the Buddhism air, tourist enjoy shopping small items and end with dropping by my old tatami villa.
Japan tour Mt.Koya, mountain cedar forest tour
Mt.Koya is well-known for sanctuary of Buddhism world, belong to Wakayama prefecture, located 60 kilo meters south part from Osaka. The eminent Buddhism monk, called Kukai, developed this 800 meters mountain site as a sacred training place after he came back from China. In 2004, Mt Koya was designated as UNESCO World Heritage site based with Kongobuji temple and Konponchudo pagoda. On the last part of the sacred area more than 200 thousands tomb stones are found surrounded by a lot of beautiful cedar trees. Monk Kukai is enshrined at mausoleum. Tourist feel deeply tranquil Buddhism air in this mountain.
Japan tour Osaka gourmet tour
Osaka is called The Kitchen of Japan, so plenty of delicious but reasonable priced local restaurants can be easily found here and there. In addition an unique ingredients stores are lined in Kuromon market area along with famous Dotombori gourmet street. You can enjoy easily tasting local foods such as Okonomiyaki pancake, Takoyaki octopus pancake, Ramen noodle, train sushi, giant crab dishes, and Kobe beef restaurant. Together with dining a lot of gifts shops are providing reasonable priced items like bag, cosmetics, snacks and drags. On top of Dotombori, Ohatsutenji shrine near Umeda city, is famous for 18th C-Love-Story shrine lined with local restaurants.
Japan tour 7 temples visiting for 7 gods of good fortune and enjoying local shopping avenue in Amagasaki city
In 1617, Amagasaki castle was constructed and many temples were built around the castle. At present, there are still eleven temples around here. For this tour, we will visit 7 temples to worship gods of good fortune and collect the stamps on original firm paper to get 7 gods fortune for your future. Each 7 gods has their own lucky gain and character. After visiting temples and walking around calm and silent traditional temple town, we will go to active and vigorous local downtown shopping avenue! This local avenue is very famous for big fan of one of very popular baseball team in kansai area.
Japan tour Kyoto
Kyoto has many sightseeing spots.I guide you to anywhere in Kyoto you want to go,such as Fushimi Inari Taisya Shrine,Kinkaku-ji Temple(the Golden Pavilion),Bamboo Grove,Nijo Castle,Kiyomizu-dera Temple,Kyoto Imperial Palace,Sanjusangen-do Temple,Nishiki Market,and so on.We take bus,train or taxi.
Japan tour Kyoto Uji-city
The places where I show you around are followings: Ujigami Shrine: The main shrine is the oldest existing constructure and is registered as a World Heritage Site. Uji Shrine: You can see several important cultural properties inside this shrine. This shrine is famous as the place with spiritual energy. Byoudoin temple: It was founded by Fujiwara no Yorimichi in Heian period and it is described on 10 yen coin. You can also see the cultural properties in the museum. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the scenery of Uji, eating green tea ice cream. During your lunch time, you can also enjoy having green tea soba and Obanzai.
Japan tour Kyoto Higashiyama-ku
Temple of Shining Mercy: The origin of the temple is the villa built by 8th Shogun of Muromachi Shogunate, Ashikaga Yoshimasa. The temple is also called “Temple of the Silver Pavillion” comparing with Golden Pavillion. There are several stories ( reasons ) why the temple was not covered with silver papers. Nanzen-ji: Emperor Kameyama founded Nanzen-ji in 1291. It is the headquater of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. Honen-in: It is a small temple and many literary people and scholars loved this. You will be relieved from your stress and will savor quietness and each moment there. Eikan-do: Shinsho founded Eikan-do in 853. During autumn season, you can enjoy seeing autumn foliage and will beimpressed by them.


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Chugoku Shikoku

 

Japan tour Hiroshima prefecture Itsukushima
Itsukushima is an island in the western part of the Inland Sea of Japan, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. It is popularly known as Miyajima, which in Japanese means “Shrine Island”. The island is one of Hayashi Gahō’s Three Views of Japan specified in 1643. Itsukushima is part of the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture. The island was part of the former town of Miyajima before the 2005 merger with Hatsukaichi.
Japan tour Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is visited by thousands of people each year. The park is there in memory of the victims of the nuclear attack on August 6, 1945. On August 6,1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan.
Japan tour “Shimanami Highway” with a fantastic cycling road
Guiding the Honshu Main Island to Shikoku Island through various islands and bridges. This route is called “Shimanami Highway” with a fantastic cycling road (one of the most beautiful cycling roads in the world. You’ll feel like you’re flying above the sea while you’re cycling on the bridges. )
Japan tour Miyajima Island
From ancient times, people revered and worshipped Miyajima Island as a goddess. We visit Itsukushima Shrine, World Heritage Site and Mt. Misen, a famous place with spiritual energy. When climbing Mt. Misen by cable cars, listening birds’ singing and viewing virgin forest, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the serene Seto Inland Sea with many islets. We hike to Reikado which is the Buddhist temple with holy fire burning for 1,200 years and drink the special tea boiled with the holy fire there.
Japan tour Peace Memorial Park
We visit A-bomb Dome registered in the World Heritage Sites, Ground Zero, monuments in the park and Peace Memorial Museum. You can attend the talk by the A-bomb legacy successor or readings of atomic bombing stories, or watch the video on “message from Hiroshima” by time of day. If you have more interests, we visit Hiroshima Castle to see ruins of imperial headquarters, symbol of military city and ruins of the 5th division fortress where a girl announced after first report of the A-bombing.
Japan tour Major tourist spots in Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime
Shikoku area where is not too crowded with foreign tourists boasts abundant of tourist attractions: traditional culture, unexplored regions and so many delicious foods! Recently, cycling along Shimanami Road is getting popular, you can enjoy seeing beautiful scenery of Seto Inland Sea while riding on a bicycle. To visit Ritsurin park and Oboke areas in autumn leaves season are marvelous.
Japan tour Major tourist spots in Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime
You can also touch their unique culture, such as Awa dance and Bunraku (puppet play) in Tokushima, Japanese fun making in Marugame, and Dogo hot spring spa in Matsuyama. Not only seafood, but also sweat potato in Naruto and various kinds of orange in Ehime are too delicious.
Japan tour Kotohira-gu
Kotohiragu shrine, also called ‘Konpira-san’ is one of the most prestigious shrine in Japan and most visited shrine in Shikoku. In spring, the trail leading to the main shrine building covered with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom is spectacular. You will be impressed by the panoramic views of Seto-Inland Sea and plain land of the area of kagawa prefecture. Kagawa is famous for udon-noodle. Please enjoy worldwidely popular noodle and find out the secret of the popularity of the noodle.
Japan tour Shikoku
Mysterious forest. Omotenashi culture that you feel the warmth of local people. Warping to ancient Japan takes you a treasure hunting. Offer you a great tour fitting to your want.
Japan tour Ehime
*Matsuyama Castle is one of Japan’s twelve originally surviving castles. Enjoy dreesssing in Yoroi(armor) and taking pictures in the castle. *Shimanami Kaido is the No.1 cycling road in Japan. Have a fantastic cycling experience. *The traditional town of Uchiko is located about 42 kilometers southwest of Matsuyama in the Ehime Prefecture. *Tobe is a town of Noborigama.”Noborigama” these days generally means a kiln with a partitioned chamber for firing large quantities of ceramics and other ware. *Dogo Onsen is a hot spring in the city of Matsuyama.
Japan tour Tokushima
The Naruto whirlpools are tidal whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, a channel between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyogo, Japan. From the ship sailing boat, you can feel the whirlpools power entirely with sounds and splashes. *Small towns in Shikoku have Ningyo-Joruri shows. Enjoy Japanese puppet shows which is traditional culture. *World famous Awa Dance, Awaodori is the largest and the most famous bon festival dance in Japan.
Japan tour Kochi
Chikurin-ji is a Shingon temple in Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Temple 31 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Monju Bosatsu. *Ryugado is a limestone cave located in Kochi. You can see traces of people definitely living there before 2000 years. *Katsurahama is known as one of the representative places of Kochi.
Japan tour Kagawa
Kotohira is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The town is best known as the site of Shikoku’s largest shrine complex, the Kotohira Shrine (popularly known as Konpira-san). *Marugame is famed for its fan (uchiwa) production. About 90% of all fans made in Japan are produced in Marugame. *Ritsurin Garden is one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan. The garden is situated in the city of Takamatsu and is considered one of its main attractions. *Naoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. For example, the Chichu Art Museum (literally, “in the earth”) houses a number of site-specific installations by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, and paintings by Claude Monet. Designed by Tadao Ando, it is located on one of the highest points of the island, and various exhibits and facets of the museum’s architecture take advantage of its commanding view.

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Kyushu Okinawa

 

Northern Okinawa
Royal road sight-seeing cource. Okinawa soba. Churaumi Aquarium
Shuri Castle
Shuri Castle is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Shuri, Okinawa. Between 1429 and 1879, it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom, before becoming largely neglected. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. After the war, the castle was re-purposed as a university campus. Beginning in 1992, the central citadel and walls were largely reconstructed on the original site based on historical records, photographs, and memory.
Yanbaru National Park
Yanbaru National Park is a national park in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Established in 2016, it is located in and around the forested region of Yanbaru at the northern end of Okinawa Island. The park comprises a land area of 13,622 ha (33,660 acres) in the villages of Kunigami, Ogimi, and Higashi together with 3,670 ha (9,100 acres) of the surrounding waters. The day of establishment, 15 September, coincides with the anniversary of the 1983 discovery of the endangered endemic Yanbaru Long-armed Scarab Beetle (Cheirotonus jambar).
Oita
Oita prefecture is blessed with rich natural resources. There is a lot of sightseeing facilities and majestic landscapes created by the major volcanic eruption of Aso. Volcanic activities produce hot springs, boasting the number of sources and the amount of discharge which are the top in Japan, and plenty of spring quality, and Oita has unique hot springs in each area. There are more than 60 hot spring areas such as Beppu, Yufuin, Kuju, Kokonoe, Taketa, Nagayu, Sujiyu, and Amagase. Oita is also blessed with good foods gathered from the mountains and the sea and many delicious local cuisines, Oita is precisely the treasure house of the taste.
Miyazaki
There are Takachiho famous as a power spot where myths and legends remain, Aoshima Island in an atmosphere of southern country, and Obi Castle Town known as little Kyoto (nick-name for towns that resemble Kyoto) etc. There are also facilities that can sample shochu and wine, sake and can appreciate elegant glass crafts.
Moreover, Miyazaki boasts many delicious foods. Besides fresh seafood, “chicken nanban” (fried chicken with mayonnaise sauce), charcoal Grilled Chicken and Miyazaki beef, fruits such as mango and “”kanjuku (ripened) kinkan”” are also famous.
Okinoshima and Munakata Shrine
The Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region is one of the greatest sightseeing spots in Fukuoka, Japan. This place strongly saves the tradition of exchange with ancient East Asia. You can enjoy the secrets of the history and culture here. From the 4th to the 9 th century, in East Asia over the sea, Munakata had active exchanges with many countries. Visiters will be able to enjoy relics of the history and culture from many kinds of national treasures. I wil be so happy if you can deeply feel breath of the secrets of this country, and the pure hearts that the old people believed.
Fukuoka Kushida Shrine Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Yanagawa Canal Cruises Tour
Kushida Shrine is the symbol of the city of Hakata, and also the site of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. This festival, held from July 1st through 15th annually, boasts a tradition of over 770 years, and will always be mentioned when speaking of Hakata. It is not an exaggeration to say that this festival calls for the beginning of summer in Hakata. Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, a god of learning, and is known for bringing luck to those asking to pass an examination or receive good luck in grades, and it is a national important cultural property. Yanagawa Canal Cruises Tour : Cruises on donko,poled boats, masterfully navigated by boatmen armed with single bamboo poles, provide a popular means of sightseeing around the canals of Yanagawa.
Fukuoka Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu Amusement Park
Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara (845-903 A.D. Heian period). As the kami (god) of culture and learning, lots of people come to visit there from inside and outside of Japan. Walking about a more kilometer from the shrine, you can visit Dazaifu Amusement Park (open about 60 years ago), Kyushu National Museum (the 4th National Museum -1st Tokyo, 2nd Nara, 3rd Kyoto) and the other various facilities.

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