Shrines and temples that are World Heritage sites, autumnal leaves that brilliantly color the natural scenery, and gallant festivals. Autumn in Tochigi is filled with Japanese appeal and none of the attractions should be missed. Even the northern-most part of Tochigi can be accessed from Tokyo in about 70 minutes by Shinkansen. Take advantage of this convenient mode of transportation and fully enjoy Japan’s autumn!
Public Wi-Fi services are used in more than 130 countries worldwide and are now a must-have travel partner for tourists. A new Wi-Fi service from NTT DOCOMO exclusively for visitors’ use, “docomo Wi-Fi for visitor”, makes it easy to use Wi-Fi while traveling in Japan. Let’s take a look at its features and appeal.
Kurobe Gorge can be visited for a quick two-day and one-night trip from locations such as Tokyo and Osaka. There is a hidden scenic spot at the Gorge where visitors can enjoy riding the famous Kurobe Gorge train while enjoying the beautiful autumnal leaves. Take a short trip to Kurobe Gorge, where many scenic spots and liberating riverside hot springs await your visit.
When you experience another culture with both your body and soul, you further enhance the memories of your trip. Hands-on classes that you can freely participate in are recommended for travelers who want to experience traditional Japanese culture and craftwork. Three international students in Japan tried their hands at bonsai, Japanese calligraphy, and making food samples.
In traditional Japanese buildings such as temples, there are places where you can appreciate picture-perfect natural scenery through a window, making the scene look like a framed work of art. Every season has its look, but autumn is particularly recommended because of the vibrant colors of its scenery. The exquisite combination of traditional Japanese architectural designs and the beauty of nature will touch the heart of any traveler.
Backed by over 400 years of tradition, the Ryusei Matsuri of Chichibu City in Saitama is an eccentric and powerful festival where handmade rockets are launched into the sky to a height of over 300 meters.
The Nada area in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture is located 30 minutes by train from Osaka. The region is one of Japan’s major sake production regions and is dotted with sake breweries. Many of the breweries display documents and tools used in sake production and will let you try samples of their delicious sake.
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