• Skyliner - the fastest and most suitable transportation means for sightseeing in Tokyo
    Skyliner - the fastest and most suitable transportation means
    for sightseeing in Tokyo
  • Play with powder snow on “the roof of Japan.” Otari Village, Hakuba Valley
    Play with powder snow on “the roof of Japan.”
    Otari Village, Hakuba Valley
  • Travel Nagano & Gifu, following the beautiful ancient highway
    Travel Nagano & Gifu,
    following the beautiful ancient highway
  • Delicious and fun! Come experience “Depachika”!
    Delicious and fun!
    Come experience “Depachika”!
  • The fantastical “Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai”
    The fantastical
    “Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai”
  • Drive away evil spirits for the year with “Setsubun”
    Drive away evil spirits for the year with
    “Setsubun”
  • “Mito Plum Blossom Festival,” the harbinger of spring
    “Mito Plum Blossom Festival,”
    the harbinger of spring

Monthly Topics

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2014.11

Travel Nagano & Gifu, following the beautiful ancient highway

Nagano and Gifu Prefectures, located nearly in the center of the islands of Japan, are easily accessible from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, and the perfect places to experience the wonder of tradition and nature existing side by side. A variety of attractions including temples, rest stop towns, castles and hot springs are waiting for you.

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2014.11

Delicious and fun! Come experience “Depachika”!

A wonderland of food commonly known as “Depachika” spreads out before your eyes on the basement floor of department stores in Japan. Depachika is where you can discover Japanese people’s preference in food. An exchange student studying in Japan shared his experience with us, and discovered what kind of place it is.

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2014.11

The fantastical “Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai”

The “Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai,” held in the area of Kamihinokinai in Semboku City, Akita Prefecture, is a mysterious event here with a long history. The flame lit in the night sky of winter symbolizes the wish of people. Paper balloons soar high up into the sky in the beautiful and sublime atmosphere.

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2014.11

Drive away evil spirits for the year with “Setsubun”

In Japan, events to expel evil spirits have been held since old times. One of the main ones is “Setsubun,” usually held on February 3rd. Most Setsubun events are free for everyone. Why not stop by at one of these events and drive evil spirits away, an experience you can enjoy only in Japan?

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