• Enjoy the autumn beauty of Tochigi
    Enjoy the autumn beauty of Tochigi

  • A safe and user-friendly service from Japan's top career, "docomo Wi-Fi for visitor".
    A safe and user-friendly service from Japan's top career,
    "docomo Wi-Fi for visitor".
  • kurobe_topGoing to the hidden scenic spot of the Kurobe Gorge to see the beautiful autumnal leaves.
    Going to the hidden scenic spot of the Kurobe Gorge
    to see the beautiful autumnal leaves.
  • Try your hand at bonsai, Japanese calligraphy, and making food samples!
    Try your hand at bonsai, Japanese calligraphy,
    and making food samples!
  • Autumn leaves and the beautiful visual phenomena of framing
    Autumn leaves
    and the beautiful visual phenomena of framing
  • Handmade rockets, soar into the sky! "The Ryusei Matsuri" in Chichibu City, Saitama.
    Handmade rockets, soar into the sky!
    "The Ryusei Matsuri" in Chichibu City, Saitama.
  • Visiting Kobe and Sake Breweries in Nada
    Visiting Kobe and Sake Breweries in Nada

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2014.08

Enjoy the autumn beauty of Tochigi

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!

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2014.08

Going to the hidden scenic spot of the Kurobe Gorge to see the beautiful autumnal leaves.

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.

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2014.08

Try your hand at bonsai, Japanese calligraphy, and making food samples!

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.

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2014.08

Autumn leaves and the beautiful visual phenomena of framing

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.

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2014.08

Visiting Kobe and Sake Breweries in Nada

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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