Skyliner is a limited express train that connects Narita International Airport and downtown Tokyo in 36 minutes at the fastest. A new service that helps customers enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo with a great discount has been added to this popular method of transportation, which is fast, comfortable, and convenient.
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.
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.
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.
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?
For Japanese people, plum blossom is a special flower that tells people that spring is just around the corner. Why don’t you visit the “Mito Plum Blossom Festival” at Kairakuen which is known as one of the best sights to view plum blossoms in Japan?
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