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Activities Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Shizuoka: Shrines Dedicated to Fujisan and a Lava Cave to the East of Mount Fuji

Sponsored by the Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism Association   To the east of Mount Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture) there are three must-see places to visit if you have the opportunity: first Fuji Sengen-jinja and Suyama Sengen-jinja, two shrines dedicated to Princess Konohanasakuya, the Shintō divinity associated with Mount Fuji, and…
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Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Atami: Impressive Ocean View, Ancient Onsen and Much More

Sponsored by the Shizuoka Prefecture Tourism Association   Located right where the ocean and mountains meet, Atami has emerged as a major gateway to the Shizuoka prefecture. A 40-minute Shinkansen ride separates Atami from Japan’s capital city—close enough for it to be a perfect, casual weekend getaway, but far…
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Discover the Meguro Residence, a Farmer’s House in Snowy Uonuma

Sponsored by UONUMA City Tourist Association   The Meguro Residence is located in Uonuma, a charming small town in Niigata prefecture. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and in winter the city encounters heavy snowfall. Uonuma is famous for the artwork by Uncho Ishikawa, the ‘Michelangelo…
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Food Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Soba, Dango and Visit of the Okuni Jinja Shrine, the “Little Kyoto” of Enshu

Sponsored by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association   While I was traveling in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture (also known asTōtōmi-no-kuni 遠江国 or Enshū 遠州), I went to visit the Okuni Jinja (小国神社), one of the four main shinto shrines in Shizuoka Prefecture, known for its large path lined with…
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Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Shizuoka: Shiraito Falls and Tanuki Lake to the West of Mount Fuji

Sponsored by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association   Located in Shizuoka prefecture to the west of Mount Fuji, Tanuki Lake and Shiraito Falls are two stunning places you should go to see! The Fuji 4 main routes Fujinomiya—alongside Yoshida, Subashiri and Gotenba—is one of the four main…
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How to get to Sado Island, “Island of Exile,” in Niigata

Sponsored by Sado City Sado Island is a beautiful paradise island located approximately 2.5 hours away from Niigata Port by ferry. Sado Island’s landscape has incredible diversity with stunning cliffs along the shoreline, beautiful forests, and mountains throughout. The four seasons are beautifully portrayed on…