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Easy overnight trips from Tokyo
THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN'S TRADITIONNIIGATA × TOKYOBonsai tree cultivation is a hallmark of traditional Japanese culture. First witness the bonsai’s expression of the austerity of nature hidden within its beautiful exterior, and then head to Matsudai Nohbutai, a field museum that fuses art with traditional satoyama rural mountain living. Observe the traditions and culture of rural agricultural Japan. This valuable trip enables a traveler to enjoy a variety of Japanese culture in one swoop.
WISDOM＆VIRTUAL REALITYTOYAMA × TOKYOEnjoy the cutting edge of VR entertainment at SKY CIRCUS, Japan’s leading VR facility, before heading to Gokayama village, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its traditional thatched-roof houses. Here visitors can witness an architectural beauty born of the wisdom of everyday life. Take a precious journey from the latest cutting-edge technology to the everyday wisdom unique to the snow-covered countryside.
TIMELESS ARTISTRYFUKUI × TOKYOBegin by viewing legendary Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker Hokusai’s masterpiece Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji at Sumida Hokusai Museum before travelling to Eiheiji Temple, a head temple and holy site with over 700 years of history and tradition. Buddhist ascetic training is practiced here, and visitors can catch a glimpse of ascetic monks undergoing such training. Experience the heart and soul of Japan on this trip.
THE LIVING LEGACY OF SAMURAI CULTUREISHIKAWA × TOKYOVisit Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, created on the site of a samurai residence, and let the evocative landscape take you back in time. Next, travel to the renowned garden at Kenroku-en Garden, once home to feudal lord Maeda in the Edo period (1603-1868). Close to Kanazawa Castle and historical samurai residences, Kenroku-en Garden offers stunning seasonal views ranging from spring cherry blossoms to the iconic yukitsuri in winter. Experience samurai culture in Ishikawa Prefecture, where the past remains to be enjoyed today.
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FOUR SEASONAL ANCIENT LANDSCAPESTOYAMA × TOKYOTodoroki Valley has been designed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a "place of scenic beauty," and is the only valley within the 23 wards of Tokyo that is rich in nature, with many plants growing from the abundant water supply and terrain. This journey lets you experience the ancient landscapes and lifestyles of Japan in the Gassho-zukuri village of Gokayama, a World Heritage site where people still live today.
WAVERING LIGHTS AND GREEN CARPETFUKUI × TOKYOAfter fully enjoying the scenery of the metropolis from Shibuya Scramble Square, a 47 stories-tall new landmark that directly connects to Shibuya Station, head to Heisenji Hakusan Shrine in Fukui. The entire area is covered in beautiful moss, as if someone spread out a green carpet. A trip to enjoy the contrast between the metropolis and nature.
MYSTICAL VISTASNIIGATA × TOKYOAscend to the observation deck and galleria of Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, for stunning views of the city of Tokyo from above. Your next destination is the atmospheric ruins of Sado Gold Mine in Niigata Prefecture. A memorial to the ingenuity of past generations, this historic site nestled in an unparalleled natural setting is truly one-of-a-kind.
QUALITY BORN OF TRADITIONISHIKAWA × TOKYOFor an immersive experience of tradition and elegance, this itinerary takes you from the Imperial Palace—site of the Imperial Residence where Japan’s Emperor and Empress live—to Kenroku-en Garden in Ishikawa Prefecture. Take time to savor the serene beauty as you stroll its grounds, an embodiment of the former local feudal lords’ hopes for eternal prosperity.