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Most secluded hot spring in japan

View of Yugawara town

It is a quiet hot spring resort located between Hakone and Atami facing the Sagami Bay at the southwest end of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yugawara is one of the leading Hot Spring resorts in Japan and famous for being an onsen (hot spring) town. It is an area where you can enjoy great nature as well as fresh seafood, as it is surrounded by mountains and ocean.
Around Yugawara there are many famous sightseeing areas, such as Atami, Izu, Hakone,Odawara as well as Mt. Fuji.


One of Japan’s Best Onsen - Magical Japanese Onsen Oasis

Kusatsu Onsen Yubatake

Located 200 kilometers north-northwest of Tokyo, Kusatsu Onsen is a small hot spring town nestled in the mountains that offer various natural settings in each of the four seasons. A tourist town with a population of around 7,000, Kusatsu welcomes upwards of three million visitors each year.


Why don’t you tour the component sites of the world heritage, Mt. Fuji?

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is a symbolic mountain of Japan. It was registered as a world cultural heritage site “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration” in 2013. At the same time, 25 properties such as shrines, mountain trail and wind cave, which have a long history with Mt. Fuji, were also designated as components sites of Mt. Fuji.


Hashikami Town – Spectacular Views and Delicious Foods Just a Short Drive Away

Hashikami Town view

Running north to south along Japan’s eastern coast, National Route 45 travels through the heart of Hashikami Town in southeastern Aomori Prefecture. Route 45 links Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, with Aomori City, the Aomori prefectural capital. The beautiful scenery and rich culture along its 516.9km make road trip planning easy. Hashikami Town is no exception, with both ocean and mountain views easily accessible from Route 45. Along the way to those views, you will find a variety of restaurants and shops selling local foods, goods and souvenirs. And if you happen to be traveling during the summer or late fall, you might even catch one of Hashikami’s big seasonal festivals. If you have a day, Hashikami has much to offer!


Odawara is a place blessed with nature including the sea, mountains, and rivers !

Odawara Castle

Located in western Kanagawa Prefecture, Odawara is about 35 minutes by Shinkansen from nearby Tokyo, and serves as role as the gateway to Mount Fuji, Hakone, and Izu,
Based on its rich natural environment and temperate climate, it prospered as a castle town where various forms of traditional culture thrived from the days of old, as evidenced by its many historical sites and local products.
Visit Odawara to get to know the city, its people, and its artisanship through its history, culture, noted local specialties, nature, and hands-on experiences.


A cave town with beautiful landscapes / Iwaizumi Iwate

Ureira Mountain

Iwaizumi town is well known for its clear spring and caves across the town, including Ryusendo cave and Akka cave. 93% of the land is covered by forests and mountains, the white birches` forest and Hayasaka highland offers beautiful landscapes.


Kure City Hiroshima Prefecture, which prospered as the city of the Imperial Navy of the Japanese Navy
Shipbuilding and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) City / Kure City, Hiroshima

Yamato Museum

The city of Kure city changes greatly since the establishment of Imperial Navy Kure Regional Headquarters (base of the Japanese Navy) in 1889.
Prior to that it was a town of agriculture and fishery, but due to the establishment of the Chinjyufu (base of the Japanese Navy) everything, such as transportation, water supply, electricity, medical care, art, food, etc., has developed rapidly.


The scenery of Ukiyoe is still remained.
Accommodation and Ukiyoe / Yui Shizuoka prefecture

Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji

Do you know Ukiyoe? Ukiyoe is a classic painting popular in Japan about 300 years ago. The unique style of Ukiyoe has influenced European painters such as Van Gogh.
We went to a place where the scenery drawn on the old Ukiyo-e remains.


You will not know the country where this is!
The Tunoshima Ohashi of the Yamaguchi prefectural highway No. 276 Tunoshima Kanda line.

Tunoshima Ohashi bridge

The Tunoshima Ohashi is a bridge built on the Japan Sea side of Shimonoseki City. The total length is 1,780 m, connecting Tunoshima and the mainland at about 1.5 km off the Amagase which is designated as the National Park.It is the second longest in Japan as a bridge of remote islands that can be passed for free.
In the past it was a scenic spot known only to locals, but the popularity rose suddenly by SNS and blogging. In the popularity ranking is always high, it is often used for CM shooting etc.Recently, many tourists of large sightseeing buses visited and became somewhat like sightseeing spots. Of course its popularity has a reason.


 
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