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  • Ishikawa Prefecture is a candidate for many people who are thinking of moving to Japan. This is because Ishikawa Prefecture is full of attractions that make it a desirable place to live. Ishikawa has always been characterized by a rich variety of food culture on the Sea of Japan coast, and with the recent opening of the Shinkansen bullet train, it has become easier to travel to and from the Tokyo metropolitan area. In such Ishikawa area, there are many well-developed gardens and parks that you may want to visit from time to time. In this issue, we would like to introduce five places that we particularly recommend.

    2023-09-22 Management office

  • It is said that "about 10% of Japan's museums and art galleries are located in Nagano Prefecture. "From Nagano Prefecture Tourism Official Website " There are many artists and historical figures associated with Nagano, so it is no surprise that there are many fascinating art galleries and museums in the area. However, many people are not sure which of the many museums is the best one to include in their travel plans. This article presents a selection of fascinating museums and art galleries that we recommend to those who are not sure what to expect.

    2023-09-14 Management office

  • There are many places in Japan that are called "rare spots," but one of the best in the Hokuriku region is the Hanibe Grotto in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. This article introduces Hanibe Grotto, a chaotic facility that is talked about as a place where you can see the world of Buddha and hell at the same time.


  • "Kanazawa "is a city that combines the quaintness of Japan and the stylishness of the modern world, such as Kenrokuen Garden and Higashi-chaya-gai. There are many famous tourist attractions such as Kenrokuen Garden and Higashi-chaya-gai that are extremely popular among both Japanese and foreign tourists. This article introduces many popular tourist destinations in Kanazawa. Kanazawa is a great place for first-time solo travelers as it is easily accessible by public transportation and the Shinkansen bullet train. There are many spots that look great on social networking sites, so you will never want to be without your camera! Why not choose Kanazawa as your first solo travel destination?


  • Sado, an island of Niigata in the Sea of Japan. Although it is often thought to be small, it is actually about 280 km in circumference and covers an area 1.4 times the size of Tokyo's 23 wards. Sado Island, the largest island in Honshu, is home to about 50,000 people, and can be reached from Tokyo by high-speed boat in as little as 3 hours and 30 minutes. Although it is an island off the coast of Niigata, winters are warm and snowfall is fairly low thanks to the Tsushima Warm Current that flows around the island! Visitors can enjoy the original Japanese landscape in the blessed four seasons! This article introduces recommended sightseeing spots on Sado Island, which is rich in such natural beauty. This article is recommended for those who are going to travel to Sado Island or who would like to go there someday. Why not take a trip to Sado Island using this article as a guide?


  • About 80% of the prefecture's land is covered by forests, making Nagano the third largest prefecture in Japan in terms of forest area. Therefore, the prefecture is overflowing with nature, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenery of the four seasons from various angles. However, there are just too many places to visit, and some people may be wondering where is the best place to visit in the current season. In this article, we will introduce six carefully selected places where you can experience the natural beauty of Nagano Prefecture no matter what season you visit: spring, summer, fall, or winter. We hope you will find it useful in planning your trip.

    2023-06-22 Management office

  • Niigata Prefecture is very rich in nature, with mountains and sea, and the four seasons are vividly displayed. Its beautiful and magnificent scenery is very moving and liberating. This article introduces such recommended scenic spots in Niigata Prefecture.

    2023-06-16 Management office

  • The three major temples and shrines in Nagano Prefecture are "Zenkoji Temple ""Suwa Taisha Shrine ""Togakushi Shrine " These three temples and shrines have a solemn mood that is sure to bring good fortune, but they are also designed for the enjoyment of their worshippers. In this article, we summarize these three temples and shrines, which are considered power spots in Nagano Prefecture, in an easy-to-understand manner, and also take a closer look at red seals, lodging houses, and festivals. For the benefit of women who collect red seals, we will also introduce the red seals of the three temples and shrines in Nagano. This is a spot where you can take stylish and quaint pictures while touring three power spots that are full of unexpected charms.

    2023-05-25 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce about 7 recommended installations in the Niigata area. It is a well-known fact that the Niigata area is a land of rich rice growth, which combined with the atmosphere of the area, creates a relaxed Japanese-style atmosphere. It is an addictive atmosphere for adults that cannot be easily enjoyed in the glittering city. We hope you will capture this unique atmosphere in your photographs and create stylish and enjoyable memories.

    2023-05-18 Management office

  • This may seem surprising to people from other parts of Japan, but Niigata Prefecture is a region where ramen has developed to such an extent that the locals call it "a ramen superpower ". Notably, there are five main categories of ramen called Niigata's five major ramen: "Nagaoka ginger soy sauce ""Tsubame back fat ""Niigata thick miso ""Niigata light soy sauce ""Sanjo curry ". It is interesting to note, however, that there are popular restaurants that do not belong to any of these categories. So, please take a look at the seven popular ramen stores we have picked up for you.


  • With the weather getting warmer across the country, it is the time of year to get outside. This spring, why don't you go out into nature where flowers are blooming and the air is dazzlingly green, where you can take a stroll in an hour or two, or take a ropeway to feel the great outdoors. Even inexperienced climbers can easily get close to nature. Here are 10 hiking courses in spring in Japan.


  • Fukui Prefecture is surrounded by the great nature of the sea and mountains, and has many historical architectural monuments. It is a prefecture that is not often on the list of potential travel destinations, but in fact there are many attractive spots to visit! In this issue, we will introduce some of the must-visit spots in Fukui Prefecture.


  • Toyama Prefecture is a prefecture that contains many elements that make it beloved for its rich nature and somewhat unusual specialties and local characteristics. For example, it is not a sacred place, so we omitted it from the show, but it was even once a collaboration with that very popular smartphone social game "Pazdora ". The famous fish appeared as monsters, etc. and became the talk of the town. These achievements give us high expectations for interesting anime sanctuaries in Toyama Prefecture. We encourage you to visit the sacred sites in Toyama Prefecture.

    2023-04-21 Management office

  • With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line to Kanazawa in 2015, the Ishikawa area has become even more significantly more valuable as a tourist destination. In fact, it is also a prefecture that often ranks high in the national ranking of cake consumption based on purchase value. Ishikawa is a prefecture with a sweet tooth, and naturally, there are many sweet stores to satisfy your craving for sweets. In this issue, we will introduce five attractive sweets stores in the Ishikawa area.


  • Ishikawa Prefecture is known as Kanazawa is the most major tourist destination. However, it is very crowded during the Bon Festival and Golden Week, "and some people may say that it was too crowded to relax ...... ". Therefore, we would like to introduce a hidden hot spring spot "in Ishikawa Prefecture, Katayamazu Onsen ". If you go to Katayamazu Onsen, which is not only a hot spring but also a hot spring spot with many Instagram-worthy spots and experience spots, you can have a different trip to Ishikawa while avoiding the crowds!


  • In this issue, we will introduce the charms of "Sado ", a recommended spot for women's travelers. Sado Island is famous for the Sado Gold Mine, nominated as a World Heritage Site, but the gold mine is not the only attraction of the island. In fact, Sado Island is full of scenic spots with spectacular photo-worthy views and delicious seafood! Girls who love nature, history, and driving, please use this article as a guide for your visit.


  • When you have children, just going out for a vacation requires different ideas than before. If you don't choose a place that you and your child can enjoy together, "you may end up with a place where only the parents have fun and the child seems bored ". On the other hand, if the parents do not enjoy themselves, their precious holiday will end with a sense of exhaustion. To avoid such a situation, we have selected six places for parents and children to enjoy together.


  • In the cold winter, you want to take a hot spring bath to warm up your body from the inside out. It is good to relax in a place with little snow or at a super public bath, but if you go to the trouble, why not enjoy a snow bath, which is only possible in winter? A warm onsen with a view of the snow is a special experience. Here are 10 snow viewing baths that can be easily enjoyed on a day trip without staying overnight.


  • "Bee Heaven "is located in Tomi-shi, Nagano Prefecture. It is a famous and unusual spot that has been featured in the media many times, and is highly recommended for those who want to visit a slightly different sightseeing spot. This article will provide you with plenty of information on the highlights of Bee Heaven!


  • There are many recommended ski resorts in Niigata Prefecture. Niigata Prefecture is one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan. As a result, many ski resorts are popular for their excellent snow quality and snowfall and long operating periods. Also, many are located in areas that are easily accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area, attracting many visitors. This article introduces such recommended ski resorts in Niigata Prefecture.

    2022-12-27 Management office

  • "Mikurigaike Onsen "located in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, is the highest hot spring in Japan. Its elevation is a whopping 2,410 meters above sea level. "Don't you worry that you have to be able to climb a mountain to get there? "Don't you worry that you might have to climb a mountain to get there? Actually, it is easily accessible by public transportation. Enjoy a short hike from the Murodo bus terminal and enjoy the hot spring in the great nature of Tateyama.


  • In this article, we will introduce six carefully selected places where you can experience the natural beauty of Nagano Prefecture no matter what time of year you visit: spring, summer, fall, or winter. We hope you will find them useful in planning your trip.

    2022-08-26 Management office

  • When you go to Niigata Prefecture for fun, of course it is fun to visit popular and classic spots, but we also recommend that you visit some hole-in-the-wall spots. Compared to popular spots where many people gather, hole-in-the-wall spots can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. If you don't want to spend your holiday in a hurry and are looking for a relaxing getaway, a hole-in-the-wall spot is perfect. In this article, we will introduce some of the recommended places in Niigata Prefecture where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, healing spaces, and tranquility.

    2022-08-24 Management office

  • Nagano Prefecture is the fourth largest prefecture in Japan in terms of area, so it has numerous famous tourist attractions due to its numerous histories and cultures. Among them, this article introduces six carefully selected, attractive, hole-in-the-wall spots where you can further enjoy Nagano Prefecture. "If you have already visited all the famous tourist attractions ""and this is your second time to visit Nagano ", we recommend this page for those who want to enjoy Nagano Prefecture even more.

    2022-08-10 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce seven recommended ryokans in the Ishikawa area. The Ishikawa area is most impressive for its Japanese atmosphere with a view of the Sea of Japan right beside it. To feel such an atmosphere, we recommend a Japanese-style ryokan that will lift your spirits. Although they are a bit more expensive than ordinary hotels, we believe that you will have a special time that is worth the price. We hope that you will create memories that will last a lifetime at the ryokan we introduce here.

    2022-08-05 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce seven recommended hotels in the Ishikawa area. The Ishikawa area is a very rich natural area, characterized by its location facing the Sea of Japan and the contrast of greenery and water. Many people visit the area on sightseeing trips to take a break from their daily routine, and we hope you will find many hotels with a good atmosphere that you can use for this purpose.

    2022-07-29 Management office

  • Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanashi Prefecture is a popular tourist spot with many natural tourist attractions, and is famous for its grapes, with vineyards spreading out and wineries in abundance. We will introduce some recommended hotels and inns in such Yamanashi Prefecture that will soothe you, so please refer to them when sightseeing in Yamanashi.

    2022-07-01 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce 7 recommended restaurants in the Ishikawa area. The Ishikawa area is a land very blessed with nature, and you can enjoy delicious foods from both the sea and the mountains. As a tourist destination rich in nature, you can first enjoy the scenery and sightseeing itself. Then, please enjoy the food, which is the other best part of the trip, and have a wonderful time.

    2022-06-30 Management office

  • Fukui Prefecture has many tourist attractions such as Tojinbo, Awara Hot Springs, Uriwari Waterfall, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Eiheiji Temple. In winter, the prefecture is covered with snow, and is a recommended place to enjoy the four seasons. Here are some recommended hotels and inns in Fukui that will allow you to enjoy Fukui more fully. Please refer to them when sightseeing.

    2022-06-29 Management office

  • Toyama is a famous tourist destination for its Kurobe Dam, Kurobe Gorge, Kaiwomaru Park, and, above all, its ski resorts. There are hotels and ryokan recommended for those who wish to stay in Toyama Prefecture, where new discoveries can be made any time of the year. Please refer to the following list of the best hotels and inns in Toyama.

    2022-06-28 Management office


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