This event will offer fans of each team and the World Rally Championship in general a truly rare and special experience, as well as a new and exciting way to enjoy the event with new services and a different ambience.
This year, for the first time ever, the Super Room in Toyota Stadium will be available as a hospitality space for guests to use.
Planned tours include the Team Booth Tour, where visitors can get close-up views of cars, drivers, mechanics, and more as they return to the stadium,
and the Course Walk, where visitors can actually walk around the course.
A SS (special stage) spectating plan in the mountainous zone will also be available.
Another plan allows visitors to enjoy the rally more casually by watching the race from the top-ranked seats in Toyota Stadium and actually staying in the outdoor hospitality area.
Considered one of the three great festivals in Japan, Gion Matsuri is a festival held at Yasaka Shrine that has continued for over 1,000 years. This festival begins with the “Kippu-iri” ritual on July 1 and the closing service at Eki Shrine on July 31 for a span of one month. Among the highlights are the parades of yamahoko floats, said to be like moving art museums. They are even registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Against the backdrop of the Kyoto City Hall main building, a symbol of the town of Kyoto, leisurely view these yamahoko floats from the comfort of your own premium seat.
A luxury tour that lets participants experience content not available to the general public, such as interacting with a famous Thai athlete on the Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo professional soccer team and watching a Hokkaido Nipponham Fighters professional baseball game from VIP seats.
The tour also includes an exclusive dinner that showcases local Hokkaido produce, and a shopping tour in which participants are accompanied by a concierge at the Tokyu department store in Sapporo, which carries hard-to-find Hokkaido delicacies.
“Attack on Hita Project”: Anime and manga tourism with special events for Attack on Titan, a treasure of the manga world with over 110 million copies sold worldwide
Hita City, Oita prefecture, the hometown of Hajime Isayama, the author of Attack on Titan, has attracted fans from around the world as a popular spot for manga and anime-related tourism.
Popular sightseeing spots include the bronze statues of young Eren, Mikasa, and Armin in front of Oyama Dam, and the bronze statue of Captain Levi installed outside of Hita Station. There is also the Attack on Titan in Hita Museum and Attack on Hita Cafe .
Fans can further enhance their travel experience by downloading an exclusive smartphone app in which they can use AR to find Attack on Titan characters around Hita City and participate in a stamp rally to earn prizes.
As of Summer 2023, the Attack on Titan in Hita Museum ANNEX is now open to the public! The cutting-edge museum displays original Attack on Titan manga pages from Volumes 1-34 that were hand-selected by Mr. Isayama with special commentary included as captions, and uses digital technology to create immersive exhibits. Please enjoy the world of Attack on Titan with cutting-edge technology!
*Attack on Titan and all related names, characters, and trademarks are copyrights of Hajime Isayama and Kodansha.
With Tohoku’s premiere cycling facility, Natori Cycling and Sports Center, as a base, participants can travel around Sendai and Natori’s eastern sea coast on bicycle. Enjoy delicious the best Yuriage ark shells from Natori, as well as other gourmet seafood like Hokugen whitebait, while learning about restoration efforts following the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.
There is also a scenic hill-climbing course that involves visits to Natori’s Kumano, Kumano Hongusha, and Kumano Nachi Taisha shrines. Both courses allow participants to enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze while cycling coastal roads.
Cyclists can also challenge both courses in a single day with the full course option, for a total of three available plans. Please feel free to join even if you are a beginner,
a cycling guide will accompany you. (Foreign language support available via automatic translation device)
Kawaba Denen Plaza is Japan’s largest roadside station facility. It welcomes over 2 million visitors per year. What’s more,
Denen Plaza serves as a starting point to attract visitors and introduce experience-based and accommodation-based tourism in the surrounding area, as well as provide transportation to nearby facilities through electric bicycle and kickboard rentals.
Mini-tours of the site and the surrounding area are also offered. From September this year, there are plans to offer brief helicopter rides for an exciting new way to attract more visitors.
Experience-based events and lodging plans for inbound visitors are also available in conjunction with major accommodation facilities, sake breweries, ski resorts, and other facilities in the village in order to increase the value of tourism and increase the amount of money spent per visitor.
As an element of pioneering new areas of tourism for inbound visitors, this package offers five incredible experiences, including a premium baseball viewing experience and a pass for a handful of entertainment facilities. With the round-trip Nippon Pass, you can experience a variety of different entertainment activities, including leisure facilities, karaoke, and video game arcades! It also allows for participation in a variety of extraordinary events, including the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game, taking photos with professional players, and playing catch out on the stadium field! After the game you will even get to take a commemorative photo on the field, creating memories that will last a lifetime! The baseball match is viewed from special seats not normally available to the public. You can also have other uniquely Japanese experiences, such as taste-testing Japanese sake! It's even possible to stay in lodging facilities adjoining the stadium. Enjoy baseball and entertainment in Japan, winner of the World Baseball Classic!
Sharing the Blessings of the Sakurajima Volcano with the World through the Gastronomy Music Festival—from Expansive Nature to Shochu, Public Baths, and Gourmet Food
Everything that makes Kagoshima special can be found on this tour! An active volcano? Live music? Gourmet dining? Drinking shochu? Take the Sakurajima Ferry to experience them all on the internationally-renowned Sakurajima and around Kinko Bay. Here you will discover new and appealing ways to experience the Kirishima-Kinko Bay National Park Marine Park, Sakurajima-Kinko Bay Geopark, and the port city of Kagoshima. From the Kanze Lighthouse floating in the sea to Okogashima Island and the Taisho Lava Field, these are all sights you won't be able to see through a car window! If you get lucky with the weather, it's possible to see the three big volcanoes of Kagoshima Prefecture—Sakurajima, Kirishima, and Kaimondake—all at the same time. There is also a chance of bumping into some of the dolphins (Southern bottlenose dolphins, long-beaked common dolphins) that live in Kinko Bay. While out on the magnificent ocean, you can also enjoy gourmet dishes and drinks from Kagoshima, including special rice cakes, Kagoshima black beef, udon noodles, and shochu, while listening to classical music, jazz, island songs, and other local music. Kagoshima local Ryutaro Higashikawa also narrates a guide to Sakurajima. During the premium hiking on Sakurajima, you will get to experience the dynamic views of the volcano from areas that are normally off limits and enjoy sampling sushi made from local ingredients. As part of a year-round city walking program, you can also enjoy some public bathhouse hopping! Enjoy hot springs in the city—the majority of the 30-odd public bathhouses in the city draw hot spring water—and the traditional streetscapes in the Tenmonkan and Meizanbori areas while eating and drinking local specialties such as Kagoshima black pork and shochu.
In this era of such rapid technological advancement, the vision of this tour was always to reaffirm the humanity of us all. The tour provides the value of actually experiencing things for ourselves, and the empathy and joy that come from interacting with others. Taking our existing tour a step further, we have added the extra value of "otaku" into the mix! We define "otaku" as the "masters and professionals of a specific subject," and through working alongside them, we now have a tour of the otaku, by the otaku, for the otaku. The tour is composed of three parts: sightseeing, experience, and interaction. Starting from the standard sightseeing, you will be accompanied by both a guide and a cameraman. The experience part will allow you to enhance your plastic model making under the tutelage of a plastic model otaku—in this case, someone involved in the industry and who creates guidebooks for the hobby! Otaku will also share other aspects of the appeal of Akihabara that are hard to access on other tours, or when visiting alone. During the exchange section at the end of the tour, you will be able to enjoy a meal while chatting with native otaku of Akihabara, providing a chance to meet and interact with otaku themselves. The implementation of this event will make full use of the latest technology in order to remove the language barrier as much as possible. You will also receive a commemorative gift for taking part in the tour.
The Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, Tokyo, currently houses approximately 120,000 items passed down over the past 150 years. Of these, 89 are National Treasures and 649 are Important Cultural Properties (as of April 2023), making it one of Japan's leading collections in terms of both quality and quantity. Within its grounds stands the Okyokan, a Japanese house of great value that is not usually open to the public. For a limited time only, the Okyokan will be open as a teahouse. Visitors can enjoy a number of Japanese cultural activities while viewing fusuma screen paintings (currently reproductions) by Maruyama Okyo, a painter of the Edo period. Visitors can try on kimono garments crafted in Kyoto, or try Zen breathing exercises. There will also be a variety of food and beverages made with ingredients produced in Japan. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit during this limited season.