Nature & the Outdoors
Zao’s Okama Crater Lake is usually closed to the general public and is inaccessible during the winter season. This tour consists of a helicopter cruise tour of Mount Zao with views of Okama Crater Lake and the famed “ice monsters” of Mount Zao, one of Japan’s top three spots for this phenomenon of ice-covered trees. Okama Crater Lake and the “ice monsters” of Mount Zao seen from the sky offer exclusive, truly spectacular views. The flight time is approximately 20 minutes. This plan includes a shuttle service to and from the takeoff and landing sites. Additionally, those taking part in this tour may also experience snow glamping upon request. (There is an extra charge for glamping.)
Night Party of Atami Cherry Blossoms (winter cherry blossoms that bloom the earliest in Japan) ~Atami Onsen / Showa Nostalgia Journey~
Atami, famous for its hot springs and beautiful ocean views, is only around 40 minutes from Tokyo Station by bullet train. In addition to hot springs, Atami is replete with wonderful places rich in culture, nature, and food.
For this event, Atami's early-blooming cherry blossoms, its Showa retro town, and Kiunkaku/Atami Geigi Kenban have been packaged together to create a single event: Atami Cherry Blossoms: Night Party.
Enjoy a nighttime light-up display of Itogawa’s Atami cherry blossoms, which bloom the earliest in Japan and can only be viewed at this time. This display and a mystical lantern monument create
a view of cherry blossoms that can only be enjoyed in Atami during winter.
Also, at Kiunkaku (Tangible Cultural Property), which can usually only be observed and not entered, visitors can do a photo shoot wearing a yukata or Showa retro clothing at this limited-time event.
Although Atami is often thought of in Japan as a place for young people to gather during trips, it has the atmosphere of the Showa period and is a historic tourist site.
Please come enjoy this Showa retro world while gazing at the winter cherry blossoms.
Experience the history and charm of 400-year-old Arita porcelain culture through a hands-on premium tour
This premium tour, the theme of which is "Succession: Learning from Traditional Industries for Sustainable Business Management," allows visitors to experience the history and charm of authentic Arita porcelain with all five senses.
Arita porcelain involves as many as 26 steps to make a single plate—and to turn raw materials into finished Arita porcelain, more than 50 artisans are involved.
On this two-day tour, visitors learn about the 400-year history and various traditions of Arita porcelain while touring the historic quarry and potteries, and then enjoy dinner in an exclusive space that is otherwise impossible to visit normally. The creative cuisine is served on the finest Arita porcelain dishes produced by living national treasures and renowned potters.
During the meal, guests can learn the history and process of Arita porcelain production through a spectacular video that uses projection-mapping technology.
The tour includes commentary on Arita porcelain from living national treasures and Arita potters whom most people never have the opportunity to meet.
Enjoy the ultimate Arita porcelain experience through this premium tour.
Combining seamless transportation centered around HondaJet: high value-added visit planning focused on three gastronomic areas
■ Means of Transportation
We provide seamless inter-city transportation by combining HondaJet, helicopter, and a chauffeur service with the aim of minimizing the burden of boarding procedures and waiting times. A chauffeur remains on stand-by at the times of takeoff and landing on HondaJet to optimize travel.
■ Visit Planning
(1) Hakuba Village: There will be private dining at a top-class villa with chefs from exclusive, hard-to-book restaurants (Sushi Saito, etc.). In winter, the fast track plan offers gondola lift rides from 6:30 a.m., allowing participants to enjoy powdered snow first thing in the morning. During the green season, we will provide a private stargazing experience by running gondola lifts at night.
(2) Annaka City: We will offer special access to “The Club,” a strictly members-only golf course. We plan to use original local golf maker goods that are normally not for sale and offer rounds with Japanese pro golf tour champions. We will offer hard-to-find premium whiskey and more at an outdoor BBQ, where local ingredients can be enjoyed at a special location within the facility.
(3) Toyama City: Experience a premium lunch at the Michelin-starred auberge-style lodge L'évo and a visit to Masuda Sake Brewery in Iwase, which is followed by members-only restaurant hopping. We will also offer a special brewing experience at IWA (opened by former chief winemaker of Dom Perignon in collaboration with Mr. Kengo Kuma and Masuda Sake Brewery), which has garnered worldwide attention. There will be the option to take a private night tour of the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design.
A new snow playfield has opened in Bibai, one of the snowiest areas in Hokkaido, located only 35 minutes from Sapporo by limited express train! You can enjoy real snow activities in the vast snowfields.
Bibai Snow Land is filled with attractions that both adults and children can enjoy, including free attractions, snow rafting, ATVs, snowmobiles (including tours), and mini-snowmobiles (for ages 6+). The rooftop terrace overlooking Snow Land with a 360-degree view area create a space that offers an extraodinary one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to daytime snowmobile tours, we will also offer sunset and nighttime snowmobile tours.
Of all the snow activities in Hokkaido, only Bibai Snow Land offers such a wide range of activities.
Please come and experience one of the largest snow playfields in Japan.
The Kondo, a National Treasure and the heart of World Heritage Site Ninnaji Temple’s religious architecture, will be surrounded by a sea of clouds created with a special mist device, transforming the area into an ethereal and captivating space. In addition to showcasing the beauty of Ninnaji Temple at night, this event will give visitors the chance to enjoy the illumination of Niomon Gate and the five-story pagoda (both Important Cultural Properties), the Chokushimon Gate (a Registered Tangible Cultural Property), and other culturally significant structures.
Furthermore, the Kondo’s Godai Myoo (the Five Great Wisdom Kings) Wall Paintings – religious paintings that are usually not open to the public – will be available to view for the first time in five years. Visitors will be able to appreciate both the serene atmosphere of the temple grounds and the intricate esoteric Buddhist paintings of the Godai Myoo at the same time.
Project to create and host sustainable tourism events utilizing the national park in the Bihoku area of Hiroshima Prefecture
An interactive entertainment space utilizing the latest technology and digital art will appear in the Flower Square of Bihoku Hillside Park, where the Winter Illumination 2023 - 2024 event will be held.
NAKED, INC., a creative company that uses the latest technology to render magnificent sceneries, will decorate the Flower Square at Bihoku Hillside Park with projection mapping and other light installations.
In addition, there will be a limited-time-only plan for an overnight stay in partnership with "Cohan stays SHOBARA," a glamping facility which opened in March 2022 and uses domed tents set up in the National Bihoku Hillside Park.
About One Ariake Art Festival 2023
One Ariake Art Festival is a walk-through art project that allows visitors to discover the charms of the region while walking around the Ariake Sea. The theme for the festival is "Composition of Local Resources." The objective is to create new experiences, products, and value by combining arts, crafts, sports, food, sake, tea, and other things unique to the areas around the Ariake Sea, which have been nurtured over a long period of time. Through cultural experiences and nature conservation activities only available here, visitors can fully enjoy the charm of the region.
Okinawa Churaumi Wedding is a service where couples can rent out Churaumi Aquarium and hold a special wedding surrounded by Okinawa's waters, something that is not normally possible. The service includes a wedding ceremony held in front of the Kuroshio Sea tank, where you can watch a school of whale sharks and reef manta rays glide through the water, and photoshoots in the beautiful outdoors of Okinawa. This is a one-of-a-kind experience focused on people living in East Asia. The package includes photography at each location (data will be provided), dress and suit rentals for the bride and groom (one for each), hair and makeup, and on-location assistance. Since this package does not require any advance preparation nor do participants need to bring anything with them, it can be easily incorporated as part of a trip to Okinawa. In addition to couples, we can also accommodate large groups including children, family members, and friends. We can also arrange after-parties and photo shoots at other locations within Okinawa Prefecture to create your own ideal wedding.
Kawazu SAKURA x WASABI Premium Tourism Home of the new Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival and the famous wasabi-don (wasabi rice bowl)!
(1) Kawazu SAKURA x WASABI Premium Tour
This tour features the Suruga Bay Ferry + Mt. Fuji Taxi from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport or JR Shizuoka Station during the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival. Experience the towering 3,776 meter height of Mt. Fuji from a ferry, and try harvesting mizu-wasabi, a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage, in an area usually not open to the public.
(2) Premium experience at the Kawazu Cherry Blossom Terrace, only in Kawazu
Enjoy special moments on a charming terrace for some Kawazu cherry blossom viewing and carefully selected Kawazu cuisine. You will be waited on by the famous Dancers of Izu.
(3) SAKURA & WASABI Premium Accommodation Plan
A premium dining and accommodation plan featuring Kawazu cherry blossoms, local wasabi, etc. has been planned by accommodation facilities exclusively for this season.
(4) Creating tourism content as the home of the wasabi-don (wasabi rice bowl)
Grate on your own wasabi to sample the flavor and excitement of world-class mizu-wasabi from Kawazu, a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage.