Participants will learn about the Geopark and the San'in coast at a mini lecture on SDGs at the San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, which introduces the wonders of the San'in Kaigan Geopark through a variety of materials and videos. Afterwards, there will be a special opportunity to take part in the Uradome Coast Cleanup Walk, which offers a chance to get hands-on with these SDGs by cleaning up marine debris along the Uradome Coast, one of Japan’s most beautiful beaches and a designated Geopark site. After the cleanup walk, participants will enjoy a hearty meal of fisherman's stew at a local fishing port.
Special event fully utilizing the local resources of Nago City, Okinawa: Nago Winter Festival ~Packed with fireworks, traditional dance, and cosplay~
Set in the forests of 21st Century Forest Park of Nago City, Okinawa, we will hold a multi-faceted event centered around traditional dance, cosplay, and fireworks.
Nago, the stage of this event, is surrounded by cobalt blue seas and is rich in nature, including the Giant Banyan Tree Primeval Forest and a wildlife preserve. Enveloped in Nago's beautiful natural scenery, people who visit this event can enjoy three special experiences.
The first experience is “Eisa,” a traditional dance from Okinawa and Amami Oshima. This dance varies by region and organization, hence in this joint performance, multiple organizations will perform, presenting the unique characteristics of the dance from each organization's version.
The second experience is the World Cosplay Summit, which has been held every year in Nagoya since 2003.
With Nago's stunning scenery as the backdrop, you may feel that you have been transported into the world of anime or manga.
Finally, as a fitting finale to this event is the fireworks display. This display will not only have fireworks but will also be synchronized to music. The combination of fireworks and music is quite moving, and it is sure to bring smiles to viewers.
Also, a special plan is provided for viewing fireworks on the sea from a cruise ship.
Please fully enjoy the charm of Nago through this event!
This tour offers an unprecedented chance to see the national treasures in Sakurai City. Special content has been created through collaboration between local companies with a love of the region and shrines and temples that house national treasures and important cultural properties. In particular, the tour is packed with Japanese history and culture that has been passed down since ancient times, offering a cultural experience like no other. Sakurai City, where this project is located, is an area with a history that predates the temples and shrines in Nara City, and there is a history that has been preserved by the local people, such as the roots of the Imperial family of Japan. This allows visitors to indulge in a virtually unknown side of Japan that even Japanese people know little about.
World-class high value-added wellness tourism with Zen and sustainable wellbeing content - Creating economic stimulation by inviting world-class wellness experts and sharing the results with the world through field studies -
Establishment of a special wellness experience program in the mecca of Zen (Eihei-ji Temple) including: special experience programs of tea ceremony and flower arrangement, which have not been held before, at Eihei-ji Temple for high value-added visitors; a new fusion menu of shojin vegetarian cuisine provided by a top chef from the shukubo monk lodging of Eihei-ji Temple, and fermentation culture by Japanese sake breweries (Kokuryu and Hakuryu); and a special Zen experience that has garnered the attention of business executives around the world in an area of Eihei-ji Temple, the origin of Soto Zen Buddhist founder Dogen Zenji, that is not yet open to the public.
Field studies by world-class wellness experts: Key members of the Global Wellness Institute, known as the Davos Forum of the wellness industry, were invited to Japan for the first time to conduct monitoring field trips and obtain public opinion, led by world-class wellness experts. The results will be shared by the world-class wellness experts through social media.
Enjoy an exclusive early morning walking safari, where animals being to wake up and roam!
Participants will enjoy breakfast with open sandwiches, made with fresh ingredients from Izu, and delicious coffee, joined by giraffes and rhinos as the sun rises.
After breakfast, they will go on a secret backdoor tour for a very special, family-only experience.
Participants can pet, cuddle, and enjoy special connection with different animals.
The day before the early morning tour, participants will stay at Animal Villa with capybaras for a wild BBQ of Izu's delectable ingredients.
Join us for an exclusive safari experience in Izu with your family and friends.
Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka's landmark tower, was rebuilt in 1956 and registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.
In the years prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 (2007-2019), over one million visitors came to the tower each year.
With the pandemic coming to an end, the new "Tsutenkaku TOWER dive & walk" tour is hoped to bring even more vitality to the area, including the Tsutenkaku Tower.
We hope that inbound visitors (who make up about a quarter of all the visitors), especially visitors who enjoy doing activities, appreciate the special values and
exciting experiences of the activities only available here.
Areas previously closed to the public will be opened, and new interactive attractions will be built.
・Walk around the rooftop section of the middle observatory (about 26 meters).
・Dive from the 38.9-meter-high Tsutenkaku Tower, a drop of about 13 meters.
Offering a tour of National Park areas that are difficult to access during winter! Indulge in Aomori's unique wilderness. on the high-value-added tour of Towada-Hachimantai National Park in winter for inbound visitors
Winter in Towada-Hachimantai National Park has a unique natural environment found only in Aomori. The winter scenery of Lake Towada is as beautiful as an ink painting, with frozen waterfalls of the Oirase-Keiryu stream created by the bitter cold and snow monsters created by out of ice and snow....
Even Aomori residents hesitate to enter this national park in winter. The tour will be led by a local nature guide and a dedicated interpreter to allow participants to fully experience the beauty of the winterscape with peace of mind. There are three types of tours and four courses in total. (*Contents are subject to change. See sales website for details.)
Tour 1: National Park's inaccessible area open this season only! Guided nature exploration tour through the Oirase-Keiryu stream in winter
This 90-minute nature exploration tour allows participants to experience the true tranquility and rich nature of the Oirase-Keiryu stream. Participants will be accompanied by a nature guide and a dedicated interpreter, and hot beverages will be served.
Tour 2: Indulge in the areas difficult to access during the winter season! Winter national park tour with interpreter
This is a day-trip tour using a dedicated van to visit sites of natural phenomena that appear only in winter, such as snow monsters in Hakkoda, frozen waterfalls in Oirase-Keiryu stream, and ice sculptures in Lake Towada. There are two types of courses: one with a Chinese interpreter, and one with an English interpreter.
Tour 3: Oirase-Keiryu stream frozen waterfalls light-up premium tour in a dedicated vehicle
Using a dedicated light-up car accompanied by a dedicated guide, participants will enjoy the fantastic frozen waterfalls of the Oirase-Keiryu stream, which is not accessible by private cars.
This tour will offer content unique to Asakusa, the unparalleled mecca of popular performing arts. The entire Asakusa area will be transformed into a theme park where visitors can tour, experience, eat, experience Japanese culture, and see plays while also discovering the charms and way of life of oiran (high ranking Japanese courtesans), which still is a subject of fascination around the world.
All participants will be able to experience and discover how the oiran culture continues to live on in the modern age and learn about Japanese culture in a way that is fun, profound, and awe-inspiring.
There are three types of premium tours on offer.
Plan A: Rakugo
Plan B: Non-verbal performance
Plan C: Popular theater performance
"A Deeper Look into Asakusa ~Discovering the Mysterious Lives of Oiran~" will offer a special experience for all visitors interested in oiran culture and Japanese culture for both men and women alike (kimono dressing, makeup, etc.), alongside the performers of the various forms of entertainment (Rakugo artist, non-verbal performer, popular theater performer).
A G7 Summit experience where participants can feel like a G7 leader and experience a scenic excursion to the Ise-Shima National Park where they can enjoy the culture and traditional performing arts of ama divers.
Shima City is one of only four locations in Japan to have hosted a G7 summit, and this year the city hosted the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting in Ise-Shima. The city is known for its beautiful natural environment and was the reason it was selected to host the previous event. The entire city is designated as Ise-Shima National Park, and it is known throughout Japan as a place where nature and people coexist in beautiful harmony. Shima is known as a miketsukuni, one of three regions that have made offerings of regional foods to the Imperial family and the Imperial Court since ancient times. The region is deeply rooted in various traditional food cultures, including that of ama diversregion. The special G7 summit experience makes the most of these valuable resources unique to Shima, including: a dinner menu inspired by the summit at the facility where the summit was held; a tour of the memorial museum exhibiting the round tables and chairs used at the summit; and a guided tour of the observation deck overlooking Kashikojima, where the summit was held. The program will also offer a scenic excursion that includes an exquisite lunch prepared by working ama divers in a special zone of the national park, where visitors can try out ingredients local to Shima. There will also be a special performance of a traditional puppet show, designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
A wellness tourism program with medical cuisines and hot springs in the ancient Tamatsukuri Onsen, including a special agate excavation and magatama crafting experience to appreciate the jewels that were presented to the imperial court
A history expert and a stratigraphy expert will lead participants on a trek around the Tamatsukuri Onsen area, guiding them through the birthplace of the magatama jewel culture that has developed since the Yayoi period. This program will include the following special experiences:
(1) Special public opening of the mining sites at Mt. Kasenzan, where agate was excavated. Here, participants can experience the excavation of red agate from the 200 mining sites and a private agate workshop. Agate was the mineral used to make magatama, which was presented to the imperial family at places like Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.
(2) Private use of the large public bath and convention hall at Tamatsukuri Onsen Yuyu, which is also the information hub about Tamatsukuri Onsen. Participants will receive spa care from inside and out with beautifying hot springs and medicinal cuisine, as well as enjoy a semi-exclusive performance of Izumo Kagura with other foreign guests, but not open to the the public.
(3) At inns in the Tamatsukuri Onsen area: Meals using various pieces of Fujina-yaki pottery, which was loved all over the world in the Meiji and Taisho periods; local cuisine using chopsticks from the birthplace of Japanese chopstick culture; and a chance to paint pottery at a local studio.