Best
Summer Spots
in Japan

Let's go around Japan in summer well in 5
nights and 6 days!

DAY1

From Kansai International Airport, take the decorative “Hello Kitty Haruka” train to Fukui!
After sightseeing at “Tojinbo” and “Mikuni Minato,” enjoy Fukui with a “yakitori” meal at night!
Stay at the Awara Onsen, where you can rest in a large hot spring and enjoy delicious food!

Hello Kitty HARUKA

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The Hello Kitty designed train is cute with lots of kitty designs inside, making travel from Kansai International Airport to Osaka Station fun!

Tojinbo

Tojinbo is known as the most scenic spot in the Echizen-Kaga Kaigan Quasi-National Park.
Take a stroll along the promenade (about 2 km) to Oshima, which floats nearby, and enjoy a breathtaking time in the beauty of nature!
For those who want to see the interestingly shaped rocks even closer, we recommend the Tojinbo Sightseeing Boat (paid)!

Mikuni Minato

On “Mikuni Minato Kitamae Dori” in Sakai-shi, Fukui Prefecture, there are old townhouses and buildings such as the Old Kishina Family Home, which are reminiscent of a glorious era.
While strolling around Mikuniminatomachi, which is full of history and taste, let's trace the remnants of the prosperity of the past and try various delicious foods!

Charcoal/Kushiyaki Bengaraya (Fukui-shi)

Fukui Prefecture holds many records, such as the highest happiness level and the highest production rate of company presidents, but the consumption of “yakitori” is also the highest in Japan!
Let's enjoy eating at “Charcoal/Kushiyaki Bengaraya,” one of the prides of Fukui prefecture!

Awara Onsen

Awara Onsen, also known as “Kansai’s Okuzashiki,” is a very popular hot spring town visited by many bathers! There are 74 hot springs, and you can enjoy different hot spring ingredients and qualities at each inn!
The inns are full of charm, with beautiful gardens, meals that incorporate local foods, and elaborate hospitality!

DAY1 Data
Hello Kitty Haruka
Please check the website for details on how to ride.
Tojinbo
Address: Mikunicho Anto, Sakai-shi, Fukui
Business Hours: You can walk around freely
Mikuniminato
Address (Old Kishina Family Home): 4-6-54 Mikunicho Kitahonmachi, Sakai-shi, Fukui
Business hours (Old Kishina Family Home): 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.
Charcoal/Kushiyaki Bengaraya (Fukui-shi)
Address: 3-3-10 chuo, Fukui-shi, Fukui
Regular holiday:Tuesday
*Restraurant hours may vary. Please contact the restaurant for the hours of operation.
Awara Onsen
Access: From JR Awaraonsen Station take the Keifuku Bus bound for Tojinbo to “Awara-Yunomachi Station,” or take the Echizen Railway to “Awara-Yunomachi Station”

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DAY2

The second day begins from one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, “Kenroku-en!”
After visiting the “Ishiura Shrine” and “Omicho Fish Market,” take a break with some gold leaf soft serve ice cream at “Higashi Chaya District” ♪
At night, finish with the night view of the “Oyama Shrine!”

Kenroku-en

Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, is full of highlights!
There are many attractions that harmonize with the expressive nature, such as Kotoji Stone Lanterns and the Hanami Bridge!
Move to the nearby “Gyokusen-an” and relax with matcha tea and seasonal original namagashi sweets♪

Ishiura Shrine

The Ishiura Shrine is a power spot that is beneficial for marriages.
It has many benefits that make women happy, such as praying for fulfillment in romance, safe childbirth, family safety, and protection from misfortune!
Buy a talisman of the mascot “Kima-chan” wearing an eboshi (headwear worn by nobles in court dress) and a colorful stamp book and take pictures!

Omicho Fish Market

Oysters, red sea bream, and sweet shrimp are in season at the historic Omicho Fish Market in Kanazawa's kitchen!
There are about 180 stores, such as butcher shops and fruit and vegetable shops lined up, and there are also fresh fruits that you can eat on the spot and a popular conveyor belt sushi shop, so you will be stuffed full of delicious food!

Higashi Chaya District

Photo courtesy of Kanazawa-shi

The Higashi Chaya District has been selected as for Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings, and you can enjoy the calm atmosphere of the castle town of Kanazawa just by walking around. Buy traditional crafts and gold leaf souvenirs here in the Higashiyama area! Don't forget the famous gold leaf soft serve!

Oyama Shrine

Photo courtesy of Kanazawa-shi

The “Shinmon” shrine gate, which uses three architectural styles of Japanese, Chinese, and Western styles - a rarity in Japan - is famous as a tourist spot!
Designated as an important cultural property of Japan, the shrine is illuminated from after sunset until 10:00 p.m. You’ll be captivated by the fantastic atmosphere that emerges in the lights♪

DAY2 Data
Kenroku-en
Address: 1 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October 16 to the end of February)
Gyokusen-an
Address: 3-3 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (reception until 4:00 p.m.)
*No entrance between noon and 1:00 p.m. due to cleaning.
Ishiura Shrine
Address: 3-1-30 Hondamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours (time when amulets can be granted): 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Omicho Fish Market 
Address: 50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (may vary by store)
Higashi Chaya District
Address: Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours: You can walk around freely and it is also a place of living, so please be careful especially at night.
Hakuichi (Higashiyama shop)
Address: 1-15-4 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours: <Shop> 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. <Cafe> 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oyama Shrine
Address: 11-1 Oyamamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Business hours (time when amulets can be granted): 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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DAY3

Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Shin-Takaoka and go to a spot where you can meet Doraemon!
After experiencing world-class Japanese manufacturing technology in the “Metalmaking Experience,” be overwhelmed by the beauty of the “National Treasure Zuiryuji!”

“Takaoka-shi” where you can meet Doraemon

© Fujiko-Pro Photo courtesy of Manyosen Co., Ltd

Doraemon is everywhere in Takaoka-shi, the birthplace of Fujiko F. Fujio!
Take a walk around the “Doraemon Mailbox” and the “Doraemon Walking Road” around Takaoka Station, or take the “Doraemon Tram” to the “Takaoka Fujiko · F · Fujio Hometown Gallery!”

Traditional Culture, Takaoka Casting

Photo courtesy of Nousaku

You can feel the inherited technology and craftsmanship with all your senses! It's fun to take a experience casting where you can make a tin cup using the same techniques as the craftsmen♪ Enjoy a fun-filled day experiencing and learning!

National Treasure Zuiryuji

“National treasure Zuiryuji” is highly regarded for its Zen Buddhist temple architecture from the early Edo period. There is no doubt that you will be overwhelmed by the magnificent and elegant beauty of the buildings and layout! In 1997, the mountain gate, Buddhist temple, and temple lecture hall were designated national treasures. Fully enjoy the splendor!

DAY3 Data
Manyosen Takaoka Station
Address: 6-1 Shimozekimachi, Takaoka-shi, Toyama
Takaoka Fujiko · F · Fujio Hometown Gallery
Address: 1-1-3 Nakagawa, Takaoka-shi, Toyama (Takaoka City Museum of Art 2F) Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Admission is until 4:30 p.m.) * Please check the website for closed days.
Casting experience "Nousaku"
Address: 8-1 Office Park, Takaoka-shi, Toyama
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. *Factory tours are currently suspended. Please check each website for the times of facility tours and casting experiences.
National Treasure Takaokasan Zuiryuji
Address: 35 Sekihonmachi Takaoka-shi, Toyama
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from December 10 to January 31

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DAY4

It is no exaggeration to say that this is the main spot for sightseeing in Japan. Take a leisurely stroll through “World heritage site, Shirakawa-go!”
After seeing the carp at “Seto River and Shirakabe Dozogai Street” and cooling off, see the impressive traditional performing arts show of “Dekonaru-za!”
Heal the fatigue of your trip at “Ryokan Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan”♪

World heritage site Shirakawa-go

Take the “World Heritage Bus” of Kaetsunou Bus Co., Ltd. to Shirakawa-go! Of course, the “World Heritage site Shirakawa-go!”
In addition to strolling around, we also recommend the observatory and gassho-zukuri style temple that is also a local museum and open-air museum where you can experience old-fashioned life!
This is the original scenery of Japan that will satisfy your mind and body!

Seto River and Shirakabe Dozogai Street

Photo courtesy of Hida Tourism Association

It developed as a castle town, and there are still many old townhouses and grid divisions. The white-walled warehouses that stretch for about 500 m are worth a visit!
The Seto River, where more than 1,000 colorful carps swim against the backdrop of the white-walled warehouses and the stone walls of the temple.
Immerse yourself in the calm atmosphere and emotional landscape.

Dekonaru-za

Don't miss the traditional performing arts original show (paid) that combines Japanese musical instrument performance with Japanese dance by local performers!
Resonate with the traditional performing arts of Hida, Japan!

Ryokan Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan

Photo courtesy of Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan

At the Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan, a hot spring inn in Hida Takayama located in the center of the town where you can fully enjoy the atmosphere, you can rest during your trip with a delicious meal, a large bath, and a relaxing room.

DAY4 Data
Shirakawa-go
Address: Ogimachi, Shirakawamura, Ono-gun, Gifu
Seto River and Shirakabe Dozogai Street
Address: 8 Furukawa-chō Tono-machi, Hida-shi, Gifu
Business Hours: You can walk around freely
Dekonaru-za
Address: 3-38 Honmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Please see the website for details.
Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan
Address: 1-5 Honmachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu

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DAY5

Visit and observe the “Hida Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market” first thing in the morning♪
After that, walk around “Kamisannomachi” and feel the history, then take the limited express train “Wide View Hida” to Nagoya Station and enjoy shopping!
After leaving your heavy luggage at the hotel, enjoy the last night in Japan to the fullest!

Hida Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market

Photo courtesy of Hida Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market Cooperative

Get up early and head to the “Morning Market” before breakfast♪
Shop for local vegetables and folk crafts along with the sounds of the cheerful Hida dialect coming from the shops! It's fun just to take a walk around♪

Kamisannomachi (Old Town)

Photo courtesy of Takayama-shi

In the morning, take a leisurely stroll around Kamisannomachi, which has a reputation for its beautiful townscape.
Water flows along both sides of the straight road, which is lined by townhouses that have been renovated into restaurants and souvenir shops with no end of things to see!
Imagine the lively sight of the time when it was a castle town...

"Meieki" area

There are many highlights such as the large store of "UNIQLO", "Matsumotokiyoshi" and limited items of "Grand Kiosk Nagoya"! Enjoy yourself at this big city entertainment spot in the "Meieki" area to your heart's content!

JR Central Towers & JR Gate Tower

JR Central Towers & JR Gate Tower

Enjoy yourself at this big city entertainment spot by shopping at the fashionable department store “JR Nagoya Takashimaya” in the commercial complex building “JR Central Towers & JR Gate Tower,” directly connected to “Nagoya Station,” buy home appliances at specialty stores such as “Bic Camera,” and enjoy the night view while eating in the restaurant area!

"Piyorin"

Photo courtesy of JR Tokai Food Service Co., Ltd.

A new specialty of Nagoya that looks "kawaii"! "Piyorin”, well-known chick-shaped sweets made with eggs of Nagoya Cochin chickens, are wonderful in taste and appearance! Let’s take a break and have “Piyorin” at a café inside of a station, if you are tired from shopping.

Oasis 21 and TV Tower

Photo courtesy of Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau

After dropping off your luggage in your hotel, stretch your legs a little and go to Oasis 21♪
A beautiful three-dimensional spot consisting of a massive glass roof with water flowing on its surface, a large open lawn, and an event plaza! Take a selfie with the illuminations and the recently renovated TV tower in the background♪

Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel

Photo courtesy of Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel

After a full day, you can relax at the hotel directly connected to Nagoya Station♪

DAY5 Data
Hida Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Address: Shimosannomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Business hours: 7:00 a.m. to noon (8:00 a.m. to noon in winter)
Kamisannomachi (Old Town)
Address: Kamisannomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Hours: You can walk around freely, but it is also a place of living, so please be careful especially at night.
JR Nagoya Station
Address: 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
JR Nagoya Takashimaya (department store)
Address: 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: Varies by store
Please check the website for details.
Oasis 21
Address: 1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours: Varies by facility
Please check the website for details.
Nagoya TV Tower
Address: 3-6-15 Saki, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Business hours (observatory): Weekdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last admission 8:40 p.m.)
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. (Last admission 9:20 p.m.)
Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel
Address: 1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
BicCamera Nagoya JR GATE TOWER Store
Address: JR gate tower 9 - 10F
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
UNIQLO Nagoya store
Address: JR gate tower 11F
Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Drug Store Matsumotokiyoshi
Area: Taiko-doriguchi of JR Nagoya Station
Business hours: Weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday and Holiday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
GRAND KIOSK Nagoya
Area: 1F concourse of JR Nagoya Station
Business hours: 6:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cafe Gentiane JR Nagoya Station
Area: 1F concourse of JR Nagoya Station
Business hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)

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DAY6

Goodbye to Japan and the fun filled 6 days!!
Easy travel from Nagoya Station to “Chubu Centrair International Airport” in about 30 minutes♪
From Nagoya Station to “Kansai International Airport,” taking the 50-minute Tokaido Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka Station is convenient♪
* A separate ticket is required for the Tokaido Shinkansen.
* Changing to a bus or train is required from Shin-Osaka Station to Kansai International Airport.

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