Arashiyama, one of the best known tourist spots in Japan had been a resorting site for imperial families and noble families for centuries. Cherry blossoms in spring, red maple leaves in autumn, temples and villas surrounded by the beautiful nature changing from season to season, will always bring something special to you.
Higashiyama is another area you can never miss in Kyoto. Kiyomizu temple, Ginkakuji temple and many other tourist spots are here. Gion, you may picture a Geisha(called Geiko and Maiko in Kyoto) in this area, where flagstone paths with traditional Japanese townhouses alongside of them are preserved.
This port city of the north has four distinct seasons, the nice sea breeze in summer, to the snow covered winter views that will give you the chills. Piers, canals and stockyards will remind everyone of the bustling old days, and you will feel the dashing spirit of Otaru.
The history, nature, food as well as humanity of Hokkaido can be found in the tourist town of Hakodate. With its changing scenery in the four seasons and the exotic streets, the town appears in numerous movies and commercials. Let the rickshaw guides and their heartwarming hospitality take you on a trip to another world.
Asakusa, downtown Tokyo, the location of Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping mall and Kaminatimon gate, will make you feel the bustling spirits and ambience of the old Edo period and contemporary Japan. Why not enjoy the lively downtown from a slightly different point of view on the rickshaw.
Kamakura, where the shogunate politics started some 800 years ago, is another city worth visiting. Temples and shrines, traditional buildings, gardens, and traditional heritages such as the Great Budda will attract you. Seasonal flowers and surrounding nature combined with the comfortable breeze from the ocean will promise you a refreshing experience.
As a shogunate crown colony in the Edo period (1603~1868), Kurashiki enjoyed prosperity by storing goods and products from all over Japan. Alongside the canals are white wall Japanese style warehouses and traditional Japanese houses with willow trees on the bank. Ohara museum, Japan's first museum for western art is another site you cannot miss.
You cannot miss Miyajima island, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, and the location of the world cultural heritage “Itsukushima shrine”. Itsukushima shrine is built over water and looks like it is floating in water. Miyajima is also famous for cherry blossoms and maple trees. The lovely deers taking a stroll will welcome you.Oysters in winter time is a must for gourmets.
Situated on the Kyushu side of Kanmon strait, Moji prospered by foreign trades. Appreciating western architecture, they built western style buildings with Japanese taste that will fill you with nostalgia. You will enjoy a fish-eye view of Kanmon strait and the romantic sound of whistles.
“Once in a lifetime” hot springs - Yufuin. Everything is fitted into the surrounding nature, mountains, woods, grassland and rivers. It is a result of the people in Yufuin faithfully preserving the natural beauty of the town. Relax and enjoy the hot spring in the untouched nature.