Get to know the hidden gems of Japan!
Jet off on one of JTB’s specially arranged tour packages and go on a trip to create your own perfect seasonal moment.
Seto Inland Sea
This body of water lies between the Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and include some 3,000 islands. Often compared to the Mediterranean Sea because of its mild climate, its relaxed atmosphere is inviting to both locals and tourists. Fly direct to Hiroshima with JTB, and usher in the New Year on their special year-end tour!
Built over the course of a hundred years, this is one of Japan’s best gardens where you can enjoy the charms of the Edo era. It is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty, home to six ponds and 13 hills connected by a network of footpaths and bridges.
The soul food of Kagawa prefecture, Sanuki Udon is well known for its smooth texture and chewy noodles. At Nakano Udon School, you will get a chance to make your own noodles under the guidance of an instructor, as well as taste the product of your own hard work!
Roughly translated as “town of storehouses”, this area located along a canal dates back to the Edo Period and maintains a beautiful streetscape even today. While rice used to be kept in these storehouses, they have been since been transformed into modern art museums, inns and cafes.
This tranquil island which sits between Honshu and Kyushu is also home to the ancient 88-temple Buddhist pilgrimage route, local delicacies and distinctive arts and crafts. Discover another side of Japan with JTB’s dedicated tour packages today!
Shikoku Asahi Beer Factory
Find out how one of the top-selling beers in Japan is made at this guided tour, where you will get to learn about the entire brewing process. Touch barley and hops along the way and discover how beer is canned before ending the day with an exclusive tasting session.
Constructed using mountain vines, this bridge is 45 metres long and 2 metres wide and was said to be created by Heike refugees hiding in the area as a means of quickly cutting off access to the valley. One of the three surviving bridges from 13, it is rebuilt every three years to ensure sturdiness.
These tidal whirlpools occur in the narrow strait between Naruto City in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyōgo as a result of water moving into the Inland Sea. The current in the strait can reach up to 20km/h, but it is still possible to observe them up close on board sightseeing cruises.