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Visit Friends and Relatives

See your friends
and relatives
in Central Japan

When was the last time you saw your friends and relatives living in Central Japan? With the endless quarantine over, why not visit them? While you are at it, take a tour around the region! Central Japan has a lot to offer! On your journey to Central Japan, make the most of your time with friends and family.

Welcome to
Japan.

Central Japan offers countless attractions, including historical sites, great nature, and fine local cuisine. Whether you travel alone or with your friends & family, it will be an unforgettable experience. Take a suitcase and fly to Central Japan.

youtuber brings you
the Attractions of central Japan

Watch YouTubers introduce you to the sights and tastes of Central Japan. To get a glimpse of what Central Japan is like, YouTubers are great for getting a feel before you take the plunge. Check out the videos below to see what awaits your next journey. You will find a lot more than you expected!

Our First Mom and Daughter Travel

It's our first time traveling together! Join us as we explore the beautiful places in Chubu Region. We will go fruit picking and river boating, and enjoy the scenic spots in Tenryu Kyo River Line. Finally, we will stay at a traditional hotel for the night and enjoy their sumptuous meal.

We're at the Airport! Where are we going?

My daughter and I are in for another adventure! I hope you watching our previous tour in Chubu Region. This time, we are exploring Centrair, and some iconic spots in Nagoya City, and Yokkaichi City. We will go to places that couples and families can enjoy together.

Cities in
Central japan.

Central Japan is your key to Japanese history. The cities here are home to castles,
landmarks, and epic battlegrounds. Seeing so many historical sights just a step away
from the modern metropolises of Japan is marvelous.

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    Nagoya

    • Oasis 21

      Oasis 21, located in the heart of the city, near the Nagoya TV Tower, and is filled with restaurants, shops, a bus terminal, and a tourist information center. A large-oval-glass roof filled with water floats above the ground, giving visitors a unique visual impression of the city and an enjoyable experience.

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    • Nagoya Castle

      The castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The highlight of the castle is the gold ornamental fabled Shachihoko on the castle keep and the gorgeous Honmaru Goten Palace. The garden is also a great place to take in the changing scenery from season to season.

    • Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER

      The first centralized radio tower in Japan and a symbol of Nagoya. It was renovated in the year 2020. The tower offers views over Nagoya, cafes, and hotels, as well as the neighboring commercial district and nighttime illuminations.

    • Morning (Tea culture)

      The Morning Set in Nagoya is famous for being very luxurious. When you order a single cup of coffee in the morning at a cafe, you get toast and other treats as free extras.

    • Historic Townscapes of Arimatsu

      The historical streets of Arimatsu have been preserved allowing you to enjoy the scenery as if you were back in time in the Edo period. This is the birthplace of the Arimatsu Narumi-shibori, designated as a national traditional craft.

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    Okazaki

    • Okazaki Castle

      Here the warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, was born. The castle is considered one of the Top 100 Japanese Castles. The observation room on the 5th floor Offers fantastic panoramic views of Okazaki City.

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    • Okazaki Park & Castle

      Okazaki Castle has been selected as one of the 100 best castles in Japan. This is the castle where Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo shogunate, was born. It is also famous for its beautiful cherry blossoms and wisterias in spring.

    • Kakukyu Hatcho-Miso No Sato

      A well-established producer of Hatcho Miso, and one of the finest miso producers in Japan. You can tour their miso brewery, lined with many large wooden barrels. At the end of the tour, you can sample miso soup and shop at the store.

    • Kuragari Gorge

      This is one of Okazaki’s top outdoor spots. The autumn leaves turn the mountain stream a reddish-yellow in the autumn light. You can also go trout fishing or hand-fishing for trout.

    • Iga Hachimangu Shrine

      Iga Hachimangu Shrine was visited by Tokugawa Ieyasu whenever there was a major battle. Every year in July, the lotus flowers bloom, making it a popular place for photography.

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    Gamago-ri

    • Takeshima

      Takeshima is a lovely-little island floating in Mikawa Bay, connected to the shore of Gamagori by the 387-meter Takeshima Bridge. In the center of the island is Yaokutomi Shrine, where the god of everything that flows is enshrined. To top it all off is Takeshima Beach. It has such a spectacular sunrise that many visitors head here in January just to see the first sunrise of their year.

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    • Lagunaesia

      A theme park built on a fabled seaport. Each season brings new attractions and fun events. In winter, visitors can enjoy winter illuminations all season long.

    • Takeshima

      Takeshima, the symbol of Gamagori, is connected by a 387-meter-long bridge and is a national natural monument. The island is home to the Yaotomi Shrine, one of the seven Benzaiten (the goddess of everything that flows) shrines in Japan.

    • Orange Park

      Fruit picking is available all year round: strawberry picking from January to May, melon, and grape picking from June to September, and tangerine picking from October to December.

    • Katahara Onsen Ajisai no Sato

      Every year in June, 50,000 different types of hydrangea bloom around the pond, creating a lovely sight to enjoy.

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    Toyota

    • Shikizakura Four-Season Cherry Blossoms in Obara

      At Obara, the cherry blossoms bloom twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn, uncommon in Japan. Over 10,000 cherry trees are planted in this area, and the stunning combination of fall foliage and cherry trees in November is not to be missed!

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    • Korankei Gorge

      About 4,000 maple trees turn red and yellow, brilliantly coloring the river’s surface. Korankei Gorge is known as one of the best spots for watching fall foliage in the Tokai region. In November, you can also witness the Korankei River’s stunning nighttime illumination display!

    • Toyota Kaikan Museum

      Toyota Motor Corporation, a leading global company, showcases its automobile manufacturing as well as the latest environmental and safety innovations. The corporate exhibition hall is where both kids and adults can learn about and appreciate the latest automobiles on display.

    • Old Townscapes of Asuke

      This old post town was the first place in Aichi designated as an important traditional building preservation district. Here you can immerse yourself in Japanese history, as it still retains the atmosphere of the late Edo and Meiji periods.

    • Asahi Nature Highland - Snow Sledding Hill

      This is a sledding-only slope built with artificial snow machines. Skiing and snowboarding are not allowed, so children can have fun without worry! It is close to Toyota, and rental equipment is available, making it perfect for enjoying the snow during your trip!

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    Yokkaichi

    • Industrial Complex Night View Cruise

      Yokkaichi is one of Japan’s main industrial cities and the most populated city in Mie Prefecture. It is easily accessible from Nagoya and Chubu Centrair International Airport, and lodging is plentiful, affordable, and a little-known hole-in-the-wall. There are many visitors from abroad, so you make some new friends on your travels.

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    • Industrial Complex Night View

      Yokkaichi is known as the holiest of places among Japan’s best factory night views. Because it can be viewed from three different perspectives: land, sea, and sky, it is called a 3D nightscape. The best time to visit is just before sunrise or just after sunset.

    • Industrial Complex Night View Cruise

      This is Yokkaichi’s greatest and most famous view. You’ll get a close look at the industries’ wonderful and magnificent night view. Guides accompany you to give you unique local information that can’t be found on the Internet. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see a large tanker up close.

    • Yokkaichi Tonteki

      Tonteki (Pork Steaks) is a popular Yokkaichi gourmet dish made with thick pork cutlets sautéed with garlic and served with a thick sauce and plenty of shredded cabbage. This dish is stamina food for businessmen. You can find it all over the city, so give it a shot.

    • City Center

      Once you get off the train or bus, you are in the city center. Shopping, dining, and lodging are all nearby, making it convenient to take a break or leave your luggage at your hotel. Local stores, not found in bigger cities, are also worth checking out.

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    Ise Shima

    • Ise-Shima National Park

      Ise-Shima National Park stretches around the Shima Peninsula in the central part of Mie, divided into inland and coastal areas. The inland area centers on the Ise Shrine and has a lush natural forest, and the coastal area is a Rias coast, with countless small inlets and capes. The park has a large residential population giving visitors a chance to learn directly from the locals about their lives, history, culture, and customs.

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    • Ise Jingu

      It is called The Home of the Japanese People and has been an essential part of Japanese life since ancient times. It is a place that every Japanese person wishes to visit at least once in his or her lifetime.

    • Ama Female Divers’ Hut Experience Facility

      Ama is Japan’s oldest female occupation. You can taste the local seafood prepared by the ama right in front of you. This is a priceless opportunity to learn about the history and experiences of ama divers.

    • Shima Spain Village

      A Spanish-themed entertainment and amusement park. Flamenco dances by authentic Spanish dancers are a must-see.

    • The Ocean’s Bounty

      The pride of Ise-Shima is seafood grown in the rich waters of Ise-Shima, which has a strong flavor. Seafood from Ise-Shima is a popular delicacy among Japanese people.

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    Mie

    • Iga Style Ninja Museum

      Visitors will find everything from the history of the Iga-style ninja to their daily lives in the Ninja House where ninja guide you through demonstrations. The Ninja Experience Hall is where you can see ninja tools such as shuriken (throwing stars), and the dynamic Ninja Demonstration Show.

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    • Nagashima Spa Land

      This amusement park has about 60 different attractions, including thrill rides like Acrobat, a soaring roller coaster, and the Guinness-certified roller coaster, Steel Dragon 2000. And don’t miss Kid’s Town, a great place for kids and parents to have together.

    • Nabana no Sato

      Pretty flowers bloom throughout the seasons. Weeping plum trees, Kawazu cherry blossoms, and tulips are the main attractions in spring, in addition to the begonia garden, which is in full bloom all year round. Early summer hydrangeas with irises. Dahlias and cosmos are popular in the autumn, and one of Japan’s largest illumination displays takes place in the winter.

    • Mt. Gozaisho Ropeway

      This ropeway allows you to take a 12-minute walk in the air. Throughout the year, you can enjoy stunning views of flowers, autumn leaves, fresh greenery, and snow. In winter, if you are lucky, you will be able to see rare rime and ice falls on the mountain.

    • Kumano Kodo Iseji

      Kumano Kodo Iseji, a World Heritage Site, is a pilgrimage path connecting Ise Shrine and Kumano Sanzan Shrines. Mossy stone pavement, lovely bamboo forests, and a route with a panoramic view of the Kumano Sea from the pass are among the natural sights to enjoy.

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    South-Shinshu

    • Tenryu Gorge

      Designated as the Tenryu Okumikawa National Park, it is a picturesque canyon rich in seasonal beauty. Walking trails with suspension bridges and observation decks offering spectacular views, river rafting, hot springs, and fruit picking are just a few of the things to see and do in the area.

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    • Tenryu River Rafting

      Rafting down the Tenryu River in an inflatable boat. This activity is popular for its thrills and spectacular scenery. Delight in the exhilaration of rafting down rapids and the magical beauty of the valley.

    • Fruit picking

      Minami Shinshu is a kingdom of fruits. You can savor seasonal fruits throughout the year, such as strawberries in spring, cherries and peach blueberries in summer, and grapes, pears, and apples in autumn.

    • Village of Shimokuri

      In Toyamago, Iida City, a steep slope, 800 to 1,100 meters above sea level overlooks the Southern Alps, dotted with fields and houses. It is known as the Tyrol of Japan. It was chosen as one of the 100 best villages in Japan.

    • Famous cherry blossoms in Minami Shinshu

      Minami Shinshu is home to numerous beautiful cherry trees, including one over 300 years old. With guides called Sakura-mori, you can appreciate blooming the cherry trees for nearly a month.

Flights

Nagoya - Manila

Experience convenience when visiting Central Japan by flying through Chubu Centrair International Airport. Click here for more information on flights to Manila.

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