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After walking in the city in Tokyo…

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Let’s enjoy the atmosphere of a big modern city Tokyo and good old days in Edo period.

Take Odakyu line’s special express train called “Romance car”…

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Head to Hakone Yumoto hot springs (Hakone-cho, Kanagawa-prefecure).

Hakone Yumoto Onsen (hot spring) takes about 1.5 hours by Odakyu Romance Car from Tokyo (Odakyu Shinjuku Station) is the closest onsen we can enjoy from the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

After walking around Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture)…

In the large city of Nagoya there are many sightseeing opportunities such as Nagoya Station, the busy streets of Sakae, Nagoya Castle, Shikemichi, and Horikawa…

By riding Wide View Hida by JR Tokai…

To Gero Onsen in Gero City, Gifu Prefecture.

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Gero onsen can be reached from Nagoya (JR Tokai ・Nagoya Station) by riding the wide-view Hida edition train which takes about an hour and half. It was formerly at the center of the Kansai region in a valley and this famous hot-spring area is often visited by many guests.

If you are strolling along the street, trying food at various restaurants in Osaka…

New and old coexists in Osaka. It may be difficult to understand the greatness of Osaka in a short stay, but let’s try to to tour Osaka using our time effectively.

JR Western Japan ・ On the Kuroshio train…

Let’s go to Shirahama hot springs (Wakayama Prefecture, Shirahama City).

The Kuroshio express train will take you to Shirahama Onsen from Osaka (JRWest Japan/ Tennoji Station) in 2 hours. Shirahama is known as a nearby resort spot and many people not only from Osaka but also from the wide Kansai area visit.

After exploring Hiroshima…

Take a walk in the peace memorial city, Hiroshima and think about what peace is, and then enjoy okonomiyaki, fresh seafood of Seto Inland Sea and the local sake of Hiroshima.

Take the Ishizaki-kisen / super jet…

Head off to Dogo Onsen (Ehime Prefecture Matsuyama city).

It takes about 1 hour from Hiroshima harbor (Ujina) by superjet to arrive in Matsuyama sightseeing harbor. You can go to Dougo Onsen from here by bus.
The boat travel with the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea is comforting and you will arrive at Matsuyama all too soon.

Walking around Fukuoka…

Fukuoka is divided between the Fukuoka area, where Fukuoka castle is, and the Hakata area, with Nakasu and Kawabata. Enjoy Fukuoka city, which is a mix of quaint old city and modern city, and seafood from Genkai Nada.

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By JR Kyushu Sonic Train…

To Beppu Onsen (Ooita prefecture)

From Fukuoka (JR Kyushu・Hakata Station) on the Sonic train it takes about two hours to arrive in Beppu. You can ask anyone which place represents hot springs in Japan but they should answer with the famous hot spring area of Beppu. Among the hot springs, a highlight of Beppu tourism are the calderas.

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