Nature

Enjoy natural splendors only a short train ride from any Japanese city, and get an up-close-and-personal look at vast mountains ranges, sparkling lakes, lush forests, desert sands, and wildlife parks.

The choice is yours

Choose a direction below to craft your own Japanese experience!

Under the magnificent cherry blossoms
Japan boasts hundreds of varieties of cherry trees, in an exquisite array of whites and pinks. The sakura blossoms sweep the country from South to North over a three-month period from February to May. Discover the breathtaking displays of Sakura at thousands of urban and rural sites around the country.
Lakes
&
rivers
Experience Japanese life at its source - literally and figuratively. Discover how the nation's waterways nurture this land, and in many ways embody the fluidity of Japanese history and culture.
Island life
Open your mind to a different side of Japan on these islands, far from the city, distant from everything back home.
Parks
&
gardens
Originally the domain of Japanese nobility, the glorious and meticulous public and private gardens will remain forever etched in your memory.