Places and activities to open this year in Japan

As the world begins to get vaccinated it is a good time to start dreaming of dreamy destinations in Japan that should not be missed

Japan: Cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji. Freepik photo

When the world starts getting vaccinated it is a good time to start dreaming about dream goals. We take this opportunity to introduce a number of venues and activities that will open this year in Japan and should not be missed once the restrictions are lifted.

A rural refuge in the Tohoku area

2021 marks exactly one decade since the great earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan in the Tohoku area.Michinoku Coastal Trail Is a 1,000-mile route, along Tohoku Beach inaugurated in 2019 as a way to reconnect man to nature, and locals to visitors. The route also symbolizes the recovery and reconstruction of life in the area over the past 10 years. An explanatory leaflet was recently published in English with maps and route suggestions. You can of course walk sections of the route to soak up the rural atmosphere and connect to the area.

Shirataka Former Okuyama House

In the rural town of Shirkata in Yamagata province, a unique hotel will open this spring. The hotel is located in an ancient country house of the Okuima family that was associated with the regional ruler in the 18th century and the Japanese textile art. Guests at this hotel will be surrounded by the architecture and rural atmosphere, fine local food and Japanese art and kimono art.

The diverse Shizuoka

Shizuoka Province is popular with tourists due to its convenient location near Mount Fuji, but the area has much more than the famous mountain. Tea plantations, wasabi farms, some of the finest hot springs, white sand beaches and original castles all make the “Amalfi Coast” area of ​​Japan a real gem. A hotel has recently opened here Fujisan Mishima Tokyu Hotel Here you can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji while bathing in the hot spring sauna. It is also conveniently located for visiting the Shuzenji bamboo groves and temples.

A new picturesque glamping site in Mia County

Mia County is home to the most important and sacred temple in Japan, the Temple of Isa. Here also lived the ninjas of the Iga region. In the secluded and beautiful valley of Uga, an environmental glamping site will open this spring Hygge Circles Ugakei by Nordisk. The design of the entire site is based on circles, and the buildings are built from renewable materials and recycled construction waste. It is a collaboration between Japanese and Danish design features. On site are round wooden huts and a tent area in the woods. Guests will be offered various outdoor activities.

About JNTO
The Japanese Tourism Organization is a public body of the Japanese government, working to promote Japan as a tourist and business destination, with the aim of deepening visitors’ familiarity with Japan’s culture, and strengthening cultural ties between it and the countries of the world.
The JNTO branch in London operates in eight different markets to disseminate information about Japan, advertise and organize tourism exhibitions, develop tours in Japan and more.

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