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Explore the Heart of Japan

Aichi, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures have beautiful views and rich history — all hidden in plain sight! Dig deeper into the "real" Japan through exploring these fascinating areas.

Where to go for a Tea Ceremony?

From the old merchants house from the Nineteenth Century, to an experience linking tea with Samurai and Geisha, here is a selection of some unique places for a Tea Ceremony, a quintessential Kyoto experience.

Oni Fest on Mt. Yoshino, Nara

Embrace your demons on Yoshinoyama! The locals of this mountain welcome oni (demons) into their houses and inns ever since mountain wizard En no Gyoja tamed a demon couple 1,300 years ago. Want to know more about the local legend and shake hands with the oni, then visit Yoshinoyama for Setsubun, the beginning of spring!