Matsumoto is most famous for its namesake castle, the Matsumoto Castle or the Crow Castle. It is also Japan’s oldest, and a National Treasure. This castle town boasts cultural and historic gems, while also being the gateway into the beautiful Japanese Alps.
Kawagoe, Japan’s Little Edo
Kawagoe, also knows as ‘Little Edo’, gives you a glimpse into old Japan. Visit this castle town to explore its clay warehouses and merchant homes, its temples and shrines, traditional Japanese food and natural beauty set amidst a low-rise city.
Eastern Shikoku, Natural Splendours
Welcome to eastern Shikoku, a gorgeous and formidable gift of nature. Whether you visit its modern cities, hike through its outbacks or sail its clear rivers between enchanting gorges, it captures your imagination and excites your spirit. Discover delight!
Kakunodate invites you to discover its historic samurai districts, revel in the beauty of endless cherry blossoms and explore the nearby areas and enjoy the authentic onsen experience. Once a castle town, today, it presents a quiet retreat into nature.
The Adachi Museum of Art
The Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi is an art-lover’s paradise. Richly adorned with the fascinating works of the contemporary Japanese painters, ceramic art and surrounded by a garden beyond compare, it is a must-visit for everyone who enjoys art and beauty.
Maneki-Neko, Japan’s Lucky Cat
Maneki-Neko is a Japanese good luck charm, in the shape of a cute feline. In different colours, symbolising different elements of luck, it is perfect to give to your friends and family as gifts, or as a decorative piece. Bring home some good fortune!