Cycling and History in the Kunisaki Peninsula (1N2D)
An invigorating cycle on a route taking in the splendid scenery of the Yabakei Gorge area; the vibes of Japan from decades ago in a retro district and a guided insight into a unique fusion of Buddhism and Shinto found on the island of Kyushu.
Katsuura Fishing and a Stroll Around Otaki Castle (1N2D)
Within reach of the Tokyo area, Katsuura City is known for its fresh seafood and vegetable market. It is one of Japan’s Great Morning Markets. The ports of Katsuura are famous for their big hauls of katsuo, a kind of skipjack tuna. This fish along with the local favorite called kinmedai (sometimes translated as Splendid alfonsino) are caught and brought to port every day by the local fishermen.
Those with a keen interest in fishing will enjoy a visit to Katsuura.
Noren Kaido Shop Fronts & Vivid Red Village (1N2D)
The town of Fukiya in Okayama Prefecture prospered thanks to the copper mines in the area. It became a key center of production of a vermillion pigment called bengara. Fukiya has a very striking appearance because the buildings are all painted in this Bengal shade of red. This trip also takes in an incredible castle situated high in the hills and a charming town where each shopfront is adorned with a traditional noren-style curtain.
Ninja Experience with Martial Arts Actor at Himeji Castle
An actor who appeared in the Power Rangers TV show and historical dramas will teach you how to act like a Ninja using weapons like the Shuriken star-shaped flying-blade and Katana (Japanese swords).
At the beginning of this activity, you will get your own Ninja name! From children to adults, everyone can enjoy this plan at Himeji Castle.