MAY 2021 (vol. 163)
RESORT PLACES with Magnificent Views in Japan
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May 2021 (VOL. 163)
with Magnificent Views in Japan
There are many attractive resort places in Japan. Whether you want to refresh yourself in the great outdoors, or relax on the beach or in an onsen, away from your daily life, a wealth of excitement awaits you in places all over Japan.
Located nearly in the center of Hokkaido, Furano is famous as a place where movies and dramas are filmed. The beautiful hills and wonderful rural landscape create a gorgeous view.
A variety of food and drink is available, including lavender soft-serve ice cream!
The view of the hill, entirely covered with purple lavender plants like a carpet from late June to early August, is simply overwhelming. At the expansive farm, visitors can also see many other different types of pleasing-to-the-eye flowers.
This small village in the forest was created by So Kuramoto, a famous screenwriter who is best known for the drama “Kita no Kuni Kara.” Along the walking path, there are 15 triangular-roofed log houses, each selling unique nature-themed crafts that feature Furano.
Although Hakuba is famous as a ski resort, new places that can be enjoyed in seasons without snow are opening one after another. Feel the comfortable breeze of the highland and refresh yourself.
Hakuba Mountain Harbor
A sky terrace with a gorgeous panoramic view of Northern Alps (the Hida Mountains) from an altitude of 1,289 meters. The cafe at the terrace, “THE CITY BAKERY,” offers various dishes, such as sandwiches with local ingredients.
Gigantic swing “Yoo-Hoo! SWING” makes you feel like you are about to dive into the gorgeous view.
Hakuba Mountain Beach
Although a “beach resort on the mountain” may sound strange, the relaxing space with hammocks and beach chairs is basically a beach resort in style. From an altitude of 1,400 meters, you can get a panoramic view of Yatsugatake and Mount Asama, which are as far as 100 km away.
Try a rare gondola-shaped sauna!
Glamping Snow Peak Field Suite Hakuba Kitaone Kogen
How about having a glamping experience offered by Snow Peak, an outdoor product manufacturer? In a private space, which is limited to eight groups per day, you can fully enjoy the grand nature of Hakuba.
This island, beloved by surfers from all over the world, can be reached in about two and a half hours by high-speed jet ferry from Tokyo’s Takeshiba Pier. With its high water visibility, you can also encounter various kinds of fish while diving.
One of Niijima’s famous surfing spots. The beautiful contrast between the white building that is referred to as the “Main Gate” and the blue ocean brings additional excitement to your extraordinary experience on this island.
It is recommended to rent a bicycle to go around the island!
This major resort area is a popular place to enjoy the ocean, onsen, and local food. Once one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Japan, its popularity is perhaps in part because of its accessibility from Tokyo—Atami is only about a 50-minute Shinkansen ride from Tokyo Station.
MOA Museum of Art
This is an art museum with an ocean view, where you can enjoy various art works, including Japanese art. After taking a lengthy escalator from the entrance, you can immediately dive into the world of art.
Just 30 minutes by ship from Atami Port, this casually-accessible isolated island will add more excitement to your resort experience. The warm, clear ocean has colorful fish and is also popular as a diving and snorkeling destination.
Glamping PICA Hatsushima
Relax in a hammock surrounded by sub-tropical trees and flowers, and you can quickly feel an extraordinary exotic atmosphere of a tropical place. This resort place is fully equipped with air conditioning, offering a comfortable place throughout the year. You can enjoy fun activities, where you can be very active, as well as bathhouses using mineral rich water from the sea.
Okinawa is one of Japan’s representative resort places, attracting many travelers from overseas. It attracts people not only with its warm weather and beautiful oceans but also unique culture and history different from those on the main islands.
This road connects four islands, and starts from Yokatsu Peninsula in Uruma City, located in the middle part of Okinawa. Driving while gazing at the emerald-blue ocean on both sides is an amazing feeling.
Hoshino Resorts Banta Café
One of the biggest cafes of Japan is now open in the middle part of Okinawa. You can choose one of four areas with different tastes to spend your time in a way that suits your fancy.
There are lots to choose from the colorful menu with a tropical flavor!
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