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Itinerary

ITINERARY

A seven-day trip across Eastern Japan

Where you can enjoy sightseeing experiences related to the Expo's theme

ITINERARY

A seven-day trip across Eastern Japan

Where you can enjoy sightseeing experiences related to the Expo's theme

ITINERARY

A seven-day trip across Eastern Japan

Where you can enjoy sightseeing experiences related to the Expo's theme

Starting in the Chubu region, experience the traditional, natural, and historical charms of each area—including cherished dancing customs and hiking in Kamikochi’s nationally-acclaimed sceneries. Then, head to Tokyo, and gain new perspectives on the future of science and innovation.

Day 1: Ishidaya ESHIKOTO in Fukui Station. Related to the Expo's theme, "connecting lives."

Enjoy leisure moments of tranquility as you admire panoramic views of the rural landscape. ESHIKOTO's restaurant offers sake tasting experiences and serves nourishing dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The facility also displays numerous traditional crafts and art pieces. Embracing the philosophy that "rice is the source of sake," the facility prioritizes environmental preservation and engages in sustainable sake brewing practices. Through local sake and ingredients, you can experience Fukui's charm, culture, and nature firsthand with all five senses. It is a journey where the warmth of people helps you reconnect with the sanctity of life, inspiring you to forge a path towards the future.

Day 2: Gujo Odori in Gujo City. Related to the Expo's theme, "saving lives." *Limited from mid-July to early September.

Gujō Odori, Japan's longest-running Bon dance, is performed over 30 nights from mid-July to early September. Unlike traditional "watching dances," Gujō Odori is known as a "dancing dance," in which tourists and locals alike join in a circle to dance, fostering a sense of unity. The act of people of all ages and backgrounds dancing together represents the "vibrant energy of life" itself. Through the dance, you can connect with others and uplift each other's spirits. This experience embodies the sub-theme of "saving lives" at the Osaka-Kansai Expo. Dance venues range from the town's castle-lined streets to open squares and even traditional shrine grounds. Why not join us in the dance?

Day 3: Kamikochi trekking. Related to the Expo's theme, "saving lives."

Kamikochi is a representative scenic spot in the Chubu Sangaku National Park, designated as both a "Special Place of Scenic Beauty" and a "Special Natural Monument" by the nation. Walking amidst the landscape enveloped in a mysterious light created by the 3,000-meter mountains and pristine waters, the area becomes a place where you can feel the radiance of life inherent in nature and where lives save each other.

Day 4: Hida Takayama sightseeing

Sanmachi Dori, a narrow street where the old townscape remains, is home to many museums, as well as numerous historical buildings and culture from the Edo Period (1603-1868), including Takayama Jinya and the morning markets. Hida is home to not just an amazing cityscape, but also renowned Hida beef, miso, local sake, and many more things waiting to be discovered!

Day 5: Tobira Onsen Myojinkan. Related to the Expo's theme, "empowering lives."

This legendary inn appears in the Japanese myth "Ama no Iwato" and is said to house three dragon gods who protect visiting gods and people. Near the inn is a spot called Myojindaira, which is a place where gods are said to descend to guard the "hidden door" mentioned in the Iwato legend. Myojindaira is believed to be a place where gods would immerse themselves in warm, healing waters that empower lives, akin to what we now call a wellness experience. Please take a moment to enjoy a wellness retreat in this sacred place of the hidden door.

Day 6: The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (aka Miraikan). Related to the Expo's theme, "saving lives."

This national science museum immerses guests in cutting-edge science and technology. With permanent exhibits themed around space, Earth's environment, life, robotics, and more, along with immersive 3D dome theater screenings, special exhibitions, and events, you can contemplate the future. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation also addresses societal challenges intertwined with science and technology, such as environmental issues and bioethics. Through the power of science and technology, visitors can ponder the importance of solving these challenges and saving lives. Engage in dialogue with science communicators on the exhibition floors and imagine the possibilities of the future while experiencing cutting-edge technology firsthand.

Day 7: From Tokyo, return to your home country.

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