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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Shopping

Gotemba City 御殿場

Shopping, safaris, and fun in the shadow of Mt Fuji

At the foot of Mount Fuji lies the city of Gotemba. Home to Japan's most popular outlet shopping mall, a safari park and unmatched views of Mount Fuji, this is the perfect place to explore while you're in the Fuji Area.

How to Get There

Gotemba Station can be easily accessed from Tokyo Station and Shinjuku Station.

A short bus ride from Gotemba Station will take you to Gotemba Premium Outlets and the Fuji Safari Park.

From Tokyo take the JR Tokaido Line to Kozu then the Gotemba Line to Gotemba. Altogether it takes just over two hours. Alternatively, the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku will get you there in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Quick Facts

The Gotemba Premium Outlets has over 200 Japanese and International brand name stores

Fuji Safari Park is one of the largest safari parks in Japan

Due to its elevation, Gotemba is a favorite escape from the summer heat of Tokyo

On safari

Take a short bus ride from Gotemba Station to find yourself in the company of elephants, giraffes, and lions, roaming free in Fuji Safari park. Drive through the park and enjoy watching these animals in action. There is also an area for feeding and playing with animals.

Retail therapy

Gotemba City attracts many visitors who use it as a base to explore Mt Fuji and the five lakes region. However, the most well-known attraction is the Chelsea Premium Outlets shopping zone. Featuring over 200 famous brands from Japan and abroad, serious shoppers may need more than a day to explore the outlet fully. Weekends and holidays are perhaps not the best times to go – it's not unusual for all 5000 parking spaces to be filled.

Relax in the green

A far more peaceful way to pass the time in Gotemba is the Chichibu-no-miya Memorial Park. Once a summer home for the royal family, this park features a 280-year-old house and a number of cherry blossom trees. The house and grounds are open to the public.

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