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Japan has four distinctive seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter). Among them, spring is said to be the best season to visit tourist spots because with the right temperature and humidity, even taking a long walk is enjoyable in this season. That said, it is true that spring is definitely a popular time for tourists to visit Japan especially to enjoy cherry blossoms. However, though, May and June are fairly good time to travel because things are calmer and places are less crowded.

Enjoy spring-time Ise and Kumano Kodo with the great-deal “Ise-Kumano- Wakayama Area Tourist Pass”!

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Japan has four distinctive seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter). Among them, spring is said to be the best season to visit tourist spots because with the right temperature and humidity, even taking a long walk is enjoyable in this season. That said, it is true that spring is definitely a popular time for tourists to visit Japan especially to enjoy cherry blossoms. However, though, May and June are fairly good time to travel because things are calmer and places are less crowded.

“Yabusame-shinji,” held at World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine, takes place in early May every year. It is held as both a purification ritual and to ensure that Aoi Matsuri, or “Hollyhock Festival,” which is also held in May, can be carried out safely without problems.
During the event, archers on horseback ride through the forest and shoot at targets. It is said that, if the arrows meet their marks, there will be an abundant harvest of crops that year and wishes will be granted.

Kyoto’s Shimogamo Shrine – “Yabusame-Shinji”

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“Yabusame-shinji,” held at World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine, takes place in early May every year. It is held as both a purification ritual and to ensure that Aoi Matsuri, or “Hollyhock Festival,” which is also held in May, can be carried out safely without problems.
During the event, archers on horseback ride through the forest and shoot at targets. It is said that, if the arrows meet their marks, there will be an abundant harvest of crops that year and wishes will be granted.

If you walk about 10 minutes from the Fujikyuko Line’s Shimoyoshida Station, in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, then climb 398 steps, you will reach Arakurayama Sengen Park, a must-visit location. This is an admission-free park giving where you can enjoy a fine view of Mount Fuji and commanding a panoramic view of Fujiyoshida.

Enjoying a Beautiful View of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture’s Fujiyoshida – Arakurayama Sengen Park

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If you walk about 10 minutes from the Fujikyuko Line’s Shimoyoshida Station, in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, then climb 398 steps, you will reach Arakurayama Sengen Park, a must-visit location. This is an admission-free park giving where you can enjoy a fine view of Mount Fuji and commanding a panoramic view of Fujiyoshida.

As Japan gets many overseas visitors, there are several rail passes available specifically for foreign tourists. These passes can save you up to 50% compared to regular train tickets, so there is no downside if you use them wisely. In this article, we will introduce you the “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass” sold by JR Central and JR West.

Visit Areas including Ise and the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo with the New “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass”!

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As Japan gets many overseas visitors, there are several rail passes available specifically for foreign tourists. These passes can save you up to 50% compared to regular train tickets, so there is no downside if you use them wisely. In this article, we will introduce you the “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass” sold by JR Central and JR West.