Sapporo / Hakodate / Asahikawa / Obihiro / Kushiro / Rishiri / Okushiri / Abashiri
Japan’s northernmost island and an outdoor lover’s paradise
Kakunodate / Tazawa / Nyuto Onsen
Relax among mountains and lakes in summer, or be dazzled by the winter snow while enjoying unique, northern cuisine.
Morioka / Hiraizumi / Tono
Stunning in all four seasons, Iwate is full of opportunities to enjoy great food and festivals, as well as magnificent scenery.
Yamagata Prefecture / Fukushima Prefecture / Aomori Prefecture
Sceneries, history, cuisine, skiing and hiking... enjoy a trip that will rejuvenate your soul.
Sado-ga-shima / Naeba / Myoko Kogen / Echigo-yuzawa-Onsen
The land of snow, hot springs and fine sake
Narita / Tokyo Disneyland
The gateway to Japan. Packed with great spots for sightseeing where are easily accessible from the capital.
Shinjuku / Akihabara / Asakusa
Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis
Nagoya / Inuyama / Seto / Nishio /
Toyota / Tokoname / Himaka Island /
Toyokawa / Okazaki
The center of Japanese technology that has prospered as a manufacturing base since ancient times.
Kii Peninsula / Ise
Most sacred shrine, Excellent pearls, and Samurai theme park. Touch the tradition and history.
Arashiyama / Gion / Kurama
The traditional and cultural heart of Japan
Umeda / Namba / Shin-Sekai
One of Japan’s major cities and home of good eating
Fukui / Katsuyama / Obama / Tsuruga / Awara
Sample seafood delicacies such as Echizen crab and puffer fish, as you soak yourself in the history of Fukui’s many heritage sites.
Kobe / Toyooka / Himeji / Kinosaki
Enjoy tradition, modernity, sightseeing spots and culinary delights
Shimane Prefecture / Tottori Prefecture
Iya Valley / Tsurugi-san
Hidden springs and fantastic scenery amid pristine natural surroundings.
Shimanto City / Ashizuri-misaki
Combining unspoiled natural beauty with a tropical climate
Miyajima / Iwakuni / Tomo-no-ura / Onomichi
Steeped in history and a symbol of peace the world over
Uwajima / Matsuyama / Ishizuchi-san
Fresh fruit and fish. Tour some of the castle, explore the history.
Fukuoka / Dazaifu
Many sights to see and delicious cuisine. Fukuoka leaves you satisfied every time.
Karatsu / Imari / Arita
Experience breath-taking natural scenery and traditional crafts. A trip with delighting surprises around every corner.
Kumamoto / Aso-san / Kurokawa-Onsen
Surround yourself with nature and taste gourmet flavors you will find nowhere else.
Kirisima-Yaku National Park / Satsuma Peninsula / Amami Islands
The home of historic heroes and a living volcanic landscape. Toast with delicious shochu and sample the unique Kagoshima cuisine.
Osumi Island / Miyako Island / Yaeyama Islands
Japan’s tropical side offering a unique culture and history
Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Hagi / Shimonoseki / Mine / Ube / Hofu / Yanai
Westernmost end of Japan's main island, Honshu. Walk through the history with great food, sake and lots of superb views.
From Huis Ten Bosch to cruises and aquariums, as well as a wealth of picturesque natural scenery, Nagasaki has many sightseeing spots to delight both young and old!
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort(About 3 hours required, including lunch)
This resort park is the gateway to the Kujuku Islands in Saikai National Park. It serves as a base for a myriad of experiences in this marine wonderland, including cruises around the islands, and sea excursions by sailboat or kayak. The resort features facilities such as the Umi Kirara Kujukushima Aquarium, as well as shops and restaurants, providing plenty of fun for the whole family.
The dolphin shows at the Umi Kirara Kujukushima Aquarium will blow you away! Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort (Umi Kirara Aquarium)
You can also try shelling pearl oysters, and take home the pearls you find (fee required)
Huis Ten Bosch(A half day to a day required)
This accommodation-style resort sits next to the scenic Omura Bay, and its spacious grounds feature various flowers that bloom from season to season. The canal that flows through the stately brick cityscape there is sure to soothe the soul and calm the mind. Inside you will find restaurants, shops, and amusement facilities, as well as hotels and art galleries, providing everything you need to enjoy resort life to the fullest.
The awe-inspiring 13 million lights make this the world's biggest illuminated display. Try the new "Bungee Jump of Light "attraction, where you dive into a sea of lights.
Matsuura Historical Museum (tea ceremony experience)(About 1 hour required)
A residence built in 1893 that was home to the Matsuura clan, lords of the Hirado Domain. It now houses a historical museum. You can experience the tea ceremony at Kanun-tei on the residence grounds.
Visitors can try on armor or "uchikake" formal overgarments free of charge. This is the perfect opportunity to take a photo to commemorate your visit.
St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado(About 15 minutes required)
This church in the downtown area has come to symbolize Hirado. One of the most iconic sights in the city, the view of St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church interspersed with the surrounding temples blends West and East into one, giving a sense of Hirado's history as a place influenced by interaction with foreign lands.
Don't miss out on trying the high-grade, tender, and sweet-tasting Hirado Beef!
Kawachi Pass(About 30 minutes required)
This vast grassland stretches out over around 30 hectares. In spring, the Hirado azaleas are a sight to behold, while in summer the flourishing grassland looks like a sea of green. In fall, Japanese pampas grass carpets the land. This Hirado mainstay is a spot that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
You can see fantastic scenery here all year round. The best times to go are during the verdant spring and summer, or in fall when the Japanese pampas grass is in full effect.
Provided by Masayuki Nakashima
Nagasaki Regional Office
JAL Japan Explorer Pass is a simple and low cost fare for travelers wishing to explore the unique culture and feel of local Japan. The fare can be used to access over 30 cities across JAL’s domestic network.