Sample Itineraries

Highlights of Japan: Kyoto, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, and Gifu (6 days)

The course covers a broad area from the Kansai region to the Kanto region. You can enjoy the beauty of nature as well as traditional art.

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Enjoy the beauty of ceramics at the traditional pottery "Kobeigama"


The origin of Mino ware ceramics is said to date back 1300 years. Having started in 1804, Kobeigama is the pottery with the most history in all of Tajimi City, the major center of Mino ware production.

Don't miss the museums showcasing Persian ceramics and valuable artifacts, as well as the crafts gallery in which the works of living national treasures 6th-generation Takuo Kato and 7th-generation Kato Kobei are exhibited. You can also enjoy shopping for dishware, local crafts, and the like.

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Name Kobeigama
Address 4-124 Ichinokura-cho, Tajimi City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0572-22-3821
Business Hours 9:00am - 5:00pm (Mondays to Fridays and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month)
10:00am - 5:00pm (Sundays, national holidays, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month)
Days Closed for Business Holidays around the New Year, Obon (around mid-August), and periods when exhibited articles are replaced
Price Adults: 300 yen, University and high school students: 150 yen, Junior high school students and younger: no charge
Access 10-minute taxi ride from JR Tajimi Station

Touring potteries in the sake cup production district of "Ichinokura Oribe Street"

Ichinokura Oribe Street

Along Ichinokura Oribe Street, there are many traditional potteries, including "Kobeigama." At the Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum, you can see sakazuki (thin and delicate cups made for drinking sake) that were produced beween the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century. And next to the museum, at the Kobeigama Sakutokan, you can even try making your very own Mino ware! In addition to all of this, you can really become familiar with the essence of Mino ware by watching live hand-painting at "Kosukegama" or admiring the brilliant Oribe ware assembled at "Gyokuzangama."

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Name Ichinokura Oribe Street
Address Ichinokura-cho, Tajimi City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0572-23-5444 (Tajimi City Tourism Association)
Access 10-minute taxi ride from JR Tajimi Station

Time to acquire the beautiful skin you've always wanted! Enjoy a stroll through the center of the hot spring town in traditional garb and soak in the foot baths scattered all around!

Gero Hot Spring

Gero Hot Spring, considered one of the three most famous hot springs in all of Japan, is particularly famous for the incredibly smooth quality of the water, which in turn makes the skin of those who soak in it just as smooth! This "water of beauties" attracts people from all over the world, and once they experience the water of Gero, they find it difficult to settle for anything else! The foot baths scattered throughout town make taking a stroll a pleasure, as you can soak in hot spring water virtually anytime and anywhere.

The Gero Hot Spring Gassho Village, located close to the hot spring town, recreates a gassho-zukuri (style of architecture in which the house roofs look like hands clasped in prayer) village. Here, you can experience traditional Japanese culture by painting ceramics, making Japanese handmade paper, and other hands-on activities. At the Shirasagi-za Theater, you can watch a beautiful "Shadow play" that depicts Japan's different seasons and that makes you nostalgic about the Japan of the past.

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Name Gero Hot Spring
Address Gero City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0576-25-2541 (Gero-Spa Tourist Association)
Access In the immediate vicinity of JR Gero Station

Stay at Gero Hot Spring