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2021.3.26 Art Hiroshima

Visit historic spots in the city center of Hiroshima on foot and learn about the history of peace (Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima)

Why don’t we take a walk in the city center to visit some of the historic places that show us how precious peace is?

2021.3.26 Art Ehime

This is the ultimate soothing trip – feel the sense and the heart of Japan in Uchiko Town and Ozu City in Ehime.

Uchiko Town and Ozu City in Ehime is a region full of townscapes with old streets and houses, as well as Japanese traditions.

2021.3.25

Let’s Go To Setouchi! – A selection of 7 places where you can enjoy exciting activities.

Setouchi is the perfect area for a domestic travel. You can find various activities that make even adults feel playful, as well as scenery which touches your heart. Here is our selection of places where you can fully enjoy Setouchi with your family or friends.

2021.3.25 Cruise Hiroshima

Let’s enjoy a liberating new Setouchi voyage by “SEA SPICA”!

Let’s enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea as well as simple islands during the sightseeing cruise, both on and off the ship.

2021.3.25 Gourmet

Speaking of Setouchi, the must-eat item is seafood! – A selection of 7 spots where you can try fresh seafood.

We will introduce some places recommended by local writers where you can find gourmet fresh seafood!

2021.3.12 Gourmet

A selection of 7 cafes and restaurants in Setouchi with superb scenery and views of the sea.

We have made a careful selection of cafes and restaurants with great views of Setouchi! These are the places which local writers have confided in us and said, “to tell the truth, we don’t want to let you know about these places...!” because they know that they are so nice and cozy.

2021.3.12 Art

Beauty exists in every detailed corner of your eyesight! 8 spots where you can see wonderful views of Setouchi and its beautiful islands.

We have selected a few spots where you can see some beautiful world-class panoramic views, including lots of islands. Please check out the sights on your own, full of magnificent beauty as far as the eye can see!

2021.2.1 Gourmet Ehime

A tranquil garden full of Japanese beauty and a huge carpet of green moss. / Gallery Teahouse Kokemushiro (Seiyo-shi, Ehime)

This is a sacred place of “moss” which exists quietly in the western part of Ehime prefecture. This could be called a tremendous healing space, as it makes you forget about the passing of time. Please come and be embraced with a simple beauty that is typically Japanese.

2020.8.6 Cruise Hiroshima

The last report on the shipbuilding of “SEA SPICA,” the high-speed sightseeing cruiser for island hopping in Setouchi -Vol.5. STU48 members attended the launching ceremony. / West Japan Railway Company 【PR】

“SEA SPICA” is a high-speed sightseeing cruiser, specializing in island hopping in Setouchi, which was launched in summer of 2020! This is our fifth and the final report about “SEA SPICA” accompanied by 2 members of STU48!

2020.5.18 Cruise Hiroshima

A report on the merging of the superstructure and the base of “SEA SPICA,” the high-speed sightseeing cruiser for island hopping in Setouchi Vol.3 by members of STU48 / West Japan Railway Company 【PR】

“SEA SPICA” is a high-speed sightseeing cruiser, specializing in island hopping in Setouchi, which will enter service in summer of 2020! This is our third report about “SEA SPICA,” which introduces us to the shipbuilding – accompanied by 2 members of STU48!

2020.4.15 Art

Visiting the well-known “power spots” where mystical energy flows! This northern drive route visits temples, shrines, and cultural heritage sites in Tottori, Shimane, and Yamaguchi

There are a lot of “power spots” which are thought to be flowing with mystical energy in San’in area, and most of them are related to ancient myths and religious deities. We introduce a road trip plan with must-visit places.

2020.4.15 Art

A continual stream of natural beauty which will make your heart tremble! The eastern drive route covers the best viewing spots in Okayama, Hyogo, and Tokushima

We introduce the eastern driving course in Setouchi where you can see great views of the sea, islands, and mountains - and get a feel for the deep local culture.

2020.4.15

You can use the expressways with a flat-rate toll! Take a “road trip” in San’in, Setouchi, and Shikoku with this good value for tolls on expressways. / San’in-Setouchi-Shikoku Expressway Pass

Have you heard of the service “San'in-Setouchi-Shikoku Expressway Pass (SEP)?” If you use this, you can get a good discount on the expressway toll rates in the San’in, Setouchi, Shikoku areas. Let us show you how to use this service!

2020.4.9 Cruise Hiroshima

A report on the shipbuilding of “SEA SPICA,” the high-speed sightseeing cruiser for island hopping in Setouchi. Vol.2 shows you the “Reversal Procedure” where the ship is turned over. / West Japan Railway Company 【PR】

“SEA SPICA” is a high-speed sightseeing cruiser, specializing in island hopping in Setouchi, which will enter service in summer of 2020! This is our second report about “SEA SPICA,” which introduces us to the shipbuilding – accompanied by 2 members of STU48!

2020.3.16 Cruise Hiroshima

A report on the shipbuilding of “SEA SPICA,” the high-speed sightseeing cruiser for island hopping in Setouchi Vol.1 by members of STU48 / West Japan Railway Company 【PR】

“SEA SPICA” is a high-speed sightseeing cruiser, specializing in island hopping in Setouchi, which will enter service in summer of 2020! Our first report about “SEA SPICA” introduces us to the shipbuilding – accompanied by 2 members of STU48!

2020.3.15 Art

The must-have item is your camera! The western drive route includes photogenic spots in Kagawa, Kochi, Ehime, and Hiroshima

We introduce the westward driving course where you can visit the most photogenic spots, such as Angel Road, Chichibugahama Beach, Monet’s Garden Marmottan, etc.

2019.3.16 Gourmet Hyogo

What a dynamic dish! Let’s combine donburi (a bowl of rice) with Akashi octopus, whose best season is in winter, and a local beer./AKASHI BREWERY (Akashi-shi, Hyogo)

We have found a dynamic octopus dish in Akashi, which is one of the leading areas to catch octopus in Setouchi.

2019.3.16 Gourmet Hyogo

Let’s go and taste the beer which won the Gold medal at “The International Beer Cup.”/AWAJI BEER (Awaji-shima, Hyogo)

“AWAJI BEER,” brewed on Awaji-shima Island, won the Gold medal at “The International Beer Cup 2018.” We visited Awaji Brewery to find out the secret of its good taste.

2019.3.8

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2019.3.3 Gourmet Hyogo

Akashi’s “fish paradise!” If you like fish, then this is the best place to visit. /Uontana Shopping Street (Akashi-shi, Hyogo)

You can get many kinds of fish products from Akashi, such as fresh fish, kamaboko, dried fish, everyday dishes, etc. on “Uontana” Shopping Street!

2018.4.2 Art Okayama

Kibitsu-jinja Shrine – Interview with a Demon

It’s not every day you get to communicate with a demon. But heading out to Kibitsu-jinja Shrine in Okayama Prefecture, that’s exactly what’s on the menu for me and my partner today. But I’m trying to play it cool, reading an old book on the train to Kibi.

2018.3.31 Art Hiroshima

Hiroshima MOCA – Japan’s First Public Museum of Contemporary Art

“Hiroshima has a blank history,” says Akiko Goto, Public Relations Officer at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA). “Because we lost everything from our past in the bombing, we have to look to the future. And what better way to envision that future than through art?”

2018.3.30

Experience the slow life in rustic homes on the mountainside

From ancient times, the Nishi-Awa district was the crossroads of Shikoku Island with its four domains (‘shi’ = four, ‘koku’ = domain). Located in the mountainous heart of Shikoku, anyone travelling between the domains would pass through this area. Today, roads have been cut along the low-lying river valleys.

2018.3.30

The Insider’s Guide to an Experience-filled Trip Through Setouchi

The three-day trip we map out here introduces some of the very best aesthetically, physically, and intellectually rich time-slip experiences to be found anywhere in Japan. From working up a sweat dancing to making noodles, paddling furiously in river rapids, or visiting some of the most exquisite traditional gardens and castles remaining in Japan, this trip has something to put a smile on everyone’s face.

2018.3.30

The Setouchi Western Route With Travel Blogger Kelley Ferro

Blessed with spectacular scenery, the Setouchi region provides the visitor with a range of opportunities both to get physical and to enjoy a relaxing experience of traditional Japan, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

2018.3.30

Setouchi’s Beauty — The Natural Environment and the Art that it has Inspired

The climate of Okayama and Kagawa Prefectures is so gentle that the region truly lives up to the designation “Hare no Kuni,” “The Land of Clear Skies.” Part of the charm of this region lies in the harmony between the gorgeous scenery and tranquil environment of the Seto Inland Sea, and the artistically designed gardens and historical architecture which blends organically with this exquisite environment. For those seeking a more relaxed pace, this itinerary offers a journey around some of the most beautiful areas of Setouchi, allowing you to experience the healing touch of art and nature.

2018.3.30

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido – Close Up and Local in Rural Japan

Cycling is an ideal way to travel the islands and coastlines of the Seto Inland Sea. The Shimanami Kaido route comes with a designated cycling lane and crosses 70 km of islands and bridges. It connects Onomichi on the mainland to Imabari and Shikoku in the south. This itinerary will take you on a journey through some of the finest scenery in the region. Breathe in the fresh sea air, climb on your bicycle, and set off on your voyage of discovery.

2018.3.30

The Setouchi Eastern Route With Travel Blogger Kelley Ferro

The Setouchi region offers products and experiences unavailable even elsewhere in Japan. This itinerary rounds up a number of these in a convenient three-day package. It takes you to Kojima Jeans Street, a unique area focused entirely on high-quality Japanese denim, offers some unmissable sights both natural and historical, immerses you in the culture of the Japanese sword, offers relaxation in inns with a flavor of old Japan, and tempts the taste buds with local specialties such as Kobe beef and Nada sake.

2018.3.28

The Setouchi Central Route With Travel Blogger Kelley Ferro

Join high profile travel blogger Kelley Ferro as she discovers the rich culture, amazing nature, and pure fun awaiting on Shikoku island, the center of Setouchi.

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