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The Rugby World Cup is on this September / October and thousands of Australians will be heading to Japan for what will be a cultural experience.
With up to eight days between each fixture, rugby fans can use the time to discover Japan’s unique blend of ancient traditions and futuristic cities. And the most convenient way to travel around Japan is by car.
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The Wallabies are taking on the rest of the world in some of Japan’s most exciting cities. To help you enjoy your time between matches, here’s a few ideas on some on the major tourist attractions near each city.
Yoichi Distillery (Hokkaido)
Yoichi is a famous whisky distillery town in Hokkaido. Its Scotch whisky was award by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS). The traditional Scottish distillation procedure has continuously been used in Yoichi, It is possible to have a guided tour around the distillery featured with whisky tasting and various gift shops. The great place for wine and dine.
Nikko, a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, is covered by the majestic nature; Kegon Falls, Chuzenji Lake, Senjogahara Marshland, and many more. It is a fantastic place for trekking. Famous as the spiritual spot in Japan, Nikko Toshogu Shrine is also well-known for its sculptures and drawings of three wise monkeys are pictorial maxims, embodying the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".
Hakone is one of the most famous hot spring areas in Japan close to Yokohama. Travelers can enjoy 20 different hot springs with various detox ingredients. The resorts of the area will allow you to feel the traditions of Japan. Moreover, there are various kinds of museums in Hakone.
Where to Stay - Discover traditional Ryokans
A ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese inn that typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner. Our friends at Times CAR RENTAL suggest these Ryokans:
Nasu Kogen no Yado Sansuikaku (Tochigi Prefecture, Nasu gun)
Okunikko Yu no mori (Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko shi)
Fuji Hongu Sengen Shrine
Fuji Hongu Sengen Shrine, located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, is well known as the sacred shrine of Mt. Fuji. Seeing from Sengen Park, next to the shrine, you will be able to feel typical Japanese sceneries: the Mt. Fuji and 5-story pagoda are the perfect examples of that. Furthermore, there are great sightseeing spots around Mt. Fuji: Fuji-Q High Land and Fuji 5 Lakes. Enjoy the sceneries with Mt. Fuji!
Kumamoto Castle, located in Kumamoto Pref., next to Oita Pref., is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan, which was built more than 400 years ago. The castle was attacked by big earthquakes twice and damaged terribly. Now the most of the parts are reconstructed and the special tour route will be open again on 5 Oct. On the special tour route you can look how to reconstruct the damaged parts of the castle. You can look only this time!
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