ANA Traveler’s: Going Further into Unseen Japan, the Fascination of Travel Never Ends
~ Sales of “Let’s Travel in Japan! High-Quality Journeys VOL.10” commence! ~
ANA X Inc. (Representative Director and President: Shinichi Inoue, headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) today began sales of Let’s Travel in Japan! High-Quality Journeys VOL.10, a magazine about domestic travel. We are offering a total of 15 itineraries: six itineraries for “travel with a seasonal feeling” featuring scenery which can only be seen now, rare vehicles and foods, and experiences, which enable customers to satisfy their curiosity, and nine itineraries for “travel for enjoying hotels in a relaxed way” featuring stays in high-quality accommodation.
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(i) Customers can enjoy the scenery in the four seasons which can only be seen now and which people want to see precisely because it can only be seen now, and the food that is only available in those areas, etc. Chartered buses and tourist taxis are provided for the travel. A maximum of 20 people ride in one chartered bus, and one group of customers must ride in each tourist taxi, so customers can have a relaxing time even on long journeys. Furthermore, the walking time is stated for each tourist site, so please apply in accordance with the purpose of your trip.
(ii) In addition to the ANA Care Promise and the ANA Traveler’s Peace of Mind Promise, we are implementing COVID-19 infection prevention measures for traveling from place to place, tourist activities, and staying in accommodation during travel, so please participate with peace of mind. For example, during tourist activities we take thorough measures to ensure that groups of ten people or fewer go on tours at different times, there are four people or fewer at one table in dining establishments, and food is not consumed on the buses. (Note 1)
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[NEW] Relaxing trip to Iriomote and Ishigaki surrounded by the great outdoors, 4 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Kansai)
Departure dates: September 13 and October 17
Customers can enjoy Funauki, a treasure house of the great outdoors located on the west side of Iriomote Island which can only be reached by boat. Furthermore, you can travel from Iriomote Island to Yubu Island to have the valuable experience of crossing the sea gently rocked in a water buffalo-drawn cart while feeling the sea breeze. It is an itinerary that enables you to fully enjoy this small island entirely covered by semitropical plants.
[NEW] Trip to Aichi and Gifu to enjoy extant Tenshukaku castle towers and the traditional Nagara River Cormorant Fishing, 3 days (departing New Chitose, departing Fukuoka)
Departure dates: Every month of July 1 to September 30 to Saturday * Excluding July 13, July 20 and September 21
We present castles associated with the three warlords from Nagoya – Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu – with a tourist vehicle hire limited to one group per day. It is a charter, so customers can travel from place to place in a relaxed and comfortable manner, and enjoy tourism in a private space. On the evening of the first day, customers can view cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, a 1,300-year-old tradition.
[NEW] A special tour for a special occasion: The capital for 1,000 years and summer shubatsu [a cleansing ritual performed by sprinkling salt] ~ Belief and emotion ~ Kyoto, 3 days (departing New Chitose, departing Haneda)
Departure dates: August 19, 22, 26 and 29, September 2, 5, 9 and 12
This is an ANA Traveler’s special tour in collaboration with the Kyoto City Tourism Association. We present the notable sites in Kyoto which are still not well known, together with history, nature, gourmet food and experiences. On the first day, customers will stroll around listening to the explanations of a specialist guide and encountering history as a Gion district walk (the sacred boundary of a charm against evil). Furthermore, you can fully enjoy the flavors unique to Kyoto, for example yuba [tofu skin] and kawadoko [dining outdoors on temporary platforms built over flowing water].
[NEW] Shikoku’s two large and famous castles and the Shikoku Karst tablelands: a drive with stunning views in Kochi and Ehime, 3 days (departing Haneda)
Departure dates: August 1, 22 and 29, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
We will guide customers around the historical Kochi Castle and Matsuyama Castle, which are said to have two of the “12 extant Tenshu [castle keeps].” On the second day, we will guide customers to the grand natural spectacle of the Shikoku Karst which stretches approximately 25km east to west. This is also called Japan’s Switzerland, and you can enjoy the large panorama spread out from a height above sea level of 1,000m to the highlands at 1,485m.
Tomamu, Furano, Yubari and Shikaribetsu, a trip around notable sites for autumn leaves in Autumnal Hokkaido, 3 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Osaka)
Departure dates: October 5, 7, 12 and 13
We will guide customers to notable sites for autumn leaves such as the only natural lake in Daisetsuzan National Park, Lake Shikaribetsu, and Takinoue Park, and to spots which have an appearance that is unique to autumn. Blue Pond, a popular spot visited by many tourists, is normally a pond that looks blue, but only in the autumn leaves season the trees colored by the autumn leaves are reflected on the surface of the water and the surface of the water becomes shiny and golden. While touring around these notable sites for autumn leaves which can only be seen in this season, customers can experience and enjoy the grand natural spectacle of Hokkaido.
Trekking to enjoy the majestic nature of Aso and visiting Kumamoto Castle in Kurokawa and Kumamoto, 3 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Itami)
Departure dates: August 23 to 25, August 30 to September 1, September 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15
Customers can stroll around Higotai Park in Aso, enjoying the prairie and seasonal flowers. Furthermore, customers can walk the Kishimadake mountain climbing route where they can catch glimpses of the Ariake Sea and the Fugen-dake mountain peak. On the third day, customers visit Kumamoto Castle, where a guide gives explanations as they are shown into the reconstructed Tenshukaku castle tower, which has been opened to the public for the first time in five years. It is an itinerary in which customers can enjoy the majestic nature of Aso and engrave in their hearts the Kumamoto of today.
The itineraries for “travel for enjoying hotels in a relaxed way” under which the customers stay in high-quality hotel-type accommodations are plans that include round trip air tickets and stays in high-quality hotels and ryokans. We provide a total of nine itineraries in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai, Chugoku, Kyushu and Okinawa, and depending on the itinerary a welcome taxi, or a tourist taxi as an up-graded plan (for an additional charge) is offered (excludes some itineraries). Please enjoy a more elegant and luxurious time than in your daily life.
How to book: Through the ANA website or the ANA Traveler’s Domestic Tour Services Desk: 0570-022-860
Notes: The place of departure differs depending on the itinerary. Please browse the details of each itinerary at the site below.
Going forward, ANA Traveler’s will continue to provide close support to its customers, further enhance the “reliable quality offering peace of mind” it has cultivated to date, and offer products and services which have value for its customers.
(Note 1) We provide the PCR test optional plan as COVID-19 infection prevention measures.
Inquiries from media organizations, etc.: General Administration and Public Relations Team, General Administration and Personnel Division, ANA X Inc.: 050-3815-5051