ANA Traveler’s: Going Further into Unseen Japan, the Fascination of Travel Never Ends! ~ Let’s Travel in Japan! High-Quality Journeys VOL. 12 ~
ANA X Inc. (President and CEO: Shinichi Inoue, headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) began sales of Let’s Travel in Japan! High-Quality Journeys VOL.12, a magazine about domestic travel, on Tuesday, December 7 at 14:00. For this volume, 16 of the 21 courses have been newly established. We have prepared six itineraries for “travel with a seasonal feeling” to satisfy your curiosity for scenery that can only be seen in certain time periods, rare vehicles and food, and experiences, as well as 15 itineraries for “travel for enjoying hotels in a relaxed way” featuring stays in high-quality accommodations.
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(i) Customers can enjoy the must-see scenery of the four seasons which can only be glimpsed in certain time periods. They can also enjoy food, experiences, and more that are only available in those areas. Tourist taxis are available for transportation. One group of customers rides 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) We are implementing COVID-19 infection prevention measures for traveling from place to place, tourist activities, and staying in accommodations during travel, so please participate with peace of mind.
In addition to the ANA Care Promise and the ANA Traveler’s Peace of Mind Promise, we take thorough measures including ensuring that groups of ten people or fewer go on tours at different times, and that there are four people or fewer at one table in dining establishments (see Note 1).
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◆[NEW] Trip around places related to world-class sculptor Masayuki Nagare and Setouchi art, 3 days (departing Haneda)
Departure dates: March 17, 18, 19, and 25 in 2022
This will be a trip related to the works of a world-renowned artist and modern art. On the first day, we will visit the Nagare Studio (Nagare Masayuki Museum), the former residence and production base of world-class sculptor Masayuki Nagare which has been opened to the public as a museum. The museum displays about 400 of Nagare’s works, and is an indispensable place to discuss his creative activities built on a background of philosophy and aesthetics. On the second and third days, we will move to Teshima, Inujima, and Naoshima islands, where we will enjoy explanations by Benesse Art Site Naoshima staff guides.
◆[NEW] Hokkaido in Winter: Eastern Hokkaido where you can feel magnificent nature, 3 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Osaka, departing Fukuoka)
Departure dates: February 5, 8, 15, 17, and 21 in 2022
We will board the Drift Ice Sightseeing & Icebreaker Ship Aurora, which will break through the ice with the weight of its large hull. You can also experience Shiretoko drift ice walking, in which you walk on the silver sea. Experiencing the power of vast nature, the beautiful colors created by the drift ice, and more are part of the attraction. You can fully enjoy the unique charms of Hokkaido’s winter season by touring the superb scenery that can only be seen at this time of year.
◆[NEW] Romantic trip to Southern Okinawa to pursue Ryukyu myths and history, 3 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Osaka, departing Fukuoka)
Departure dates: February 6 and 20, March 6 and 13 in 2022
This itinerary will tour World Cultural Heritage sites and the “Agari Umai,” a pilgrimage route to sacred sites in the Ryukyu Kingdom era. Enjoy traditional performing arts passed down since long ago as well as Ryukyuan cuisine at Mie, a Ryukyuan restaurant that has inherited history and tradition.
◆[NEW] Aichi, where you will taste seasonal blowfish at Himaka Island, 2 days (departing New Chitose, departing Fukuoka)
Departure dates: January 5-31, 2022 (except January 17)
Himaka Island is referred to as the closest island to Nagoya, and is also known as “Takonoshima, Fugunoshima” due to its specialties of octopus and fugu blowfish. For lunch on the second day, you will savor a sumptuous meal featuring fugu, a seasonal delicacy only available in this time period.
◆[NEW] Fully enjoy southern Kyushu in spring! Kagoshima and Miyazaki, 3 days (departing Haneda, departing Chubu International, departing Itami)
Departure dates: Friday through Monday, February 18 – March 28, 2022
Spring arrives slightly early in southern Kyushu compared to the rest of the country. This itinerary features three days of highlights to experience nature and history. Enjoy lunch and visiting a field of pots of black vinegar made from unpolished rice at Kakuida, Japan’s first black vinegar restaurant.
◆[NEW] Japan’s three great morning markets: Takayama’s morning markets, Wajima’s morning market, and other must-visit tourist spots in Hokuriku, 3 days (departing from Haneda)
Departure dates: Daily departures from January 5-31, 2022 (except January 10 and 24)
This jam-packed itinerary includes Wajima and Takayama, said to hold the top three morning markets in Japan, as well as Shirakawa-go and other major sightseeing spots in Hokuriku that you must visit at least once. A travel guide well-versed in the area will guide you by car, so you can enjoy your visit in a safe and leisurely fashion.
The itineraries for “travel for enjoying hotels in a relaxed way” are plans that include return air tickets and stays in high-quality hotels and ryokans. We have prepared a total of 15 itineraries in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kanto, Tokai, Kansai, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. Depending on the itinerary a welcome taxi, or a tourist taxi as an upgraded plan (for an additional charge) is offered (excludes some itineraries). Enjoy a more elegant and luxurious time than usual.
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 a COVID-19 infection prevention measure.
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