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Wavering lights and green carpet

Theme of the Scenic Route


After fully enjoying the scenery of the metropolis from Shibuya Scramble Square, a 47 stories-tall new landmark that directly connects to Shibuya Station, head to Heisenji Hakusan Shrine in Fukui. The entire area is covered in beautiful moss, as if someone spread out a green carpet. A trip to enjoy the contrast between the metropolis and nature.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide

Local government official website

Haneda Airportmore

Haneda Airport
The airport serves as an air gateway for Tokyo. The passenger terminal is filled with various commercial facilities, and visitors can command a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay from the rooftop observation deck, so that every one, even those who are not flying, can enjoy the terminal.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area



Shibuya Scramble Squaremore


Shibuya Scramble Square
SHIBUYA SKY was built with three zones: SKY GATE, a transitional space on the 14F–45F; SKY STAGE, an outdoor observation area; and SKY GALLERY, an indoor observation corridor on the 46F. Not only can you see 360 degrees of scenery from 229m above Shibuya, but the observation spaces stimulate intellectual curiosity and foster imagination through a series of experiences.

10 minutes by train (JR)

Tokyo Dome City Spo-Dori!more

Tokyo Dome City Spo-Dori!
Spo-Dori! is an indoor sports facility where you can enjoy bouldering, batting and pitching, and golf. It is a place where anyone can have fun at their own pace, or seriously practice sports.

18 minutes by train (JR)

Hibiya OKUROJImore

Hibiya OKUROJI is a newly built commercial space created through reviving the 300m underpass space between Yurakucho Station and Shimbashi Station, with its characteristic brick archways and a history of over 100 years.
The name "Hibiya OKUROJI" came from the word for "interior" (oku), as it is a little distance from the central area of Hibiya/Ginza, and combining it with the word for "alley" (roji) to convey the hidden atmosphere found under the overpasses.
In addition to the excitement of finding something had by passing adults, OKUROJI also expresses the best-kept secrets of over 100 years of history and deep commitment.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area



Haneda Airport

Komatsu Airport

15 minutes by bus

20 minutes by train (JR)

40 minutes by bus


Tojinbo is a scenic spot where the cliffs continue to be roughly cut by ocean waves.
The spectacular cliffs of Tojinbo extend for about 1 km along the coast of the town of Mikuni.
Called pyroxene andesite columnar joints, the cliffs are said to be geologically rare rocks that are found in only three locations in the world, including Tojinbo, and have been designated a natural monument of Japan.
You can also enjoy the scenery from 55 m above in Tojinbo tower or from a pleasure boat cruise around the cliffs.

40 minutes by bus

20 minutes by train (JR)

60 minutes by train (non-JR lines)

10 minutes by taxi


Heisenji Hakusan Shrinemore


Heisenji Hakusan Shrine
The temple was established as a base for worship by the Buddhist priest Taicho in 717 on the Echizen side of the sacred mountain Hakusan, an ancient object of worship. In the latter half of the Heian period, it became a branch temple of the Hieizan Enryakuji Temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, and although it became the largest religious city in Japan at the height of the Warring States period, the temple was burned to the ground during the uprising of followers of the Osaka Honganji sect of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in 1574. With the Meiji program of separation of Shinto and Buddhism, the temple name of Heisenji was abolished and became Hakusan Jinja (shrine), and is now know as the "moss temple" for its beautiful moss carpet covering the grounds. In addition, Mitarashinoike Pond, where a goddess appeared to lead Taicho to Hakusan, and the giant cedars of Wakamiya Hachimangu that survived the burning of the temple, tell the tale of the bygone days of Hakusan Heisenji Temple.

10 minutes by taxi

30 minutes by train (non-JR lines)

15 minutes by bus

Soto Zen Daihonzan Eiheiji Templemore

Soto Zen Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple
The temple was founded as a Zen training hall in 1244 by Soto Zen founder Dogen Zenji. There are more than 70 large and small buildings on the grounds, and the shichido garan complex of halls connected by corridors is a large building that is indispensable for everyday meditation. The Rurishobokaku museum has a number of treasures on display that include the Fukan zazengi, Dogen Zenji's essay on the practice of Zen, which is a national treasure.
In 2015, the French Michelin Green Guide Japan gave the temple a 2-star rating.

30 minutes by bus

75 minutes by train (JR)

20 minutes by taxi


Mikata Five Lakes Rainbow Linemore

Mikata Five Lakes Rainbow Line
The Mikata Five Lakes are mysterious lakes known for their five different colors. By taking the driving route known as the Rainbow Line, you reach a mountaintop park where you can gaze upon the Mikata Five Lakes. You can use the cable car lift to climb the mountain, and view the Mikata Five Lakes from a stylish cafe terrace.

20 minutes by taxi

35 minutes by train (JR)

JR Tsuruga Station

Tokyo Station

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