The Tokai region is in the center of Honshu (Japan's main island) on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and is made up of the four prefectures of Aichi, Gifu, Mie, and Shizuoka. It's an area that's home to Shirakawa-go, a beautiful group of buildings built in the traditional steep-roofed "gassho-zukuri" style of architecture in Gifu; Hida-Takayama, a city that retains traditional modern architecture in Gifu; Ise Jingu in Mie, the highest ranked shrine of all; Nagoya Castle in Aichi, which is famous for its gold shachihoko (a mythical creature) on the roof; and Izu and Atami, popular hot spring regions in Shizuoka. You can also enjoy various cuisine from the region, such as Matsusaka beef, said to be a meat work of art; hitsumabushi, an eel dish; and miso katsu. Gero Onsen, one of Japan's top three hot springs, is relatively gentle so it's a spring that people of all ages can enjoy. A visit is recommended so you can relax and get rid of your travel exhaustion. Please include some of these sights in your travel itinerary.



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  3. 1. Ise Jingu

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  1. 1. Ajiyoshi

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  2. 1. Tamamo

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  1. 1. Aoyagi Uirou of Aoyagi Souhonke (Aichi)

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  2. 1. Guesthouse Tsumugiya

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