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As Japan gets many overseas visitors, there are several rail passes available specifically for foreign tourists. These passes can save you up to 50% compared to regular train tickets, so there is no downside if you use them wisely. In this article, we will introduce you the “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass” sold by JR Central and JR West.

Visit Areas including Ise and the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo with the New “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass”!

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As Japan gets many overseas visitors, there are several rail passes available specifically for foreign tourists. These passes can save you up to 50% compared to regular train tickets, so there is no downside if you use them wisely. In this article, we will introduce you the “Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass” sold by JR Central and JR West.

One of the Three Great Waterfalls of Japan, Nachi Falls is 13 meters wide and 133 meters tall, and it boasts the largest uninterrupted drop for waterfalls in Japan.
Nachi Falls is the shintai, or Shinto object of worship, for Hiro Shrine, an auxiliary shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha. Since long ago, Nachi Falls have been considered an object of natural worship. It has been said that being splashed by the waterfalls grants benefits.
In 2004, Nachi Falls was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.”

Nachi Falls

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One of the Three Great Waterfalls of Japan, Nachi Falls is 13 meters wide and 133 meters tall, and it boasts the largest uninterrupted drop for waterfalls in Japan.
Nachi Falls is the shintai, or Shinto object of worship, for Hiro Shrine, an auxiliary shrine of Kumano Nachi Taisha. Since long ago, Nachi Falls have been considered an object of natural worship. It has been said that being splashed by the waterfalls grants benefits.
In 2004, Nachi Falls was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.”

he Tokyo Monorail is the most efficient way to get from Haneda Airport to the Tokyo city center. You have 13 minutes to enjoy the panoramic view from the windows of its above-street-level track as you make your way to Hamamatsucho Station (to transfer to the JR Yamanote Line). Once again in collaboration with Tokyo Monorail, we’d like to introduce you to a rather wonderful spot: The National Museum of Western Art, which was just recently registered as a World Heritage Site in July 2016.

See the sights like a pro with the Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket!

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he Tokyo Monorail is the most efficient way to get from Haneda Airport to the Tokyo city center. You have 13 minutes to enjoy the panoramic view from the windows of its above-street-level track as you make your way to Hamamatsucho Station (to transfer to the JR Yamanote Line). Once again in collaboration with Tokyo Monorail, we’d like to introduce you to a rather wonderful spot: The National Museum of Western Art, which was just recently registered as a World Heritage Site in July 2016.

Gokayama is located in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, and is home to two gassho-zukuri settlements, Ainokura and Suganuma.
“Gassho-zukuri” is the name of a historically valuable and unique type of architecture with pitched roofs that are similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer. Gassho-zukuri settlements can only be found in these snowy and mountainous areas. The Gokayama Settlement and Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.

See Remnants of Japan’s History Through Gassho-Zukuri Architecture at the World Heritage Site of Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture

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Gokayama is located in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, and is home to two gassho-zukuri settlements, Ainokura and Suganuma.
“Gassho-zukuri” is the name of a historically valuable and unique type of architecture with pitched roofs that are similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer. Gassho-zukuri settlements can only be found in these snowy and mountainous areas. The Gokayama Settlement and Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.