From the Northernmost part to the far South, discover a different side of Japan with these two hidden gems. Consistently highlighted as the top must-see places to discover in Japan, travellers will be in awe of the stunning mountainscapes of Hokkaido and the incredible culture of Okinawa.
The perfect hidden getaway on the island of longevity
Where is it? Part of the Okinawa region, Ishigaki is located in the far South of Japan in the East China Sea, not far from Taiwan.
Why go there? TripAdvisor elected the island of Ishigaki as the No.1 spot in the list of destinations on the rise for 2018. With incredible Okinawan culture, traditional sanshin music, crystal-clear water and stunning white sand beaches, it is the perfect place to explore! Discover the secret to longevity of the Okinawans, the longest living people on earth, and dive into this world-class protected Marine Park.
Why will you love it? Escaping to this untouched Japanese island gem will inspire the whole family. Between many options for water activities, healthy Okinawan cuisine, and fun Kids Clubs for children aged 2 years to 17 years – you’ll return home feeling renewed.
How to get there? Fly to Tokyo, catch a 2.5 hours connecting flight to Ishigaki Airport and arrive at destination with a Club Med transfer.
“I can’t believe just how gorgeous it is and the water is so, so clear and perfect temperature!!” @MumPackTravel
A stunning summer escape in the Japanese mountains
Where is it? Located in the Northernmost of Japan’s main islands, the Hokkaido region is known for its delicious gastronomy, unique countryside landscapes and nature adventures!
Why go there? Fresh flowers, pure air and incredible mountainscapes – the Hokkaido region truly shines in summer with the mildest climate of all of Japan. The flower fields themselves are truly impressive with lavender, poppies and more (usually blossoming in July).
Why will you love it? Sprawled across 358 acres around Tomamu Mount, there is boundless space for you to explore. Fresh seafood, premium Wagyu beef, and award-winning locally brewed spirits make this more than a destination, but a culinary journey to enjoy. From breath-taking mountain views from the Unkai Terrace to nature hiking and horseback riding, and to riding Japan’s largest indoor wave pool at nearby Hoshino Resort, you’ll experience summer excitement at its best in Japan’s Hokkaido region!
How to get there? Fly to Tokyo, catch a 2 hour connecting flight to Chitose Airport or Obihiro Airport and arrive at destination with a Club Med transfer.