～Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu～
Nikko Toshogu shrine is decorated with luxurious sculpture and vivid colors.
It was built by the topflight architects and craftsmen of all Japan at a huge cost .
Wonderful technology of arts and crafts can be seen in 'Nemuri-neko(sleeping cat)' which symbolizes peace, 'Naki-ryu(crying dragon)' on the ceiling which cries when you clap your hands, etc.
(about 2-hour drive)
～The factory which has contributed greatly
to the industrial innovation of silk～
Tomioka Silk Mill was built by the French in 1872.
It was one of the largest silk mill in the world at that time.
The buildings including reeling plants constructed with timber frames and bricks are still left in good condition.
It was registered as the world heritage in June, 2014.
(about 2.5-hour drive)
～Widely known as a symbol of Japan～
Mt. Fuji(3,776m) is the highest mountain in Japan.
It is called "Fujisan" in Japanese.
Fujisan spreads out over the Japanese country side and its beautiful scenery can be seen from far away.
Fujisan has been the subject of various works over the centuries.
The abundant nature and the beautiful scenery has been related with culture, belief, and sense of beauty for Japanese.
(about 3-hour drive)