Whether it is Tama,surrounded in verdant
the expansive blue skies over
the various islands,
or the shorelines
featuring urban seaside scenery, the
nature found in Tokyo,
unlike the normal
vision of Japan’s central city, provides
new appeals previously unavailable.
new projects are being launched to create
participatory entertainment opportunities
with a focus on the nature of Tokyo.
Come and discover new and exciting ways
to enjoy Tokyo.
Whether it is Tama,surrounded in verdant
The appeals of
Located in the west of Tokyo, the Tama area is home to features quite unlike the major city of Tokyo itself, such as mountains, rivers, and streams. The vastness of nature here will help you forget the city bustle, and you will be able to enjoy the changing color of the four seasons.
The appeals of the islands of Tokyo
Tokyo encompasses numerous isolated islands. The appeals of these islands include beautiful starry skies, emerald green seas of the coasts, and untouched virgin forests waiting to entertain visitors. Special worlds await, where you can take an adventure without even leaving Tokyo.
The appeals of the
The high-rise buildings along Tokyo’s waterfront are reflected in the surface of the sea at night, creating special scenes only possible in coastal cities.The wide open spaces caressed by the sea breeze will remind you of a time when Tokyo was known as the city of water.
EXPERIENCENew projects to experience the nature-rich areas of Tokyo are currently in the works. Come and experience a new kind of Tokyo.
※ The following projects will be taking place.
CIRCUS OUTDOOR considers Okutama itself as the world's most beautiful outdoor field and wants to develop glamping enterprises here under its objective of "creating the world's most beautiful outdoor field in a Tokyo forest.” Having organized a limited time event series that often sold out immediately up until now, CIRCUS OUTDOOR is now developing its first ‟permanent” glamping facility. The company also plans to establish a retail area, restaurant, and onsen facility that can even be enjoyed for day trips, all in an area located on a slope with a view of beautiful Lake Okutama. It intends to proactively make use of local resources by creating buildings and wood decks from Tama lumber, offering food prepared with local ingredients and selling local produce.
- Scheduled start time
- March, 2018
NOX Intervillage Co., Ltd.
Based on the idea of glamping in which European aristocrats would bring luxurious equipment to provide comfortable accommodation when they went hunting in Africa, glamping has developed into a full-scale activity. Under the brand name of "CIRCUS OUTDOOR," this company has been holding glamping events for several days in areas all around Japan. As Japan’s only mobile glamping group, its ultimate goal is to construct "the world's most beautiful outdoor field in a Tokyo forest."
Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture through eating. USP Japan, which counts employees who used to work at a major travel company and thus thoroughly understand the appeal of islands, is using the ingredients of the Izu Islands as its theme in coordinating with Chofu Island to implement hands-on entertainment in the Chofu area, whose airport serves as the gateway to the Izu Islands. In addition to providing an opportunity to understand the appeal of the Izu Islands by allowing guests to try food prepared with the fresh ingredients of the Izu Islands, such as fresh vegetables and fish toranspoerted by air to Chofu Airport in the morning, the company also plan to hold talk shows in which they invite grocery producers from the islands to participate. This is a new initiative which seeks to have a wide range of people understand culture through a culinary experience, from children to young people, senior citizens, and even foreigners living or traveling in Japan. Additionally, the company plans to have a program in which participants can make use of the knowledge and the skills they have gained here by actually heading out to Niijima, Kozushima or other islands to experience "gastronomy tourism" (a type of sightseeing in which visitors can learn about and enjoy local nature, history and culture).
▶︎ What is TOKYO GASTRONOMY TOURISM？
- We are now open for the application for the next event on 2nd to 3rd September in Kozu Island. Passion fruit harvesting and the “Local Gourmet Party”.
Happy to announce that the special talk session by Mr. Makoto Shiina on 28th July on the launch of the Gastronomy Tourism Project has made a great success.
USP Japan Inc.
This is Japan's first consulting company to support guests visiting Japan who are involved in the areas of distribution and retail. Beginning with the revision of the Japanese Consumption Tax Law to allow exemption of consumption tax for foreign tourists and the establishment of the Japan Shopping Tourism Organization, it has been leading the era of shopping tourism in Japan. Now it is coordinating with General Incorporated Association Chofu Island, which handles distribution of food shipped in by air in the Chofu/Fuchu community (the “gateway to the Izu Islands”), and is developing business to share the appeal of the Izu Islands both inside and outside of Japan.
With its excellent location about an hour by airplane from Haneda, Hachijojima is an island offering the quickest way from the capital to encounter wild sea turtles. Additionally, it has now become a whale-watching spot as whales have been spotted there since 2016. The "playtime for grownups" that ASOBIBA is proposing on Hachijojima is “island glamping (glamorous camping),” limited to just 1 group per day. This glamping facility, the only one on the island, is being created in coordination with Lido Park Resort Hachijojima, a representative hotel operator in the community, and ASOBIBA plans to establish the glamping facility within the grounds of the resort. Moreover, anybody can register to use the “island concierge,” which is a chat feature for smartphones in which the staff who are experts of the island serve as a concierge for tourists, offering a service to help visitors on the island with answers to their various questions or concerns. The friendly staff can also provide information about local restaurants and activities.
- Scheduled start time
- September, 2017
This company is a start-up which has been involved in planning a variety of trendy activities such as survival games and color gun games (with 200,000 cumulative participants in a 3-year period). Under the concept of “a secret base for grownups,” it opened a members' only glamping facility in Hayama in 2016. Since last year, it has also been involved as a specially appointed caretaker in the planning for Hachijojima Necchu Elementary School, which utilizes an closed school to help adults learn about starting a business as well as local culture.