A Journey Beyond

Undiscovered sights. Unfamiliar tastes.
Exclusive cultural experiences. Unexpected encounters.
When we travel to paths less known, a new world emerges.
A stay at Grand Mercure and Mercure takes you on a journey to 23 locations beyond the well-trodden paths.
Embark on a journey where unique local experiences await.
A Japan you've never seen before.
A journey beyond.

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Crafted by nature, breathtaking sceneries await.

Fresh morning light. Magical sunset colors. Starry skies. A stay at Grand Mercure and Mercure takes you on a journey of deep connections and positive emotions. Step away from the everyday reality and embark on a journey of discovering the beauty of nature.

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Connections, traditions, and culture — a premium stay that encompasses it all.

Building new connections is one of the greatest pleasures of traveling. From our staff's "omotenashi" hospitality to tasting local delicacies for the first time, a trip becomes memorable thanks to the diverse encounters we make along the way. It is those encounters that make a trip to Japan more captivating.

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Embark on a new journey of all senses through unique local experiences.

Explore the local culture and indulge in unique local delicacies. Enjoy a premium stay crafted with raw local inspirations and global standards. We vow to create an all-inclusive experience for every guest, inspired by comfort, safety, and sophistication.

Recommended Tourist Information by Hotel

Knotting Bito ~ An uninhabited island going with adventurer Katsuaki Suzuki ~ | Grand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort & Spa

Grand Mercure Lake Hamana Resort & Spa

Knotting Vito~ Ikarise Kayak Tour with Adventurer Katsuaki Suzuki

A kayak adventure experience around the uninhabited island Irise. You can observe the creatures that live in Hamanako by visiting the uninhabited island Ikarise in kayak. From kayak experience to uninhabited islands exploration, it is a program where you can fully enjoy the adventurer mood.

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Knot Bito~Starry sky guide, Satoshi Yamada and one star of full sky~ | Grand Mercure Yatsugatake Resort & Spa

Grand Mercure Yatsugatake Resort & Spa

Knotting Vito~ Starry sky guide, Satoshi Yamada and one star in full sky~

Starry sky viewing party with 360 ° view. You can rent a rooftop observation deck and watch the starry sky while sleeping on the deck chair. While drinking seasonal hot drinks, you can enjoy a special starry sky viewing party where you can listen to the story of the constellation seen from Mr. Yamada.

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Inside worship hall with Kashihara Jingu Shrine priest, Kenichi Nagakura. Grand Mercure Nara Kashihara

Grand Mercure Nara Kashihara

The official worship hall with Kenichi Nagakura, a priest of Kashihara Jingu Shrine

Kashihara Jingu Shrine priest, Kenichi Nagakura's official worship hall-Tark on the history of Kashihara Jingu Shrine, a sacred place of the founding-Go around the precincts while listening to the stories of the gods and the history with the priest of Kashihara Jingu Shrine, where you can not usually enter. I will worship.

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Yachimun no Sato | Grand Mercure Okinawa Cape Zanpa Resort

Grand Mercure Okinawa Cape Zanpa Resort

Yachimunosato

◆A place where workshops that produce traditional Okinawan pottery called Yachimmun no Sato Yachinun, gathered. Here you can see the historic climbing kiln and actually buy pottery.

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Knot Bito ~ Healing Forest Therapy Walking to Enjoy Nature with Minamiboso City Health Tourism Attendant Kaori Izumi ~ | Grand Mercure Minamiboso Resort & Spa

Grand Mercure Minamiboso Resort & Spa

Knot Bito ~ Healing Forest Therapy Walking to Enjoy Nature with Kaori Izumi, Minamiboso City Health Tourism Attendant

Walking while feeling the scent of wood. Through beach combing and sitting with Izumi, you can enjoy the healing experience both physically and mentally. While walking, you can enjoy nature by feeling the sea breeze, the scent of the forest and the voice of birds at the Obomisaki Nature Park surrounded by forests and the sea.

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Knot Bito ~ Abalone lunch served by a famous diver, Kimiyo Hayashi entertained in the hearth ~ | Grand Mercure Ise-shima Resort & Spa

Grand Mercure Ise-shima Resort & Spa

Knot Bito~ Abalone lunch served by the famous diver Kimiyo Hayashi in the hearth ~

Enjoy the seafood of Ise-Shima, a town where you can meet a diver. Around the hearth with Hayashi-san, you can enjoy a charcoal grill lunch of Ise shrimp or abalone. After listening to the story of diver fishing, which has been certified as a Japanese heritage, you can still enjoy a tour of the diver hut where Mr. Hayashi is actually using.

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