Map of Japan
Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Koshinetsu Tokai Hokuriku Kinki Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa
Hokkaido, Japan.
Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest and most northern island. During winter the island is covered in a blanket of thick white snow and its surrounding seas turn to ice. Those who like to ski and snowboard will definitely find their next mountain to slide down. more
Tohoku, Japan.
Tohoku | Sendai
The region of Tohoku is in the northern part of Japan’s main island (Honshu) and consists of the prefectures Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima. Encompassing the northern tip of Honshu, Tohoku is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the Pacific and Tsugaru Strait but also features a mountain range through its middle. more
Kamakura in the Kantor region, Japan.
Kanto | Tokyo
Apart from the metropolitan Tokyo, Kanto consists of the prefectures Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama and Tochigi. A bit of trivia for the Pokemon fans amongst us, the name Kanto may sound familiar to you as the original region the story took place in Kanto. Although you will pretty much find anything you could ever wish for in Tokyo, exploring the rest of Kanto is well-worth doing. more
Matsumoto Castle, Japan.
Koshinetsu | Nagano
Yamanashi’s most liked experiences is picking grapes, peaches and plums during the harvest seasons.For those coming to Japan during the summer and need an escape from the heat, Nagano Prefecture is your place to go.Moving slightly towards the east you come across Niigata prefecture, home to the Japanese most important food: rice. more
Kenroku-en Garden, Hokuriku area, Japan.
Hokuriku | Kanazawa
The Hokuriku region is located in the northwestern part of Honshu, the main island of Japan and consists of the prefectures Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui. Faced in Sea of Japan, seafood is so delicious, and it snows a lot in this region, the attractive onsen or ski place are welcome to you. more
Sumatakyo gorge in Shizuoka, Japan.
Tokai | Nagoya
The Tokai region is in the middle part of Japan that runs along the pacific ocean: Mie, Gifu, Aichi, and Shizuoka prefecture. The biggest city in this region is Nagoya-city where you can see some local specialities: Eel, Miso-Katsu, Chicken wings, and some Anko sweets. more
Kinki | Kyoto
The Kinki region, also known as Kansai, is one of Japan’s most popular destinations with the metropolitan aspiring Osaka and the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara at its center. Osaka is Japan’s second largest city and much like Tokyo buzzes with activity throughout the year. more
Miyajima, Japan.
Chugoku | Hiroshima
As Japan’s main island’s most western region, Chugoku remains an off-the-beaten-path destinations for many visitors. Nonetheless, even outside its most-known city Hiroshima the region has plenty to offer in terms of vast nature and memorable sights. more
Naoshima island in Shikoku, Japan.
Shikoku | Naoshima
The island of Shikoku consisting of the four prefectures Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, and Kochi is rich of both history and natural beauty. With the completion of several expressway bridges the island has become easily from several major cities on the western side of Honshu, such as Kobe and Okayama. more
Sakurajima island, Kyushu, Japan.
Kyushu | Fukuoka
As the gateway between Japan and Asia, Kyushu is located southwest of Japan’s main island Honshu and has a slightly warmer tropical climate. Kyushu is also known as the “Land of the Seven Prefectures” as it encompasses the seven prefectures: Fukuoka (the island’s largest city), Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. more
Okinawa, Japan.
The prefecture of Okinawa is made up of about 160 islands also known as the Ryukyu Islands between Kyushu and Taiwan. The islands harbor a subtropical climate making it both comfortable throughout the year as well as lush in nature. more
Visit Suizenji Park to discover Kumamoto's history and culture.
Discover Kumamoto’s History and Culture at Suizenji Park
Sponsored by Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation A must stop when visiting Kumamoto, the charming Suizenji Garden is just 15 minutes by tram ... more
Yamakoshi village in Niigata, discover the snowfall area in Japan.
Discover Life in the Snow-Kissed Village of Yamakoshi
Sponsored by Yamakoshi Village In Niigata Prefecture, famous throughout Japan for its rice, the village of Yamakoshi cultivates its peculiarities. ... more
# Old Town
Our recommendations
Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture is known as summer retreat, with many things to do!
Karuizawa Highlights: Easy Access to Historical Relaxation
Sponsored by Karuizawa Tourist Association   Spectacular art, exquisite nature ....
Nakatsugawa-juku Post Town close to Magome, Gifu, Japan.
A Hidden Gem: Nakatsugawa-juku Post Town close to Magome
Sponsored by Nakatsugawa City History: During the Edo period, Nakatsugawa was the 45 ....
Yui-an Hostel and Cafe
Yui-an Hostel and Cafe: Modern Comfort in Traditional Surroundings
Sponsored by Nagiso Town Yui-an Hostel and Cafe: Tradition and Modernity Existing in Perfect Harmony The Yui-an Hostel and Cafe is so much more than ... more
Minshuku Omeguri-an in Seiyo City
Stay in a Minshuku in Seiyo, Shikoku
Sponsored by Seiyo City In the heart of the Japanese countryside in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island, we stayed in a minshuku, the Japanese bed a ... more
# Farmstay
Our recommendations
Stay in a minshuku at Yamakoshi village of Niigata Prefecture.
A Farm Stay in a Snowy Village, Yamakoshi
Sponsored by Yamakoshi Village After a day of exploration in Yamakoshi, where the sun h ....
Farmer's stay
Stay at Noka Minshuku (Farmer’s Stay) Close to Kitsuki
Sponsored by Tourism Oita Nakayamaga is a mountainous region northwest of Kitsuki C ....
Discover Taga-taisha Shrine with Ohmi Railway
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc.   Ohmi Railway allows us to explore the Lake Biwa region quietly, and gives the feeling of having traveled ... more
How to Get to Koshimizu-cho, Eastern Hokkaido
Sponsored by Koshimizu Tourism Association Koshimizu-cho (小清水町 ) is a small town of approximately 5,000 people in Okhotsk sub-prefecture, eastern H ... more
# Near Tokyo or Osaka
Our recommendations
Beach at Wakasa Takahama, Fukui prefecture
Perfect Nature Destination Near to Kyoto and Kanazawa: How to Get to Wakasa Takahama?
Sponsored by Wakasa Takahama Tourism Association [caption id="attachment_29581" align=" ....
Sado Island in Niigata, How to Get There? Not Far from Tokyo and Kanazawa!
Sponsored by Sado City   Did you know Sado island is an island full of nature and ....
Ogi lantern festival
Ogi’s Lantern Festival in Full of Autumn Colors!
Sponsored by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation Known as "little Kyoto" because of its similarities with the old capital, Ogi has many sites that ... more
Discover Daiyuzan Saijo-ji, the Sacred Mountain near Hakone
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc.   Just an hours train ride away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, is a natural haven, filled with the comfo ... more
# Outdoors
Our recommendations
Ski and Snow-shoe experiences in Yamakoshi at Koshi Kogen
Ski and Snow-shoe experiences in Yamakoshi at Koshi Kogen
Sponsored by Yamakoshi Village Known for its significant annual snowfall of nea ....
Tsukechi-Kyo Valley in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu prefecture, Japan.
Tsukechi-Kyo Valley: A Tranquil Mountain Escape
Sponsored by Nakatsugawa City A Hidden Gem: Tsukechi Gorge Near the Historic Nakatsug ....
Explore Uchiko and the Historical Culture in Shikoku
Sponsored by Uchiko Town   In Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island, Uchiko offers a beautiful and perfectly preserved historic district that ... more
An Escape to Shiga: Close Proximity to Kyoto and Stunning Views of Lake Biwa
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc.   Shiga Prefecture, next to the ultra-famous Kyoto, is not the most famous destination in Japan, yet Shiga ... more
# Tips
Our recommendations
The Top 5 Travel Apps for Japan
Using mobile apps can make your life in Japan a lot easier. In this article I will show yo ....
ATM: Wondering Where to Withdraw Cash in Japan?
Carrying Cash in Japan Carrying cash in Japan can be really useful. There are plenty of r ....
Experience the ‘Wa’ Harmony at Kokemushiro Café in Shikoku
Sponsored by Seiyo City In Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island, we invite you to contemplate the beauty of wa harmony in a beautiful moss garden in ... more
Himi: Home to Yellowtail (Buri) – An Exceptional Taste Experience
Sponsored by Himi City Himi, a small town in Toyama Bay, located in Toyama Prefecture, owes its attractiveness to its distant views of the northern p ... more
# Local specialities
Our recommendations
Try Kumamoto ramen in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Explore Kumamoto’s Gastronomie at the Local Bars!
Sponsored by Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation On Kyushu Island located on the s ....
Botanchaya, A Unique Farmers Restaurant in Toon, Ehime
Botanchaya, A Unique Farmers Restaurant in Toon, Ehime
Sponsored by Toon City I recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful coastal to ....
Shopping in Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Shopping in Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza
Sponsored by SEIBU HOLDINGS INC.   Whether you are taking a retreat during the summer, or winter, trying to escape the heat, or trying to o ... more
Kurashiki Kojima Jeans Street, Okayama, Japan
Kojima Jeans Street – The Origin of Japanese Denim
Sponsored by Kurashiki Tourist Attract Committee   Japan is known for its striking fashion – from the simple and refined styles of Omotesan ... more
# Local crafts
Our recommendations
The woodcrafts shop in Nagiso town, Gifu, Japan.
Check out Nagiso’s Lathed Woodcrafts – Rokuro
Sponsored by Nagiso Town Experience Traditional Nagiso Rokuro: Rokuro Zaiku no Yama ....
Harajirozaemon is a miso and soy sauce brewery in Hita city, Oita prefecture, Japan.
Hita and Its Traditional Craft Work: Visit Geta and the Soy Sauce Factory
Sponsored by Tourism Oita If you are in Hita, you should definitely visit two important f ....
Event Calendar

february, 2018

25nov(nov 25)5:00 PM18feb(feb 18)8:00 PMEnoshima Illumination Festivalthe amazing Winter Illumination!

04feb8:00 AM3:30 PMNiigata :Koide International Snowball FightSnowball Fighting in Japan

11feb11:00 AM6:30 PMSecchu Hanamizuiwai Festival

22feballdayFuji Bishamonten FestivalDaruma Festival