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
Tokyo Cherry Blossoms Spot Hanami Japan Season chidorigafuchi
Cherry Blossoms Viewing Through Tokyo
The time has come: The cherry blossoms in Tokyo have reached their peak! But where can you best enjoy the white and pink splendor? That’s the same qu ... more
Vue du port de plaisance depuis la promenade centrale
Enoshima: A Hotspot for Sailing Just an Hour from Tokyo
Sponsored by Fujisawa City Tourism Organization   Fujisawa is known for its shrine and as one of the post towns along the Tokaido Road that ... more
# Old Town
Our recommendations
Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.
Discover Chichibu and Mitsumine Shrine, about 90 Minutes from Tokyo
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc.    Chichibu (秩父), in Saitama Prefecture, is an ....
Discover Kawagoe ‘Little Edo’, Only 1 Hour from Tokyo
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc.  Located just 45 minutes from Seibu Shinjuku Station, ....
Free housing in exchange for work in Japanese farms.
How to Get Free Housing in Japan
As the most expensive part of a vacation, the accommodation tends to take up most of your budget when you plan a trip. Japan also happens to fall towa ... more
A Luxurious Stay in Tokyo at Sunshine City Prince Hotel (Ikebukuro)
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc. A stay at the Sunshine City Prince Hotel offers a great opportunity to enjoy an exceptional hotel experience while ... more
# Farmstay
Our recommendations
A Farm Stay in a 200 Year Old House in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan.
A Farm Stay in a 200 Year Old House in Kumamoto
Sponsored by Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism Federation Before I get into the delights ....
A Winter in Takane: Farmer’s Stay and Snowshoeing
Sponsored by Murakami City Takane: A Village Under the Snow Niigata is famous for it ....
Local Train Shimabara Railway Nagasaki Kyushu Japan Shimatetsu Peninsula Isahaya
Ride a Local Train Carriage with the Shimatetsu in Nagasaki
Isahaya Station is your gateway to the wondrous Shimabara Railway, a one-carriage train. It isn’t a old squealing one-carriage, though. Its red and be ... more
The Train System in Snowfall Country, Yonezawa
Sponsored by Yonezawa City Shinkansen in the Snow If you've ever been in Tokyo during a winter storm, then you know just how unprepared the Japa ... more
# Near Tokyo or Osaka
Our recommendations
Keisei Skyliner train
Which Way is the most Convenient from Narita Airport to Tokyo?
Sponsored by Keisei Railways.    Narita International Airport is 65km from the ....
Yanesen area in Tokyo, Japan.
“Yanesen” : Immersion in the Heart of the Tokyo of Years, Just 36 Minutes from Narita Airport
Sponsored by Keisei Railways Whether you're planning a long trip to Japan, or just a fe ....
Monkey Park Ishigaki Yaima Village Okinawa Japan Mangrove Animals Nature
Fun with Monkeys at Ishigaki Yaima Village, Okinawa
It seems a little sad to say but despite all of the wonders Ishigaki Island has to offer, one of the biggest deciding factors when I was choosing whic ... more
Walk Around Shirabu Onsen in Yonezawa City
Sponsored by Yonezawa City A small onsen village in the mountainous outskirts of Yonezawa City, Shirabu Onsen has maintained its rural hot spring e ... more
# Outdoors
Our recommendations
Iya Valley Tokushima Japan Shikoku Outdoor Rafting Ziplining Hiking Mountain Outdoor
Iya Valley – Exciting Outdoor Activities for Everyone!
The Iya Valley is one of the top destinations for every Japan traveler looking for both ad ....
Enjoy Skiing at Manza Ski Resort
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc. Located in the mountains of Gunma Prefecture, Manz ....
Akita Inukko Matsuri in Yuzawa
Akita Inukko Matsuri : Dog and Temple Snow Festival in Yuzawa
Sponsored by Yuzawa Geopark Promotion Group Yuzawa City is known for a heavy snowfall in the Tohoku region, the northern part of Japan. This mounta ... more
Discovering Yamagata Crafts: Otaka Poppo
Sponsored by Yonezawa City Otaka Poppo: A Traditional Wooden Hawk Toy Otako Poppo, literally "toy hawk," is one of the ancient traditions of Yam ... 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 ....
Fish Market Fresh Seafood Uohira Ichinomiya Chiba Coastal Town Seasonal Local
REAL Seafood Market in Ichinomiya, Chiba
  Its no question that Japan is famous around the world for its fresh seafood. Seafood is the basis of the Japanese diet, consumed at more ... more
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
# Local specialities
Our recommendations
Takenoko Bamboo – Eat What Nature Can Give Us
Kagoshima Prefecture is heavily covered with dense and beautiful bamboo forests that sprea ....
Experience Local Soba Making at Karuizawa, only 1 hour from Tokyo, Japan.
Experience Local Soba Making at Karuizawa
Sponsored by Seibu Holdings Inc. Soba is an essential part of Japanese food culture. Th ....
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 Traditional Craft in Yuzawa: Kawatsura Lacquerware
The Traditional Craft in Yuzawa: Kawatsura Lacquerware
Sponsored by Yuzawa Geopark Promotion Group Yuzawa City, in Akita Prefecture, offers vi ....
Murakami Lacquerware Kibori Tsuishu Traditional Crafts Niigata Prefecture
Make Your Own Murakami Lacquerware!
Sponsored by Murakami City   Kibori Tsuishu: The Lacquerware Art of Murakami Mur ....
Event Calendar

april, 2018

24maralldayRyuganbuchi, Shizuoka (Cherry Blossom Forecast)

24maralldayO-shiro Castle Festival (Matsue Castle)

25maralldayOzu Castle (Cherry Blossom Forecast)

26maralldayLake Kamo, Sado Island (Cherry Blossom Forecast)

27maralldayOgi Park, Lighting up during flowering period

27maralldayLighting up during flowering period (Chidoriga-fuchi moat, Tokyo)

28maralldayMiyajima (Cherry Blossoms Forecast)

29maralldayLighting up during flowering period (Kasamatsu Park, Kyoto)

30maralldayFukuoka Castle Sakura Festival

31maralldayLighting up during flowering period (Ritsurin Garden)

31maralldayBoat River Cruise in Ogaki City (Gifu)

31maralldayCherry Blossom Viewing in Evening (Sankei-en Garden, Yokohama)

31maralldayMount Yoshino (Cherry Blossom Forecast)

31mar01aprThe 14th Kokura Castle Sakura Festival

01apralldayNoh TheaterTenryo Sado Ryotsu Takigi (bonfire) Noh Performance

04apralldayLighting up during flowering period (Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa)

14apralldayFuji Shiba-sakura festival

14apralldayTakato Castle Ruins Park Cherry Blossom Festival (Nagano)

14apralldayFlower Mikoshi Festival

21apralldayHirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival