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
Lake Tazawa, Akita, Tohoku region, Japan.
Exploring the Legends of Tazawako, Japan’s Deepest Lake
Sponsored by Semboku City To reach Gozanoishi, I scrambled down a low snow-covered embankment, with the grace of a newborn three-legged deer, nearl ... more
The Beauty of Thousands of Cranes in Izumi, Kagoshima
Sponsored by Izumi City  The Legacy of Japanese Tsuru In Japan, the crane (tsuru in Japanese) is more than an animal, it is an important symbol in J ... more
# Old Town
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Minamisatsuma has the old historical town - Bonotsu and Ooatari, in the Kyushu island, Japan.
Traveling back in time in Minamisatsuma’s historical villages
Sponsored by the Minamisatsuma Tourism Board. Minamisatsuma, a town located at the sout ....
Samurai Spirit – Alive and Well in Kakunodate
Sponsored by Semboku City The weeping cherry trees, renowned for their flowing pink blo ....
Nyuto Onsen – 7 Akita Hot Springs You Can Enjoy In All 4 Seasons
Sponsored by Semboku City Thankfully, there are several pairs of galoshes (rubber boots) reserved for guests by the door in the rear of Ganiba Onse ... more
Come for the Rugby, stay for exquisite meals, Onsens and authentic Japanese experiences in Kakegawa
Sponsored by Kakegawa City No single Japanese word brings more tingling warmth to my heart and soul than "onsen". Match not one, but three private ... more
# Farmstay
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Staying with a family of tea farmers in Higashisonogi
Sponsored by Higashisonogi Town. As you drive along the narrow countryside roads of Hig ....
The Farm To Table Cuisine of Akita’s Semboku City
Sponsored by Semboku City This past year, a second ramen shop in Tokyo earned a Micheli ....
Nagasaki local train
Embarking on the most scenic train ride along the Nagasaki Bay
Sponsored by Higashisonogi Town. Sitting in a comfortable seat, watching the landscape whizzing by at high speed, all the while getting from point ... more
Akita railway, tohoku, Japan.
Riding the Rails on 2 Amazing Trains of Akita Prefecture
Sponsored by Semboku City I have a little secret to spill. When my son was a toddler, we bought him a Tomy Plarail toy train set from Japan. He was ... more
# Near Tokyo or Osaka
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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 ....
Sakai City – A Cycling Paradise Inspired by Shimano
Sponsored by Kinki District Transport Bureau Anyone who has ridden a bike is undoubtedly familiar with Shimano, the world leader in bicycle compone ... more
Discover the mountains of Toyama Prefecture by bicycle
Sponsored by Toyama Prefecture Toyama Prefecture has an unusual geographic feature of having the seashore and the mountains separated by only a few ... more
# Outdoors
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Going paragliding from the heights of Minamisatsuma
Sponsored by the Minamisatsuma Tourism Board. A breathtaking view of Akime’s steep coas ....
Tazawako – The Best Place to Enjoy Japanese Powder Snow That Is Still A Secret
Sponsored by Semboku City With his ski pole, Hiro-san drew a cute little monster fa ....
Green tea tourism in Higashisonogi, Nagasaki
Discovering Green Tea Tourism in Higashisonogi
Sponsored by Higashisonogi Town. Most of you have probably heard about green tourism. But have you ever heard of green tea tourism? If green tea is ... more
In the footsteps of Sen no Rikyu, the master of the tea ceremony
Sponsored by Kinki District Transport Bureau Matcha (green tea) in Japan is more than an ice cream flavor or a style of latte at a trendy cafe. It ... more
# Tips
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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 ....
Tasting Japanese Whiskey in the Yamazaki Distillery, Osaka
Sponsored by the Kinki District Transport Bureau While Japan's traditional alcohol is sake, which has been perfected over centuries, in the last ce ... more
Es Koyama: A Japanese Chocolatier with Childlike Imagination
Sponsored by Sanda City In the small town of Sanda, which lies north of Kobe, as the city stretches into the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture, there i ... more
# Local specialities
Our recommendations
Mars Tsunuki distillery, Japanese whiskey distillery in Minamisatsuma, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan.
Visit a Whisky Distillery in Minamisatsuma, Kyushu
Sponsored by the Minamisatsuma Tourism Board. If Japan is mainly known for sake, made f ....
The Farm To Table Cuisine of Akita’s Semboku City
Sponsored by Semboku City This past year, a second ramen shop in Tokyo earned a Micheli ....
Murakami Tea Matcha Traditional Teahouse Local Cuisine Niigata Prefecture
Discovering Japanese Tea Culture in Murakami
Sponsored by Murakami city Among the things that are fundamentally associated with the Japanese archipelago, tea probably takes one of the top spot ... more
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Victoria Main Store – Eight Floors of Ski and Snowboard Equipment in Central Tokyo
It is a little-known fact among foreigners that 73% of Japan is mountainous. With most of the Japanese residential population scattered between these ... more
# Local crafts
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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

february, 2019

23novalldayEnoshima Illumination Festivalthe amazing Winter Illumination!

31janalldaySapporo Snow FestivalSnow and Ice as far as your eyes can see

09feballdayUesugi Snow Lantern FestivalSnow Lanterns and a Candle-lit Winter Landscape

09feballdayAkita Inukko MatsuriDog and Temple Snow Festival in Yuzawa

10feb8:00 AM3:30 PMNiigata :Koide International Snowball FightSnowball Fighting in Japan

11feballdaySecchu Hanamizuiwai Festival

11feballdayFuji Bishamonten FestivalDaruma Festival