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
Discover Nakano Fudoson – An 800-year-old Temple Hidden In Fukushima
Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. I peered into the darkness beyond the corridor faintly lit by an array of candles, ... more
Discover the Japan Heritage site, Mt Daisen in Tottori
Sponsored by Daisen Town. Mt Daisen, a sacred volcano shaped like Mt Fuji, is a mountain with an important religious history and heritage. D ... more
# Old Town
Our recommendations
gyoda old town in Saitama prefecture, close to Tokyo, Japan.
Enjoy the RWC with Jelly Fries, Unique Souvenirs and Tabi Culture in Gyoda, Saitama
Sponsored by Gyoda City and Council for the promotion of Tambo Art.  Gyoda City is  ....
Wandering around Yonago, a peaceful town at the foot of Mt Daisen
For many travelers visiting Tottori Prefecture, Yonago is only a transit point to Mt Daise ....
Experiencing The Hospitality of Japanese Ryokan in Iizaka Onsen, Fukushima
Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. Compared to the generic experience of modern chain hotels, the Japanese ryokan expe ... more
Stay in Nakatsugawa: Japanese styled Ryokan or Western styled Hotel
Sponsored by Nakatsugawa city. What else needed without a great tips for hotels and inns when you travel to Japan? Gifu Prefecture, especially arou ... more
# Farmstay
Our recommendations
Niigata Farmstay Rural Rice Harvesting Farming Experience Minshuku Takane Murakami
Green Tourism, Rice Harvesting in Murakami
Sponsored by Murakami City Few would consider the former castle town of Murakami, Niiga ....
Experience Japan’s green tourism in Kyushu: A farm stay near Usuki
Sponsored by Tourism Oita. Only 30 minutes from Usuki Station, there is a farm-staying ....
Kawasemi Yamasemi train line, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Take a Journey with Limited Express Kawasemi Yamasemi
Sponsored by Hitoyoshi city Everyone knows that Japanese railway services are well developed. The trains are clean, always on time, and the entire ... more
Kitsuki city, Oita, Kyushu.
Kyushu Island: what to do, what to see and how to get there
Sponsored by Kyushu Tourism Board. Kyushu Island, the third largest island in Japan located southernmost among four big islands,isn’t the closest o ... 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 ....
Rice Field Art Worthy of a Guiness World Record in Gyoda, Saitama
Rice Field Art Worthy of a Guiness World Record in Gyoda, Saitama
Sponsored by Gyoda City and Council for the promotion of Tambo Art.  The people of Japan can turn almost anything into a beautifully crafted wo ... more
Iizaka Kenka Matsuri – A Rare Fighting Festival in Fukushima
Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. As the huge float swung our way with a dozen men carried in its momentum, my guide, ... more
# Outdoors
Our recommendations
Niigata Farmstay Rural Rice Harvesting Farming Experience Minshuku Takane Murakami
Green Tourism, Rice Harvesting in Murakami
Sponsored by Murakami City Few would consider the former castle town of Murakami, Niiga ....
Rafting on the Kuma River, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Rafting on the Kuma River in Hitoyoshi
Sponsored by Hitoyoshi city. Hitoyoshi, in Kyushu's Kumamoto Prefecture, is a great des ....
Murakami Machiya Byobu Festival Screens Lacquerware Tea Shops Traditional Crafts Niigata
Traditional Machiya Byobu Exhibition in Murakami  
Sponsored by Murakami City A former castle town, Murakami has plenty of contemporary renown, from its signature dried salmon, to its teahouses, ele ... more
Yumihama-gasuri: discovering the traditional crafts of Yonago
Each Japanese prefecture its own traditions, culinary specialties and crafts. Today, let’s head to Yonago, in the Tottori Prefecture, to meet a local ... 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 ....
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
Akasaka Bar Yokocho in Tokyo
Tokyo’s Akasaka Bar Yokocho: when tapas and yokocho meet
Sponsored by Akasaka Bar Yokocho. When the conviviality of Spanish tapas meets the promiscuity of Japanese yokocho - the small smoky alleys that st ... more
# Local specialities
Our recommendations
Discovering the Cuisine of Fukushima City
Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. While staying in Fukush ....
Murakami Beef Niigata Wagyu Sukiyaki Local Specialties Restaurants Food
Taste the exceptional Japanese Wagyu, Murakami Beef
Sponsored by Murakami City Japanese wagyu is world-renowned, luxurious beef with superi ....
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
Victoria Ski Snowboard Shop Equipment Tokyo Resort Gear Boots
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
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 ....
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