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
Oita’s Magical Islands of Cats and Seashells
Sponsored by Tourism Oita  A Tale of Two Islands Located on the south east coastline of Oita Prefecture, Fukashima and Yakatajima islands are well ... more
Takachiho Gorge: Natural Beauty that Inspired Legends
Sponsored by Takachiho Tourist Association While Kumano Kodo is one of the most famous places for pilgrimages in Japan, the Takachiho area in Miyaz ... more
# Old Town
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Discover Culture and History in the Backstreets of Ojika
Sponsored by Ojika Town It is especially the case in Japanese cities that insight into ....
Narai Post Town – Explore an old post town of the Nakasendo Highway
Narai (Narai-juku) is a post town found along the Nakasendo Highway, one of the main inl ....
Seafood and Sumi-e at Shimizu Marine Inn in Saiki
Sponsored by Tourism Oita Kamae coastline Along the Bungo Channel, where Pacific Ocean marine currents combine with currents from Seto Inland Sea, t ... more
Refined Relaxation at a Luxury Ryokan in Takachiho
Sponsored by Takachiho Tourist Association Located south of Fukuoka city between Oita and Kumamoto prefectures on the island of Kyushu, the village o ... more
# Farmstay
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Two Unique Styles of Accommodations on Ojika Island
Sponsored by Odika Town Ojika, a picturesque island off the coast of Nagasaki is a love ....
Traditional Hospitality at a Sake Producing Farm in Takachiho
Sponsored by Takachiho Tourist Association Authentic traditional Japanese family accommod ....
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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A Day or Weekend Trip from Tokyo: Hakone, Enoshima, Oyama by Odakyu Railway
Sponsored by ODAKYU ELECTRIC RAILWAY Japan prides itself on excellent service and hospi ....
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 ....
Discovering Ojika – An Island Paradise by Bicycle
Sponsored by Ojika Town Japan is a nation of islands, nearly 6,800 of them to be exact, of which only 418 are inhabited. Yet the average visitor to ... more
Tunnel Hike on the Old Fukuchiyama Railway!
In southern Hyogo Prefecture, between Kobe and Osaka, the old JR Fukuchiyama Line has emerged as a popular hiking trail for adventurous locals. Th ... more
# Outdoors
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Everything You Need To Know About Shikoku’s Oboke Gorge
While driving on the steep curves of highway 32 in Tokushima Prefecture, you might spot so ....
Uncover the Mysteries of Tokushima’s Iya Valley
Deep in the heart of Tokushima Prefecture lies one of the most remote places in Japan, a w ....
Postcards and Pottery: Making Unique Handmade Souvenirs on Ojika Island
Sponsored by Ojika Town A visit to Ojika island will certainly reward you with a plethora of stunning scenes of nature, but one must not overlook t ... more
Saiki by Bicycle: Samurai and Zen Tea Experiences
Sponsored by Tourism Oita Saiki, coastal city in Oita prefecture Located in the southeast part of Oita Prefecture on Kyushu island, Saiki is a small ... 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 ....
Finding Sushi Paradise at Saiki’s Kamehachi
Sponsored by Tourism Oita  A Bounty of Seafood in the Bungo Channel Located in the southeast part of Oita Prefecture on the Kyushu island, the Saiki ... more
Experience Takachiho Wagyu Beef
Sponsored by Takachiho Tourist Association I usually eat little meat, but when I heard about Takachiho beef, one of the most famous brands of "wagy ... more
# Local specialities
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Organic and Umami: Culinary Discoveries in Saiki
Sponsored by Tourism Oita  Discover local organic cuisine in Saiki old town Located in ....
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 ....
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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Everything You Need To Know About Tokyo’s Antenna Shops
Standing outside of Yurakucho Station in central Tokyo, I catch the white flash of a S ....
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 ....
Event Calendar

august, 2019

09maralldayTsunotsukiYamakoshi’s Rousing and Reverent Bull Sumo

01apralldayNoh TheaterTenryo Sado Ryotsu Takigi (bonfire) Noh Performance

15junalldayWind Bell Festival at the Pottery Village in Imari

02augalldayNebuta Festivalthe colorful floats of Aomori

05augallday“Tanabata Festival” in Yuzawa

23augalldayOkinawa Eisa FestivalTraditional Okinawan Music and Dance

24aug(aug 24)5:00 PM25(aug 25)8:00 PMKoenji Awa OdoriTokyo’s Biggest Summer Dance Festival