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
Historical Musuem Tsurumaru-jo Kagoshima Castle ruins in Kyushu Island, Japan
Tsurumaru-jo: Kagoshima’s Creepy Castle Ruins
I was entering the grounds of what was supposed to be a magical journey to a castle I knew very little about, when a uniformed Japanese man stopped me ... more
Oyamachi Utsunomiya Oya Stone Haiwa Kannon Statue Tochigi Prefecture Japan
Utsunomiya: Check out a 27-Meter-Tall Stone Haiwa Kannon Statue
Haiwa Kannon is one the best statues in Japan; inviting the same giddy, overwhelming "woah-ness" as the first one I ever saw—the giant, hollow Buddha ... more
# Old Town
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Historic Matsuhiro Nagano City Japan Samurai House War Tunnels Shrine Castle
Authentic Matsushiro in Nagano City
Nagano City (長野市), the prefectural capital of Nagano Prefecture, is somewhat like Kyoto to ....
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 ....
Free Housing Japan Woof Backpacker Couchsurfing B&B Travel Backpacker Accomodation
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
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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 ....
Fukuoka Airport International Terminal Flights Korean Kyushu Japan Travel
Visit Japan via Fukuoka Airport’s International Lines
The international terminal of Fukuoka Airport offers routes to several countries, and is the process of expanding its offerings. The first internat ... more
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
# 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 ....
Korakuen hall in Tokyo to watch japanese martial arts
The Thrilling Confines of Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
In the shadow of the Tokyo Dome, home to the mighty Yomiuri Giants, sits an unsuspecting windowless building. Since 1962, those who have taken the ele ... more
Yosano Sunflower Fields Kyotango Tango Kyoto Summer Nature Coast
Northern Kyoto: Summer Sunflower Viewing in Tango!
Northern Kyoto is home to Tango, a region near the Sea of Japan which is said to have once been the "front" of Japan because of its shipping industry ... more
# Outdoors
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Mt. Hiei Hiking Trail Kyoto Prefecture Shiga Nature Lake Biwa View Enryaku-ji Temple
Hike from Shugakuin to Mount Hiei and Enryaku-ji Temple
Mount Hiei (比叡山) is a 841-meter-high mountain on the border of Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures ....
Mt. Fuji View Lake Kawaguchiko Yamanashi Prefecture Kachi Kachi Ropeway Mt. Tenjo Folktale
Viewing Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko from Mt. Tenjō
Mount Fuji, which is called Fujisan in Japanese, is a Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 me ....
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
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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 ....
Ramune Soda Japanese Culture Childhood Summer Drink Flavors Candy
Ramune Soda: The Quintessential Symbol of Childhood in Japan
A small, blue bottle made of glass, with a funky twist in the middle, wearing a plastic cap. To open it, use the tool taped to the top of the bottle t ... more
AEON shopping malls in Japan
Japanese Fruits in Summer : What to Buy?
Sponsored by AEON   If you're in Japan during Obon season, then not only will the streets and shinkansens be a little busier than normal, b ... more
# Local specialities
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Kagoshima Kyushu Local Specialty Honkaku Shochu Brewery Satsuma Shuzo Izakaya Tasting
Shochu, Take A Factory Tour in Kagoshima
Kagoshima, situated on the southern tip of Japan, is a paradise for shochu enthusiasts. Li ....
Nagasaki Chinatown Shinchi Local Food Cuisine International History Neighborhood Restaurant
Nagasaki Chinatown – See the Oldest Chinatown in Japan!
Chinatowns all over the world offer a taste of Chinese culture and cuisine in the most unl ....
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
AEON shopping malls in Japan
Japanese Fruits in Summer : What to Buy?
Sponsored by AEON   If you're in Japan during Obon season, then not only will the streets and shinkansens be a little busier than normal, b ... 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

july, 2018

01apralldayNoh TheaterTenryo Sado Ryotsu Takigi (bonfire) Noh Performance

01mayalldayTsunotsukiYamakoshi’s Rousing and Reverent Bull Sumo

17junalldayWind Bell Festival at the Pottery Village in Imari