Map of Japan
Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Koshinetsu Tokai Hokuriku Kinki Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa
Hokkaido, Japan.
Hokkaido
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.
Okinawa
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
Sightseeing
A 1000-person Bath – Visiting the Sukayu Onsen in Aomori
Sponsored by Reconstruction Agency The journey to Sukayu Onsen in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture is like a trip directly into the painted backgroun ... more
Exploring the Sacred Places of Iiyama and Kosuge, Nagano
Among the Ancients: Exploring the Sacred Places of Iiyama and Kosuge, Nagano
Sponsored by Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau Ascent to Kosuge Shrine The cedar trees were impossibly straight, like huge iron pipes driven into the gr ... more
# Old Town
Our recommendations
Kitsuki Samurai District, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu
Stroll Through Feudal Japan with Oita’s Historic Samurai Towns
Sponsored by Tourism Oita The samurai were once Japan’s most powerful social caste. The ....
A Shikoku guide: wild beauty and cultural wealth in the eastern part of the island
Sponsored by Shikoku District Transport Bureau A trip to Shikoku - the smallest of the ....
Accommodation
Enjoying Iiyama City’s Locally Sourced Cuisine in Nagano Prefecture
Sponsored by Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau It seemed like a simple question: where could I go to catch Shinshu Salmon? As one who occasionally enjo ... more
A Haven – Visiting the Osawa Onsen in Hanamaki
Sponsored by Reconstruction Agency If you travel through Japan, you often experience moments in which you are seeing such beautiful scenery in fron ... more
# Farmstay
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Green Tourism, Farm Stay Experience, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu
Enjoy Green Tourism with a Farm Stay Experience in Oita Prefecture
Sponsored by Tourism Oita Life in rural Japan is far removed from the mass of humanity ....
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 ....
Transport
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
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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 ....
Activities
Ecotourism in Shiga: Spend an afternoon on a farm minutes from Kyoto
Sponsored by Shiga Prefecture Everyone knows Kyoto and the beautiful temples that can be found there on every street corner. Although it is only a ... more
Downhill cycling Mt. Daisen, Sea of Japan Beach, Tottori Prefecture Sanin Area
Downhill Cycling from Mt. Daisen to the Sea of Japan
Sponsored by Daisen Town. Known as the Mt. Fuji of West Japan, and considered one of the most sacred mountains in Japan, Mt. Daisen is a must-visit ... more
# Outdoors
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Taking a hike on the Shin-etsu trail in Nagano, Japan.
Bathed in Fall Colors on The Shin-etsu Trail
Sponsored by Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau Standing under the yellow canopy of beech tr ....
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 ....
Culture
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 ....
Food
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
Bierhof Gambarius: local craft beers at the foot of Mt Daisen
Bierhof Gambarius: Local Craft Beer at the Foot of Mt. Daisen
Sponsored by Daisen Town. If I mention the words "Japan" and "local specialties," you w ....
Discovering the Cuisine of Fukushima City
Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association. While staying in Fukush ....
Shopping
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
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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 ....
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