Map of Japan
HokkaidoTohokuKantoKoshinetsuTokaiHokurikuKinkiChugokuShikokuKyushuOkinawa
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
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
Standing in front of the Shinkansen with logo
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 1
A 3 Day Journey on The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of the S ... more
Jonathan holding a fish at Sannai Maruyama
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 2
A 3 Day Journey on The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of the S ... more
# Old Town
Our recommendations
Hibiki terraced rice fields
Nature, History and Accommodation in Fukui’s Obama City and Hibiki Terraced Rice Fields
GAH! MONKEYS!!! It was quite the surprise to stumble into a group of wild monkeys at Hibi ....
View of Takeda Castle Ruins
Chasing Rainbows and Facing Fears at Takeda Castle Ruins and Ikuno Silver Mine
I have a confession to make: I hate haunted houses. As a kid, the looming fear that somet ....
Accommodation
Akita Inu Hina Chan in the Odate hotel
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 1 Part 2
A 3 Day Journey on The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of the S ... more
Goryokaku Fort during winter snow
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 2 Part 2
A 3 Day Journey Along The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of th ... more
# Farmstay
Our recommendations
Old traditional house in Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan
Farmstay in Izumi in a Traditional Home
Living in Tokyo is amazing, but at the same time, such a big metropolis can be overwhelmi ....
Higher Goals: A Guesthouse Sustaining Life in Murakami City
Sponsored by Murakami City Finishing off a day of exploring Murakami City, I c ....
Transport
Standing in front of the Shinkansen with logo
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 1
A 3 Day Journey on The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of the S ... more
Akita Inu Hina Chan in the Odate hotel
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 1 Part 2
A 3 Day Journey on The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shinkansen in Japan? It is said that the speed and stability of the S ... more
# Near Tokyo or Osaka
Our recommendations
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 ....
Activities
Enjoy cocktails at Diamond Turn Buffet Restaurant
The Tokyo Nightlife Travel Guide
There's certainly no shortage of interesting things to do during the day in Tokyo, but as night falls on Japan's capital, what kind of activities are ... more
Mika customizing her Kurotani washi paper
Traditional Japanese Craft of Kurotani Washi Paper in Kyoto
Ohhhh, hand-made paper. I remember going through and feeling my mother's old collection of Japanese washi papers as a kid, loving the texture of the ... more
# Outdoors
Our recommendations
Chichibu Shibazakura Flower Festival
The Chichibu Spring Flower Festival Close to Tokyo
On the warm weekend nights of Japanese summers, the skies are lit up with awe-inspiri ....
Jonathan, Mark and guide gazing across lake during snowshoeing
A 3 Day Journey From Akita Prefecture to Hokkaido on the Hokkaido Shinkansen: Day 3
A 3 Day Journey On The Hokkaido Shinkansen Have you ever taken a trip on the Shink ....
Culture
Woman in kimono admiring the fall colors in Japan
How to Wear a Kimono – Women’s Edition
Whether you are celebrating the New Year, attending a tea ceremony or simply taking a stroll around a historic area like the Gion District of Kyoto ... more
Pottery at Tachikui pottery village
Japanese Pottery Craft Culture in Hyogo’s Tamba Ware
When I was a kid, my mother thought it was best to keep my brother and I occupied with a myriad of craft-making camps and workshops that filled our s ... more
# Tips
Our recommendations
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
Soba Buckwheat noodle set menu in Izushi Castle town in Hyogo
Soba Noodles Eating Tour in Izushi Castle Town, Hyogo
"Itadakimasu!" With my stomach already dangerously at capacity, I dove into my last order of soba (buckwheat) noodles in the Japanese castle town of ... more
Kashiwa Streets at Night
The Nightlife of Kashiwa, An Alternative to Tokyo
Kashiwa is a city resting in Chiba Prefecture only 30 minutes from Tokyo along the Joban train line (one of Tokyo's train networks) that contains all ... more
# Local specialities
Our recommendations
The nabe hotpot at Iiyama Kamakura Village
Dining Around A Hotpot in Iiyama’s Igloo Village
Our bellies warm and sated, we gazed up at the heavens full of stars through the crisp Na ....
Breakfast at Ikenoyamasou Ryokan, Fukuoka Prefecture
Kyushu’s Culinary Secrets: Exploring the Essentials of Japanese Cuisine in Fukuoka Prefecture
Sponsored by Kyushu District Transport Bureau Japan’s mountainous landscape is made up ....
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
Our recommendations
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

april, 2020

25maralldayTatebayashi Koinobori Festival

05apralldayKanamara Matsuri in KawasakiA Unique Festival in Japan

14apralldayThe Takayama Spring Festivalone of Japan’s most beautiful festivals

19apralldayFurukawa Festival Float Parade in HidaOkoshi Daiko and Float Parade

29apralldayCeramics Festival in Arita

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