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Japan consists of eight regions. Each with their own unique flavors that together make up a captivating country.

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Zao Onsen

Zao Onsen

Making stripping worthwhile since 110 A.D.

Jigokudani Monkey Park

These snow monkeys know how to relax.

Mount Iwate Morioka city scene with buildings and promenade at Katakami river with warm sunset light

Morioka

Oodles of noodles in this colorful Iwate city.

Discover the Different Regions of Japan

Gokayama village in Toyama prefecture, Chubu region

Chubu

Most tourists will only glimpse the region as a blur through a bullet train window; Chubu, though, deserves your attention.

A camel looking out over the Tottori sand dunes

Chugoku

Wedged between the more famous regions of Kansai and Kyushu is one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, the country’s oldest shrine, ever-changing sand dunes and a tiny island reigned by rabbits.

Hokkaido Asahikawa City

Hokkaido

It's a whole new world on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Illuminated autumn leaves at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Kansai

Kansai

For centuries, Kansai has been the cultural heartland of Japan.

Red sacred bridge Shinkyo in Nikko, Kanto, Japan

Kanto

Most people will come to Kanto for Tokyo but the region has other talents that are well worth setting aside some time to explore.

Kyushu's Mount Aso, Kyushu Japan

Kyushu

Kyushu is one of Japan’s four main islands and by far it’s most underrated.

Shisa and Okinawa

Okinawa

Discover white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, wild jungles, and centuries of unique native traditions.

Ehime Japan Shikoku

Shikoku

Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's five main islands, is a hidden gem of history and spirituality.

Yamadera temple in Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku region

Tohoku

Japan's most poetic landscape and the gateway to the Buddhist afterlife.

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