DISCOVER OUR TOP PLACES TO TRAVEL IN JAPAN FOR 2020
If size matters, Kamakura’s bronze-cast idol proves that bigger is better.
Most tourists will only glimpse the region as a blur through a bullet train window; Chubu, though, deserves your attention.
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.
It's a whole new world on the northern island of Hokkaido.
For centuries, Kansai has been the cultural heartland of Japan.
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 is one of Japan’s four main islands and by far it’s most underrated.
White sand beaches and crystal blue waters, jungles and rare wildcats, centuries of unique native traditions, the birthplace of karate — this is Japan’s very own tropical island paradise.
Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four islands, is a hidden gem of history and spirituality.
Japan's most poetic landscape and the gateway to the Buddhist afterlife.