The bright neon lights of dotonbori in Osaka, Japan

Osaka

A kaleidoscopic vision of neo-Japan.

Kyoto

Specialities Cities - Japan’s capital for more than 1000 years, the story of an ancient nation is written all over Kyoto’s cobbled streets, endless temples and gardens, and...

Fukuoka

Specialities Cities - Fukuoka is Kyushu's capital city and an important hub of exchange due to its proximity to the rest of Asia -  it's location on the...

Nagasaki

Specialities Cities - Despite its recent tragic history, Nagasaki has grown to become one of Kyushu's most attractive cities. Portuguese and Dutch influences can be felt th...

Sapporo

Specialities Cities - Japan’s fifth largest city, Sapporo has experienced rapid growth in a relatively short time period. Japan sought the advice of foreign experts during ...

Hiroshima

Specialities Cities - The cosmopolitan capital of the Chugoku Region, Hiroshima has grown from a harrowing symbol of destruction to a thriving example of Japanese ingenuity...

Gunkanjima (Hashima Island)

Specialities History - Some places have ghost towns. Nagasaki has a ghost island - the uninhabited Hashima Island. It’s referred to by locals as Gunkanjima, or Battleship Is...

Kawagoe

Specialities Cities - A picturesque old merchant town within 30 minutes train ride of Tokyo, Kawagoe is a great way to swap the frenzy of the capital for...

Otaru

Specialities Cities - Elegantly picturesque with its old-fashioned street lanterns and European-style buildings, Otaru is a charming port city flush with nostalgia that is ...

Shimabara Castle

Specialities History - Perched on the eastern edge of the Shimabara Peninsula, this five-storied, white castle is a key feature of Shimabara city. What most don’t realize...

Yokohama

Specialities Cities - Although only a short train ride away from each other, Yokohama offers a much more relaxed atmosphere than Tokyo with all the charm of a...

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