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Japan’s pristine nature from mountains to beaches will leave you speechless.

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Keage Incline

Keage Incline (Kyoto)

Like the rest of Kyoto, Keage incline is full of history and fascinating places to explore.

Mount Shosha (Engyoji Temple)

Retreat to beautiful fall foliage and temples on this mountainous, hidden gem in Himeji.

Awaji Hanasajiki

A flower wonderland with spectacular views of Osaka Bay, Kansai Airport and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

Awaji Yumebutai

A free day of exploration and wonder where architecture meets nature, designed by the famous Japanese Architect Tadao Ando.

Ohama Beach

Mountains, coastline and great local eats all tucked away on a serene island getaway.

Nakasendo Trail (Magome-Tsumago)

Learn more about a magnificent trek back through time to the Edo period, just an hour's train from Nagoya station.

Soni Highlands

Visit Soni Highlands for breathtaking pampas grass views and enjoy hiking on its well-kept trails.

Shiso Therapy Roads

Walk along trails in the heart of Hyogo Prefecture that are certified to be mentally and physically healing.

Philosopher's Path Kyoto

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

The best places to view sakura in Kyoto.

Fukuoka City sakura lit at night.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Fukuoka

Where to enjoy this year's sakura in Kyushu and Shikoku.

Miyajima in Hiroshima, Japan.

The Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms Around Hiroshima

Where to enjoy this year's sakura in Chugoku