Matsushima

Specialities Hiking - The subject of Japanese poetry since forever ago, Miyagi prefecture's Matsushima not only ranks as a top travel spot in Tohoku but is also one of the ...

Konosu

Specialities Art & Design - While rural Konosu is known for being home to the widest part of the Arakawa river - itself, Japan’s widest river - that isn't really why...

Mount Daisen

Specialities Hiking - Soaring straight out from the Sea of Japan at a height of 1729 meters, Mount Daisen is the highest, and holiest, mountain in the Chugoku...

Mount Misen

Specialities Hiking - Enveloped by verdant greenery and crystalline waters, Mt. Misen rises 500 metres over the Seto Inland Sea on the scenic, spiritual island of Miyajima,...

Tsushima

Specialities Hiking - Head to a unique Japanese island that’s physically closer to South Korea than it is to Japan and you’ll find yourself on Tsushima. In fact,...

Goto Islands

Specialities Hot springs - The Goto Islands, referred to as simply Goto or the Gotos by Nagasaki’s foreign population, consist of five main islands set atop the East China...

Hells of Beppu

Specialities Hot springs - One of the most exciting attractions of Oita Prefecture, the Hells of Beppu (Jigoku Meguri) attract visitors from all over Japan. But beware, these on...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Art & Design - Whether you're a fan or not of Miyazaki’s whimsical animation, you shouldn't miss out on the official Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. It’s an absolute...

Nagatoro

Specialities Hiking, Sports - A morning on the river, viewing the trees as a boatman guides the traditional wooden raft down still waters. Handmade soba for lunch, cold and...

Yufuin

Specialities Hiking, Hot springs - Just ten kilometers from its larger and more famous counterpart, Beppu, the onsen resort of Yufuin in Oita prefecture offers a fantastic selection of ...

Akihabara

Specialities Art & Design - Akihabara isn’t called Electric Town for no reason. As soon as you step off the train, you’re bombarded with adverts for all the latest gaming...

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