Kokusai Dori (International Street)

Specialities Nightlife - Whether you’re on the hunt for souvenirs or small eateries, this vibrant, fusion-tastic shopping strip is your one-stop shop for everything and anythi...

Tsuboya Pottery Street

Specialities Art & Design, Traditional - It’s no exaggeration to say that Tsuboya Pottery District is the bona fide birthplace of yachimun - a regional word describing all pottery made by...

Teshima

Specialities Art & Design - Somewhere near the edge of the world floats Teshima, a remote and sparsely-populated island sheltering mystifying works of contemporary art. Most of t...

National Theatre of Japan

Specialities Traditional - Noh and Kabuki might not do it for everyone, but whether you’re an avid theatre geek or a complete novice, the National Theatre provides an...

Shimabara

Specialities Hot springs - In the shadow of a live volcano, along southeastern Nagasaki prefecture, you’ll find Shimabara city. It’s a place that maintains an old-world feel of ...

Tottori Manga Kingdom

Specialities Art & Design - Tottori might be the least populated prefecture in Japan but that’s only if you’re counting the human demographic. As the native 'hood for a number of...

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...

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 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...

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