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...

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 ...

Kurokawa Onsen

Specialities Hot springs - Arguably one of Kyushu’s most prized gems, Kurokawa Onsen is a favourite with Japanese people due, not only to the variety of hot spring baths...

Lake Ashinoko

Specialities Hot springs - Often depicted with its characteristic bright red torii gate and Mount Fuji standing imposingly in the background, Lake Ashinoko, in the heart of hot ...

Hakone

Specialities Hot springs - Hakone lies within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park comprising the beautiful landscape of Lake Ashinoko, Mount Fuji and some of the best onsen towns ...

Mount Tsurumi

Specialities Hiking - Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking Beppu City that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outst...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Hiking - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Ofuro Cafe Utatane

Specialities Hot springs - Sometimes, all you really need is a day just for yourself. Just you, some coffee, a book, and a hot spring bath... That's where Ofuro Cafe...

Mount Tsukuba

Specialities Hiking - Sure Mt. Fuji is Japan's most famous peak, but Mt. Tsukuba’s beauty is widely recognized as one of Japan’s hyakumeizan or 100 Famous Mountains. Identi...

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