Yufuin

Specialities Hiking - 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 Anime & Manga - 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...

Oarai Sun Beach

Specialities Beaches - Popular among surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers, the shallow waters at this top-notch summer spot, not to mention the lack of rocky outcroppings, make...

Iwaki

Specialities Beaches - Covering much of the southeast of Fukushima prefecture, Iwaki is known for its gorgeous beaches and great waves, rich history and an even richer seafo...

Oarai Isosaki Shrine

Specialities Beaches - While the main attraction for many day-trippers to Oarai City is either the beach or neighboring hot springs, don’t miss the chance to visit this...

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...

Enoshima

Specialities Beaches - Ranked among the 100 Best Sceneries of Japan and with a landscape immortalized in the woodblock prints of Katsushika Hokusai (the artist behind the fa...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities History - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

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...

Kitamoto

Specialities History - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

Otome Road

Specialities Anime & Manga - Interested in the 2D side of Japan? Head to Otome Road in Ikebukuro, which has anime and manga goods, voice actor CDs, doujinshi (self-published works...

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