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...

Ueno

Specialities Food & Drink, Parks & Gardens, Shopping - Forget Stacey’s mom, Ueno has got it going on. Like cherry blossoms and temple ruins? Head on down to Ueno Park. Can’t get enough of...

Harajuku

Specialities Culture, Shopping - With devoted fans like Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and more home-grown talent Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, it’s no surprise that Harajuku has gained legendary statu...

Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Parks & Gardens - A nod to the famous Moai of Easter Island, the Sun Messe statues are the only replicas allowed to be made of the originals in...

Saitama Shintoshin

Specialities Shopping - If you're looking to get some shopping done in Japan but don't want to brave the crowds, taking a small trip outside of Tokyo to...

Konosu

Specialities Art & Design, Culture, Food & Drink - 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...

Ikebukuro

Specialities Food & Drink, Shopping - Ikebukuro really has it all-in-one. This once small historical village, (literally meaning "pond bag"- classy) has grown into a shopping and anime par...

Fukuoka Yatai

Specialities Culture, Food & Drink - One of Fukuoka's pride and joys, the yatai stalls that line the streets of the city are ideal for those who seek camaraderie; the atmosphere is...

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...

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