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...

Ikebukuro

Specialities Festivals, 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...

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...

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...

Koshigaya LakeTown

Specialities Shopping - Tokyo can be said to have many things but space probably isn't one of them. For a change of pace, check out Koshigaya LakeTown in...

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 Shopping - 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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