Nagatoro

Specialities Hiking - 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 - Just ten kilometers from its larger and more famous counterpart, Beppu, the onsen resort of Yufuin in Oita prefecture offers a fantastic selection of ...

Iwaki

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - 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...

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...

Tobu Zoo

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - Dubbed a Hybrid Leisure Land, Tobu Zoo in Saitama is a zoo and rollercoaster and water park all rolled into one. Make your way to the zoo on the we...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Hiking, Traditional - "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...

Kaho Gekijou Kabuki Theater

Specialities Traditional - Situated in Iizuka in the idyllic rural region of Chikuho, Fukuoka Prefecture, the Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theatre offers authentic kabuki performances thr...

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...

Mount Aso

Specialities Hiking - As the largest active volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, Mount Aso is a must-see for anyone traveling in Kumamoto....

Kabukiza Theater

Specialities Traditional - When people think of Japanese theatre, they think of Kabuki: demonic looking masks, elegant kimonos and drums. Although it sets a much slower pace tha...

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Specialities Traditional - Do you pine for the sleepy rural lifestyle of Japan’s past, where farmers tended to rice fields at the base of sharp, majestic mountains and...

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