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Shirogane Blue Pond

Shirogane Blue Pond

Discover the surreal beauty of Shirogane Blue Pond in Hokkaido, a stunning summer destination with vibrant blue waters and breathtaking natural surroundings.

Shiretoko Five Lakes

Shiretoko Five Lakes

A journey into the heart of Hokkaido's pristine wilderness

Imotori Pond

Imori Pond

Check out one of Japan’s top 100 mountains reflected on Imori Pond.

Lake Hyoko

Lake Hyoko

For birdwatchers and nature lovers, Lake Hyoko is one of the top spots in Niigata Prefecture.

Lake Yamanakako

Lake Yamanakako

Enjoy the great outdoors in the shadow of Mount Fuji at Lake Yamanakako.

Kannabe Highlands

Kannabe Highlands

Mountain adventures alongside an ancient volcano

Tenkaiho

Tenkaiho

For seasonal flowers on one side and more than 200 tiny islands on the other, head to the observation deck at Tenkaiho.

Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge

Kokonoe Yume Suspension Bridge

Located in the western end of Oita Prefecture, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge holds the record for Japan’s longest and tallest bridge specifically designed for pedestrians. For an unforgettable stroll with fantastic views,...

Nabegataki Falls

Nabegataki Falls

Lying close to the border of Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures and not too far from Fukuoka City, Naebegataki makes for a great day trip option.

Mount Omuro

Mount Omuro

One of the attractions of Izu Peninsula is Mount Omuro, a dormant volcano that formed about 4,000 years ago that looks like an upside-down bowl.

Yonago Beach

Yonago Beaches

Yonago, a city in western Tottori Prefecture, invites visitors to enjoy various outdoor activities. Nestled between Mount Daisen, Lake Nakaumi and the Sea of Japan, travelers in Yonago can go mountain climbing...