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Destinations in Japan

Welcome to our destinations page. Japan is a fascinating and diverse country, from the soaring Japanese Alps to the modern high rises. It's a land where Kyushu Island, with its volcanic, moon like terrain, can exist alongside Hokkaido's lush, rolling hills and open pastures. A land where temperatures can fluctuate from -30 degrees in the depths of a Hokkaido winter to +40 degrees in the midst of a Kyushu summer. It's a land where each region has its own distinctive culture, landscape, and character. Come see, savor, and experience for yourself the never ending list of attractions that Japan has to offer.

The map is divided into 8 main regions. To start, just click on the map and see where your journey takes you.

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Popular Destinations in Japan

Northern Japan

photo of Sapporo

Hokkaido

Sapporo

Known for its snow festival, the city serves as the capital and executive center of Hokkaido.

photo of Hiraizumi

Tohoku | Iwate Prefecture

Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi was once the home of the powerful Northern Fujiwara Clan and rivaled Kyoto as a city during the Heian Period.

photo of Matsushima

Tohoku | Miyagi Prefecture

Matsushima

Matsushima is famous for having one of the most scenic views in Japan and is located half an hour away from Sendai.

Around Tokyo

photo of Nikko

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko

Nikko is famous for being the resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and center for Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship.

photo of Ashikaga

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Ashikaga

The city of Ashikaga is home to the famous Ashikaga Flower Park.

photo of Central Tokyo

Kanto | Tokyo

Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo is the culmination of the Chiyoda, Minato, Bunkyo and Chuo wards of Tokyo.

photo of Northern Tokyo

Kanto | Tokyo

Northern Tokyo

Northern Tokyo is the area where Ueno Park, Asakusa, Ikebukuro, and Ryogoku can be found.

photo of Western Tokyo

Kanto | Tokyo

Western Tokyo

Western Tokyo is also known as the Tama Region and consists of 23 special wards.

photo of Southern Tokyo

Kanto | Tokyo

Southern Tokyo

Southern Tokyo is where Odaiba, Roppongi, Tokyo Midtown, Shinbashi, Tokyo Tower, and Shinagawa can be found.

photo of Yokohama

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is located 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.

photo of Kamakura

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Kamakura

Kamakura was the former political center of Japan and is a coastal town in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

photo of Hakone

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Hakone

Hakone has hot springs, beautiful nature, Lake Ashi, and amazing views of Mount Fuji in the distance.

Central Japan

photo of Mt Fuji

Chubu | Yamanashi Prefecture

Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and has been worshipped as a sacred mountain. The perfect cone shape of the mountain is iconic of Japan.

photo of Matsumoto

Chubu | Nagano Prefecture

Matsumoto

Matsumoto is best known for being home to one of the most beautiful original castles, Matsumoto Castle.

photo of Nagano City

Chubu | Nagano Prefecture

Nagano City

Nagano city is the capital of Nagano Prefecture and is known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

photo of Takayama

Chubu | Gifu Prefecture

Takayama

Takayama is located in the northern mountainous region of Gifu Prefecture. The city is known for their traditional structures in Old Town and festivals.

photo of Shirakawa-go

Chubu | Gifu Prefecture

Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go is UNESCO World Heritage Site and is best known for their Gassho style houses.

photo of Kanazawa

Chubu | Ishikawa Prefecture

Kanazawa

Kanazawa has many historical attractions and the 21st Century Museum, but the city is known for the Kenrokuen. It is one of the three best landscape gardens in Japan.

Kansai

photo of Kyoto City

Kansai | Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto City

Kyoto was the former capital of Japan and is an important cultural and traditional center in the nation.

photo of Nara City

Kansai | Nara Prefecture

Nara City

Nara is well known for all the wild deer roaming around the city, along with the deep cultural and religious background of Japan.

photo of Osaka City

Kansai | Osaka Prefecture

Osaka City

Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region.

photo of Kobe

Kansai | Hyogo Prefecture

Kobe

Kobe is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture and was an important port city during the Edo Period.

photo of Mt Koya (Koyasan)

Kansai | Wakayama Prefecture

Mt Koya (Koyasan)

Koyasan is the center for an important Buddhist sect known as Shingon Buddhism. It is located on the forest covered mountain top of Mount Koya.

photo of Himeji

Kansai | Hyogo Prefecture

Himeji

Himeji is located in the southwestern part of Hyogo Prefecture and is known for Himeji Castle.

Southern Japan

photo of Matsue

Chugoku | Shimane Prefecture

Matsue

Matsue is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture and is home to one of the twelve original castles in Japan.

photo of Hiroshima City

Chugoku | Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima City

Hiroshima is the capital city of the Hiroshima Prefecture located on the western region of Japan’s main island Honshu.

photo of Miyajima Island

Chugoku | Hiroshima Prefecture

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island is located one hour away from Hiroshima by ferry. It is mostly known for the torii gate that gives the illusion of floating on the water during high tide.

photo of Kurashiki

Chugoku | Okayama Prefecture

Kurashiki

Kurashiki is best known for its Edo Period canal district especially the section called Bikan Chiku.

photo of Naoshima Island

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Naoshima Island

An Island situated in the Seto Inland Sea featuring varies art museums and venues located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Takamatsu

Shikoku | Kagawa Prefecture

Takamatsu

The most populated city and capital of Kagawa Prefecture also known as the smallest prefecture in Japan.

photo of Nagasaki

Kyushu | Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki

The largest city and capital of Nagasaki Prefecture located on Kyushu Island.

photo of Beppu

Kyushu | Oita Prefecture

Beppu

A city known for its hot spring locations as well as the hells of Beppu located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Takachiho

Kyushu | Miyazaki Prefecture

Takachiho

A town famous for its associating with mythological sites from Shinto legends located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.