While often overlooked due to its more popular neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Mie prefecture offers a unique cultural experience for those who visit. B
Welcome to the regions section where you can find individual pages for each Japan's 47 prefectures and over 250 neighborhoods. Click on a location below to uncover a wealth of information on it, including articles, sights and hotels!
Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the heart and soul of Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the year 885
Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P
Shimane lies near the western tip of Japan's main island on the Sea of Japan side. Although sparsely populated it was once a center of trade with China, so it boasts a good number of important historic sites, including Matsue Castle.
The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi
Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p
As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to
Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho
There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a
Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor
Japan is comprised of 47 prefectures within 8 regions: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa. Each prefecture boasts unique local customs, delicacies, attractions and natural beauty that we can't wait to tell you all about. Please click on a prefecture's title to learn what it has to offer.
Otaru is a popular day trip option. It only takes half an hour from Sapporo Station to get there by JR. This seaside town is famous because of "Love Letters", a
If you are visiting Hokkaido, you must stop by Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. The history of Hokkaido, the success of the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, and the
Ishigaki Island has the highest mountain in Okinawa. ‘Umutodogi’ stands 526 meters tall. The island sits at the same latitude as Hawaii, and the sun shines all
Chiba City is the capital of Chiba Prefecture. It is one of the Kanto region's main seaports, handling the highest volume of cargo in the Japan. The Makuhari ar
The capital of Miyagi Prefecture, this city is home to many interesting sites and attractions. With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai is not only the larg
A family of isles situated at the southern end of the Okinawan archipelago, the Yaeyama Islands are a surprisingly accessible getaway from Japan. Wanting sun, s
Ueno is in Taito, with Ueno Station sitting in the center. Ueno is the starting point of railway networks linking Tokyo and northeast Japan, hence the nickname
Ebisu, located in the Shibuya area, is close to Daikanyama. This was a small, country area in the Edo Period. However, now it is the same size as Daikanyama, an
This city is known for its Sano ramen, the soup is a light soy sauce and meat broth, but the real attraction are the noodles. Most shops feature a glassed-in ar