Locations

Welcome to the locations section where you can find individual pages for each Japan's 47 prefectures and over 250 Japanese neighborhoods. Click on a location below to uncover a wealth of information on it, including articles, sights and hotels!

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Aomori

Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

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Aichi

Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut

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Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev

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Namba

Namba is a bustling civilian district. There is easy access with the terminus of many railways including NANKAI Railway and Kintetsu Namba Line. There are also

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Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can

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Neighborhood in Ishikawa

Kanazawa

Historical temples and shrines, onsen (hot springs), traditional architecture and breathtaking nature are some of Kanazawa's most popular attractions. Known as

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Tottori

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

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Tokyo

Tokyo is all about contrasts. Its irresistible charm comes from the clash between its cutting-edge style and traditional culture. From the organized chaos of [S

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Mie

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

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Aomori

Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

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Kochi

Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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Ibaraki

If you're a nature person, you’ll fall in love with Ibaraki, a scenic coastal prefecture northeast of Tokyo. With up to 15% of its land area dedicated to natura

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabah

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Nagano

Surrounded on all four sides by 3000+ meter tall mountains, Nagano prefecture is called the “Roof of Japan.” The 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were hoste

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Okinawa

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

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Hokkaido

If your idea of a perfect vacation involves majestic forests, clear blue lakes, pillowy powder snow, and amazing, farm-fresh food, Hokkaido is an absolute dream

All Prefectures

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.