Regions

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!

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Kagawa

Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next

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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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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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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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Tokushima

Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple

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Yamanashi

Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visit

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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Fukushima

Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear

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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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Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The

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Yamagata

Yamagata has been called 'hidden' Japan and is definitely not on the regular tourist routes. It is Japan's largest prefecture and you can find it along the Sea

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Oita

Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot spri

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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

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.

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Neighborhood in Okinawa

Ocean Expo Park

The Ocean Expo Park, located to the north of Okinawa Island, is ideal for the whole family. It was built in 1976, on the former grounds of the Okinawa Internati

Neighborhood in Hiroshima

Miyajima Island

The island of Miyajima is famous for its Buddhist holy sites and its friendly, free roaming deer. Officially titled Itsukushima, the name Miyajima, which litera

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Shinjuku

Shinjuku is the most popular and prosperous commercial area in Tokyo. It is a transportation hub with several traffic lines. There is an underground complex. Hi

Neighborhood in Hokkaido

Asahikawa

Asahikawa is the central city in northern Hokkaido, influential in industry and commerce. Strikingly, Asahikawa is a city of bridges. You'll find about 130 rive

Neighborhood in Shimane

Oki Island

If you’re looking to explore Japan beyond the usual tourist attractions, or simply to get away from the bustle of the cities and enjoy nature, Oki Island should

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Shibuya

Shibuya is considered the center of Japanese youth fashion and culture. In Shibuya, you are free to wear whatever you like. No one will pass judgment, or treat

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is another well-known business district and fashion hub in Tokyo. One of the three “capital centers”, Ikebukuro has the largest number of Chinese resi

Neighborhood in Okinawa

Naha

Naha, is the capital city of Okinawa, and is in the southwest of Okinawa Island. Once a part of the ancient Ryukyu kingdom, Naha is a tropical paradise with blu

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Akihabara

Akihabara is called Tokyo’s Electric Town, as you can easily find all kinds of digital gadgets and accessories. You can find household appliances, digital produ