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Hokkaido is a vast land with fresh shiny seafood, tremendous wild nature and seasonal attraction such as ski in winter and colorful flowers in summer. This is the perfect travel guide of Hokkaido.
Aomori is the northernmost prefecture of Japan's main island. It is proud of seasonal treasures including beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and powder snow in winter.
Iwate is the second largest prefecture in Japan facing the Pacific Ocean. It is filled with historical and nature attractions including numerous important cultural properties.
Akita prefecture has numerous entertaining events every four seasons, especially various festivals in summer & winter and popular among Japanese as well.
Miyagi Prefecture, the center of northern Japan, holds the capital city Sendai which is the largest economic city in Tohoku Region. One of the Japan’s three most scenic views Matsushima is located in Miyagi.
Yamagata Prefecture is located in Tohoku Region, and its west side faces the Pacific Ocean. It is proud of rich natural environment including the dynamic mountains and the traditional hot spring Ginzan Onsen.
Fukushima, the third largest prefecture in Japan, is located at the end of Tohoku region. Its internal area Aizu Wakamatsu has a great number of historical spots including the Ouchijuku town and Tsuruga Castle.
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is one of the best travel destinations in the word. There are countless attractive things to do in Tokyo such as sightseeing spots, shopping, food, culture and more.
Kanagawa, located next to Tokyo, has a variety tourist attractions from tradition to nature. The second largest populated city Yokohama is another center capital of the metropolis.
Chiba is one of the most worldwide famous for the Japan’s largest international airport Narita Airport and also known for the sacred Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and popular theme parks Tokyo Disney Resort.
Saitama prefecture, belonging to Kanto Region, is bordered to the south by Tokyo. There are two top popular sightseeing areas in Saitama: the old town Kawagoe and the mountainous place Chichibu.
Tochigi, located in the north of Kanto Region, is one of the best day-trip destinations from Tokyo. The old town Nikko is filled with rich nature and historical shrines and temples which are known as Nikko Toshogu.
Ibaraki Prefecture is one of the three prefectures in North Kanto. Hitachi Seaside Park, located along the Pacific Ocean, is colored by seasonal flowers. The busiest season is spring with Nemophila festival.
Gunma Prefecture is located in the northeast of Kanto Region. It is famous for Kusatsu Onsen, the top-rated onsen town in Japan, which is visited by tourists from all over the country.
Explore Central Japan
Mt.Fuji is the highest mountain (3776 m) in Japan and the most famous landmark of the country. Mt.Fuji and the surrounding area are one of the most popular travel destinations in Japan.
Niigata Prefecture is located in the northernmost of Central Japan largely facing the Sea of Japan. It is known as a snowy region and has numerous fine ski resorts including Gala, Naeba and Kagura.
Yamanachi Prefecture, bordered to the east by Tokyo, is famous the most for the country's symbol Mt.Fuji. You can enjoy Mt.Fuji in various ways from climbing it in summer to photographing from the bottom of it.
Shizuoka Prefecture, located in the south of Central Japan, faces broadly the Pacific Ocean. The symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji straddles the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi.
Nagano, the fourth largest prefecture in Japan, occupies the heart of Central Japan. It houses various tourist attractions from rich nature to traditional cultures surrounded by the Japan Alps mountainous.
Toyama is located in the north of Central Japan which is called Hokuriku Area. It is famous for its nature and traditional attractions such as Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Gokayama Villages.
Ishikawa Prefecture is located in the Hokuriku area, which is the northern Central Japan facing the Sea of Japan. Numerous tourist attractions gather in its capital city Kanazawa especially near Kanazawa Station.
Fukui is located in the northwest of Central Japan. It has a great number of historical spots: Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum holding lots of fossil specimens and Echizen Ono Castle floating the sea of cloud.
Gifu Prefecture, located in the west heart of Central Japan, is filled with rich nature and Japanese traditions. The iconic area of Gifu Shirakawago is the villages consisting of Japanese traditional houses.
Aichi Prefecure, bordered to the west by Western Japan, is known for transportation hub with the station of Shinkansen and international airports. The prefecture has played a role as the economic center.
Explore Western Japan
This is an ultimate travel guide of Osaka, the third largest city in Japan. The metropolis attracts numbers of tourists with regional dishes and a variety of entertainments, especially after dark.
This is an ultimate travel guide of Japanese old capital Kyoto. The city represents the long history and tradition of Japan by well-preserved old buildings and traditional Geisha entertainment.
Shiga Prefecture is not well-known to travelers, but the Japan’s largest Lake Biwa is located in Shiga. Lake Biwa is surrounded by a variety of tourist attractions from the historical castle to regional food.
Mie prefecture is located in the south side of Western Japan. Ise Grand Shrine, which is also a famous tourist’s destination among the Japanese, is located in Ise-Shima area in Mie.
Nara Prefecture, facing the popular Western areas Osaka and Kyoto, is historically important. Nara was first permanent capital city back in 710, before the capital’s moving to Kyoto.
Wakayama Prefecture is located in the Kii Peninsula in the southeastern part of Western Japan. On the northern side of Wakayama, there is Mt.Koya which is known as the sacred place in Shingon Buddhism.
Hyogo is the prefecture located in Kansai region. Hyogo is featured by the beautifully white Himeji Castle, the traditional Onsen town Kinosaki Onsen and Kobe Beef, one of the famous brands of Wagyu Beef.
Tottori is the prefecture that composes Chugoku Region, facing the Sea of Japan. Tottori is very rich in the variety of seafood and hasthe largest symbolic sand dune Tottori Sakyu.
Shimane Prefecture is located to the west of Western Japan, also in Chugoku Region. Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is the most symbolic destination of Shimane which is popular among foreigner visitors.
Okayama Prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea to its south which flows between the Chugoku and Shikoku Regions. There is a famous Japanese garden, Korakuen Garden and an old town Kurashiki.
Hiroshima is located in Chugoku Region, the westernmost part of the Honshu island of Japan. Hiroshima is one of the largest cities in western Japan and the city offers the rich history, culture and tradition.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the western end of Japan’s main island Honshu. Yamaguchi is not a widely known name among foreigners, but there are many attractive hidden gems in it.
Kagawa, the smallest prefectures in Japan, composes Shikoku Region of Japan. It is famous for the goal of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and the art island Naoshima, which attract many enthusiastic Shikoku fans.
Tokushima is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Region. It is the start point of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Tokushima is also the birthplace of the Awa Odori dance festival and the hidden nature spot Iya Valley.
Kochi, the largest prefecture in Shikoku Region, is located in the southwest of the Shikoku Island. There are many attractive sightseeing spots related to history from the wild nature.
Ehime is located in the northwest of Shikoku. There are 26 temples out of 88 designated as the path of the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Ehime.
Explore Kyushu and Okinawa
Fukuoka is the prefecture containing the largest city in all Kyushu. It is well-known for its transportation hub, and there is a train station inside the airport that can take you to the city in 10 minutes.
Saga Prefecture is located on the northernmost of Kyushu. If you are into archeology, you will love the Yoshinogari Historical Park, which is the largest archeological remains from the Yayoi period.
Nagasaki is the prefecture which is located on the northwest side of Kyushu. It is one of the most important port cities in Japan, receiving lots of cruiser visitors from Asian countries.
Located in the center of the mountainous island Kyushu is the prefecture of Kumamoto. Kumamoto is especially known for having Mt.Aso, which is an active volcano possessing the world’s largest caldera.
Located on the northeast side of Kyushu is the capital of Onsen, the prefecture of Oita. You can find some of the most renowned Onsen in all of Japan such as Beppu Onsen and Yufuin Onsen.
Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the southeast side of Kyushu. Famous for its beautiful beaches, many tourists come to enjoy driving alongside these beachlines.
Kagoshima is the prefecture located in the southenmost of the island of Kyushu. Famous for having lots of small islands where human contact is minimal, and untouched nature can be experienced.
Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture in Japan, consisting of over 100 inhabited and uninhabited islands. The chain of Okinawa islands are situated between Kyushu Region and Taiwan.