Japan Cities

Gokuyama

A World Heritage site, where you can experience making Gokayama Washi, traditional Japanese paper
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Hakone

A mountainous area west of Tokyo. You must see the volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, centered around Lake Ashinoko, it's a popula...
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Hiroshima

It's an industrial city of wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers, located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea. Although many only know it f...
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Kamakura

A variety of Chinese influences, such as Zen sect Buddhism, Zen-style construction, Buddha sculptures and imagery, and carved lacquer ware, were impor...
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa is one of the overlooked jewels of Japanese tourism. It's relatively remote location, off the beaten (shinkansen) track, has perhaps unfa...
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Kurashiki

One of Japan's great old merchant towns. Situated along a scenic canal at the foot of Mt. Tsurugata. Kurashiki's white-walled storehouses are...
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Kyoto

Tokyo and Kyoto are connected with each other by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen. The central area of Kyoto City lies in a valley. It is surrounded by the H...
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Miyajima

One of the crown jewels of Japan, and certainly one of its finest views. Located off the coast of Hiroshima, the serene beauty of the island is an ess...
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Mount Fuji

Japan's highest mountain and the focal point of the sprawling Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Visible from Tokyo, the mountain is located to the we...
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Mt.Koya

Mount Koya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Mt. Koya Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.   It’s in a valley (900m a...
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Nagoya

One of the islands in Japan. The hub of the Aichi region, Nagoya is Japan's fourth-largest city after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka and one of the nat...
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Nara

Japan's first permanent capital, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerfull Buddhist monaste...
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Nikko

The first temple in Nikko was founded more than 1,200 years ago along the shores of the Daiya River. Nikko became home of the mausoleums of the Tokuga...
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Osaka

With a population of 2.5 million, Osaka is Japan's third largest and second most important city. Osaka was formerly known as Naniwa. Before the N...
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Shirakawago

The village is famous for its farmhouses, which are built in a unique architectural style known as gassho. The name means "hands together" a...
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Takayama

Takayama is famous for its well-preserved quarter with Edo-style streets. Takayama, is known as "Little Kyoto," and its preserved historical...
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Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city...
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Yokhama

Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo. Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most used to see...
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