A World Heritage site, where you can experience making Gokayama Washi, traditional Japanese paper
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...
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...
A variety of Chinese influences, such as Zen sect Buddhism, Zen-style construction, Buddha sculptures and imagery, and carved lacquer ware, were impor...
Kanazawa is one of the overlooked jewels of Japanese tourism. It's relatively remote location, off the beaten (shinkansen) track, has perhaps unfa...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Japan's first permanent capital, the city now known as Nara. As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerfull Buddhist monaste...
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...
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...
The village is famous for its farmhouses, which are built in a unique architectural style known as gassho. The name means "hands together" a...
Takayama is famous for its well-preserved quarter with Edo-style streets. Takayama, is known as "Little Kyoto," and its preserved historical...
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...
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...