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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

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Hokuriku Shinetsu

Niigata
Niigata Most people visit Niigata for its snow-related sporting options, but many others come to trek through Niigata’s mountains, immerse in picturesque hot springs and consume the region's tasty seafood, rice and sake Most people visit Niigata for its snow-related sporting options, but many others come to trek through Niigata’s mountains, immerse in picturesque hot springs and consume the region's tasty seafood, rice and sake
Nagano
Nagano Come to Nagano for sweeping highland scenes of nature and world-class outdoor sports, and stay for the rural culture, townscapes from the samurai era, vibrant festivals and enough onsen to keep you soaking for a lifetime Come to Nagano for sweeping highland scenes of nature and world-class outdoor sports, and stay for the rural culture, townscapes from the samurai era, vibrant festivals and enough onsen to keep you soaking for a lifetime
Toyama
Toyama Famed for its Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and towering snow walls, Toyama radiates color with its seasonal flowers, autumn foliage and picture-perfect landscape Famed for its Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and towering snow walls, Toyama radiates color with its seasonal flowers, autumn foliage and picture-perfect landscape
Ishikawa
Ishikawa More accessible than ever and steeped in history, art, culture and natural beauty, Ishikawa Prefecture is one of Japan’s most enchanting destinations More accessible than ever and steeped in history, art, culture and natural beauty, Ishikawa Prefecture is one of Japan’s most enchanting destinations
Fukui
Fukui A peaceful retreat in central Japan with abundant natural wonders, history, traditional crafts and some of the country’s freshest seafood and finest sake A peaceful retreat in central Japan with abundant natural wonders, history, traditional crafts and some of the country’s freshest seafood and finest sake

Mountains and sea meet in one of Japan's wildest regions, and the result is sheer beauty.

With the convenient high-speed bullet train connecting Tokyo to Hokuriku Shinetsu in two and a half hours or less, the soaring mountains of the Japan Alps, views of Japan's west coast, and cities and towns thriving with refined culture are all within easy reach. Of Hokuriku's five prefectures, Nagano is the only one without a coastline, but together with Niigata, it offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Japan. Toyama and Fukui Prefectures present an elusive and appealing slice of rural Japan, while Ishikawa is home to art and culture, with its capital city Kanazawa the center of both traditional and modern Japanese design.

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    Legendary powder snow
    Art, culture and architecture in idyllic rural settings
    Exquisite seafood and sake
    Traveling along the rugged Sea of Japan coast on the newest bullet train line

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