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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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Kyushu

Nagasaki
Nagasaki Kyushu's far northwest region is famed for its forested islands, rolling hills, crystalline seas and hot springs heated by sleeping volcanoes, as well as its ancient cultural roots and international trade Kyushu's far northwest region is famed for its forested islands, rolling hills, crystalline seas and hot springs heated by sleeping volcanoes, as well as its ancient cultural roots and international trade
Saga
Saga A coastal prefecture with rural charm and dotted with islets, Saga faces the Korean Peninsula and was once a key trading center where Japan's pottery tradition originated A coastal prefecture with rural charm and dotted with islets, Saga faces the Korean Peninsula and was once a key trading center where Japan's pottery tradition originated
Fukuoka
Fukuoka With a northern shoreline made for water sports, a mountainous interior full of trails, history and culture reflecting its Asian port status and world-class seafood and ramen, Fukuoka is the preferred escape for many Japanese With a northern shoreline made for water sports, a mountainous interior full of trails, history and culture reflecting its Asian port status and world-class seafood and ramen, Fukuoka is the preferred escape for many Japanese
Oita
Oita With a rich artistic and spiritual heritage, stunning natural wonders like the Yabakei Gorge and the onsen meccas of Beppu and Yufuin, Oita is an unspoiled pocket of Japan worth serious exploration With a rich artistic and spiritual heritage, stunning natural wonders like the Yabakei Gorge and the onsen meccas of Beppu and Yufuin, Oita is an unspoiled pocket of Japan worth serious exploration
Kumamoto
Kumamoto Although best known for its castle, Kumamoto Prefecture offers numerous tourist attractions to tempt visitors of all sorts, including fascinating museums, lush parks and rustic onsen resorts Although best known for its castle, Kumamoto Prefecture offers numerous tourist attractions to tempt visitors of all sorts, including fascinating museums, lush parks and rustic onsen resorts
Miyazaki
Miyazaki Miyazaki's gorges and waterfalls were made for adventure, and you can hike around active volcanic craters and learn to surf here as well, when you're not at a festival or exploring a shrine associated with the myth of Japan's founding Miyazaki's gorges and waterfalls were made for adventure, and you can hike around active volcanic craters and learn to surf here as well, when you're not at a festival or exploring a shrine associated with the myth of Japan's founding
Kagoshima
Kagoshima From the beaches of Amami Oshima and ancient forests of Yakushima to the great volcanoes of Sakurajima and Kirishima, Kagoshima shows off Japan’s wild side From the beaches of Amami Oshima and ancient forests of Yakushima to the great volcanoes of Sakurajima and Kirishima, Kagoshima shows off Japan’s wild side

Easily reached by land, sea and air, dynamic Kyushu is bubbling with energy, culture and activity

Internationally famous for its porky ramen, Kyushu is filled with rejuvenating hot springs, dramatic mountains, peaceful beaches and outgoing people. While the startup hub of Fukuoka bubbles with international attention, the volcanic terrain to the south continues to rumble and smoke. The seismic activity has created a craggy wonderland of steaming onsen, like those at Beppu, and soaring peaks to hike, such as Mt. Karakuni in the Kirishima mountain range. Offering a taste of both cutting-edge modernity and slow-paced living, Japan's southern island is best explored at a leisurely pace. Head south to relax on an island bursting with spectacular nature, culture and cuisine.

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    Beppu's bubbling, beneficial onsen waters
    Chow down on a bowl of rich, creamy tonkotsu ramen in Fukuoka
    Views of smoking Sakurajima
    Staring into the crater of a volcano atop Mt. Aso

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