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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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Mie
Mie Mie's appeal stems from a diverse range of cultural offerings, adventures in nature, hands-on activities, and family-friendly amusements away from the big city Mie's appeal stems from a diverse range of cultural offerings, adventures in nature, hands-on activities, and family-friendly amusements away from the big city
Gifu
Gifu Gifu is Japan's literal and figurative heart, rich in culture, crafts and natural beauty, with towns famed for making ceramics and swords and picturesque traditional villages nestled in its mountain ranges Gifu is Japan's literal and figurative heart, rich in culture, crafts and natural beauty, with towns famed for making ceramics and swords and picturesque traditional villages nestled in its mountain ranges
Aichi
Aichi Scene of many epic battles in the feudal era and the core of Japan's manufacturing and technological strength, Aichi offers natural splendor, traditional delights and modern wonders Scene of many epic battles in the feudal era and the core of Japan's manufacturing and technological strength, Aichi offers natural splendor, traditional delights and modern wonders
Yamanashi
Yamanashi Discover a landlocked mountain archipelago floating in a sea of clouds offering serendipitous adventures along mountain roads in the heart of rural Japan Discover a landlocked mountain archipelago floating in a sea of clouds offering serendipitous adventures along mountain roads in the heart of rural Japan
Shizuoka
Shizuoka Japan comes to Shizuoka to refresh its spirit at mountains, temples and shores celebrated in art and poetry, drink tea, and eat some of the country’s finest seafood Japan comes to Shizuoka to refresh its spirit at mountains, temples and shores celebrated in art and poetry, drink tea, and eat some of the country’s finest seafood

Served by the shinkansen between Tokyo and Kyoto, the Tokai region features both world-renowned destinations and underexplored gems

Possibly the most quintessentially Japanese of all the country's regions, the five prefectures that comprise Tokai mix ancient heritage, modern industry and stunning nature. Mt. Fuji, flanked by the hot springs of Hakone and the Fuji Five Lakes, is one of the world's most iconic peaks. Tokai both embraces the past and looks toward the future with World Heritage site Shirakawa-go and its thatch-roof cottages, the nation's biggest green tea plantations, Toyota Motor Corp. and Ise-jingu, the most revered shrine in Japan.

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    Mt. Fuji—Japan's most iconic mountain
    The picturesque mountain town of Takayama and nearby Shirakawa-go
    Japan's most sacred shrine, Ise-jingu
    White sand beaches and relaxed atmosphere in the Izu Peninsula

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