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Beyond its cities, Japan has a wealth of natural wonders for intrepid travelers to explore. From Hokkaido’s snowfields to Okinawa’s subtropical islands, the country’s spectacular natural beauty is one of its best-kept secrets. With reverence for nature as one of Shinto’s core tenets, large parts of the Japanese countryside are protected, so visitors can discover a multitude of rich, diverse ecosystems teeming with unique flora and fauna.
There are countless ways to enjoy Japan’s nature year-round. Thrill seekers can book a wide range of outdoor activities, while visitors seeking a traditional cultural experience can visit well-preserved communities in rural Japan.