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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
Shinetsu
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

Other Cities

Most prefectures in Japan have at least one airport and with the development of low-cost air travel, you can access almost every corner of the country in an economical way.

If you are planning some long-distance traveling while in Japan, flying could be your most time efficient option.

Airports generally offer bus and taxi services, as well as rental car options, meaning a smooth onward journey. Many of the country's airports also offer short international flights from the surrounding Asian countries—the cities of mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.

If you decide to do some domestic flying in Japan, look into the price deals for foreign visitors from the countries two major airlines—All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. The ANA Experience Japan Fare and Visit Japan Fare/Welcome to Japan Fare offer significant discounts.

List of airports

Miyagi:
Sendai Airport
This airport is about 15 km southeast from the city of Sendai, the biggest city in the Tohoku area.
Fukushima:
Fukushima Airport
This airport is located next to the green Fukushima Airport park, which has a Japanese garden, an observation deck, an athletic field, and event space.
Niigata:
Niigata Airport
Located near the coast of Niigata, the airport acts as a hub to explore countries further afield such as Russia, China, and Korea.
Toyama:
Toyama Airport
This airport is located 7 km from the heart of Toyama City and has an attractive view of the beautiful Tateyama mountains set in the Northern Japan Alps.
Ishikawa:
Komatsu Airport
This airport is located in the heart of the Hokuriku area, in southwestern Ishikawa.
Hiroshima:
Hiroshima Airport
Hiroshima Airport is located a 50-minute bus ride from the city of Hiroshima and is an important travel hub for the Chugoku and Shikoku areas.
Tottori:
Yonago Kitaro Airport
This airport is located in the center of the beautiful Yumigahama Peninsula—an area full of Japanese mythology.
Kagawa:
Takamatsu Airport
Takamatsu Airport is located about 15km south of the city of Takamatsu on the island of Shikoku. There is a bus service to the popular spot of Kotohira (Konpira Shrine).
Ehime:
Matsuyama Airport
The famous Japanese novel, Botchan, by Natsume Soseki unfolded in the town of Matsuyama. JR Matsuyama station is located a 15-minute bus ride from the airport.
Kumamoto:
Kumamoto Airport
The active volcano, Mt. Aso—one of the largest caldera volcanoes in the world—is a one hour bus ride from here.
Miyazaki:
Miyazaki Airport
This airport is about 20 minutes by car to downtown Miyazaki. Trains are also available from JR Miyazaki Airport Station.)
Kagoshima:
Kagoshima Airport
This airport is located about 28 km northeast of the city of Kagoshima, on the plateau of Jusanrizukahara offering panoramic views of the Kirishima mountains and Sakurajima.