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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

Online Reservation Sites

Research the many accommodation options for staying in Japan and make quick and easy online reservations. Choose from luxury to budget, traditional to modern, and urban to rural. Websites are listed in alphabetical order.

JAPANiCAN
Get instant online booking for over 4,000 hotels and ryokan and over 1,000 tours, brought to you by Japan's largest travel company, the JTBGroup. Find the perfect hotel, save money on hotel and train packages, or get the latest travel info from the experts at JAPANiCAN. JAPANiCAN Website
Jalan.net
Jalan.net is one of the biggest online hotel and ryokan reservation services in Japan. Jalan.net provides thousands of hotels, ryokans, and many accommodations with low price and high quality. Jalan Website
Japan City Hotel Association
The Japan City Hotel Association would like to introduce you to hotels that are reasonably priced, comfortable, convenient and safe. Japan City Hotel Association Website
Japan Economy Hotel Group
Each member of the Japan Economy Hotel Group offers a reasonable room rate, a convenient location, and comfortable rooms with bath, toilet, air-conditioning, amenities, etc. Japan Economy Hotel Group Website
Japan Hotel Association
The Japan Hotel Association is composed of leading hotels representing every part of Japan. All member hotels have been approved by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport under the Law for the Improvement of International Tourist Hotel Facilities. Japan Hotel Association Website
Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association
The Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association is one of the biggest nonprofit organizations, composed of approximately 3,000 members of traditional Japanese style accommodations (Ryokan) and hotels in Japan. When you are staying in Japan, please choose a member of our association. Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association Website
Japan Traveler Online
Japan Traveler Online is an online hotel reservation system for travelers to Japan. We offer an enhanced line up of hotels for business, pleasure, or Japanese experience with our selection of Japanese inn's known as ryokan. Japan Traveler Online Website
Japan Youth Hostels, Inc.
Youth Hostels—of which the basic concept is to provide lodging places for anyone who wants to enjoy safe, pleasant and economical traveling—now extends its network by covering 80 countries all over the world with 5,500 hostels. In Japan, approximately 350 facilities are scattered throughout the country from Hokkaido to Okinawa, each offering affordable accommodation at about 3,000 yen per night. Japan Youth Hostels, Inc. Website
Japanese Inn Group
Welcome to Japan! As members of the Japanese Inn Group (JIG), we cordially invite you to have a wonderful and unique experience in a traditional Japanese inn or ryokan. Japanese Inn Group Website
Kiraku Collection
Experience an assortment of undiscovered destinations by staying at a spectrum of traditional Japanese homes reborn as exclusive luxury lodgings. Every home is carefully prepared to ensure that you can relax in, as well as explore from, your very own home away from home. Kiraku Collection Website
Kyukamura Hotels
All 36 Kyukamura resorts are favorably situated within the territories of National Parks. You can get close to vast wilderness and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Kyukamura Hotels Website
NTA On-line Reservation System
The NTA on-line reservation system allows you to check The Japan Hotel Pass and The Japan Ryokan Pass for room availability, as well as making reservations. NTA On-line Reservation System Website
Okura Nikko Hotels
Each of our hotels has its own individual character and flavor, but all have something in common: a dedication to omotenashi—Japan's culture of exceptional service, and attention to every detail of your stay. Okura Nikko Hotels Website
PT Group
Historic or memorable Japanese Inns and hotels in downtown Tokyo for those who like to travel smart.
PT Group Website
Rakuten Travel
Rakuten Travel is the biggest online hotel reservation company in Japan. Rakuten Travel offers substantial savings on regular hotel room rates. You have 24-hour access to real-time online booking and can make reservations anytime you want. Rakuten Travel Website
SELECTED ONSEN RYOKAN
“SELECTED ONSEN RYOKAN” is Japan's largest multilingual portal site for onsen ryokans. The site provides information on and reservation services of more than 200 carefully selected onsen ryokans in four languages and five versions (English, Korean, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). The site introduces onsen ryokans all over Japan in unique perspectives, illustrating each ryokan under distinctive themes such as “Return to Nature,” “Health and Beautification,” “Local Foodstuff,” “No.1 in Japan,” etc. Travelers can make the best choice after learning about Japan's original hotel culture. SELECTED ONSEN RYOKAN Website