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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
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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

Useful Apps

Download a selection of apps to make your trip to Japan run even smoother. Choose from a list of all-round, navigation, sightseeing and accommodation applications.

Useful apps

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Your all-round app for traveling in Japan

The Japan Official Travel App is the official smartphone app provided by JNTO, delivering up-to-date information about traveling in Japan for a safe and comfortable journey

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Find the nearest WiFi hotspots

An app that leads you to WiFi hotspots that you can use to easily access the internet. Can be used at about two thousand access points in Japan.

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Answers all your "Where can I…?" questions

An app that lets you search for facilities such as restaurants and accommodations near you. The biggest feature of this app is that it presents the taxi dispatches and destinations from a map display smoothly because it runs in conjunction with the "Japan Taxi" app, which was made by a major taxi company. It gives you approximate taxi fares and required times to your destinations so that you can fit taxi rides into your travel budget more easily.

Navigation apps

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Navigate the Tokyo Metro with ease

An app that helps you easily get accustomed to the complicated subway routes of Tokyo. It not only lets you find where to transfer trains by inputting the names of train stations as well as finding routes, but also lets you search from route maps and from famous landmarks such as the Tokyo Skytree and Senso-ji Temple. In addition to displaying search results for major routes, required times, and fares, it provides strong support in you trip through Tokyo as it gives you information such as where to find entrances to recommended underground passages and locations of the optimal trains for transferring. This information can be searched offline just by downloading the app once.

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Maps at your fingertips

An app for visitors from abroad who want to enjoy strolling in Japan, made by Japan's major map making company, Shobunsha. Shobunsha publishes popular guidebooks in Japan such as "MAPPLE Magazine" and "co-Trip", and this app lets you use maps coupled with the databases of these magazines using GPS data. The contents that can be downloaded for free include guidebooks on Toyama Prefecture and Hokkaido. This app can be used even without an Internet connection once you download it at home or at a Wi-Fi spot.

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Narita Airport navigator

Convenient, helpful features include flight search, and notification of changes in departure gate and time.

Sightseeing apps

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Your guide to Ishikawa Prefecture

An app that shows spots such as tourist facilities, lodging facilities, and restaurants within Ishikawa Prefecture as well as routes from your current location to your destination with GPS. It is complete with everything from information on popular tourist spots in areas such as Kanazawa and Noto to the features of Ishikawa Prefecture in 20 themes, and can also be used to find tourist information centers, rent-a-cycle shops, ATMs, emergency evacuation centers, and more.

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Your guide to Tottori Prefecture

An app specializing in sightseeing in Tottori Prefecture. It is complete with useful information for your trip in Tottori such as traffic information from stations to destinations, information on Wi-Fi spots, ATMs, tourist routes, and more. By downloading this app, it can be used even in environments where Internet access is not available.

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Manga guide to the charms of Japan

A manga character explains sightseeing spots and dining destinations across Japan, as well as facets of Japanese culture such as how to ride a train and bathe in an onsen.

Dining apps

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Quick restaurant search

Simple search function based on keyword, area, and category of cuisine. The convenient app shows same-day table availability, issues discount coupons, and makes online reservations.

Accommodation apps

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Search hotels nearby with just a tap

Search hotels by tourist destination or facility name, and sort the results by lowest price or highest review score, etc. The app supports 43 languages and displays prices in 53 currencies.