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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
Sub-zero temperatures and the greatest of outdoor environments, complemented by sizzling soul food and warm-hearted welcomes. 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
Sleek apple-red and electric-green shinkansen whisk you up to a haven of fresh powder snow, fresh fruit and fearsome folk legends Fearsome festivals, fresh powder and vast fruit orchards—the rugged northern territory of Tohoku offers a fresh perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
Mountains and sea meet in one of Japan's wildest regions, and the result is sheer beauty. Once largely inaccessible, Hokuriku is now reachable by shinkansen from Tokyo in a matter of hours 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
Characterized by the constant buzz of the world's most populous metropolitan area, the Kanto region is surprisingly green with an array of escapes that include mountainous getaways and subtropical islands Experience diversity at its fullest, from the neon of Tokyo to the ski slopes of Gunma, exotic wildlife of the Ogasawara Islands and cultural heritage of Kamakura
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Served by the shinkansen line that connects Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the Tokai region provides plenty of interesting diversions and easy excursions Tokai means "eastern sea," and this region stretches east from Tokyo to Kyoto and includes blockbuster attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
From raucous nights out to outdoor thrills to peaceful reverie, trying to categorize the Kansai region is a futile task The Kansai region is one of extreme contrasts—the neon lights of Osaka and glittering Kobe nightscape, the peaceful realms of Shiga, Wakayama and Nara, and the cultured refinement of Kyoto
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Less-traveled and delightfully inaccessible at times, the Chugoku region is a reminder that the journey is sometimes more important than the destination Welcome to Japan's warm and friendly western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Providing the stage for literary classics, fevered dancing and natural wonders 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
Easily reached by land, sea and air, the dynamic Kyushu prefectures are bubbling with energy, culture and activity The southern island of Kyushu is home to volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky, succulent seafood, steaming hot springs and the country's hottest entrepreneurial town
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Ruins and recreated castles of the Ryukyu kings nestle amid magnificent beaches in Okinawa, a diver's paradise teeming with an amazing array of coral and undersea life 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

Shopping

Ebisu Garden Place 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス

From beer factory to elegant city sanctuary

The Ebisu Garden Place is the original home of the Ebisu Beer Brewery. Today it is an elegant city within a city filled with lots to eat, see and do. As the former site of a world famous brewery there is of course plenty to drink as well. With plenty of shops and lifestyle stores to explore, this is the perfect spot to spend a calm afternoon away from the busier parts of Tokyo. The area's many restaurants also make it a great spot for lunch or dinner.

Don't Miss

  • The Museum of Yebisu Beer
  • Loads of fine dining and shopping options
  • The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

How to Get There

A short moving sidewalk ride from Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote line

Quick Facts

Nearby Ebisu station was originally built for transporting beer

Features beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and stunning illumination displays in winter

Layers of allure

Find your niche in this expertly-planned plaza of curiosities. You'll feel at ease strolling past the beautiful fountains and flowers that adorn the shopping and dining areas. The open design will take your breathe away as you pass beneath the grand arches. Take a picture in front of the magnificent Le Chateau de Joel Robuchon restaurant. Or better yet, go inside for some world-class cuisine.

Bricks and brews

A main attraction here is the original Yebisu Brewery, from which the whole town gets its namesake and is also one of Tokyo's rare red brick buildings. You'll also find the Museum of Yebisu Beer, opened in celebration of the beer's 120th birthday. You'll get to learn about the brewery's history, and of course sample a bit of their premium brew.

Stay on site

The best way to take advantage of the fine offerings and pseudo-European atmosphere of the Garden Place is to stay there yourself. Book a room at the five-star Westin Tokyo Hotel and the Yebisu Garden Place is right at your doorstep. All this luxury makes for a near-royal experience.

Seasonal wonders

Tokyo is full of great places to see winter illumination displays, and Yebisu Garden Place is no exception. What makes this one so special is that it's already such a dazzling location. In spring time, the cherry blossoms along the nearyby Meguro River are a must see.

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