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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

High-tech

High-tech

With electronic products, IT, energy-saving technology, biochemistry, and other technologies developing rapidly since the start of the 21st century, Japan has been consistently leading other nations in research and development in these fields. Major companies in each industry have set up museums and showrooms for displaying the technologies they have developed, establishing venues through which they can share their research results with the general public populace. These museums and showrooms have been well designed as attractions and offers great opportunities to learn about the latest technologies.

Factory visit

Some snack factories, sake (rice wine) factories, automobile factories, and other kinds of factories all over Japan are open to tourists for study tours. The limited-edition products sold only at these factories are also perfect as souvenirs and gifts.

Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest broadcasting tower at a height of 634 m. At the very top of this tower, which boasts several Japanese engineering feats, there is an observation deck that provides a grand vista of the streets and districts of Tokyo.

Miraikan — The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Miraikan, is a cultural facility that allows visitors to learn about the latest science and technology while having fun. Demonstrations of the state-of-the-art humanoid robot ASIMO are also organized at the museum.

MEGA WEB Toyota

MEGA WEB Toyota is an amusement park themed on past, current, and future models of cars, and is great fun for both adults and children. It has three pavilions and two test driving courses, where visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions.

NTT InterCommunication Center

The NTT InterCommunication Center is a cultural facility where visitors can enjoy media art exhibits and attractions created through the combination of the latest electronic technology with traditional art and culture.

High-tech toilets

Japanese toilets are renowned all over the world for being extremely high-tech. They come with features such as automatic lifting/lowering toilet seats, heated toilet seats for the cold months, and washlets, and can be used with great comfort at any time.

High-tech hotels

The Henn na Hotel has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's first hotel where robots attend to guests. At this hotel, robots are used not just to serve as counter staff but also to as porters to guide guests to their rooms.