Japan 47 Prefectures

The Japanese archipelago stretches over 3,000 kilometers from north to south, and encompasses 47 prefectures with Tokyo located near the center. There's more to Japan than just Tokyo: The northern island of Hokkaido, which will be hosting the Olympic marathon and race walking competitions, is known for its cool summers and stunning wilderness. The soaring mountains of central Japan are packed with trails perfect for summer hikes. From dramatic coastal landscapes to the sapphire waters of Okinawa, each prefecture has something unique to offer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn more about what makes each region special to make yourself the perfect itinerary for 2021.

The Japanese archipelago stretches over 3,000 kilometers from north to south, and encompasses 47 prefectures with Tokyo located near the center. There's more to Japan than just Tokyo: The northern island of Hokkaido, which will be hosting the Olympic marathon and race walking competitions, is known for its cool summers and stunning wilderness. The soaring mountains of central Japan are packed with trails perfect for summer hikes. From dramatic coastal landscapes to the sapphire waters of Okinawa, each prefecture has something unique to offer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn more about what makes each region special to make yourself the perfect itinerary for 2021.

Mountainous Regions in Central Japan

Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Nagano, Gifu

Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Nagano, Gifu

Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Nagano, Gifu

Osaka, Nagoya & the Kii Peninsula

Aichi, Mie, Wakayama, Nara, Osaka

Aichi, Mie, Wakayama, Nara, Osaka

Aichi, Mie, Wakayama, Nara, Osaka

Shikoku

Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi

Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi

Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi

Eastern Kyushu & Okinawa

Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa

Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa

Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa

Western Kyushu

Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Saga, Fukuoka

Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Saga, Fukuoka

Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Saga, Fukuoka

Chugoku

Yamaguchi, Shimane, Hiroshima, Okayama, Tottori

Yamaguchi, Shimane, Hiroshima, Okayama, Tottori

Yamaguchi, Shimane, Hiroshima, Okayama, Tottori

Kyoto & Northern Kansai

Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga

Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga

Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga

Hokuriku

Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata

Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata

Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama, Niigata

Hokkaido & Tohoku

Yamagata, Akita, Aomori,Hokkaido, Iwate, Miyagi

Yamagata, Akita, Aomori,Hokkaido, Iwate, Miyagi

Yamagata, Akita, Aomori,Hokkaido, Iwate, Miyagi

Yokohama & Mount Fuji Area

Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Kanagawa

Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Kanagawa

Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Kanagawa

Tokyo & Nearby

Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo

Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo

Chiba, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo