Regions

Welcome to the regions section where you can find individual pages for each Japan's 47 prefectures and over 250 neighborhoods. Click on a location below to uncover a wealth of information on it, including articles, sights and hotels!

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Fukushima

Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear

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Oita

Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot spri

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Shizuoka

Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a grea

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Saga

Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south

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Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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Osaka

As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to

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Shiga

Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho

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Yamanashi

Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visit

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabah

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Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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Shizuoka

Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a grea

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Hyogo

With a nationally famous baseball team, two coasts on two different seas, and a high-class type of beef named after its capital, Hyogo is a prefecture of many t

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Nara

A cradle of traditional Japanese history and culture, Nara breathes the spirit of Yamato - the Japanese nation. Formerly known as “Heijyokyo", Nara was the firs

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Aichi

Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut

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Iwate

Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its

All Prefectures

Japan is comprised of 47 prefectures within 8 regions: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa. Each prefecture boasts unique local customs, delicacies, attractions and natural beauty that we can't wait to tell you all about. Please click on a prefecture's title to learn what it has to offer.

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Neighborhood in Hokkaido

Otaru

Otaru is a popular day trip option. It only takes half an hour from Sapporo Station to get there by JR. This seaside town is famous because of "Love Letters", a

Neighborhood in Saitama

Kawagoe

Visiting Kawagoe, you can stroll through streets with preserved Edo-era warehouse buildings, turned into shops, cafes and museums. The city has a modern waterpa

Neighborhood in Kanagawa

Kawasaki

Kawasaki city is a modern shopping destination with a huge variety of malls and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy historic sites and beautiful scenery. Learn

Neighborhood in Tochigi

Utsunomiya

The capital of Tochigi Prefecture, and better known as Japan's leader in gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) consumption, Utsunomiya boasts over 200 restaurants dedicat

Neighborhood in Kochi

Monobegawa

Located in Kochi Prefecture, the Monobegawa area (named after the Monobe river) is a hidden gem which is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Shikoku.

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Shibuya

Shibuya is considered the center of Japanese youth fashion and culture. In Shibuya, you are free to wear whatever you like. No one will pass judgment, or treat

Neighborhood in Osaka

Kyobashi

Kyobashi is in the east of the Umeda area of Osaka. It connects Miyakojima Ward with Chuo Ward and is an area with high passenger volumes. JR Railways, Keihan R

Neighborhood in Aichi

Nagoya

Located between Tokyo and Osaka, Nagoya is Japan's fourth most populated city. But the city deserves more than a cursory stopover on the Tokaido Shinkansen. Nag

Neighborhood in Shimane

Izumo

Izumo is a fascinating place. Land of legends, the province of the gods, the birthplace of Japan – these are just a few of the words used to describe this sceni