Locations

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

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Aomori

Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

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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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Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev

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Neighborhood in Osaka

Namba

Namba is a bustling civilian district. There is easy access with the terminus of many railways including NANKAI Railway and Kintetsu Namba Line. There are also

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Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can

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Neighborhood in Ishikawa

Kanazawa

Historical temples and shrines, onsen (hot springs), traditional architecture and breathtaking nature are some of Kanazawa's most popular attractions. Known as

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Tottori

Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor

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Gifu

Gifu prefecture, known as the unofficial “center” of Japan, was and is very important to Japan in many aspects. For starters, it holds the record for most open

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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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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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Kagoshima

Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these

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Niigata

Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie

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Gunma

Famous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is

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Hiroshima

The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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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

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.