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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Akita

In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful lakes, and visit coastal towns.

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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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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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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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Mie

While often overlooked due to its more popular neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Mie prefecture offers a unique cultural experience for those who visit. B

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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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Kanagawa

Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The

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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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Kochi

Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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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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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P

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Kyoto

Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Japan. The historical city is home to iconic landmarks such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji and the Fushimi-inari shrine.

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 Tokyo

Ebisu

Ebisu, located in the Shibuya area, is close to Daikanyama. This was a small, country area in the Edo Period. However, now it is the same size as Daikanyama, an

Neighborhood in Tochigi

Sano

This city is known for its Sano ramen, the soup is a light soy sauce and meat broth, but the real attraction are the noodles. Most shops feature a glassed-in ar

Neighborhood in Okinawa

Naha

Naha, is the capital city of Okinawa, and is in the southwest of Okinawa Island. Once a part of the ancient Ryukyu kingdom, Naha is a tropical paradise with blu

Neighborhood in Kyoto

Karasuma, Shijo

Karasuma is located in the heart of Kyoto. It is the interchange between Kyoto Metro and Hankyu Kyoto Line. There are also many bus lines that make it easy to r

Neighborhood in Osaka

Umeda

Umeda is a bustling shopping district located in the north of Osaka. There are large stores and restaurants everywhere. There are many convenient transport

Neighborhood in Tokyo

Odaiba

Located on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is a spacious and modern district that is excellent for shopping and entertainment. Due to its newness, it is

Neighborhood in Niigata

Sado Island

Mention Sado Island, and August's internationally famous Earth Celebration event and related taiko drumming will likely spring to mind. But to dismiss the islan

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

Neighborhood in Kyoto

Gion

Gion refers to the area from Yasaka Shrine in the east to Kamakawa in the west. It is not very big, but it is a concentrated pocket of the traditional cultural