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Tokyo Kanto
Godzilla of extremes, Doraemon of surprises
Tochigi Kanto
Gunma Kanto
Hot springs and outdoor sports
Nikko Kanto
Osaka Kinki
Heart of Shinto spirituality
Koya San Kinki
Mountain-top retreat + Shingon monastery
Ago-wan Kinki
Traditional pearl diving by 'Ama' women divers
Himeji Hyogo, Kansai
Home to Japan's elegant hilltop White Heron Castle
Kyoto Kinki
Classical temples and Geisha: Step back in time to imperial Japan
Kansai Plains Kinki
Mystical rice-growing region near the Japan Alps
Okinawa
Archipelago of 160 islands with white sand beaches & a separate culture
Hagi Yamaguchi, Chūgoku
Picturesque castle town with Hagiyaki Pottery
Naha Okinawa
Charming, coastal, capital city in Okinawa. Home of Shuri Castle
Fukuoka Kyushu
Harbour city closer to Seoul than Tokyo
Nagasaki Kyushu
Peace park commemorating 2nd atomic bomb
Beppu Kyushu
Japan's hot spring capital
Hokkaido Hokkaido
Hokkaido cuisine, volcanoes, hot springs, ski resorts and unspoilt nature
Sapporo Hokkaido
Beer and Skiing
Hiroshima Chugoku
Rebuilt city rising from shadows of aftermath of WWII nuclear bomb
Okoyama Chugoku
Home of Momotarō fairytale and the famous Kōrakuen gardens
Tomonoura
Timeless fishing village popular with local tourists
Ikuchi-jima
Sunset beach, citrus groves & island-wide art museum
Karuizawa Nagoya, Chubu
Luxury summer resort town with forest, 'swan lake' & winter onsen
Tsuwano Chūgoku
'Little Kyoto' old castle town with canals alive with carp
Shimane-ken Chogoku
Heart of Shinto deities and site of Nov pigrimage
Chubu aka Central Honshu
The Japan Alps, Hot Springs and Edo era villages
Nagoya Chubu
Sakae, pachinko & famous Nagoya castle
Northern Honshu
Dark folklore & mystical air, scenic remote & rugged landscapes
Takayama Gifu, Chubu
Edo Period Merchant Houses & Takayama Festival
Kanazawa Ishikawa, Chubu
Japan's best gardens & Edo architecture
Mt Fuji Chubu
Sacred Mountain
Shikoku Shikoku
Matsuyama Castle, Japan's best hot spring, 88-temple pilgrimage
Nara Kinki
Niseko Hokkaido
Snow-capped mountains & hot spring resorts
Hakone Kanagawa, Kanto
Lake Ashi & Mt. Fuji Views
Asahikawa Hokkaido
Akita Tohoku
Home to Kakunodate samurai districts
Fukushima Tohoku
More than just the nuclear plant
Hakodate Hokkaido
Nagano
Zenkoji temple & Jigokudani monkey onsen
Ryukyu Islands
Miyako Islands
Yaeyama Islands
Kumamoto Kyushu
Home of one of “Japan’s Three Great Castles”
Kobe Kansai
Home of Kobe Beef
Inuyama Aichi
Dog Mountain
Hikone Shiga
On the shores of Japan's largest lake
Kakunodate Tohuku
Preserved castle town with Hagiyaki Pottery
Matsue Shimane
Water City
Yakushima Island Kagoshima
Island of ancient cedar trees
Shirakami Sanchi Aomori and Akita
Mountain range with the only beech tree virgin forest
Shiretoko Hokkaido
Unspoiled national parks with wildlife
Ogasawara Islands Tokyo
The lush 'Bonin Islands'
Tokyo Travel Blog
Japan Cheatsheet
Practical Info

Weather in Japan: 4 Seasons.
Jan-Feb: Winter
Mar-May: Spring / Cherry Blossom
Jun-July: Summer / Rainy season
Sep-Dec: Autumn
Local Currency: Japanese Yen
Time Difference: 2 Hrs Ahead (GMT +6) + Daylight savings
Major Languages: Japanese
Major Religion: Shinto, Buddhism
Power Socket:


Major Airports in Japan:
Narita, Tokyo.
Haneda, Tokyo.
Kansai, Osaka.
Central Japan Airport, Nagoya Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka
Average Flight Time: 7 hours

Most Popular Attractions: Mt. Fuji Himeji Castle Harajuku, Tokyo Meiji Shrine Kinkaku-ji golden temple, Kyoto Fushimi Inari / Torii Gates Tokyo Disneyland Tōdai-ji Shinjuku Gyoen Osaka Castle Tokyo Imperial Palace
High Season:: Apr, May, Aug

Popular Events & Festivals in Japan:
Cherry Blossom Season
Plum Blossom Season
Gion Matsuri
Golden Week



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