An untamed area with mangroves, waterfalls and wildcats, Iriomote Island is a sub-tropical haven waiting to be explored.
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Easily reached from the likes of Kyoto and Osaka, extend your trip to Hiroshima and the surrounding areas for a break from busy crowds and a step back into a more traditional Japan!
Perfect if you want to see some unusual sights, the festivals of Chubu bring some intensity to an otherwise peaceful and natural setting—ideal for a true adventure into Japan.
Although it is small in size, Shikoku has plenty to keep adventurers exploring, and is a brilliant way to see Japan before it became the busy hub it is today!
Kyushu is filled with beautiful beaches, wild forests, breathtaking sights—no wonder it's one of the top destination spots in Japan.
Kanto is perfect for exploring when you're based in Tokyo, with opportunities to experience the most modern and most traditional elements of the complex culture.
Matsumoto is only a few hours away from Tokyo and makes for an excellent weekend getaway. Read on for all the must-dos, eats and sees!
Bright neon lights, busy streets, famous foods and giant 3D signs—if you recognize any part of Osaka, it's going to be Dotonbori.
Small streets lined with samurai houses, traditional potteries and stunning castle ruins make Hagi a wonderful place to experience olden-day Japan.
Once you've sampled the famous puffer fish and risked death (maybe), why not delve into the depths of Shimonoseki's blood-mired history?
Stunning fish markets, aquariums with over 100 types of puffer fish, a history of beautiful temples with tragic legends—Shimonoseki is a little known wonder.
Yamaguchi prefecture boasts the longest cave in Japan, and it's quite spectacular.
Fluffy, inquisitive and painfully photogenic—it'll be hard not to fall in love with the furry critters at the Zao Fox Village.
Dazaifu Tenmangu is a stunnning Shinto Shrine just outside Fukuoka in southern Japan, shown in its full glory here using the latest 4k technology. The shrine was founded in 905 after a prominent scholar, Sugawara no Michizane, was buried there […]
Stunning video from OH!MATSURI captures the the breathtaking atmosphere of Nagano's Onbashira festival—held once every 6 years.
Where to go for affordable kimono in the old capital.