Tourist Spots in Japan

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Here, we introduce popular tourist spots in Japan

Shiretoko Hantoo(Shiretoko peninsula)


Shizen, Sekai isan(nature, World Heritage)

Shiretoko Shiretoko Shiretoko Shiretoko

Shiretoko Peninsula is located in the northeast of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The site includes the land from the central part of the Peninsula to its tip and the surrounding marine area.Link



Sukii-joo, shizen(ski resort, nature)

Niseko Niseko Niseko Niseko

Niseko is an international resort representing Hokkaido. You can enjoy trekking and rafting in the summer and there are the mountains which you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in winter too. Link



Sukii-joo, shizen(ski resort, nature)

Furano Furano Furano Furano

Furano is the centre of Hokkaido and it is this location that ensures amazingly light snow, great weather conditions, beautiful scenery and perfect farming conditions as well as some wonderfully unique festivals.Link



Yakei, Shiifuudo(night view, seafood)

Hakodate Hakodate Hakodate Hakodate

According to a regional brand survey, Hakodate is identified as one of the most attractive city in Japan. The night view from the top of Mt. Hakodate has been described as one of the top three in the world, along with Hong Kong and Naples. Link


Miyagi-ken(Miyagi prefecture)

Keshiki, Nihon 3-kei(scenery, one of the three famous beauty spots of Japan)

Matsushima Matsushima Matsushima

Matsushima as it has been called one of the most representative places in Japan that can offer the view with many beautiful islands truly brings the splendid and exhilarating time with each seasons come.Link


Miyagi-ken / Yamagata-ken(Miyagi prefecture / Yagata prefecture)

Juhyoo, Sukii-joo(snow monsters, ski resort)

Zaoo Zaoo Zaoo Zaoo

It's famous for the snow monsters of Zao, just like an art work produced by frozen wind-swept snow covering the trees. Eboshi, Sumikawa are skiing grounds, so skiers can enjoy skiing on powder snow...Link


Tochigi-ken(Tochigi prefecture)

Tooshooguu, Chuuzenjiko, Kooyoo(Toshogu shrine, Lake Chuzenji, autumn leaves)

Nikkoo Nikkoo Nikkoo Nikkoo

Shrines and Temples of Nikko were registered as a World Heritage site. The history and culture of Mount Nikko, a sacred site whose origins can be traced back to the seventh century.Link


Tochigi-ken(Tochigi prefecture)

Onsen(spa resort)

Kinugawa Kinugawa Kinugawa Kinugawa Kinugawa

There many Onsen ryokan (Japanese spa hotels) in Kinugawa area.Link



Sensooji(Sensoji temple)

Asakusa Asakusa Asakusa Asakusa

Time has stopped here since the Edo Period, Which is reflected by the numerous stores in Asakusa. Take a walk and you can step back in time. Link



Kaimono(shopping district)

Ginza Ginza Ginza

Lined up with old department stores full of history and tradition as well as prestigious boutiques, Ginza is a flamboyant district for sophisticated adults.


Kanagawa-ken(Kanagawa prefecture)

Otera, Daibutsu(temples, Great statue of Buddha)

Kamakura Kamakura Kamakura

At the end of the 12th century, Yoritomo Minamoto, chief of the Genji family, destroyed the rival Heike family, and was conferred the title of "Seii-Taishogun" by the Emperor. Minamoto opened a new government in Kamakura-the first Shogunate government.Link

Enoshima & Katase kaigan(Enoshima island & Katase beach)

Kanagawa-ken(Kanagawa prefecture)

Kaigan, Otera(beach & temples)

Enoshima Enoshima Enoshima

In summer season, Enoshima and Katase beach are crowded with young people and surfers. There are also many Temples.Link


Kanagawa-ken(Kanagawa prefecture)

Keshiki, Onsen, Ashinoko(mountain view, spa, Lake Ashinoko)

Hakone Hakone Hakone

Hakone is located in the Fuji Hakone Izu National Park about 80km west of Tokyo and attracts about 19 million tourists a year.Link


Gunma-ken(Gunma prefecture)

Hishochi(summer resort)

Karuizawa Karuizawa Karuizawa Karuizawa

The most famous summer resort in Japan.Link (in Japanese)

Shinshuu Matsumoto(Shinshuu Matsumoto)

Nagano-ken(Nagano prefecture)

Matsumoto-joo, torekkingu(Matsumoto castle, trekking)

Matsumoto Matsumoto Matsumoto Matsumoto

Matsumoto is situated at the southern end of a long valley that lies between high mountain ranges. The peaks of the Japan Alps soaring 3,000 meters into the sky to the west of the city are a splendid sight.Link


Nagano-ken(Nagano prefecture)

Shizen, Yama aruki(nature, mountain hike)

Kamikoochi Kamikoochi Kamikoochi Kamikoochi

One of the most scenic spot in Japan. Feature vast virgin forests of birch trees and Japanese larch trees.Link


Nagano-ken(Nagano prefecture)

Furui machinami, shizen(old post town, mountain forest)

Kiso Kiso Kiso Kiso

Kiso is the headwater area of Kiso River and is a mountainous region of the Central Alps. In the Edo Period, post stations were developed along five key routes established around Japan. Kisoji is part of Nakasendo which is one of five routes.Link

Fujisan(Mt. Fuji)

Shizuoka-ken, Yamanashi-ken(Shizuoka prefecture and Yanamashi prefecture)

Nagame, Tozan(view, climbing)

Fujisan Fujisan Fujisan Fujisan

Mt. Fuji, rising above the clouds, is the symbol of Japan and has provided a spiritual basis for the Japanese since ancient times.Link

Seto(Seto city)

Aichi-ken(Aichi prefecture)

Seto-yaki (Toojiki)(Seto pottery)

SetoYaki SetoYaki SetoYaki SetoYaki

Ceramic table wares are commonly called Setomono in Japanese. This common name came from Seto city. There are many Setomono shops in town.Link


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