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Le temple Todaiji à Nara

One day visit to Nara

Spend a day in Nara to see where the arts, architecture and Buddhist religion first flourished.

The New National Stadium in Tokyo

The National Stadium is a sports complex located in Kasumigaoka, Tokyo.

In the district of Tokyo Station, the former Imperial Palace, residence of the shogun became the residence of the emperor and his family.

Tokyo Imperial Palace 皇居

The Imperial Palace, or Kokyo, is centrally located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, very near Tokyo Station. Kokyo is home to the Emperor of Japan and his family, and is where Edo Castle once stood.

Sunset over rocks in the ocean from Sado Island

Sado Island Guide

The history of Sado Island, north of Nagano, is one of both a land of exile and the gold rush. Today, it is primarily a destination for seasoned hikers and a center of taiko drumming.

View looking over Sumoto from Sumoto Castle

Awaji Island

Awaji island (Awaji-shima) in Japan's Inland Sea is linked to Honshu island via Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge, and to Shikoku island via the Naruto Ohashi Bridge.

Exterior of Nezu Museum Tokyo

Nezu Museum

The 7,000 works from the collection of Kaichiro Nezu are exhibited within an oasis of peace and greenery, a few minutes from Omotesando.

View looking to Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Destroyed during the Second World War, all that remained of Tokugawa's prestigious castle was the main keep. But gradually, the palace is rising from the ashes.

View of Yokohama harbour from Yokohama Landmark

Yokohama Landmark

This huge skyscraper offers visitors a stunning 360° view of the old fishing port, Yokohama.

Exterior of Berrick Hall, Yamate Yokohama

Yamate

A city transformed by international trade, the Yamate and Motomachi neighborhoods give Yokohama a western feel.

Boat on a canal in Kurashiki

Kurashiki

A preserved old merchant town, pretty Kurashiki's historic warehouses, have been converted into museums, boutiques and restaurants.

Buildings with shops and store around Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway, Tokyo

Nakano, or Nakano Broadway, in Tokyo is a temple for otaku, Japanese pop-culture superfans, where you will find manga, anime, figurines and robots.

Trees in front of high buildings in Akasaka in Tokyo

Akasaka

Between its embassies and its excellent restaurants, Akasaka, located North of Roppongi, is one of the most exclusive areas in Tokyo.

 

Different reflections from mirrors above an escalator in Omotesando

Omotesando

Going down the avenue, which is on its way up, makes wanderers and shoppers at the luxury brands and architecture.

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Daikanyama

One stop from Shibuya, the Daikanyama area brings together fashion boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bookstores. The perfect place to explore and escape the excesses of the capital.

Traditional looking street in Kawagoe, with clock tower in the background

Kawagoe

Discover Japanese history through architecture, from the time of the Tokugawa shogun to warehouses from the Meiji period and the architecture of the Taisho era.

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome

What city can boast having an impressive stadium, an amusement park and a spa with natural hot springs, all in one location and in the center of the city? Tokyo of course! 

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Kokyo, Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace, or Kokyo, is centrally located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, very near Tokyo Station. Kokyo is home to the Emperor of Japan and his family, and is where Edo Castle once stood.

city view of Roppongi Tokyo

Roppongi

Roppongi is well known for its nightlife. As well as it’s nightlife it offers excellent shopping, dining and museums for visitors to enjoy. 

 

Abashiri, Hokkaido Guide

Abashiri is located on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea, 350 km from Sapporo, northeast of Hokkaido.

Japanese garden with large pond in the foreground and castle in the background

Korakuen Garden

When it comes to Japan's most beautiful gardens, Korakuen garden is regarded as one of the best, along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Kairakuen in Mito.

 

Exterior of Tokyo Internation Forum

Tokyo International Forum

The Tokyo International Forum is a vast convention center, concert venue and exhibition space in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, bordering the lively Yurakucho area, near Tokyo S

Cherry Blossom in front of Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle is just across the Ishikawa Bridge from Kanazawa's prime attraction, the Kenrokuen Garden. Both sites are must-sees on a visit to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture.

The gardens at Okochi Sanso Villa

Okochi Sanso Villa

The late great silent movie actor Denjiro Okochi was a major star from the 1920's until his death in 1962.

Pine trees on land overlooking Matsushima Bay

Matsushima

Matsushima is famous for its view of over the bay, considered one of Japan's Three Great Sights. However, it offers visitors ancient cultural treasures as well. 

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Kichijoji

Kichijoji gets a passing mention in most guidebooks for Inokashira Koen, a park celebrated for its spring cherry blossom viewing.

Kujukushima

Kujukushima National Park

Located in Sasebo, in Nagasaki prefecture, it is one of the most beautiful panoramas in Japan.

The blue pond of Biei

Biei Blue Pond, Hokkaido

In recent years, the blue pond of Biei, Aoi-ike, has become a must-visit sight on Hokkaido Island in northern Japan. But why is the pond so blue?

The natural balcony, jigoku nozoki at Mount Nokogiriyama

Mountain hikes near Tokyo

Not far from the capital, there are some nice hikes to do in a day to escape Tokyo's crowds and neon lights. Mount Takao is the most famous, but there are many others ...

The five lakes of Shiretoko

The six most beautiful lakes in eastern Hokkaido

These six large lakes in eastern Hokkaido will not fail to surprise and amaze you with beautiful scenery that you will not forget. Explore these majestic lakes in northern Japan.

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Public transportation in Osaka?

Subway, train, bus... As in all major Japanese cities, public transport in Osaka is abundant and very efficient. A short guide to finding your way around in the capital of Kansai, Osaka.

La porte du château d'Obi

Obi city tour

Nicknamed the "little Kyoto" of Kyushu, Obi is a small castle town attached to the city of Nichinan, in the south of Miyazaki prefecture.

Meoto Iwa rocks - Mie prefecture

10 things to see in Mie Prefecture

Famous for its beautiful temples, Mie is one of the most sacred prefectures in Japan.

The Rocks of Ise

The Kii Peninsula

The Kii Peninsula is the largest peninsula on Honshu and stretches south-east from Osaka and is considered Kansai's spiritual heart.

Aoshima, Miyazaki

Miyazaki City

Miyazaki is a pleasant city located in the Miyazaki prefecture, in the southeast of the island of Kyushu.

Le funiculaire pour atteindre sans effort le sommet du Mont Kuramayama près de Kyoto.

Kurama excursion

"Washed again in Kurama, we had ascended to the sky without uttering a word, our hands knotted, riveted to the immense trees, drunk with azure and light. "

Hanamikoji, le coeur du quartier de Gion

Gion & Higashiyama in Kyoto

The traditional neighborhood of Gion along with its Geisha has contributed to making Kyoto famous. Despite an urban metamorphosis, the spirit of Kyoto positively asserts itself here.

Sarushima, Yokosuka

The Miura Peninsula, seaside coast near Tokyo

Only about an hour by train from Tokyo, the Miura Peninsula, little known to visitors, is a rustic region bordered by rugged coastlines and spectacular views of Mount Fuji.

The best excursions around Osaka

If you spend a few days in Osaka, you may want to venture out of the city.

Kyoto-gosho

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Emperors, empresses, princes, and concubines... lived for centuries behind the walls of Kyoto-gosho, the ancient Imperial Palace of Japan.

Château de Wakayama

Wakayama town

In the heart of Kansai, Wakayama, capital of the prefecture of the same name, offers its riches to passing visitors.

Ôkunoshima

Visit of Ôkunoshima island

Ôkunoshima, declared " kyukamura ", literally "village to rest", is a small island located off the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture in the Setouchi Sea (Inland Sea of Japan).

Quartier Shinsekai

Shinsekai district tour

Although its name means New World, Shinsekai Quarter is the unmistakably retro charm of Osaka that you absolutely must visit.

Surnommée la petite Edo, Kawagoe jouant un rôle important dans le commerce et les décisions économiques liées à Tokyo.

Kawagoe, journey to the Edo period

From buildings linked to the famous Tokugawa shoguns, warehouses from the Meiji era, passing through the typical constructions of the Taisho era, stroll through the stree

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Tondabayashi Guide

Tondabayashi guide: Tondabayashi in Osaka Prefecture includes the Jinaimachi district, a well preserved historic village that dates back to the 16th century.

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Toyooka City Guide

Toyooka City Guide: Toyooka is located in northern Hyogo Prefecture and includes sites that are part of the UNESCO San'in Kaigan Global Geopark west from Tottori.

The village of Asuka, the first capital of Japan

The village of Asuka was the first known capital of Japan but is today less known.

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Hita Guide

Hita guide, Oita, Kyushu: Hita is often called the Kyoto of Kyushu due to its atmospheric historic streets which were in part indeed originally modeled after Kyoto.

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Kashihara Guide

Kashihara Guide: Imai Town is an area of preserved Edo and Meiji period buildings in Yagi, Nara near Kashihara Shrine.

La ruelle piétonne Takeshita-dori dans le quartier de Harajuku

Harajuku, the fashion district of Tokyo

Frequently visited by young people in their trendsetting clothing, Harajuku is a continually evolving area where excentric fashion meets luxury stores and vintage stores.

Arashiyama

The Arashiyama district in Kyoto

Located west of Kyoto, the small district of Arashiyama has gained great popularity with tourists.

Admirer les hydrangeas à Tokyo

Where to admire hydrangeas in Tokyo?

Emblematic flowers of the rainy season, hydrangeas, or "ajisai " in Japanese, herald the arrival of summer and the end of spring.

Détail de l'architecture de la station centrale de Kyoto

Kyoto station, a Japanese architectural gem

Kyoto Station is often the gateway for a trip to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan.

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Aokigahara, a thousand-year-old Japanese forest

Aokigahara, aka, the Sea of Trees, is a forest on the northwestern foot of Mount Fuji. Locally, it is also known as Jukai or "Sea of Trees" because of its high density of trees but is also

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Amakusa Islands Guide

The Amakusa Islands are a group of beautiful islands between Kumamoto and Nagasaki prefectures, and have played a major part in the history of Christianity in Japan.

La gare Takanawa Gateway sur la Yamanote Line au sud de Tokyo

Takanawa Gateway Station

Takanawa Gateway is the 30th station of the JR Yamanote Line. Designed by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, its construction began in February 2017.

Carte de Gogoshima

The Kutsuna archipelago: the island of Gogo-shima

Located in the Seto Inland Sea, Gogoshima is part of the Kutsuna archipelago which includes about 30 islands, 9 of which are inhabited.

Tokyo: the Ginza district

High-end boutique addicts love the chic and shocking district of Ginza. Enthusiasts of contemporary architecture come to admire buildings tending to an innovative perfection of lines and shapes.

The kamiramon, thunder gate marks the entrance to the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa (Tokyo).

Asakusa district

One of the capital's most popular districts, both tourists and locals shop here before going to Senso-ji temple.

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Takahashi Guide

Takahashi guide: Takahashi is a small castle town in the mountains of Okayama Prefecture. Highlights include Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle, Raikyuji Temple and Ishibiya-cho.

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Hachioji Guide

Hachioji is a city of about 580,000 inhabitants, located in the southwest of the Tama region west of central Tokyo; sights include Gokuraku-ji Temple and the Hachioji Castle ruins.

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Shimane Cultural Treasures

Shimane cultural treasures: Shimane is an undervalued area of Japan and includes such riches as the Kaka Harbor and caves, Yuushien Garden and Mihonoseki.

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Arita Guide

Arita in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu is the historic center of porcelain production in Japan. Arita-ware pottery is now world famous and exported all over the globe.

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Nagasaki City Highlights What to See and Eat In Nagasaki

Nagasaki city highlights: read an in-depth travel guide on what to see and where to eat in this historic, port city on the west coast of Kyushu.

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Where to see cherry blossoms in Hokkaido?

The northern island of Hokkaido is the last of Japan's regions to enjoy sakura blooms during spring. The latter intervenes there between the end of April and mid-May.

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Tendo Guide Yamagata

Tendo guide Yamagata: read a travel guide to the city of Tendo, the home of shogi (Japanese chess) in Yamagata Prefecture, northern Japan close to Sendai.

Admire the "yozakura", night cherry trees, at Osaka Castle Park

Top 4 places to see cherry blossoms in Osaka

Discover the best sakura spots in the western capital of Osaka! Plan your visit and join in the tradition of hanami, admiring the cherry blossoms, with tips from Yann, our Travel Angel.

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Kinosaki Onsen Attractions

Kinosaki Onsen attractions: fun things to see and do in Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture in addition to hot spring bathing - temples, museums, walks and the cable car.

The Joei-ji garden

Yamaguchi City

At the south-eastern tip of the island of Honshu, a stone's throw from the southern Kyushu, the city of Yamaguchi sits quietly on the banks of the Ichinosaka river.

En plus du parc et du zoo, le quartier de Ueno est rempli de temples et de sanctuaires.

Ueno: a district and a park with a thousand facets

Walks in the fresh air or visiting museums: you can spend more than a day discovering the magnificent park and the popular Ueno district, which is home to one of the largest markets in the

Top 5 of Fukuoka in the summer by our Travel Angel, Yoann

This summer, set sail for the south! Our on-site Travel Angel, Yoann , advises you on the best activities to do in Fukuoka.

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The essential visits to do in Yokohama

Just half an hour by train (limited express service) from Tokyo, Yokohama, with over 3.7 million people, is Japan's second-most populated city.

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Izushi Travel Guide

Izushi guide: read a travel guide to the small, historic, castle town of Izushi in northern Hyogo Prefecture which retains its original Edo Period layout.

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Onigajo rock formation

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes of the Kii Mountain Range" in 2004, the Onigajo site in Kumano is a natural monument steeped in legends in

La charmante petite ville hors du temps de Sawara, dans la préfecture de Chiba

Discover the Chiba prefecture and its beaches

Little known to tourists, Chiba prefecture, located east of Tokyo, is worth a detour.

Admire the cherry trees on the water in Tokyo

Cherry blossoms along the water in Tokyo

There is no right or wrong way to view cherry blossoms, sakura, in Japan. However, there as some preferred spots in each region and city.

Le Daibutsu au temple Kôtoku-in de Kamakura

The Top 10 to visit Kamakura by our Travel Angel, Isabelle

The unrevealed and side roads: Isabelle, our Travel Angel with more than 20 years of experience on-site, reveals her ten favorites in Kamakura.

Nishi koen park steps, near Terumo jinja shrine, Fukuok

The best places to see cherry blossoms in Fukuoka

Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu, is one of the first places in Japan where the cherry blossoms flower. This year they will start to bloom around 21 March, 2020.

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Suzuka Quasi-National Park

The quasi-National Park of Suzuka, between sea and mountains with its beautiful natural formation, offers serenity and relaxation... 

Tsutsujigaoka Park

Top Three Places for Hanami in Sendai

The cherry blossoms, or sakura, are the great attraction of early spring in Japan, during which the population goes out picnicking in the parks under the swollen branches of pink flowers.

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Discovery of the city of Iga Ueno

Located in the province of Mie, Iga Ueno was the birthplace of the famous poet Matsuo Basho and is renowned as the "ninja homeland".

The Onosho canal borders the samurai district

Nagamachi District

Considered one of the most powerful Japanese feudal lords, daimyo, in the country, Toshiie Maeda (1538-1599) established his warriors in the city in the Nagamachi district of the city of K

Wajima seen from the sky (Noto peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture)

Wajima

Located about 12 miles north of Monzen, Wajima is the largest city in the north of the Noto Peninsula.

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Kyoto Top 10 by our Travel Angel, Saki

Kyoto away from the crowds: Saki, our Travel Angel residing on-site, reveals her ten favorites in Kyoto. What to see in Kyoto? Which temples to visit in Kyoto?

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Kashikojima or Kashiko Island

Kashikojima is a little hidden treasure, yet very easy to access, especially by a train operated by the Kintetsu Railway company.

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Nishi Chaya District

Located to the west of the city, Nishi Chaya is one of the three teahouse districts of Kanazawa.

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Traveling to Mie with the Kintetsu Shimakaze

The Kintetsu Shimakaze is a luxury tourist train that departs from the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya to arrive in Kashikojima in Mie Prefecture for an unforgettable experience.

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Osaka Castle

A little out of the way, surrounded by skyscrapers and a wall that gives it the appearance of a fortress, Osaka Castle, imposing and majestic, watches over the city.

The cherry blossoms along the Philosophers Path in spring

The Philosopher's Path, Kyoto

The Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku no Michi in Japanese) in northeast Kyoto gets its name from a famous philosopher who regularly walked this route for quiet contemplation.

Aquarium d'Osaka

Osaka Kaiyûkan Aquarium

Located at the water's edge, Osaka lives to the rhythm of the ocean. In Japan more generally, the sea is never far and its imprint is anchored in the landscape.

La vie nocturne de Roppongi regorge de boites de nuits et de bars à d'hôtesse.

Roppongi, the party district

Roppongi is a famous district in the heart of Tokyo: bubbling, party animal, trendy, or even arty, we can add many qualifiers to it.

 A street of traditional houses in Takayama

The best free activities in Takayama

Got lost in Tokyo? Templed out in Kyoto? Want to visit a rural and picturesque area? Takayama is for you.

Bandai Asahi National Park

Located in the Tohoku region in the north of Japan's main island and stretching all around Mount Bandai, Bandai Asahi National Park will delight nature lovers. And this, in all seasons!

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Ten of the best free activities in Kyoto

Like many other cities, it's possible to enjoy Kyoto through various free tours and activities. Discover which shrines, parks, side streets and famous sites are free to explore in Kyoto...

Yakushima

Yakushima Island

Subtropical and rainy, Yakushima is home to a special vegetation that attracts hikers: thousands-of-years-old cedars, thought to be the oldest trees in the country and the inspiration for the fores

La vallée Todoroki

5 hiking spots near Tokyo to admire the autumn leaves

If Tokyo is famous for its parks and gardens which offer magnificent colors during the Koyo season, the Japanese capital is not the only place in Kanto where it is possible to admire the beauty of

Avec son rouge éclatant et son allure de tour Eiffel, la tour de Tokyo est l'un des symboles de la capitale nippone

Tokyo Tower

Higher, lighter, more colourful... The Tokyo Tower was intended when it was created as a modernized version of the Eiffel Tower.

Le train Kairi

Kairi, the gourmet train

"The important thing is not the destination, but the trip itself".

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Onjuku

Onjuku is a placid seaside town in Chiba Prefecture renowned for its surfing beach, and an easy train ride from Tokyo.

The palace of the Ryukyu kings is an Okinawa symbol.

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle is one of the main sights of the Okinawa island group. It's an architectural marvel, a vestige of the ancient kingdom of Ryukyu.

 Tanada dans la région de Kubota

Oku-Aizu Valley

Okuaizu is located in the southwest of Fukushima prefecture, bordering those of Niigata, Gunma and Tochigi.

Akita

Akita City

Akita dominates the west coast of Tohoku, facing the Sea of Japan.

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Kyoto Public Bath Houses Sento

Kyoto public bath houses sento: the city is still home to many traditional and often historic sento to relax after a hard day of sightseeing.

The Onosho canal borders the samurai district

The best free activities in Kanazawa

Authentic Japan is on offer for visitors to Kanazawa, thanks to its geisha neighborhoods and the old samurai district.

Vue sur l'ile de Kinkazan

Kinkasan Island

Kinkasan is a small island northeast of Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region. It lives to the rhythm of nature and the famous Koganeyama shrine, believed to bring wealth! 

Love in Tokyo

5 places to go out as a couple in Tokyo

In a group, couple, or solo...  You must visit Tokyo when you are in Japan!

Akasaka

Akasaka

Between its embassies and its great restaurants, Akasaka, located north of Roppongi, is one of the most exclusive areas in Tokyo.

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Yamagata Travel Guide

YAMAGATA IS THE CAPITAL OF THE PREFECTURE OF THE SAME NAME, LOCATED IN THE TOHOKU REGION.

Hanamaki

Discover the beauty of Hanamaki, a town full of history and a gem of Iwate prefecture. Nestled in the mountains, today the town is popular for its onsen, volcanic natural hot springs. 

Sakura tunnel

Kakunodate

Each spring in this city in the north of Tohoku, the cherry blossoms bloom at the bottom of the black palisades hiding secret houses.

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Aizu Region Guide

The westernmost region of Fukushima is Aizu. It is mountainous and it features large lakes, making for an impressive landscape and stunning scenery.

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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto

The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto is one of the most visited sites in the area and one of the most iconic views in Kyoto.

Oita

The city of Oita is located northeast of Kyushu Island in Beppu Bay. Despite being the capital of the prefecture of the same name, it's much less known than the neighboring city of Beppu.

Himeji Castle

Japan's most famous castle reopened to the public in early 2015, after 5 years of work.

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The Shibuya District

Shibuya is, without doubt, the most fascinating and most vibrant district of Tokyo.

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Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto castle is nicknamed Karasu-jo, the "crow castle", because of its dark allure...

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Arashiyama Kimono Forest Kyoto

Arashiyama Kimono Forest Kyoto is an art installation of 600 clear, acrylic cylinders with Kyo-yuzen kimono designs around Arashiyama Keifuku Randen Station.

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Okachimachi

Okachimachi is a bustling historical market town in Taito ward, Tokyo, that showcases Tokyo's downtown commercial energy in its hundreds of small retail stores, including food and produce from all

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Sasayama Guide Hyogo Prefecture

Sasayama Guide Hyogo Prefecture: Sasayama is a picturesque castle town with historic buildings and museums in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

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How to have the best Instagram photo of Tokyo

The cosmopolitan city of Tokyo is eye-catching...

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The rice fields of Aragijima Island

In Aridagawa in Wakayama prefecture, the Aragijima rice fields spread out like a fan; a unique and unchanged scheme since their creation in 1655.

Tensodo cave, Izu

The best summer activities near Tokyo

Tokyo can be a difficult city to visit in summer. The temperature often exceeds 30°C and the humidity makes doing anything tiring.

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Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium

The Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium will host the opening game baseball and six softball games during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Fukuroi sur le Tokaido, gravures d'ukiyo-e d'Hiroshige

The city of Fukuroi, 20th station of the Tokaido

In the prefecture of Shizuoka and at the gates of the city of Hamamatsu, is Fukuroi. The city prospered for decades as the twentieth station of the 53 stopover towns of the ancient Tokaido route.

Le Château d'Oshi

The city of Kumagaya

Kumagaya was once a staging post town on the way to Nakasendo, the inland route from Tokyo to Kyoto that was heavily used during the Edo period.

Temple géant des otakus, Akihabra regorge de salles de jeux vidéo.

Akihabara: Tokyo's "electric" district

Located in the east of Tokyo, Akihabara is famous for its manga and animation stores.

The bamboo grove of Arashiyama

The Arashiyama bamboo grove, also known as the Sagano bamboo grove (sagano chikurin), is located west of Kyoto.

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Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park

Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park and Nojima Fault Preservation Museum commemorates the epicenter of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

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Sasayama Castle Town Historical Districts

Sasayama in Hyogo Prefecture remains largely unchanged with architecture and layout dating from the Edo Period of Japanese history.

Dans les gorges d'Oyasu

Oyasu Gorge and its hot spring

Impressive cliffs, beautiful blue-green waters, and springs gushing at almost 100° in the forest like a corner of hell, this is the setting of the Oyasu Gorge, but above all a small paradise in the

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JAXA Tsukuba Space Center

The JAXA Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) in Tsukuba, Ibaraki has displays of satellites, launch vehicles and the Japanese section of the ISS.

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Misumi Kumamoto

Misumi is a small port at the tip of peninsula southwest of Kumamoto city in Kyushu. It is known as the Gateway to Amakusa Islands.

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Reigando Cave Miyamoto Musashi

Reigando Cave in Kumamoto, Kyushu is where the famous Edo Period swordsman Miyamoto Musashi retired to write his classic Book of Five Rings.

The most beautiful mountains of Nikko

Nikko is one of the cities that best sums up Japan.

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Musashi Imperial Graveyard Hachioji Tokyo

The Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji, Tokyo holds the graves of the emperors Taisho and Showa and their wives. It is a solemn and dignified place.

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Sasayama Castle

Sasayama Castle in Hyogo Prefecture north of Kobe was built in just six months on the orders of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1609.

Le Daibutsu de Takaoka

The city of Takaoka

The city of Takaoka, on the northern Nihon Kai coast, conceals treasures such as a large copper Buddha, beautiful gardens and a museum dedicated to Doraemon, comic book hero in Japan.

Port of Osaka

The best free things to do in Osaka

As in all cities in the world, you can stroll through the streets of Osaka without spending a penny. But in Osaka, some streets are shows on their own.

Owakudani

volcanic holes of Owakudani

THE OWAKUDANI VOLCANIC VALLEY IS ONE OF THE PLACES NOT TO BE MISSED IF YOU ARE VISITING HAKONE!

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Tour of the ANA Maintenance Facilities

Tour of the ANA Maintenance Facilities: ANA offers guided tours for visitors on almost all weekdays throughout the year at Haneda Airport, Tokyo.

In the footsteps of a traveler from the Edo period: stage 1 of Tokaido

Japan Experience offers you a detailed itinerary of the first stage of the Tokaido, the mythical road of the Edo period (1603-1868) , between the Nihonbashi bridge and the old Shinagawa relay, thro

Le Mont Yôtei s'élève derrière les arbres en fleurs, près du village de Kyôgoku

Mount Yotei

Mount Fuji is unique. But across the archipelago, you can find countless picturesque mountains...

Mashu-ko, the devil's lake of the Ainu

The eastern tip of the island of Hokkaido is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Japan.

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Sumoto Castle Awaji

Sumoto Castle on Awaji Island is a reconstructed castle but still has many of its original stone walls. There are superb views from the top of the hill where it is located.

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Omijima Boat Tours

Omijima Boat Tours: the island of Omijima is famous for its stunning coastline and is known as the Marine Alps. It is a day trip from Hagi in Yamaguchi.

Grotte d'Abukuma

Abukuma Cave

Visiting a cave may seem like an unlikely activity in Japan: however, caving enthusiasts or the currious will be delighted to discover that the country is home to many interesting caves.

La vue du Mont Fuji depuis le Mont Komagatake.

The best hikes in Hakone

Hakone is part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park in Kanagawa Prefecture. Tokyo's favorite spa town has a lot to offer and is very popular for its various hiking trails.

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Walks in the Dakigaeri Gorge

Located in Akita, Dakigaeri Gorge is a beautiful place to take a stroll. Between the forests covering the mountains, the turquoise blue or emerald green waters, and the refreshing waterfalls...

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Jinnan Shibuya

Jinnan is the designer street fashion district of Shibuya, Tokyo, attracting trendy under-30s, and further uphill, has Japan's national broadcaster and Tokyo's most stylish stadium.

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Hiking on the plateaus of Tonomine kogen

The Tonomine Plateaus are located in the heart of Hyogo Prefecture, north of Himeji City. This natural site of 90 hectares deserves a visit and a walk of a few hours, especially in autumn.

Tobishima Island

Tobishima is an island in the Sea of Japan, located off Sakata, in Yamagata Prefecture.

Départ du Hakone Kyu Kaidô

Hiking the Historic Tokaido Trail: Hakone Kyu Kaido

The historic path of Tokaido was traveled for centuries by the Japanese.

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Hiyako Samurai District Hagi

Hiyako Samurai District in Hagi is the least well-known of the town's samurai districts but is also an Historic Preservation District.

Le grand pont rouge d'Ichihara

Hikes in Yoro Keikoku Valley

The Yoro Gorge, in the Boso Peninsula of Chiba prefecture, is a natural beauty and the perfect place for urban hikers in search of nature. 

Île de Sado

Trekking on Sadogashima Island

From its magnificent coasts to its mountain ranges, from its rice terraces to its primitive forests, from its villages swept by the sea winds to its ancestral temples, the island of Sado, Sadogashi

Mount Zao, a volcano near Sendai

Mount Zao is a mountain nestled in the Tohoku region, between the prefectures of Miyagi and Yamagata.

La vallée d'Iya

Mount Tsurugi Quasi-National Park

The Tsurugisan Kokutei Koen is one of the highlights of the island of Shikoku.

Kitsuki

Kitsuki Town

In Oita Prefecture, the small town of Kitsuki is worth a detour if you are passing through the region, especially to see Beppu.

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Cape Muroto Global Geopark

Cape Muroto Global Geopark in Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku has dramatic seascapes and landscapes and is a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Jiyugaoka

Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, the small area of Jiyugaoka, in south-western Tokyo, allows curious people from all walks of life to take a break.

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Shimonada Station

It's written everywhere: Shimonada is the Japanese station that you would like to visit once in your life.

Mount Chokai, the Tohoku volcano

Mount Chokai is a still active volcano located between the prefectures of Yamagata and Akita, in the Tohoku region.

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Megijima Island

Located not far from the coast of the city of Takamatsu, within the Seto Inland Sea, the island of Megijima cultivates legendary folklore.

Uno Port

To reach Naoshima and the other art islands in the Seto inland sea, you'll probably need to go through Uno Port.

L'ile d'Ogijima

Ogijima Island

Located between the large islands of Honshu and Shikoku, Ogijima is one of the smallest islands in the Seto Inland Sea and shines during the Setouchi Triennial season attracting visitors from all a

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Naoshima's art in the open-air

Naoshima is the island of art par excellence. This new role in the world of contemporary art is encouraged by the Setouchi Triennale festival taking place in Naoshima and its surroundings.

The city of Sakai

Sakai is an old market town located about fifteen kilometers from Osaka.

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Takamijima Island

Takamijima is part of the Shiwaku Archipelago in the Setouchi Sea.

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Rohm Theater Kyoto

Rohm Theater, Kyoto ロームシアター京都 is a performance space in the Okazaki area of the city. It replaced the former Kyoto Kaikan and opened in 2016.

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Kudaka Island Okinawa

Kudaka Island 久高島 off the coast of Okinawa main island is a sacred island. It is less than 4 kilometers long and a kilometer wide.

Shamijima

The ancient island of Shamijima

Shamijima was once an island in the Seto Sea, now attached to the land. It has hosted the Setouchi Triennale since 2013 and participated in it in 2019 for the spring session.

Honjima

Honjima Island

Honjima is one of the largest islands in the Shiwaku archipelago, and also one of the most popular.

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Ibukijima Island

Located 10 km off the west coast of Kagawa Prefecture, Ibukijima is the furthest inland and westernmost island of Shikoku Island.

Hamamatsu Castle

Hamamatsu, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture, is very proud of its old castle, which has housed great historical figures.

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New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT)

The New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT) in Shubuya near Shinjuku Station has three auditoriums and stages opera, drama and dance.

Izu Oshima

Izu Oshima Island

The island of Izu Oshima, Tokyo prefecture, is a pleasant place to visit nature for a day or two. Exotic landscapes, trekking, relaxation in onsen or walks in the forest...

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu is a city in Shizuoka prefecture, along the Pacific coast.

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Noevir Stadium Kobe

Noevir Stadium Kobe aka Kobe Stadium was reconstructed for the 2002 World Cup. It is the home ground of Vissel Kobe and Kobelco Steelers.

Naruto Amusement Park

The manga phenomenon Naruto has just been immortalized in the form of an amusement park that has opened on Awaji Island.

The Chichibu Pilgrimage

The Chichibu pilgrimage is one of the most important pilgrimages in Japan.

Mount Hokata

Mount Hokata is a mountain made up of several peaks located within the Hida Mountains, in the Japanese Northern Alps.

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Kirishima Open Air Museum

Kirishima Open Air Museum is a world class collection of modern sculptures in a beautiful natural setting on the slopes of the Kirishima Mountains.

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Awashima Island

Awashima, a small island located 4.5 kilometers off the coast of Kagawa Prefecture, is one of the exhibition venues of the Setouchi Triennale.

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Tanegashima Island Guide

Tanegashima Island guide: Tanegashima is a beautiful island off the coast of Kagoshima famous as the place where the first Europeans set foot in Japan.

Village de Ine

The Village of Ine

North of Kyoto Prefecture, along the Sea of Japan and nestled in Ine Bay, this remote village has a rich history and its identity is deeply rooted in the region.

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Yunotsu Onsen Shimane Prefecture

Yunotsu is a small, quiet, old-fashioned type of hot spring resort dating back 1,300 years located on the Japan Sea coast of Shimane Prefecture.

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Yumebutai Awaji

Awaji Yumebutai designed by Tadao Ando includes a resort hotel, a conference center, a wedding chapel, an open air theater and a botanical museum.

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The Ryuysendo cave

In Iwate Prefecture, Iwaizumi, Ryusendo Cave, or "Dragon Spring Cave", is a National Natural Monument whose crystal blue waters are renowned.

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Tocho Observation Decks

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tocho) in Shinjuku, Tokyo has two observation decks, one with a piano decorated by artist Yayoi Kusama.

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Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum

Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum has exhibits relating to the history and culture of Yakushima including folk arts, crafts and festival items.

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Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line

Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line: This 8 kilometer walk or drive between Sukayu Onsen and Yachi Onsen in Aomori Prefecture is lined with high snow walls and opens in early April.

Quais de la gare Yamanote à la gare Sugamo

Sugamo Station

Sugamo Station in northern Tokyo is located between Komagome and Otsuka Stations. It is also only 30 min walk from the Ikebukuro district and Sunshine City.

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Meguro Station

Meguro Station is located on the Yamanote in southern Tokyo, between Ebisu and Gotanda stations.

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Shinagawa Station

Shinagawa station was the very first to open in Tokyo, in connection with Yokohama, to test a revolutionary new means of transportation: The train!

Mount Nantai on the heights of Nikko.

Mount Nantai

Mount Nantai is located in the middle of the Nikko Mountains, in Tochigi Prefecture.

Gare d'Okachimachi

Okachimachi Station

Located in the district of Taito, in the northeast of Tokyo, Okachimachi station is located between the two famous stations of Ueno and Akihabara.

Yurakucho Station

Yurakucho Station is located on the Yamanote Line, between Shimbashi Station and Tokyo Station.

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Yoyogi Station

Yoyogi Station, located in Shibuya Ward, Yoyogi Ward, was opened in October 1906 and served by JR East's Yamanote and Chuo-Sobu lines.

Shibuya Station

Shibuya is the major station in the southwest of Tokyo, located between Harajuku and Ebisu on the Yamanote line, and surely one of the best known in the entire capital.

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Uguisudani station

Uguisudani Station is located in Taito Ward in Negishi, wedged between big sister Ueno and Nippori.

G-Cans

Tokyo is equipped on its outskirts with an immense water drainage system for the various rivers that cross the territory of the metropolis.

Gare de Tamachi

Tamachi Station

The station is located in Minato Ward, in southeastern Tokyo in the Tamachi district. On the Yamanote line, it provides easy access to the renowned Rainbow Bridge and Sengaku-ji temple.

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Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku, an immense station with countless exits is surely one of the most famous stations in Tokyo.

Gare de Tabata

Tabata station

Tabata Station is located in Kita Ward, north of Tokyo, and served by the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines.

Gare de Hamamatsucho

Hamamatsucho Station

A thriving business district, countless taverns that come alive after dark, overlooking the Sumida river, centuries-old gardens alongside skyscrapers, and the emblematic Tokyo Tower: Hamamatsucho s

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Otsuka Station

Otsuka station experienced upheavals of all kinds in its past history.

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Akihabara Station

Akihabara Station is located northeast of Tokyo, in the Chiyoda district, between Kanda and Okachimachi stations on the JR Yamanote Line.

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Okinawa Karate Kaikan

The Okinawa Karate Kaikan in Naha is an ultramodern center using educational technologies, (holographs and three-dimensional videos) blended with ancient weapons and training tools from the past.

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Island Lumina Nagasaki

Island Lumina on Iojima Island in Nagasaki is a multimedia night walk in search of an enchanted jewel. Created by Moment Factory, this one-hour adventure takes place through a forest path.

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Ebisu Station

JR Ebisu station was created in 1901. Located in the Shibuya district, it provides access to a pleasant and green area where food and culture come together.

Le Teshima Art Museum

Teshima Island

If Naoshima means "the pleasant island", Teshima is called "the prosperous island" because its inhabitants lived there for a long time in opulence thanks to the production of ornamental stones.

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Takadanobaba station

Located between Shin-Okubo and Mejiro stations, Takadanobaba station serves an area little known to foreigners.

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Shimbashi Station

In the district of Minato, the station of Shimbashi, inaugurated in 1872 is one of the oldest stations in the country.

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Kanda Station

Kanda is a small station with a long history. It is located in the center of Tokyo, and a stone's throw away from the main Tokyo station.

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Top 5 Yamanote mascots

With its stops that serve many districts, each more popular than the next, the Yamanote is an essential line in Tokyo for getting around.

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Ura Harajuku

Ura-Harajuku is a collection of small, mostly pedestrianized shopping streets that have developed alongside the grand Ometesando and the bustling Takeshita-dori.

Harajuku Station

Harajuku station is one of the mythical points of Tokyo, known in particular for its fashion aficionados.

Mount Iwate

Mount Iwate is a stratovolcano in the Tohoku region, at the foot of which lies the town of Morioka.

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Ueno Station

Ueno Station is located in Taito Ward, in the northern part of Tokyo.

Les multiples voies ferroviaires de Nippori

Nippori Station

If you only have to choose one place in the capital where you can see as many trains as possible in the least possible time, it's Nippori that you have to come to!

Yokohama

Visiting Yokohama with Kids

Traveling with children in Japan is easy! Here is our selection of places in Yokohama that will please the whole family.

Gare de Shin-Okubo

Shin-Okubo Station

The small Shin-Okubo station, much less known than its nearby big sister Shinjuku, hosts the famous Korean district of Tokyo.

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Komagome Station

Komagome is about nature, a unique Yamanote line station with borders of beautiful gardens as soon as you set foot on its quay with the many azalea bushes that are arranged on each side.

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Odawara

Odawara, a coastal town on Sagami Bay in Kanagawa Prefecture, is often overlooked in favor of its neighbor Hakone.

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Ikebukuro Station

Ikebukuro station is located northwest of the Yamanote line between Meijiro and Otsuka stations. The Ikebukuro district has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and sightseeing.

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Iida Guide Nagano

Iida is a small city of around 100,000 inhabitants located in the Ina Valley in the south of Nagano Prefecture. It is famous for its apples and Puppet Festa.

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Japanese Puppet Theater in Tokushima

Japanese Puppet Theater in Tokushima: view puppet (bunraku) performances at the Awa Jurobe Yashiki Puppet Theater &; Museum in Tokushima, Shikoku.

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International Stadium Yokohama Nissan Stadium

Nissan Stadium A.K.A. International Stadium Yokohama is a home ground of the Yokohama F. Marinos and a Rugby World Cup 2019 venue.

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Iwaki

Iwaki is a city located in the southeast of Fukushima Prefecture. A former mining town converted to tourism by hosting Japan's first theme park in 1966, the famed Spa Resort Hawaiians.

Kurayoshi

Kurayoshi is an old town located in the center of Tottori prefecture, in the Chugoku region. Originally, the city hosted the government of Hoki Province as well as a castle on the top of the hill.

The moats of the Tokyo Imperial Palace

Chidorigafuchi, the cherry tree alley in the moat of Edo Castle

Chidorigafuchi is a charming alley located in the Chiyoda district.

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National Theatre Tokyo

The National Theatre in the Hanzomon district of Tokyo is one of several national theatres in Japan. It has two auditoriums and the National Engei Hall.

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Akasaka-Mitsuke

Akasaka-Mitsuke at the northern end of the Akasaka district in Tokyo is a lively district next to the political district of Nagatacho and has lots of small bars, restaurants, and live music venues.

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Yuasa Guide Wakayama

Yuasa is an historic port town in the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture known as the birthplace of soy sauce in Japan.

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Kumagaya Rugby Stadium

Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture is the home ground of the Wild Knights and a 2019 Rugby World Cup venue.

Les fleurs de couleur rose pâle du Somei Yoshino Sakura

Top 3 Hanami Places in Sapporo

Located further north than the other major cities in the country, Sapporo experiences a slightly later spring bloom, around the beginning of May.

Cerisiers de Taïwan au mont Yaedake, Okinawa

Cherry blossoms in Okinawa

Can't come in the spring to admire the famous cherry blossoms? Then head for the island of Okinawa where you can admire the first blossoms of sakura!

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Tour

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Tour: View this engineering marvel on a tour from the Akashi side of the bridge and get spectacular views and learn how the bridge was built.

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Geihinkan Akasaka Palace

The Geihinkan (Akasaka Palace) in Tokyo is Japan's grand, neo-Baroque State Guest House that began life as an imperial palace, and is open to the public.

Kawayu onsen

For explorers, or just those tired of the urban jungle, Kawayu Onsen is the place to go to heal the body and spirit alike.

Kushiro

In eastern Hokkaido, 300 km from Sapporo, the city of Kushiro is the gateway to the Kushiroshitsugen and Akan Mashu National Parks.

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge connects Kobe city on Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island. It was completed in 1998 and remains the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Scène de carte postale au cap Maeda

Cape Maeda

Cape Maeda is located in Onneto Village, west of Okinawa Island. Its clear waters and aquatic life are ideal for diving, but the cape is also appreciated for its magnificent landscapes.

Hagi Castle

Hagi Castle is located on the Abu River Delta, at the western tip of Honshu Island. Surrounded by hills, the castle was built by the defeated Mori clan after the Battle of Sekigahara.

Hagi

Built on the delta of the Abu-gawa River and bordered by the Sea of Japan, Hagi, a former castle town in Yamaguchi prefecture, delights visitors with its location and numerous historical sites.

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Omori Iwami Ginzan Shimane Guide

Omori in Shimane Prefecture is part of the Iwami Ginzan UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a Preserved District of Edo Period buildings.

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Aneyakoji

Located in the center of Kyoto, a stone's throw from Nijo Castle, the historic district of Aneyakoji has managed to preserve its charm and peaceful atmosphere.

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Mount Jinba

Mount Jinba: Mount Jinba, 857 meters tall, is a popular hiking destination situated right on the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa.

Les côtes de la péninsule de Noto

Ushitsu Harbor

To get to the small town of Ushitsu, located on the southern coast of the Noto Peninsula, you have to travel along the roads that run along the still somewhat wild coastline of Ishikawa Prefecture.

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Akashi Castle Akashi Hyogo

Akashi Castle: Akashi Castle in Akashi city in Hyogo Prefecture western Japan was built in 1619 to help protect Osaka from possible attack by Tozama daimyo.

Le phare du cap Rokkôzaki

Cape Rokkosaki

Famous for its chalk lighthouse dating from the Meiji era and for being one of the few places from which you can admire the sunrise and sunset over the sea, Cape Rokkosaki is one of the mo

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Kurayoshi

Kurayoshi: read a guide to Kurayoshi city in Tottori Prefecture. It is famous for its well preserved merchant quarter with Edo Period buildings.

Discover Shirakawa

One hundred kilometers northeast of Nikko, the town of Shirakawa has some great surprises stored for visitors.

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Mount Tsukuba

Mount Tsukuba is located in Ibaraki Province, about 90 kilometers north of Tokyo. It is one of the most famous mountains in the country, belonging to the list of the 100 famous mountains of Japan.

Hanno

Located in the prefecture of Saitama, northwest of Tokyo, Hanno is ignored by tourist circuits.

Hiroo Garden Hills

Hiroo

Located southwest of the Japanese capital, Hiroo is a trendy district with a sizeable expat community. 

Mount Kumotori

At the crossroads of Tokyo, Saitama, and Yamanashi prefectures, you can find Mount Kumotori, which rises above 2,000 meters (2,017 meters exactly).

Tattonohama Beach

Picturesque villages, small fishing ports, lush vegetation and seaside road, Tattonohama beach immerses you in the heart of the special atmosphere of the Noto peninsula.

Spiritual walk in Koyasan

Mount Koya is a mountain range southeast of Osaka, right in Wakayama prefecture, which is home to a religious group founded by the famous monk Kukai.

Tsunoshima

Tsunoshima is a small island located between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, off the famous city of Shimonoseki, to which it belongs administratively.

Awaji Island

Awaji island (Awaji-shima) in Japan's Inland Sea is linked to Honshu island via Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge, and to Shikoku island via the Naruto Ohashi Bridge.

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Heda Guide Shizuoka

Heda is a small fishing village on the Izu Penininsula in Shizuoka Prefecture known for its views of Mount Fuji and its spider crab cuisine.

The liana bridge in Ikeda

Located in Fukui Prefecture, a stone's throw from the town of Ikeda, this hanging vine bridge, or kazura bashi, crosses the river for 12 meters.

"Senmaida" rice terraces, illuminated at night

The 1,000 rice fields of Shiroyone

To the north of the Noto Peninsula lie more than 1,000 rice terraces called Shiroyone Senmaida, on the hillside, down to the Sea of Japan below.

Takojima and its fishing port

The small town of Takojima, located at the end of the tip of the Noto Peninsula, has a small fishing port close to the town centre.

Le kôyô à Aomori

Autumn in Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is best known for its summer festivals, Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori and Neputa Matsuri in Hirosaki, known for its cherry blossoms around the feudal castle.

Vue sur les lacs Mikata

The 5 lakes of Mikata

Located in Wakasa Bay, the five lakes of Mikata are also called “the lakes of five colors”, their colors changing with the seasons.

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Numazu Guide Shizuoka

Numazu Guide Shizuoka: Numazu is a city of about 200,000 inhabitants located at the north-western end of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture.

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Cat Street Tokyo

Cat Street in Tokyo is a youth alternative fashion shopping and dining alley in the Jingumae district of Shibuya ward, Tokyo, that intersects with the famous Omotesando fashion street.

Goshiki, the 5 ponds of Mount Bandai

A stone's throw from Mount Bandai is a natural hiking trail around the 5 Goshiki lakes. About 3.6 km long, it meanders between several marshes with changing colors. A feast for the eyes.

The banks of the Asuwa river

Discover Fukui

With its parks, gardens, historic sites, and remarkable temples, Fukui is a destination worth visiting!

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Oya History Museum

Oya History Museum in Oya just outside Utsunomiya consists of an above ground museum and a huge subterranean cavern where Oya stone was mined.

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Utsunomiya Castle Ruins

Utsunomiya Castle Ruins: Utsunomiya Castle was the main castle of the Utsunomiya clan which ruled the area for many centuries from the Heian Period on.

Sumida River Tokyo

The Sumida River is Tokyo's best known river for visitors to the Japanese capital, offering numerous cruise options, and dotted with often photogenic bridges.

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Matsugamine Catholic Church Utsunomiya

Matsugamine Catholic Church in Utsunomiya, Tochihi was designed by the Swiss architect Max Hinder and completed using Oya stone in 1932.

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Tojinbo Cliffs

For more than a kilometer stretch the cliffs of Tojinbo.

Les rochers vus de la plage

Hatago Iwa

These two rocks, linked together by a small braided rope, a sign of their sacred character, are located on the west coast of the Noto peninsula.

Pleasure Cruises in Tokyo

A Tokyo river or harbor cruise can be the highlight of a visit to the Japanese capital city, and is offered by several companies with some imaginative vessels.

Tokyo's Best Rail Spots

Here are the best spots to view Tokyo's maze of a train network, JR, or private companies... Watch the ballet of trains as they depart to serve the millions of passengers daily! 

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Wada Post Town

Wada Post Town (Wada Shuku) in Nagano Prefecture has a well-preserved honjin (inn) and many other historical buildings set in lovely countryside.

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Nagoya Baths

Nagoya Baths & Bathing in Nagoya: enjoy modern Japanese bathing at Funoyu at Chubu International Airport and Raku Spa Garden in Chikusa-ku.

Ninoshima

Situated in the sea facing the city of Hiroshima, the island of Ninoshima is steeped in history. During the Second World War, it served as a refuge for the Japanese.

Le lac Aoki en hiver

The Three Nishina Lakes

The Aoki, Nakatsuna and Kizaki lakes form the "Three Lakes Nishina". Located in the Japanese Alps, their surroundings offer many activities to travelers.

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Toyosu Fish Market

Toyosu Fish Market is a huge. modern wholesale food market in Tokyo, with a morning tuna auction, that opened in 2018 on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.

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The Oji district

Located in the district of Kita, just 10 min by train from Ueno, Oji is a small district that is not well known to travel guides.

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The Genbikei and Geibikei gorges

Although only one letter differs in their names; the Geibikei and Genbikei gorges located at Ichinoseki in the Iwate prefecture are nonetheless very different from each other; each offering its own

The panorama of the village of Oishi

Located in the wild and mysterious Iya Valley, the village of Oishi nestled in the middle of terraced rice fields offers, to the most curious, a sublime and above all comfortable observation point.

Vallée Todoroki

The Todoroki Valley

To the southwest of Shibuya, in Setagaya, there is a small, tropical setting: the Todoroki Valley. A beautiful walk little known to tourists!

L'avenue Omotesando est devenue la vitrine des grandes marques internationales.

Omotesando

Going down the rising avenue makes buyers and strollers swoon in ecstasy looking for their brands.

Tokyo: Dive into the Traditional Nezu

The Nezu district, located northeast of Ueno Park, takes visitors on a journey through time. Here, no buildings but mostly small wooden houses, bordering winding streets.

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Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

The Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art near Kyoto houses an extensive collection of Mingei craft works collected by Tamesaburo Yamamoto (1893-1966).

Shiroyamahachimangu Shrine

Suemori Castle Ruins Motoyama Nagoya

Suemori Castle Ruins are now found inside Shiroyamahachimangu Shrine close to Motoyama subway station in Nagoya. The castle was built by the Oda clan.

Uchiko, Shikoku Town

Traditional residences, vegetable wax production, kabuki theatre... The town of Uchiko, located on the island of Shikoku, has a very important industrial and artisanal heritage.

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Ushimado

Ushimado is a quiet charming resort town in the city of Setouchi in Okayama Prefecture. It faces the Seto Inland Sea and its string of islets.

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Naruto Whirlpools

The Naruto Whirlpools in Naruto Strait between Awaji and Shikoku are considered some of the greatest whirlpools in the world.

Yuki no Otani, the snow canyon of Tateyama

 

Located on a portion of the famous Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Road, the snow canyon offers travelers a grandiose spectacle: walking between two snow walls over 20 meters high.

 

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Tokyo Tama Region Tours

Voyagin offers a number of cultural heritage tours and activity tours in the untouched nature of the Tama region of western Tokyo.

Vue sur Minato Mirai et le mont Fuji, Yokohama

Yokohama Night Walk

Yokohama shines with a thousand lights at nightfall, with different neighborhoods beaming in magnificent colors!