We make travel information searching as simple as flight or hotel booking
• Cities of Japan.
Tourist information about popular cities in Japan.
Tokyo – Japan’s bustling capital city, renowned for its modernity, cutting-edge technology, vibrant street life, shopping districts like Shibuya (map) and Ginza (map), historical sites like the Imperial Palace (map), and cultural attractions such as Meiji Shrine (map) and Tsukiji Fish Market (map).
Kyoto – Known for its rich cultural heritage, Kyoto is home to numerous temples, shrines, and traditional gardens. Highlights include Kiyomizu-dera Temple (map), Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (map), Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (map), and the iconic Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji, map).
Osaka – Often called the “Kitchen of Japan,” Osaka is a food lover’s paradise, offering delicious street food, vibrant markets like Dotonbori (map), and the famous Osaka Castle (map). Universal Studios Japan (map) and the vibrant nightlife in Namba district (map) are also major attractions.
Cities in the directory.
Information about new cities in the process.
#1 Visit Kyoto
Our article about the city of Kyoto. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.
#2 Visit Osaka
Often called the “Kitchen of Japan,” Osaka is a food lover’s paradise. Information about attractions and activities. Transport.
• Regions of Japan.
Tourist information about the regions of Japan.
Okinawa – semi-tropical southern island chain reaching out toward Taiwan, its traditional customs and architecture are significantly different from the rest of Japan.
Hokkaido – home to Japan’s native Ainu people, Hokkaido continues to represent the untamed wilderness with many great national parks. Hokkaido is cooler than the rest of Japan, and the merciful lack of Japan’s muggy summers and rainy season makes it a very popular domestic destination between May and August.
Tohoku – the Snow Country (Yukiguni) of the western Japan Sea coast racks up some of the highest snowfall figures in the world, which also means great skiing and lots of hot springs to warm up in. Tohoku also has many castles and samurai residences, making it a good place to take in some history.
Kanto – with the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs. In feudal times, Kanto was the home of the Tokugawa shogunate and Edo (modern Tokyo) the military seat of power, while the western region of Kansai represented commerce (Osaka) and culture (Kyoto).
Regions / Administrative centers.
Hokkaido ⇒ *Central Circuit, *Eastern Circuit, *Northern Circuit, *Southern Circuit.
Tohoku ⇒ Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, *Yamagata, Fukushima.
*Kanto ⇒ *Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, *Saitama, Chiba, Tōkyō, *Kanagawa.
*Chubu ⇒ Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi.
Kansai ⇒ Mie, Shiga, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama.
Chugoku ⇒ *Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi.
Shikoku ⇒ Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kōchi.
Kyushu ⇒ Fukuoka, *Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, *Ōita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa.
• Useful websites.
Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.
VISAS & IMMIGRATION.
Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information. + JAPAN eVISA – for online visa application to visit Japan.