Japan Guides

Each of Japan's nine major regions shows a different face of Japan from often wintry Hokkaido up north to tropical Okinawa down south. Climate, food, historical sights, natural heritage, arts and crafts, festivals, religion - the various aspects of Japan's rich geographical and cultural heritage unfold as you travel through Japan.

Japan's regions Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Chubu Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa

The following Japan area guides introduce you to local features worth visiting.

Our city guides to Japan and Japanese regions include detailed information on each city or place's history, attractions and accommodation.

Find information on places to visit in Japan: Japanese gardens, areas of natural beauty, castles, museums, temples and shrines plus travel specifics, tourist information centers, shopping and dining out listings.