Dotonbori

An explosion of neon and entertainment awaits at Osaka’s Times Square Osaka’s hotspot for tourists and revelers alike, Dotonbori is filled with towering neon signs, clubs, bars, and restaurants serving up local specialties. Come here for a stimulating and essential slice of Osaka nightlife. Don’t Miss Walking the neon-lit streets at night Posing under the […]

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Coastal Iwate

Experience the rugged unspoilt beauty of Iwate’s coastline Shaped by the forces of nature from its rock formations to the towns devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the coast of Iwate holds a dark allure. From lonely beaches to mysterious caves, coastal Iwate is a fascinating place to explore. Don’t Miss The rock formations […]

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Miyajima

A short ferry ride from the mainland, Miyajima is one of the most visited areas in Hiroshima Prefecture Home to Itsukushima-jinja, which appears to float on the water when the tide is in, people flock to the island in their thousands every year. The shrine is one of the most photgraphed places in Japan. The […]

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Hakuba

Outdoor adventure in Japan’s sports mecca This world-class resort in Nagano’s Northern Alps welcomes powder enthusiasts from around the globe in winter, then transforms into an outdoor sports wonderland during the warmer months. Don’t Miss Unparalleled skiing and snowboarding across Hakuba’s 11 resorts Check out the many festivals running in February Escape the heat and […]

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Otaru

An atmospheric port town once known as the Wall Street of the North The little port town of Otaru had its heyday as one of Japan’s chief financial centers during the Meiji and Taisho eras (1868-1926), and was called the Wall Street of the North. Although no longer a financial powerhouse, it has evolved into […]

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