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Aomori, Japan

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Honshu, Japan that shows beautiful landscapes in four distinct seasons. Hirosaki Park is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in spring. In fall, hiking among the waterfalls and autumn foliage at Oirase Gorge in Towada-Hachimantai National Park is popular. In winter, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Hakkoda Mountains and onsen hot spring at Sukayu Onsen.

Park Castle Onsen Mountain Snow Nature Eat

Many Wonders of Toyama

The Great Buddha of Takaoka, Gokayama, Kurobe Dam, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Gorge

Buddhist statue Village Dam Mountain River View History

Virtual Mt. Fuji Climbing Tour

The official climbing season of Mt. Fuji is usually from July 1st to early September. While the climbing routes are closed due to the pandemic in 2020, a mountain hut guide, Kenji started his virtual climbing tour to the summit of Mt. Fuji. Over a hundred enthusiastic guests from overseas participated in the 90-minute online tour.

World heritage Nature View Play Mountain

Iya Valley and Wonders, Tokushima

Tokushima Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Japan's Shikoku Island. Surrounded by mountains, the Iya Valley and Oboke region seems a world away from modern Japanese cities. This remote area has spectacular scenery with steep gorges and is famous for its Kazurabashi Bridges made from vines. Near Okobe Gorge, you can take in the landscape from a boat or from the quiet of an onsen bath. Time seems to have stopped here - Ochiai Village has preserved its traditional old farmhouses. To see more historic Japanese architecture, take a walk through the Udatsu Townscape of Wakimachi in Mima.

Nature History View Scenery Mountains Onsen

Highlands in Nagano

Nagano Prefecture is located in the center of Japan’s main island. It has highlands and mountains with stunning scenery and excellent hiking. Kamikochi is one popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps with beautiful landscape. Take a walk along the river from Taisho Pond to Kappa Bridge or venture further up into the mountains. Away from the big cities, Nagano’s highlands like the Utsukushigahara plateau have stunning night skies. And Achi Village in Southern Nagano is known as the best place in the country for stargazing. For history, visit Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto City, the oldest existing castle in Japan.

Nature Hiking History Views Mountains Stargazing

Travel to Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi

Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and has long been worshipped as a sacred place. Pilgrimages to the top traditionally started at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine near Lake Kawaguchiko in the Fuji Five Lakes region (Fujigoko). You can find some of the best views of Mt. Fuji here within easy access from Tokyo. Great places to take pictures include the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway and Arakurayama Sengen Park Chureito Pagoda. Another fun highlight in the area is Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s best amusement parks with a huge haunted house and several record-breaking roller coasters and rides.

World heritage Nature View Shrine Play Lake Mountain

All about Koyasan, Wakayama

Mount Koya or Koyasan is the center of a Buddhist sect. Shingon Buddhism was introduced to Japan by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) about 1200 years ago. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 along with neighboring Kumano, Yoshino and Ominesan as the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.” Visitors can experience an overnight stay at a temple lodging (shukubo), experience eating a vegetarian monk's cuisine (shojin ryori) and attend morning prayers that are offered at about 50 temples.

Wakayama Koya-san Mountain Temple Museum

All about Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe is a major port city in western Japan that opened to foreign trade and became home to one of the first foreign communities in the 19th century. The city is on a narrow strip of land between mountains and sea, and has a variety of tourist attractions ranging from a vibrant commercial districts that includes a Chinatown, a ropeway, and a cable car that take you to either a garden or an observatory where you can enjoy a commanding view of the entire landscape of the town with the port in the backdrop.

Hyogo Kobe Chinatown Port Ropeway Cable car Garden Mountain Observatory