Japan is a country where precision meets tradition. Japan's insular character has allowed it to develop a very unique, intricate culture with an emphasis on inner balance, tranquility and natural beauty.
Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people.
The Kantō region of Japan, on the eastern side of the main island Honshu, is a broad plain dominated by and nearly synonymous with the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs.
Ōsaka is the third largest city in Japan, with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area.
Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.
Tōhoku is the northeastern region of Japan's Honshu island. Traditionally a poor rural backwater with a harsh climate, today's Tohoku offers the traveller some of the best scenery in Japan.
Kyōto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city.
Shikoku is an oft-forgotten island in Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four, it lies to the south of Honshu.
Hiroshima is an industrial city of wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers, located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea.
Hokkaidō is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands.
Okayama is a major transit hub for western Japan. But with white peaches, a brooding black castle, and the famous garden of Kōrakuen, there are plenty of reasons to catch a later train and get out of the station to explore.
Kansai is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu, second only to Kanto region of Eastern Japan in population.
Chūgoku is the westernmost part of the main Japanese island Honshu.
Okinawa is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands.
Chūbu is the central region of Japan's Honshu island. This area is located at the border between West Japan and East Japan, there are many high-altitude mountains such as Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps.
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