My Journeys through Japan since 2004

My Journeys through Japan since 2004

Facts & Figures

Japan has a total area of 377975 square kilometers and almost four-fifths of it is covered with mountains. Japan consists of 6852 islands and stretches over a length of 2400 kilometers. The five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. The country has a population of approx. 127 million and is the world's third-largest economy. Tokyo is the capital of Japan. More than 37,4 million people living in the greater metropolitan area of Tokyo, which makes it the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Other large cities are Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe and Kyoto. Shintoism and Buddhism are the two major religions in Japan. Best Ryokans in Japan Explore the best Ryokans in Japan
Ryokans are the perfect way to discover old Japanese culture and traditions.
My tip: If you are planning your first trip to Japan you should put the following destinations on your must-see list: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nikko and the Hakone area with views of Mt. Fuji.

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Regions of Japan

Great destinations in Japan (sorted by region and their prefectures)
1. Hokkaido

2. Tohoku Region (Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima)

Iwate Prefecture

Iwate Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture

3. Kanto Region (Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa)

Chiba Prefecture

Chiba Prefecture

4. Chubu Region (Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui)

Toyama Prefecture

Toyama Prefecture

5. Kansai Region (Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Wakayama, Hyogo)

Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture

6. Chugoku Region (Okayama, Hiroshima, Tottori, Shimane, Yamaguchi)

7. Shikoku Region (Kagawa, Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime)

8. Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima)

Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture

9. Okinawa

Location

Map of Japan

Japan is located in the northwest Pacific Ocean in East Asia.

How to get to Japan?

  • People from foreign countries arrive usually at the Narai Airport near Tokyo or the Kansai Airport in Osaka.