Top Attractions and Restaurants in Gifu Prefecture

gifu gero onsen

Within reach of all the major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagoya, Gifu Prefecture is a great location to visit for more than just the unlimited hot springs. The mountainous landscape is very tranquil, and a number of old Japanese houses lined the stone streets. Locals are proud to maintain Japanese customs and crafts here, […]

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Top Attractions and Restaurants in Nagano Prefecture

nagano jigokudani monkey park

What do the vast Japanese Alps, steamy onsen, spiritual pilgrimages and awesome winter sports—including the 1998 Winter Olympics—all have in common? Nagano Prefecture! Travelers who love the outdoors and engaging in inspirational adventures beyond the city will find no end to the wonders Nagano has in store.   Places to Go Togakushi Village and surroundings […]

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Top Attractions and Restaurants in Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Onsen Resorts

Because of the mountainous landscape, Gunma-ken does not seem like the most exciting travel destination, but there is much more than meets the eye. And guide books. Gunma is known for two things: hiking and eccentricities. If you’re looking for a real life Twilight zone, head on over to Gunma Prefecture for some bizarre fun. […]

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Top Attractions and Restaurants in Nara Prefecture

Nara Mizutani-chaya

Nara—the oldest Japanese capital. This is where modern Japanese civilization began. With a history like that, how can you pass up visiting Nara? What is great about the prefecture is that many of the must-see attractions are bundled together in the same vicinity. So whether you are going for a day or a week, you […]

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Top Attractions and Restaurants of Chiba

train station at chiba prefecture

Chiba lies on the eastern outskirts of Tokyo, but it’s more than just the suburbs of the metropolitan region or the location of Narita International Airport.  Since you will most likely be accessing Tokyo from Narita, you might as well do some exploring while you’re at it! The prefecture and main city of the same […]

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