Kanto

Kanto

Kanto region, on the eastern side of the Japan’s main island Honshu, is a broad plain dominated by and nearly synonymous with the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs. Within its boundaries, slightly more than 40 percent of the land area is the Kanto Plain. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that form the land borders. The population in this region is about 40 million, amounting to approximately one third of the total population of Japan.

Kanto

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Chiba

Chiba is located at the southeast of the Kanto Plain and adjacent to Tokyo. The northern part of the prefecture lies in the Kanto Plain and the southern-central part in the Boso-hanto Peninsula. A number of facilities, representative of Japan, can be spotted in the prefecture: The Narita International Airport (the gateway to Japan), the Makuhari Messe (large-scale convention center), Kazusa Academia Park, Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, and Tokyo Disneyland.

Abiko City Museum of Birds
Abiko City Museum of Birds is the only museum related to bird studies and exhibition in Japan under the theme “Harmony among Birds and People …  more »
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ALOHA GARDEN Tateyama
ALOHA GARDEN Tateyama is a botanical and zoological garden covering a vast area of 145,000 square meters along the Flower Line Road in Tateya …  more »
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Chiba Museum of Science and Industry
Chiba Museum of Science and Industry was opened as the first science museum in Chiba where both children and adults can learn and enjoy scien …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Country Farm Tokyo German Village (Tokyo Doitsu Mura)
Country Farm Tokyo German Village (Tokyo Doitsu Mura) is a theme park which features a serene countryside of Germany.
In the vast field of 91 …  more »
Entertainment
Hanko-ji Temple (Iidaka-Danrin)
Hanko-ji Temple, or called “Iidaka-Danrin”, was established in 1580 as the first Hokke-shu’s Danrin (priest training institute) in the Kanto  …  more »
History
Ichihara Elephant Kingdom (Ichihara Zou-no-Kuni)
There are a total of nine elephants living in Ichihara Zou-no-Kuni, or Ichihara Elephant Kingdom.
Apart from watching the elephant show which …  more »
Entertainment
Inubosaki Lighthouse
Inubosaki Lighthouse is on the Cape Inubosaki, a wave-cut height of 20 meter, built with trails along the shore.
Take a walk there and enjoy  …  more »
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Katori-jingu Shrine
Katori-jingu Shrine is one of the Three Great Shrines of the East Japan, along with Kashima-jingu Shrine and Ikisu-jinja Shrine in Ibaraki.
T …  more »
History
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
The art museum was established in 1990 to exhibit the artworks collected by Kijuro Kawamura, the founder of Japanese resin and ink manufactur …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Kinoene-Masamune of Iinuma Honke (Shisui Magari-ya)
“Kinoene-Masamune” is a Sake brewer with 300 years of history.
It was founded in the years of Genroku in the Edo Period (1603 – 1868).
They c …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistory
LaLaport TOKYO-BAY
LaLaport TOKYO-BAY is one of Japan’s largest shopping mall which houses 540 shops inside.
It consists of the Western Building (9 floors) and …  more »
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Makata-jinja Shrine
It is said that the origin of Makata-jinja Shrine dates back 2,000 years.
The current Hondo main hall of the shrine was constructed by the ch …  more »
History
Mobara Park
Mobara Park is a large park which occupies the vast area of 160,000 square meters around Benten-ike Pond.
The park uses its geographical adva …  more »
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Mother Farm (Mother Bokujo)
Mother Farm is a guest ranch which occupies a total of 2.5 million square meters vast tract of land equipped with complete and diverse facili …  more »
Entertainment
Mount Nokogiri-yama / Nihon-ji Temple
Nokogiri-yama stands steeply on the west coast of Boso Peninsula.
The name mountain, which means “Mountain of Sawteeth” came from its jagged …  more »
HistoryNature
National Museum of Japanese History
National Museum of Japanese History supports systematic research, collection, preservation and exhibition of Japanese history and culture.
Ex …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Sawara Traditional Streets / Koedo Sawara Sighseeing Boat
The ancient traditional streets from the Edo Period (1603 – 1868) are preserved there with abundant old atmosphere.
You can also see the sigh …  more »
History
Shiramazu-no-Oanabatake Flower Gardens
Due to the influence of Kuroshio Current, Chikura Town has a warm winter.
Flowers such as Marigold, Violet, and Snapdragon, are cultivated in …  more »
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The Fish
Situated near the Kanaya Port, “The Fish” is a tourist facility comprised of restaurants, shops, and a fish market within a building with a g …  more »
Food / Shopping
Tokyo Disney Resort
Enjoy two theme parks, Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea.
There are also 9 hotels and a shopping complex, Ikspiari.

At Tokyo Disne …  more »

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Umihotaru
Umihotaru is an artificial island situated at the central of Tokyo Bay, with a five floor facility.
It is on the middle of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Lin …  more »
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Kamogawa, Chiba

Amatsu Shinmei-gu Shrine
Amatsu Shinmei-gu Shrine, founded in 1186 by Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, enshrines the Seven Gods, including the Amaterasu-Omikami (the Sun Goddess …  more »
History
Futomi Flower & Fishing Center / Dog & Cat Land
Futomi Flower & Fishing Center is a complex facility which consists of flower gardens and fishing ponds.
Enjoy over 2,000 different types of  …  more »
Entertainment
Kameda Sake Brewery
Kameda Sake Brewery is a must for Sake lovers because it is the Kamogawa’s sole brewery with over 260 years of history.
The brewery has a wid …  more »
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Kamogawa Sea World
Nearly over 1,000 species of marine life presented at Kamogawa Sea World.
Learn about aquatic life as you explore the full variety of the aq …  more »
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Kyonin-ji Temple
Kyonin-ji Temple was established by the Holy Priest Nichiren in 1281 to console the souls of his apprentice and the lord of Amatsu Castle Kud …  more »
History
Maebara Beach
Maebara Beach is selected as one of the best 100 beaches in Japan, and attracts many beachgoers in the summer.
It is also the largest beach i …  more »
Nature
Minnami-no-Sato
Minnami-no-Sato is a tourist facility comprised of a farmer’s market which sells produce of the season, a restaurant which serves local cuisi …  more »
Food / Shopping
Niemon-jima Island
Niemon-jima Island is a Chiba Prefecture Designated Place of Scenic Beauty, privately owned by Niemon Hirano.
It is said when Minamoto-no-Yor …  more »
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Oyama Senmaida Paddy Fields
Oyama Senmaida Paddy Fields extends upward along the narrow street in Kamogawa City.
It is the nearest terraced paddy fields from Tokyo.

A  …  more »

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Oyama-Fudoson Temple
Oyama-Fudoson Temple is a historic temple located on a mountain, where you can look down over Nagasa Valley all the way to the Pacific Ocean. …  more »
History
Seicho-ji Temple
Seichoji Temple, a sacred ground surrounded by thousand-year old cedars, boasts a rich 1200 year history.
Asahigamori refers to the highest p …  more »
History
Shirosaki Beach
Shirosaki Beach is a gorgeous white sandy beach stretches across 300 meters near the mouth of the Shinmei River, towards the center of the Am …  more »
Nature
Tai-no-Ura Bay
In the 13th century, around the time Holy Priest Nichiren was born, countless schools of sea breams, which are deep water fish, were spotted  …  more »
Nature
Tanjoh-ji Temple
Tanjoh-ji Temple was constructed to commemorate the birthplace of Holy Priest Nichiren.
It also serves as the head temple for the Nichiren se …  more »
History
Yomogi Fudo-taki Waterfalls
If you walk or drive one kilometer down a road leading away from Prefecture Route 81 (Kiyosumi-Yoro Line) in the Yomogi District, and go anot …  more »
Nature

Narita, Chiba

Boso-no-Mura Museum
Boso-no-Mura is a hands-on, interactive museum which features reproductions of townscapes.
The appearance of the Boso town from the late Edo …  more »
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Daijion-ji Temple
Saijion-ji Temple is said to have been founded in 761 by Ganjin (Jianzhen) from Chinese Tang Dynasty, and was then restored by the priest Shi …  more »
History
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences exhibits the first flight in Henry Farman biplane and Boeing 747-400 model being the world’s largest movable  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Narita International Airport
Narita International Airport have airlines that operate flights between 11 cities in Japan and more than 90 cities abroad.
The airport has be …  more »
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Narita Sakura-no-Yama Park
Located on a small hill next to to the runway of Narita International Airport, Narita Sakura-no-Yama Park is a popular sightseeing spot for c …  more »
Park / Garden
Narita-san Omotesando Street
This temple town main street stretches from the JR/Keisei Narita Station to the So-mon Gate of Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple.
The 800-meter-lo …  more »
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Narita-san Park
Narita-san Park is a huge garden-like park of 165,000 square meters located behind the main hall of Shinsho-ji Temple.
The park was completed …  more »
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Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple
Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple is the head temple of the Chisan sect of Shingon Buddhism established in 940.
The temple is one of the three maj …  more »
History
Osuga Okami Shrine
Osuga Okami Shrine was founded in 810.
The shrine is known for “Inou Kabuki”, an unique Kabuki performance only played by local farmers.
It i …  more »
History
Ryusho-in Temple (Namegawa Kannon)
Ryusoin Temple was founded by a priest of the Tendai school Ennin (Jikaku Daishi) in 838.
The historic temple attracts people from all over J …  more »
History
Sakata-ga-ike Park
Nestled around the 5 hector Sakata-ga-ike Pond, Sakata-ga-ike Park is an all-purpose park built as a place for people to relax and enjoy the  …  more »
Park / Garden
Sanrizuka Memorial Park
Sanrizuka Memorial Park used to be the Shimofusa Imperial Stock Farm built in 1875.
When the imperial farm was moved to Tochigi in 1969, this …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Tosho-ji Temple (Sogo Reido Sanctuary)
Tosho-ji Temple is known by the local people under the name “Sogo Reido” as the family temple of Sakura Sogo, a self-sacrificing individual w …  more »
History

Gunma

Situated to the northwest of the Kanto Plains, Gunma abounds with awesome mountains and hot spring villages. The Ashio Mountain Range lies to the east, while Mt. Nikko-Shirane-san, Mt. Hotaka-yama’s volcanic clusters, and several hot springs can be found throughout this area. Across the prefectural borders with Niigata, Fukushima and Tochigi lies Oze-ga-hara, an elevated marshland. This delightful mountainous region has inspired many celebrated poets and novelists prominent in the history of literature. In modern times, the sericulture industry flourished to produce prosperous textile towns such as Maebashi, the center of the prefectural administration, Kiryu, Isesaki, and other places.

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Kusatsu, Gunma

Despite its location deep in the mountains, away from convenient modes of transportation, the name “Kusatsu Onsen” has long resonated as a hot spring having abundant healing qualities. In almost all of the many lists ranking Onsen that were made during Japan’s Edo Period (1603 – 1868), Kusatsu Onsen rated as number one in eastern Japan. Its popularity was summed up with the phrase “The hamlet of Kusatsu has the hustle and bustle of Edo (Tokyo)”. Even now, Kusatsu consistently ranks at the top of Onsen popularity surveys.

Baelz Memorial Hall
A German physician named Dr.
Erwin von Baelz was the first to describe Kusatsu Onsen Hot Spring as “the world’s finest spa and health resort” …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Busts of Doctors Baelz and Scriba
The famous German Doctor Erwin Von Baelz came to Japan to take up a position as a professor in the medical department of Tokyo University.
He …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Kusatsu Kataoka Tsurutaro Museum
Tsurutaro Kataoka is a Japanese TV personality, actor, and artist.
He was originally famous as a comedian and actor, but then also became wel …  more »
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Kusatsu Onsen Museum
Located on the third floor of Kusatsu Bus Terminal, Kusatsu Onsen Museum introduces the history of the Kusatsu’s hot springs, medicinal prope …  more »
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Kusatsu Tropical Wonderland
In Kusatsu Tropical Wonderland, you can discover plants and animals from around the world.
The facility exhibits about 1,000 animals represen …  more »
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Kusatsu Visitor Center
Kusatsu Visitor Center is located in Sai-no-kawara Park.
The visitor center introduces the Kusatsu’s local history, the relationship between  …  more »
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Mount Kusatsu-Shirane-san
Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane-san is a 2,160 meters high active volcano.
You can go to the summit of the mountain by ropeway.
The 2.4-kilometer journey …  more »
Nature
Netsu-no-Yu Bathhouse
Netsu-no-Yu Bathhouse is a place where you can experience “Yumomi”.
Yumomi is a method of cooling down hot spring water which is a unique fet …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Sai no Kawara-dori Street
Sai no Kawara-dori Street is located in the west of Yubatake and leads to Sai-no-kawara Park (It takes about 10 minutes to the park).
It is a …  more »
Food / Shopping
Sai-no-kawara Park
In Sai-no-kawara Park, there are about 50 gushing hot springs all over this park.
Hot spring water can be seen bubbling to the surface here a …  more »
Park / GardenSpa / Hot spring
Yubatake
It is a historical fact that the first Tokugawa Shogun Ieyasu, the eighth Shogun Yoshimune, and the tenth Shogun Ieharu, had hot spring water …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Yugama
“Yugama (boiling pot)” is the name of a crater lake located at the top of Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane-san.
It is 300 meters in diameter and 30 meters …  more »
Nature
Yumi-ike Pond
Yumi-ike Pond is one of the crater lakes and ponds located on Mt. Kusatsu Shirane-yama.
The pond is almost a perfect circle with a circumfere …  more »
Nature

Ibaraki

Ibaraki is located in the center of the Honshu (the main land of Japan) and about 40 km away from Tokyo. Facing the Pacific Ocean on the east, Ibaraki is divided into three parts – the mountainous area in the north, the center-to-south stretch of the Kanto Plain and the area containing the Tone-gawa River and its tributary streams.

Kairaku-en Garden
Kairaku-en is one of the three great Japanese gardens in Japan, along with Koraku-en in Okayama and Kenroku-en in Ishikawa.
The park was mad …  more »
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Kashima Soccer Stadium
Kashima Soccer Stadium is a home stadium of Kashima Antlers, a J-League professional soccer team formed in 1991 with the full support of the  …  more »
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Kashima-jingu Shrine
Kashima-jingu, said to have been established in 660 B.C., is one of the three great shrines of the eastern domains along with Ikisu-jinja shr …  more »
History
Shiosai-Hamanasu Park (Observation Tower)
Approximately 7,000 sweet briers bloom in this seaside park during the months of May and Jun.
Its symbol is the Observation Tower (77 meters  …  more »
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Tokugawa Museum
Tokugawa Museum is on the site where a vice shogun Tokugawa Mitsukuni’s teahouse Kochintei was used to be.
The museum exhibits varieties of e …  more »
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Kanagawa

Just south of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is situated in the southwest of the Kanto Plains and fronts on Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay at the south. In addition to its celebrated standing as an animated district that has led the economy of Japan, Kanagawa boasts topographic variety created by mountains, rivers, and sea, with each locality colored by distinguishing history and climate.

Araihama Beach
Araihama Beach is a 150 meters long small beach.
The beach with very transparent water and gentle waves is an ideal spot for swimming and fis …  more »
Nature
Chakkirako Misaki Showa-kan
Chakkirako Misaki Showa-kan is a museum-style old house which has all the rooms preserved as people lived in the Showa Period (1925 – 1986) i …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Enoshima Island Spa (ENOSPA)
Enoshima Island Spa (ENOSPA) is a spa facility which uses natural hot spring water pumped up from 1,500 meters underground.
The upscale compl …  more »
Food / ShoppingSpa / Hot spring
Iwaya Caves
Iwaya Caves on Enoshima Island have been eroded by the tides over thousands of years, and elevated up from the sea by repeated earthquakes.
T …  more »
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Jogashima Park
The natural island of the southern tip of the Miura Penisula, known as a scenic spot since the Kamakura Era (1185 – 1333), has been celebrate …  more »
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Kawasaki Racecourse (Kawasaki Keiba)
As well as the horse races, Kawasaki Keiba is extremely proud of the food on offer.
The track’s leading jockeys can be seen on the website in …  more »
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Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park
Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park is an extremely interesting space where visitors can see and actually touch a variety of animals from the sea,  …  more »
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Memorial Ship MIKASA
Published in travel bible the Michelin Green Guide, this is one of the unmissable historic sights of Japan.
On may 27, 1905 at the Battle of  …  more »
History
Misaki Port Direct Sales Center 'Urari'
This active direct sales center offers a variety of “Misaki souvenir”
products from specially priced fresh tuna, to “Toroman” original
Chin …  more »
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Misaki Regional Fisheries Wholesale Market
The Miura City Misaki Fishing Port on the tip of the Miura Peninsula is famous for deep sea fishing.
Tuna going through this market is brande …  more »
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Yokosuka Port Market
For the freshest of produce in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokosuka Port Market has it all.
If seafood is your thing, the offerings here come straig …  more »
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Yokohama, Kanagawa

Cup Noodle Museum
Honoring the endless passion and creativity of Cup Noodle’s inventor, Momofuku Ando, the museum of Japan’s first cup noodles is designed to i …  more »
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Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History introduces the history and culture of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Its German Neo-baroque style build …  more »
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Sankei-en Garden
The 175,000 square meters of vast and outstanding Sankei-en Garden was originally home to Tomitaro Hara (or also called Sankei), a silk tycoo …  more »
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Silk Museum (Silk Center)
Yokohama was once developed by exporting silk products.
Silk Museum, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Silk Center building, introduce …  more »
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Yamashita Park
Yamashita Park is Japan’s first ever seaside park stretches for about 700 meters along Yokohama Port.
It offers wonderful views of the port a …  more »
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Yokohama Anpan-Man Children's Museum and Mall
This experience-based museum where the world of the popular Japanese anime “Anpan-Man” unfolds provides a variety of character-themed play ar …  more »
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Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in East Asia, let alone Japan.
There are about 600 restaurants and shops lined up on the bustling …  more »
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Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower, 296 meters high with 70 stories above ground and three levels underground, is Japan’s tallest skyscraper.
There are  …  more »
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Yokohama Marine Tower
Yokohama Marine Tower is a historic, symbolic tower of the port town of Yokohama.
The 106 meters tall tower was renovated in 2009 to commemo …  more »
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Yokohama Museum of Art
Yokohama Museum of Art specializes in modern and contemporary art.
The building was designed by Kenzo Tange, a noted Japanese architect who  …  more »
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (Aka-Renga Souko)
These warehouses called “Aka-Renga Souko (Red Brick Warehouse)” were built approximately 100 years ago.
The buildings have been known familia …  more »
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Hakone, Kanagawa

Fujiya Hotel
Opened in 1878, Fujiya Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Japan, where lots of famous people from around the world have visited.
The Fujiya …  more »
Food / ShoppingHistoryMuseum / GallerySpa / Hot spring
Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)
During the Edo period (1603 – 1868), a nationwide road network was developed in Japan; along the way many Sekisho (checkpoints) were establis …  more »
History
Hakone Gora Park
Located in the middle of Mt. Soun-zan, the French garden style Hakone Gora Park was opened in 1914.
Since there are several size of rocks sca …  more »
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Hakone-Yumoto Onsen Hot Spring
Hakone-Yumoto is a main gateway to Hakone-Yumoto is a main gateway to the Hakone Hot Spring District.
Yumoto Onsen Hot Spring was discovered  …  more »
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Lake Ashi-no-ko
Lake Ashi-no-ko, 725 meters above sea level, is a principal attraction of Hakone.
It has a circumference of 21 kilometers with an aquatic ar …  more »
Nature
Narukawa Art Museum
Narukawa Art Museum is a unique museum which only displays modern Japanese-style paintings.

The museum holds more than 4,000 items includi …  more »

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Owaku-dani (Great Boiling Valley)
Owaku-dani lies in the 3,000-year-old ancient crater of Mt. Kamiyama.
The entire gorge reeks of sulfurous fumes.
Clouds of steam rise from cr …  more »
Nature
POLA Museum of Art
POLA is one of Japan’s major cosmetic companies.
The museum’s collection consists of more than 9,500 pieces which POLA’s former owner collect …  more »
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Sengoku-hara Plateau
Sengoku-hara Plateau is another enjoyable spot in Hakone.
It is the only place where you can enjoy walking in a spacious field in the mountai …  more »
Nature
The Hakone Open-Air Museum (Chokoku-no-Mori-Museum)
Opened in 1969, Chokoku-no-Mori-Museum is a pioneer of Japan’s open air museum.
Located in the forests near Gora, this place grabs your atten …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Venetian Glass Museum (Hakone Garasu-no-Mori Museum)
Evoking an elegant European villa, the museum is set in the verdantly forested Sengoku-hara area.
It showcases prominent glass artworks both  …  more »
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Kamakura, Kanagawa

Engaku-ji Temple
Engaku-ji Temple was established by the 8th regent of Kamakura shogunate Hojo Tokimune to mourn for the victims of the Mongol invasions of Ja …  more »
History
Hase-dera Temple (Kamakura)
Hase-dera Temple was founded in 736 by Fujiwara-no-Fusasaki, a son of Fujiwara-no-Fuhito.

A wide variety of flowers, changing with the seas …  more »

History
Hokoku-ji Temple
Hokoku-ji Temple is a Rinzai Zen temple founded in 1334 by Ashikaga Ietoki, the grandfather of the first Muromachi Shogun Ashikaga Takauji.
T …  more »
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Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple, overlooks Kamakura City all the way to Sagami Bay, was established by the 5th regent of Kamakura shogunate Hojo Tokiyori in …  more »
History
Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
The Great Buddha (Kamakura Daibutsu) was originally constructed in 1243 as a wooden statue, but it was later destroyed by typhoon.

The con …  more »

History
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was established in Kamakura by Minamoto-no-Yoriyoshi in 1063.
Then the shrine was moved to the present location  …  more »
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Saitama

Saitama is located in the middle of the Kanto Plain area, is blessed with an abundance of nature. Visitors can encounter beautiful scenery with clear spring waters and greenery. Apart from the mountainous northern region, and the Chichibu region, most of the prefecture consists of level ground, and it has the same warm climate as the Central Tokyo.

Hikawa-jinja Shrine
Hikawa Shrine is one of the very few historic and formal shrines in Japan.
Omiya, literally meaning, “Great Shrine” received its name from th …  more »
History
Koedo Kawagoe (Kawagoe Kurazukuri Street)
Kawagoe is a city that has many cultural assets following cities like Kamakura and Nikko, and has been specified National Historic City.
You  …  more »
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Minuma Tsusenbori (Minuma Canal)
Minuma Tsusenbori, or Minuma Canal, is one of the oldest canals in Japan.
It was built in the same way as the lock gate of the Panama Canal.
 …  more »
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Saitama-Shintoshin
Saitama-Shintoshin is the newly established metropolitan city center of Saitama aims to become the center of government and culture in the 21 …  more »
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Sopia (Store of Saitama Prefecture Products & Tourism)
Sopia, located in Omiya Sonic City, displays and sells more than 900 products made in Saitama Prefecture.
Operated in collaboration with the  …  more »
Food / Shopping
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (MOMAS)
The museum, opened in 1982 as a comprehensive art museum, is located in Saitama Prefectural Kita-Urawa Park.
The building of the museum has a …  more »
Museum / Gallery

Tochigi

Situated in the center of Honshu (the main island of Japan), Tochigi is surrounded by mountains and hills in the east, west and north, and the Kanto Plains spread to the south. There are the Nasu, Takahara and Nikko volcanic clusters within the prefecture with a number of hot spring resorts scattered in and around them.

Ashio-Dozan Copper Mine
Ashio-Dozan Copper Mine was opened by the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo Period (1603 – 1868).
The mine and its surroundings were once pro …  more »
History
EDO WONDERLAND (Nikko Edo-Mura)
EDO WONDERLAND (Nikko Edo-Mura) is a theme park which features distinctive recreation of life in a town in the Edo Period (1603 – 1868).
Afte …  more »
Entertainment
Furukawa Kakemizu Club
Furukawa Kakemizu Club is the western-style reception hall built in 1899 by the Furukawa Company, manager of the Ashio-Dozan mine, for the pu …  more »
History
Geysers at Kawamata Onsen Hot Spring
It is a major attraction at the Kawamata Onsen Hot Spring district.
The geyser erupts with a thunderous noise once every 20 to 30 minutes fro …  more »
Nature
Heike-no-Sato Village
Heike-no-Sato Village was established on the basis of a legend that the Taira clan (Heishi) was secretly escaped to this region and survived  …  more »
Entertainment
Kawaji Onsen Hot Spring
Kawaji Onsen Hot Spring is a famous onsen district situated near the merging of the Kinugawa and Ojikagawa Rivers, whose waters are said to h …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Kegon-no-Taki Falls
Kegon-no-Taki Falls is the most famous of the many waterfalls in Nikko; rated one of the three best waterfalls in Japan, along with Fukuroda- …  more »
Nature
Kinu Tateiwa-Otsuribashi Suspension Bridge
Kinu Tateiwa-Otsuribashi Suspension Bridge is a 140 meters long pedestrian-only suspension bridge which connects Kinugawa Onsen and Tateiwa.
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Kinu-numa Marsh
After a long walk on the Okukinu Nature Trail, you can find Kinu–numa Marsh in a open land between Tochigi prefecture and Gunma prefecture.
K …  more »
Nature
Kinugawa Onsen Hot Spring
Sometimes referred to as “Tokyo’s inner parlor”, Kinugawa Onsen Hot Spring has been extensively developed for tourism since 1970s, and became …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Lake Chuzenji-ko
Lake Chuzenji-ko is located at the height of 1,269 meters near Kegon-no-Taki Falls in Okunikko.
The largest lake in Tochigi has a 25-kilomete …  more »
Nature
Lake Yunoko
Lake Yunoko is located at the altitude of 1,478 meters.
The lake was formed from the eruptions of Mitsudake volcanoes.
The lake has a three-k …  more »
Nature
Matsuki-keikoku Valley
Matsuki-keikoku Valley is sometimes referred to as “the Grand Canyon of Japan.” The barren cliffs towering over the ravine give the feeling t …  more »
Nature
Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine
Futarasan-jinja Shrine is dedicated to the three sacred mountains around the shrine: Mt. Nantai-san (or also called Futara-san), Mt. Nyoho-sa …  more »
History
Nikko Suginamiki Road (Cedar-lined avenue)
13,000 of giant Japanese cedars line both sides of the road over its entire 37 kilometers length.
These cedars were donated to Toshogu Shrine …  more »
HistoryNature
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu is one of numerous shrines that enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate.
It was completed in its present splendor …  more »
History
Odashiro-ga-hara Marshland
Surrounded by larch and Mongolian oak trees, Odashiro-ga-hara is a small marshland with a perimeter of two kilometers, located west of the Yu …  more »
Nature
Ozasa Farm
Located inside Nikko National Park at an altitude of 1,030 to 1,320 meters, Ozasa Farm offers a great view of the Kanto Plain.
Animals and pe …  more »
Entertainment
Rinno-ji Temple
Rinno-ji Temple is located at Omotesando (the main approach to the shrine) on the way from Shinkyo Bridge.
Rinno-ji, along with Enryaku-ji Te …  more »
History
Roppozawa
Roppozawa is located between the Kirifuri-kogen Plateau and Ozasa Farm.
The site offers grand views of Kuriyama Dam, Mt. Tsukuba-san, and muc …  more »
Nature
Ryuo-kyo Gorge
Ryuo-kyo Gorge stretches about 3 kilometers between the two inter-mountain hot springs – Kawaji Onsen Hot Spring and Kinugawa Onsen Hot Sprin …  more »
Nature
Senjo-ga-hara Marshland
Senjo-ga-hara Marshland is located near the center of Okunikko, with a wood trail to facilitate access.
It is a great place to hike while vie …  more »
Nature
Setoai-kyo Canyon
Setoai-kyo Canyon is a beautiful gorge which stretches two kilometers from Nokado-bashi Bridge to Kawamata Dam.
Enjoy terrific views from the …  more »
Nature
Tobu World Square
Tobu World Square is a miniature park with more than one hundred of 1/25 scale models of the world’s well-known buildings and historic relics …  more »
Entertainment
Yudaki Waterfall
Situated at the southern end of Lake Yunoko, Yudaki is a 70 meters high and 25 meters wide waterfall which runs from the lake into the Yukawa …  more »
Nature

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