- 41Japan1 review
Very nice food but little expensive
- 42Japan5 reviews
A little castle town in the Japanese Alps, Matsumoto lets you experience real small-town country life, even if you're just staying for one night. There are peaceful temples to visit, hot springs within a short bus ride, and great food stalls in the center of town.
- 44Japan7 reviews
This seaside town is a nice port city located north of Sapporo. There are a few onzens located in the mountains above the city. The main street in Otaru is a must do. They line of shops next to the canal is fun walk to do.
- 45Japan2 reviews
Home to Japan's most venerated Shinto shrine, Ise makes an intriguing and off-the-beaten-path detour (for Westerners, at least) from the Kyoto-Nara-Osaka tourist circuit. On a rural peninsula off the Japan Rail's main trunk lines, Ise is also the gateway to getting a taste of Japan country life. If you've got kids with you, you might get a kick out of ...
- 46Japan2 reviews
This is a great area in Tokyo to find a place to stay. It's a bohemian part of the town full of restaurants and shops in tiny streets and alleys serving all sorts of Japanese food. It's a fantastic place to be among locals and try to order something from a menu with no pictures where the waitress that doesn't ...
- 47Japan4 reviews
- 49Japan1 review
Bustling walkways filled with people and incredibly fresh seafood. Totally worth the walk from Shinbashi Station.
- 50Japan2 reviews
This stunning little town south of Kyoto is incredibly charming. Set on a river side, Uji is charming and very manageable / serene. The Byodo-in is a highlight of Japan but somehow seems to be off the map for most tourists.
- 51Japan8 reviews
- 52Japan1 review
If you want to see Mt Fuji up close and personal, this is the place to be. Also acts as the starting point for Mt Fuji ascent, it is still worth visiting during the non-ascent time period. If you are a photography enthusiast, the Kawaguchi Lake area gives you the best view of this majestic mountain
- 53Japan4 reviews
The only town I know of where the inhabitants can suffer from miners lung due to the ash from the volcano.
- 54Japan9 reviews
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- 60Japan2 reviews
This pleasant little town is an alternative to Sapporo as a hub for exploring Hokkaido and its ski resorts. Unfortunately, flights to Obihiro tend to be much more expensive and you will almost certainly need a car. The Obihiro Ice Festival is smaller than the Sapporo Snow Festival but very impressive and much less touristed.