Cities of Japan.

Tourist information about popular cities in Japan.

Tokyo – Japan’s bustling capital city, renowned for its modernity, cutting-edge technology, vibrant street life, shopping districts like Shibuya (map) and Ginza (map), historical sites like the Imperial Palace (map), and cultural attractions such as Meiji Shrine (map) and Tsukiji Fish Market (map).

Kyoto – Known for its rich cultural heritage, Kyoto is home to numerous temples, shrines, and traditional gardens. Highlights include Kiyomizu-dera Temple (map), Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (map), Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (map), and the iconic Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji, map).

Osaka – Often called the “Kitchen of Japan,” Osaka is a food lover’s paradise, offering delicious street food, vibrant markets like Dotonbori (map), and the famous Osaka Castle (map). Universal Studios Japan (map) and the vibrant nightlife in Namba district (map) are also major attractions.

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Regions of Japan.

Tourist information about the regions of Japan.

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Okinawa – semi-tropical southern island chain reaching out toward Taiwan, its traditional customs and architecture are significantly different from the rest of Japan.

Hokkaido – home to Japan’s native Ainu people, Hokkaido continues to represent the untamed wilderness with many great national parks. Hokkaido is cooler than the rest of Japan, and the merciful lack of Japan’s muggy summers and rainy season makes it a very popular domestic destination between May and August.

Tohoku – the Snow Country (Yukiguni) of the western Japan Sea coast racks up some of the highest snowfall figures in the world, which also means great skiing and lots of hot springs to warm up in. Tohoku also has many castles and samurai residences, making it a good place to take in some history.

Kanto – with the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs. In feudal times, Kanto was the home of the Tokugawa shogunate and Edo (modern Tokyo) the military seat of power, while the western region of Kansai represented commerce (Osaka) and culture (Kyoto).

Regions / Administrative centers.

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information. + JAPAN eVISA – for online visa application to visit Japan.


HyperDia is a service which offers the route of the railway and the aviation within Japan. Rental car and hotels etc around the station.

Tokyo Cheapo.

A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

HyperDia – A website for checking train schedules, routes, and fares in Japan. It’s particularly helpful for planning your train travel.

Japan Rail Pass – If you plan to explore Japan using the Japan Rail Pass, their official website provides information on pass types, eligibility, prices, and how to purchase.

Tokyo Cheapo – A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

Explore Accessible Japan


Just One Cookbook – A popular website featuring authentic Japanese recipes, including traditional dishes, street food, and regional specialties.

Savor Japan – An online guide to Japanese food and dining, featuring information on traditional cuisine, sushi, sake, local specialties, and more. It includes restaurant listings and articles.