Cutting-edge technology meets with traditional Japanese culture in one of the largest cities in the world.
This symbol of Japan is a World Heritage Site.
The ancient road that leads to Kyoto through these mountains is known as the 'Samurai Trail', and is popular for walking.
This village of antique thatched-roof houses is a World Heritage Site. You can stay at the houses.
The quaint traditional streets here are a popular sightseeing destination for foreign guests.
The ski areas here are internationally recognized for their great powder skiing.
Matsumoto Castle is one of the oldest surviving castles in Japan, and the famous national park of Kamikochi is nearby.
Traditional crafts and one of Japan's most famous gardens survive to this day here.
One of the most historic temples in Japan, Zenkoji is also the largest wooden structure in east Japan.
This town has a romantic reputation not only for its natural surroundings, but also as a summer home for the Imperial Family and a yearly destination for John Lennon.