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Regions

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Kanto

Big cities with great access to quiet mountains and hot springs

Kansai

Full of tradition, culture and history. A great area for all travellers

Alps and Chubu

Get away from it all with greatĀ hot springs, skiing and hiking

Kyushu

Hotter weather down south with lots of vibrant culture and history

Chugoku

Quiet region with some must-see cities and islandsĀ dotted around.

Okinawa

Southern sub-tropical islands near Taiwan.

Hokkaido

Popular for nature, animal and snow lovers, depending on the season.

Tohoku

Get off the beaten track in some beautiful countryside towns and cities

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Shikoku

What the Japanese describe as the real back country