We have already covered so many beautiful and different places from Japan, but there is plenty more to come!

6. Hokkaido (including Furano)

Hokkaido is second largest, northenmost and least developed of Japan´s four main islands. Its unspoiled nature attracts outdoor lovers as well as skiers in winter. Sapporo is its biggest city and its only 4 hours by direct train from Tokyo. On your way you’ll travel through the Seikan tunnel, the longest underwater tunnel in the world.

You can choose between at least a hundred hot springs (‘Onsen’ baths), five active volcanoes with fumaroles, and lots of geysers too. Taking a dip is a must-do while you’re visiting Hokkaido, especially in the area around Noboribetsu.


Furano is a town known for its pleasant picturesque rural landscapes. The best time to visit is July, when the lavender fields are in bloom.

Best time to visit: summer, for winter sports winter

More information:  https://www.travelnation.co.uk/blog/20-amazing-things-to-do-in-hokkaido-japan

7. Shimanami Kaidou

Shimanami Kaido is a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. You can go on foot or by bicycle. Bike route is about 70 km but can be comfortably completed in a day by intermediate cyclists.

Along the way, travelers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland  Sea and the islands' small towns. You can rent a bicycle and drop it off at various points if you want to continue by bus.

Best time to visit: from spring to autumn.

More information: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3478.html

8. Kanazawa

Kanazawa's unchallenged main attraction is Kenrokuen, one of Japan's "three best landscape gardens" and by many considered the most beautiful of them all. The city escaped destruction by WWII air raids, thus  parts of the old castle town, such as Nagamachi samurai district and chaya entertainment districts, have survived in pretty good condition.


Best time to visit: winter, spring, autumn

More information:  https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2167.html

9. Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain of Japan (3776 m) and an active volcano (last eruption 1707). It is nearly perfectly shaped volcano and can be seen from Tokyo and Yokohama on clear days.

Another easy way to view Mount Fuji is from the train on a trip between Tokyo and Osaka. If you take the shinkansen from Tokyo in direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, the best view of the mountain can be enjoyed from around Shin-Fuji Station on the right hand side of the train, about 40-45 minutes into the journey.

Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the early morning and late evening hours than during the middle of the day.

If you want to enjoy Mount Fuji at a more leisurely pace and from a nice natural surrounding, you should head to the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region at the northern foot of the mountain, or to Hakone, a nearby hot spring resort. Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes.


Best time to visit: summer and autumn

More information:  https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2172.html
Climbing Mount Fuji:  https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6901.html

10. Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis and offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts.  


Tokyo Skytree is 634 m tall tower with two observation decks which offer spectacular views out over Tokyo. The two enclosed decks are located at heights of 350 and 450 meters respectively, making them the highest observation decks in Japan and some of the highest in the world. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base. 

Best to visit: all seasons

More information:  https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html
https://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.html

And that concludes Shin´s recommendations for Japan. I hope you have enjoyed it! I have had a wonderful time learning about Japan and want to visit it now even more:)

From Shin:
ようこそ日本へ Yokoso Japan
- it means Welcome to Japan!