Best of the Honshu Island

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Dynamic cities and lovely towns, lush nature and cultural diversity, ancient shrines and fine cuisine - all of this will make your trip to Japan into a superb experience.

In this trip

  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Kyoto, Japan

  • 2

    Nara, Japan

  • 3

    Kanazawa, Japan

  • 4

    Matsumoto, Japan

  • 5

    Tokyo, Japan

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Things to do in and around Kyoto

  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Kyoto street.
  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Kyoto
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  • Ginkaku-ji @ Kyoto
  • Osaka!
  • Arashiyama
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  • Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
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  • Kinkaku-ji
  • Kobe
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Kyoto national museum
  • Raku Museum 樂美術館
  • Gion District, Kyoto
  • Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, Kyoto
  • Nayabashi, Nagoya
  • Mount Koya
   
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Kyoto

Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

The capital of Imperial Japan for a whole millennium, the charming Kyoto is full of museums, cultural monuments, castles, and parks.

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Although archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, relatively little is known about human activity in the area before the 6th century AD, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.
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Things to do in and around Nara

  • 奈良 Nara
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  • Todai-ji temple, Nara Japan
  • Nara Park
  • Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine), Nara-0586
  • Osaka!
  • Arashiyama
  • Nara: Nara National Museum
  • Kofuku-ji, Nara
  • Isuien garden in Nara
  • Horyu-ji: Kondo & Gojunoto
  • Kobe
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Mount Koya
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Nara

Japan, Kansai region

HistoricCulture2 nights

A culturally significant city, Nara is full of Japanese heritage, historic landmarks, as well as a wealth of shrines and temples.

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara remain: specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gango-ji, Yakushi-ji, Toshodai-ji, and the Heijo Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the legendary history of Kasuga Shrine, a mythological god Takemikazuchi arrived in Nara on a white deer to guard the newly built capital of Heijo-kyo. Since then the deer have been regarded as heavenly animals, protecting the city and the country.
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Things to do in and around Kanazawa

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  • 金澤 兼六園
  • 21C Museum of Contemporary Art 10
  • 正久山 妙立寺 (忍者寺) / Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera/Ninja Temple)
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • The World Heritage Shirakawa-go Panoramic View : 世界遺産白川郷全景
  • Samurai garden
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  • Seisonkaku Villa
  • Mt.Tsubakuro~伸びる稜線
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • Echizen Ichinodani Asakura Family Mansion Ruins : 越前一乗谷朝倉氏居館跡
  • Ryokan Yarimikan (Japan)
   
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Kanazawa

Japan, Chubu region

CultureHistoric2 nights

Retaining ancient Japanese architecture, as well as traditional samurai and geisha districts, Kanazawa also boast a great art museum.

Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. Kanazawa is known for its traditional Kaga Cuisine. Seafood is a specialty, jumbo shrimp, followed by sushi and sashimi. The sake produced in this region is of high quality, smooth and sweet, derived from the rice grown in Ishikawa Prefecture as well as the considerable precipitation of the Hokuriku region, allowing for an ample supply of clean, fresh water. Omicho market is a market in the middle of the city, originally open-air, and now covered, which dates back to the Edo period. Most of the shops there sell seafood.
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Things to do in and around Matsumoto

  • Matsumoto
  • MATSUMOTO - Vue du château
  • Nawate Dori
  • Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto
  • Matsumoto City Museum of Art
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • Ryokan Yarimikan (Japan)
  • Nagano (Japan)
  • Nikkō: Tōshō-gū - Shin'yosha
  • Sugi
   
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Matsumoto

Japan, Chubu region

HistoricActiveNatureCultureFood2 nights

A city favored by both travelers and locals for its stately historic castle, surrounding nature, fine galleries, and quaint streets.

Matsumoto is a Japanese city in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. It is a city located in Nagano Prefecture. Matsumoto is designated as a Special City. The current city of Matsumoto is a merger of the old city of Matsumoto with four villages. Matsumoto officially absorbed those villages without creating a new municipal organization. Matsumoto is surrounded by mountains and is acclaimed for its beautiful views. Hiking and climbing locations are readily accessible by local bus transportation. Matsumoto has several historic features, such as Matsumoto Castle, Kaichi School Museum, and Temari (traditional Japanese handball).
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Things to do in and around Tokyo

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  • tokyo street
  • Golden Gai -  Tokyo
  • Kabuki-Cho
  • meiji shrine tokyo japan
  • Yokohama by night
  • 藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム
  • Tosho-gu Shrine
  • ginza tokyo
  • Yakiniku in Ueno. Tokyo-150527-7
  • Senso-ji
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  • Hakone, Japan
  • Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
  • ooedo onsen monogatari
  • Shinjuku 13-10-26
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
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  • 2007-10-06 Nihonminkaen 216
  • Sakura at Chidorigafuchi Park
  • Tokyo: Tsukiji Jonai Shijo
  • Toyokan, Tokyo National Museum
  • Asakusa, Tokyo
  • Fuji and Sakura
  • Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
   
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Tokyo

Japan, Kanto region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

Brimming with undeniable energy, Japan's capital and largest city is a vast metropolis full of museums, parks, and cultural monuments.

Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and most populous city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868. Many tourists visit the various downtowns, stores, and entertainment districts. Among a multitude of attractions you may find museums, markets, gardens, shrines, castles, and many more.
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