Regional Travel Resources

Japan:A Closer Look at Kyushu – Part 2

Apr 6th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Kyushu is considered the tropics of Japan and is a popular place to spend a vacation reasonably close to home for many Japanese. Our closer look at Kyushu started with the sights of Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki Prefectures and today we’ll look at the remaining prefectures that make up the region. Take some time [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Kyushu – Part 1

Mar 30th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Kyushu is the third largest island in the Japanese archipelago and the southernmost in the chain. The region includes eight prefectures:  Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita, Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Okinawa. If you are planning a trip to the Kyushu region of Japan this guide will get you started with some itinerary suggestions and links to [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Shikoku

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

The Shikoku region of Japan is an inland unto itself located on the southeastern side of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.  The island, the smallest of the four main islands that make up the Japanese archipelago, is divided into four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima. It’s a beautiful part of Japan and one that [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Chugoku – Part 2

Mar 16th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Tottori, and Yamaguchi Prefectures in Chugoku are the subject of this weeks Closer Look at Japan.  Tottori prefecture is the least populous prefecture in Japan and both Tottori and Yamaguchi are situated on the Japan Sea. If you are planning a trip to the area be sure to review these itinerary suggestions and internet resources. [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Chugoku – Part 1

Mar 9th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

The Chugoku region of Japan is located on the southwestern tip of Japan’s main island of Honshu and includes the prefecture of Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi. Our Closer Look at Chugoku will be broken into two parts starting with Hiroshim, Okayama and Shimane.  Next week we’ll take a closer look at Tottori, and [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Kansai – Part 3

Mar 3rd, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Kyoto and Nara are two spots in Japan that you won’t want to miss if you love history and culture.  Kyoto, located in the Kansai region was Japan’s capital city for over a thousand years until it was move to Tokyo in 1868.  Nara was the capital prior to Kyoto, in the 7th century, and [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Kansai – Part 2

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Osaka is the largest city in the Kansai region and there is a healthy rivalry between residents of Tokyo and Osaka about which is the best city.  Wakayma prefecture is home to an abundant supply of natural beauty and historic spots.  Both prefectures offer visitors many interesting things to do and see so take some [...]



Japan:A Closer Look at Kansai – Part 1

Feb 16th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Also known as Kinki or Kinai, the Kansai region of Japan includes the prefectures of Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Mie, Hyogo & Shiga.  The region lies just south of the mid-point of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and spans the country from east to west with borders on both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of [...]



A Closer Look At Tokyo:Lesser Known Facts And Figures

Feb 9th, 2009 | By TokyoTopia | Category: Regional Travel Resources, Tokyo and Vicinity

Today Honor (UKTokyoite) from Tokyotopia winds up her series of guests posts on Tokyo in our Japan: A Closer Look Series. Last week she shared some fun things to do and see in northhern Tokyo and today she she shares some of the more unusual things things to do and see in Japan’s capital city. [...]



Japan:A Closer Look At Tokyo-Part 2

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By TokyoTopia | Category: Regional Travel Resources, Tokyo and Vicinity

Today Honor (UKTokyoite) from Tokyotopia continues her series of guests posts on Tokyo in our Japan: A Closer Look Series. Last week she shared some fun things to do and see in southern Tokyo and today she will tells us about some of the great things to do and see in the northern half of [...]