Holiday Travel

“So, are you looking at travelling to Japan? Well then, you have excellent holiday taste!”

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Japan is a beautiful country filled with incredibly polite and welcoming people. I can fill you in on the basics, as I have traveled over most of the island of Honshu (the main island of Japan) and parts of Shikoku. I aim to give you only some brief information regarding your holiday to Japan.

There are four main islands to Japan; Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Then there are hundreds of smaller islands surrounding the whole.

Map of Japan | via Shiki Book Japan

Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan. Hokkaido and Honshu are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city in Hokkaido is Sapporo, which is it’s capital. Hokkaido is cooler than the rest of Japan, due to a lack of muggy summers and rainy seasons. This makes it a popular destination between May and August. For many visitors Hokkaido’s numerous National Parks are number one on the agenda, offering near-unlimited hiking opportunities.

Honshu

Honshu is the largest of the islands, and is home to the major cities, including the capital of Japan, Tokyo. It hosts some popular and well known tourist locations, such as Tokyo Disneyland, Mt Fuji and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Most tourists arrive via the Narita Internatinal Airport located in the Kanto region.

Shikoku

Shikoku is the smallest and least populated of the Japan islands but  is also famous for its 88 Temple Pilgrimage of temples associated with the priest Kukai. In many of the prefectures, there are beautiful temples and shrines all worthy of seeing once in your lifetime.

Kyushu

The island of Kyushu is quite mountainous. Japan’s most active volcano, Mt Aso, is on Kyushu. There are numerous areas of hot springs. The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east shore and around Mt Aso, in central Kyushu.

Here are 5 reasons why it’ll be awesome to visit Japan 

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