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Today, Tokyo 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.
Yokohama (横浜) is Japan’s second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama is located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan’s major cities.
Oita Prefecture is located in northeast Kyushu , about a 2-hour plane ride from Tokyo or a 45-minute train trip from Hakata. Known to most Japanese for its famous onsen , or hot springs, and although no trip here would be complete without visiting them (and onsen sites dot our list below), there are many unique travel experiences in Oita for those willing to venture beyond the most well-advertised landmarks. I’ve listed 15 places I think are “must experience” locations that will make any trip to Oita a memorable one. And, to help you find your way just a little bit easier, I’ve provided links (as available) where you can find out more about these fun, memorable, and in some cases, adventurous destinations!
Kumagaya is a city with close to 200,000 residents located in central northern Saitama Prefecture. The city is a stop on the Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines, it is also served by rail by the JR Takasaki Line and the Chichibu Railway.
Today, Kumagaya is the northern-most outpost of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. In other words, it’s a regional center in the giant sprawl of suburbs stretching north from Tokyo covering almost all of central Saitama. When traveling to Kumagaya from Ueno Station, Tokyo on the JR Takasaki Line, nothing but a scenery of endless suburban housing and the occasional industrial facility will unfold outside the train windows.
Suburban housing and industrial facilities also dominate Kumagaya itself. The scenery becoming slightly more semi-rural in the northern parts of the city, towards the Tone River, forming the border with neighboring Gunma Prefecture.
Capital of the prefecture of Shizuoka, the homonymous city of Shizuoka is located halfway between Tokyo and Nagoya. It is an important economic center but the city is also famous for the wonderful views it offers from Mount Fuji and for its production of green tea appreciated all over the world.
In addition, Shizuoka is the hometown of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the shôgunal system. The city developed around the castle of the Tokugawa clan and still retains an “old Edo” atmosphere.
Toyota City is an industrial city east of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, west of Toyohashi.
Toyota was previously known as Koromo until 1959, when the name of the city was changed to Toyota city to reflect the importance of the town’s major employer – Toyota Motor Corporation.
A 15 minute walk north from Toyota-shi Station brings you to the modernist Toyota Bridge and the 45,000 capacity Toyota Stadium, both designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Toyota Stadium plays host to some of the home games of J-League soccer team Nagoya Grampus. The banks of the Yahagigawa River (矢作川) are also a pleasant place for pick-up games of football, picnics and strolling.
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan. Located in the splendid central region of the island, this fifth city of the country is relatively new. Its full development began in 1869, when the Japanese government established an Office for the colonization of Hokkaido. Unlike other major cities in Japan, it is a very green city, thanks to its many parks. As it happens in European cities, the streets are identified and numbered in a linear way. Life in Sapporo is a unique experience and the atmosphere of the city is more reminiscent of the pioneering spirit than the roots of centuries of tradition.
Capital of Hyogo prefecture and important international port, Kobe is also known for the legendary Kobe beef, much appreciated by gourmets, or for the pearl trade. But, near this great commercial city, we find magnificent natural landscapes, starting with Mount Rokko, whose mineral water is famous throughout Japan.
Proud of its 2,000 year history, the city of Fukuoka has always been a gateway to Asia. Located opposite Korea and China, it is here where the continental culture penetrated the archipelago. Nowadays, this modern city is the eighth city of Japan, but it has managed to preserve its cultural and historical heritage, sharing space with administrative and economic centers. Previously, there were two cities, Fukuoka, the stately village, and Hakata, the commercial city. The two joined in 1889, but still today is often called Hakata. Nearby we can find mountains, onsen (spas), beautiful maritime coasts and numerous parks. Fukuoka combines the dynamics of a big city with a culture and environment that allows visitors to relax. It appears regularly in the top positions of Asian cities with better quality of life.
Capital of the prefecture of the same name, Kumamoto was a very prosperous city from the beginning of the 17th century until the end of the 19th century. The Shirakawa River and its tributaries traverse it and surround the castle, which is located in the center of the city. In addition, Kumamoto was nicknamed “the city of wood and fresh water” for its canals and numerous gardens.