Category: Area Guides

  • Things To Do In Onomichi

    Things To Do In Onomichi

    Onomichi is a pleasant town on the Seto Inland Sea, one of many in the Chugoku region. Defined by the Onomichi Channel – a narrow strip of water that runs between the main island of Honshu and Mukaishima in the inland sea – and steeped in more than a millennium of history, it offers travelers […]

  • Why You Should Visit The Beautiful San’in Coast

    Why You Should Visit The Beautiful San’in Coast

    While the Eastern seaboard of Japan contains virtually all of the country’s famous cities, the Western seaboard, or San’in coast, is the more naturally beautiful. In western Japan especially, the San’in is renowned for having the best scenery, spas, camping/swimming/surfing areas, eco-tourism, and so on. Furthermore, the people there have that small-town hospitality that you […]

  • Thing To Do In Tsuyama

    Thing To Do In Tsuyama

    Access to this area, located halfway between Okayama City and Tottori City, near the border between their respective prefectures, is easy by either train or highway bus. Tsuyama is not only the hometown of famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, but it also has a beautiful river running through it with the ruins of a samurai castle […]

  • Things To Do In Tottori

    Things To Do In Tottori

    Tottori City is the capital of the somewhat rural Tottori prefecture which lies in western Japan facing the Japan Sea. It’s most famous for its enormous sand dunes and dramatic coastline. Don’t Forget To: Catch a bus to the Tottori sand dunes and enjoy the magnificent beauty of nature. The ruins of Tottori castle have […]