Nikkō

The dazzling shrine Tōshō-gū is the star turn of this cosy mountain town, surrounded by a beautiful national park and lakes.

Kawagoe

Explore kura-lined streets and old temples and shrines of this historic town that preserves a little slice of old Edo.

Mount Fuji

You don’t need to climb Fuji to admire its snowcapped form, but reaching the summit is a rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime challenge.

Hakone

This premier onsen resort has many traditional ryokan, a funicular and ropeway ride, plus a lovely lake which you can sail across in a seventeenth-century-style galleon.

Kamakura

Japan’s ancient seaside capital offers woodland walks between peaceful temples and bustling shrines, plus a giant bronze Buddha with a secretive smile.

Chinatown, Yokohama

Yokohama’s Chinatown – the largest in Japan – is a blast of bright colours, pungent smells and frenetic commercial life, all focused around the lively Kantei-byō shrine.

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