On this page, I will introduce various websites related to Japan. I will update this information from time to time. It would be a helpful resource for you to use to gather information. The hotels, transportation, restaurants, and local related websites are summarized in detail by categories. Since there are links at the bottom of this page, please go to the page you want to see from there.
Sites that teach widely about Japan
Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is a tourism related window of the Japanese government. The official website of JNTO contains a lot of sightseeing information for Japan. This information is in 15 languages. If there are major disasters in Japan, this official website will provide necessary information for foreign tourists.
>> The official website of JNTO is here
japan-guide.com is a famous website that is operated by foreigners living in Japan. It has gradually increased its number of articles since the website was created. It can be said that it is the tourist information site most familiar among tourists coming to Japan now. In the spring, it provides information regarding the blooming of cherry blossoms in Japan.
>> The official website of japan-guide.com is here
ZEKKEI Japan is a tourist information website operated by a company with a head office in Ginza,
Tokyo. It provides articles that use beautiful images to introduce Japanese beauty to people overseas. "ZEKKEI" means "the highest beautiful landscape" in Japanese. Like the meaning of its name, it is a very beautiful site.
>> The official website of ZEKKEI Japan is here
Here are the most useful websites for you to visit for each category. If you are interested, please follow a link below from the category that interests you.
Hotel, transportation, restaurant related sites
When you want to find out what hotel you should stay in Japan, I recommend that you use "TripAdvisor" below. If you decide which hotel you want to stay, let's look for the cheapest reservation site with "Travelko" below. I also listed individual recommended reservation sites. Actually, I introduced these sites in the following articles. So please refer to the following article for details. To avoid duplication, on this page, I only enumerate the data. Table of ContentsComparison sitesHotel reservation sites Comparison sites TripAdvisor TripAdvisor TripAdvisor is very useful when you find a hotel in Japan. Click on the image above, the official Website of the TripAdvisor will be displayed on a separate page. Travelko Travelko Travelko will find the cheapest accommodation plan from among so many hotel reservation sites in Japan. Click on the image above, the official website of Travelko will be displayed on a separate page. Hotel reservation sites Rakuten Travel Rakuten Travel Rakuten Travel and the following Jalan.net cover the most Japanese hotels. Click on the image above, the official website of Rakuten Travel will be displayed on a separate page. Jalan.net jalan.net Jalan.net is the strongest rival of Rakuten Travel. Click on the image above, the official website of Jalan.net will be displayed on a separate page. JAPANiCAN JAPANiCAN JAPANiCAN is a website operated by JTB, Japan's largest travel agency. Click on the image above, the official website of JAPANiCAN will be displayed on a separate page. I appreciate you reading to the end. Back ...
If you decide to go to Japan, you'd better gather information on airlines and railways (especially about Japan Rail Pass), buses, taxis, etc., as well as hotels, on related sites. Please let me introduce these important websites on this page. Transport related sites Route information sites "HyperDia" HyperDia is a very encouraging site when you search for routes in Japan. It also supports smartphones. Please visit this site and search for it. >> The official site of HyperDia is here Airlines Traditional full service carriers (FSC) JAL JAL (Japan Airlines) is Japan's leading airline with ANA below. It operates regular flights all over Japan. >> The official website of JAL is here ANA ANA (All Nippon Airways) is Japan's leading airline with JAL. At airports in Japan, regular flights are being operated either by JAL or ANA. >> The official website of ANA is here Star flyer Star flyer is an airline based in Kitakyushu Airport in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu. Star flyer fare is relatively cheap, but it is not LCC. ANA is a capital participant in Star Flyer. >> Click here for official website of Star flyer Solaseed Air Solaseed Air is an airline company headquartered in Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu. Solaseed Air fare is also relatively cheap, but it is not LCC. ANA also has capital participation in Solaseed Air. >> Click Here for Solaseed Air's official website Low-cost carriers (LCC) Jetstar Japan Jetstar Japan is Japan's largest Low-cost carrier (LCC). Qantas Airlines of Australia, Japan Airlines, etc. have capital participation. >> Click here for ...
On this page, I introduce sites of so many genres, including restaurants related sites. The link below is useful even when you want to get information about Japanese festivals and attractions, when you want to know Japanese news and weather forecasts, and even if you are interested in Japanese subculture. Please do use it. Table of ContentsRestaurant related siteFestival and attraction information siteWeather forecast siteMediaSubculture information siteGirls pop culture information site Restaurant related site GURUNAVI GURUNAVI is the leading restaurant guide site in Japan. It has detailed information on individual restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pub) etc. >> The official website of GURUNAVI is here HOT PEPPER HOT PEPPER is a popular restaurant guide site along with the above GURUNAVI. It also has detailed information on individual restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pubs) etc. >> The official website of HOT PEPPER is here favy favy is also a site that introduces Japanese restaurants. Although it is not as major as the above GURUNAVI and HOT PEPPER, it is a site that makes it easy for foreign tourists to understand. >> The official website of favy is here SHUN GATE For those who want to know about Japanese food culture, I recommend the following site. SHUN GATE is introducing about delicious food in the region of Japan. This site is very interesting. >> The official website of SHUN GATE is here Festival and attraction information site JAPAN ATTRACTIONS JAPAN ATTRACTIONS provides up-to-date information on Japanese events such as festivals and illuminations. When you go to ...
Japanese regional specialized sites
Next, I will introduce the many websites that convey local sightseeing spots in Japan. I will introduce them in order from the north side of Japan. If you visit these websites, you can look over each area of Japan. Of course, in the end, please come back to my website! Table of ContentsHokkaido related websiteTohoku region related websiteTokyo Metropolitan (Kanto Region) related website Hokkaido related website Sapporo Tourist Association Sapporo Tourist Association is a tourism related organization in Sapporo. It provides sightseeing information of Sapporo for tourists both in Japan and abroad. >> Click here for official site of Sapporo Tourist Association Hakodate City Hakodate City is also offering sightseeing information for tourists both at home and abroad on the following official website. >> Click here for official website of Hakodate City Biei Town Biei Town, famous for its beautiful flower gardens, also offers tourist information on the official website. >> Click here for Official Site of Biei Town Furano Town Furano Town located in the south of Biei Town also offers sightseeing information on the official website. >> Click here for official website of Furano Town Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association provides detailed tourist information about Shiretoko, a famous tourist destination in Eastern Hokkaido. >> Click here for official website of Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association Tohoku region related website Sanriku Railway Sanriku Railway runs north and south of the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region. This area was devastated by 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. However, afterwards, Sanriku Railway was ...
Now, let's introduce more and more! t Next are sites related to the Chubu region (Mt. Fuji etc.) and the Kansai region (There are Kyoto, Nara, Osaka etc.!). Please find more information on each site. Table of ContentsChubu region related websiteKansai region related website Chubu region related website MT. Fuji There are three recommended sites for MT. Fuji as follows. First of all, if you want to climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji in the summer, please refer to the official website first. Next, for general tourism, I recommend the second site. It is the official site of Yamanashi Prefecture on the north side of Mt. Fuji. I think that Mt. Fuji is the most beautiful in the north now. Indeed, many tourists go to the north side area such as Lake Kawaguchiko. If you approach Mt. Fuji from the south, please refer to the official website of Shizuoka Prefecture, which I listed third below. >> For Mt.Fuji climbing, please refer to this site >> For information on the northern side of Mt.Fuji please visit this site >> For information on the south side of Mt.Fuji please visit this site Nagano For information on sightseeing spots in Nagano Prefecture such as Hakuba and Matsumoto, please refer to the following website. That is the site of tourism department in Nagano prefecture. >> For tourist information in Nagano prefecture please see this site Kanazawa Kanazawa city in Ishikawa Prefecture on the side of the Sea of Japan is a wonderful city where traditional cityscapes and culture ...
Next are related sites of Western Japan. If you are thinking of going to Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa, etc., the following sites will tell us useful information. Table of ContentsChugoku & Shikoku region related websiteKyushu region related websiteOkinawa related website Chugoku & Shikoku region related website Hiroshima Regarding tourist spots in Hiroshima Prefecture such as Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, I recommend you visit "VISIT HIROSHIMA" operated by tourist office in Hiroshima Prefecture. >> VISIT HIROSHIMA is here Setouchi The Seto Inland Sea between Honshu and Shikoku is a sea with calm waves. It is dotted with small islands and creates beautiful scenery. The Seto Inland Sea and its surrounding areas are collectively referred to as "Setouchi". For Setouchi, "Setouchi Finder" posts the information in detail very much. It is managed by the Setouchi Tourism Authority, a collaboration between the seven prefectures that make up Setouchi (Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime). >> Setouchi Finder is here San'in The northern part of the Chugoku region (the Sea of Japan side of West Honshu) is collectively referred to as San'in, or Sanin. This area is isolated from major cities in the south such as Hiroshima by the Chugoku mountains area. So, San'in area is relatively delayed in development since the late 20th century. For that reason, a surprisingly beautiful traditional world is left. Regarding San'in, I recommend you visit "Discaver San'in" operated by municipalities in this area. >> Discaver San'in is here Kyushu region related website Kyushu Regarding tourist information in Kyushu, ...
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Bon KUROSAWA I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.