The islands of Japan stretch over 3,000 km (1,864 miles) from north to south, meaning its regions are hugely diverse in terms of climate, culture, food, nature, and history. From world-class ski resorts in the snowy northern island of Hokkaido to idyllic golden beaches in subtropical southern Okinawa via the buzzing, neon-lit cities of Tokyo and Osaka and the hushed pilgrimage trails and ancient temples of central Japan, there is truly something for everyone.

Use the map below to explore some of these cities and regions in great detail.

 

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