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Kumamoto Prefecture – Kumamon’s home town!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 18/09/2017

Kumamon is Kumamoto Prefecture’s mascot, and he’s incredibly popular not just in Japan but also on the internet. What might be surprising about the loveable black bear is that the mascot was only introduced in 2010! Kumamoto Prefecture is located in Kyushu, at the bottom of Japan. Some of the tourist attractions – aside from…


Tottori Prefecture – the least populous prefecture

By kaylamedica, Posted on 21/08/2017

You’ll find Tottori Prefecture in the Chugoko region of western Japan, and it has some really interesting facts about it. First of all, it has the lowest population of all the Japanese prefectures, and secondly the name Tottori comes from “catching birds” because the area was well known for its bird population. It’s also the…


Kagawa Prefecture – amazing nature and foods

By kaylamedica, Posted on 15/08/2017

Kagawa Prefecture is located on Shikoku Island, near the main island Honshu. Kagawa is actually the smallest prefecture in all of Japan, but it packs a big punch in terms of things to do. Bordered by the Seto Inland Sea and the Sanuki mountains, Kagawa has a variety of sceneries to enjoy. If you like…


Hiroshima Prefecture –

By kaylamedica, Posted on 31/07/2017

Hiroshima Prefecture is a beautiful place that everyone should visit at least once in their life. Seeing the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome in Japanese) in real life is an experience you’ll never forget, and the nearby Peace Memorial and Museum is quite haunting but very impactful. The city is also very beautiful in terms…


Yamagata Prefecture – abundant with local produce

By kaylamedica, Posted on 24/07/2017

Revisiting the northern Tohoku Region, we’re now in Yamagata Prefecture! The capital city, also named Yamagata, was very prosperous during the Edo Period, famous for its many castles, the Fujiwara family who ruled the area during the Heian Period, and a feature in a few famous haiku poems. Yamagata Prefecture has long summers and winters…


Tokushima Prefecture – whirlpools, ramen, and puppets

By kaylamedica, Posted on 17/07/2017

The first feature from Shikoku is Tokushima Prefecture! Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands of Japan, and Tokushima Prefecture is known for a number of things. Agriculture is their largest industry, and they are the largest produces of lotus and cauliflower in all of Japan but they also produce rice, carrots, and…


Hyogo Prefecture – More than just Kobe beef!

By kaylamedica, Posted on 03/07/2017

Hyogo Prefecture borders Kyoto and Osaka, two of the most well known and distinct prefectures, yet still manages to be a well loved tourist destination. Hyogo’s two biggest attractions are without doubt Kobe beef and Himeji Castle, but there’s quite a lot of other stuff too! Hyogo Prefecture has a number of notable onsets and…


Okinawa Prefecture – Japan’s tropical heaven

By kaylamedica, Posted on 19/06/2017

Spread over 1,000km and over 100 island, Okinawa Prefecture is known as one of Japan’s best holiday destinations thanks to it’s tropical climate and southern location. Considering Japan’s status as an ancient culture, Okinawa’s place in Japan’s history is relatively recent, becoming fully incorporated into Japan as a country in 1879. Previous to that, Okinawa…


Aichi Prefecture – Nagoya Meshi

By kaylamedica, Posted on 14/06/2017

Aichi Prefecture is a large hub between the Chubu and Tokai regions, with Nagoya as the capital city. You might know Nagoya as one of the main shinkansen stations to change at, but it also has a rich history and one of the most distinct regional cuisines in all of Japan. There’s a number of…


Kanagawa Prefecture – Shonan beaches and Chinatown

By kaylamedica, Posted on 05/06/2017

Located just south of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is a popular day trip destination and it’s only one hour from Shinjuku station! It’s home to the Shonan Fujisawa region which is popular for surfing, and a major attraction is Enoshima Island. Yokohama is the capital city, other popular locations are Hakone and Kamakura. Each city has…