Matsuyama Travel Guide

Capital of the Ehime prefecture and the largest city on Shikoku Island, Matsuyama has lots to offer tourists in Japan.

In addition to its famous castle and hot springs, Matsuyama is home to important museums including The Museum of Art, Ehime and The Shiki Memorial Museum.

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Arriving in Japan: Haneda Airport to Tokyo Travel Guide

Haneda Airport – at one time known as Tokyo International Airport – is an important hub for international travelers. If you’re flying into Japan or flying into Tokyo from another part of Japan, chances are Haneda may be on your itinerary.

How far is it from the airport to your preferred destination? How much does a taxi cost? How do you navigate the commuter train system? If you’re wondering how to get from Haneda airport to Tokyo Station or other nearby areas, check out this handy Haneda Airport travel guide.

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Visiting Hirosaki Castle and Park

Hirosaki Castle is one of the top sights to see if you are in Aomori Prefecture in the north of Japan. One of only a handful of Japanese castles not rebuilt during the modern era, Hirosaki Castle stands as a monument to the country’s historic architecture.

Listed by the Japan Castle Foundation as one of the “100 Fine Castles of Japan”, Hirosaki is the only castle in the Tohoku region that was constructed in the Edo Period (1603-1867).

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Yamagata City and Prefecture travel guide

The city of Yamagata, capital of the eponymous Yamagata Prefecture, is one of Japan’s premier winter destinations. Surrounded by snowy mountains and natural beauty, Yamagata city is the perfect base to visit the ski slopes, hot springs, national parks, and historic monuments that fill the region.

Located in the north of Honshu (the largest of the islands that make up Japan), Yamagata forms part of the Tōhoku region. It is known for being a hub of winter sports centered around Mount Zao. It is also home to one of the National Treasures of Japan: the Five-storey Gojuto Pagoda of Mount Haguro.

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