Exploring the Most Beautiful Towns of Japan
You know what towns in the U.S. are missing? Public outdoor foot baths sourced from local hot springs.
If you’re visiting Japan as a first-timer, you’re almost doing your traveling-self a disservice by not exploring the towns outside of the major cities. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Sapporo are all bustling cities with so much to offer, and you’ll want to take adequate time to explore them. You could spend weeks on end just discovering the Tokyo neighborhoods. That being said, the surrounding prefectures are home to centuries of history, unobstructed views of Mount Fuji, and castles and shrines galore. Spending quality time in a smaller Japanese hub allows deeper immersion into the region’s culture to learn what those in that prefecture eat, how they work, what their day-to-day life looks like, how they worship, and what they do for fun. It gives you insight into slower-paced Japanese life and shows you even more of the must-visit country. These are the towns to explore next time you’re in Japan: