Escape the hustle and bustle of Japan’s major cities, pack a tent and some food, because it’s time to set up camp on the white sandy beaches of Zamami island in Okinawa.
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A few hours from Tokyo by car or train, and you’re in Izu Peninsula. Slip on some scuba gear and swim through the wrecks and caves with your trusty scuba diving instructor.
Offering an unforgettable traditional Japanese experience, book yourself in for a night with the locals – and enjoy a delicious breakfast the next day.
Hop on a ferry for the journey 25 hours south 620mi (1,000km) of Tokyo, to the tropical fish and coral reefs of Ogasawara Islands.
Mingle with the macaques, stop off at temples and traditional gardens as you stroll through the bamboo forest of Arashiyama.
Submerge yourself in one of the most popular hot springs, just an hour and a half away from Tokyo by car or train. Before you go, brush up on your onsen etiquette to fit in with the locals.
Make your way through vermilion torii gates under the watchful gaze of the shrine’s spiritual foxes.
If you didn’t hike to the top of Mount Fuji, did you really go to Japan? Strap on your hiking boots and set aside a day to reach the summit.
For spectacular views, get up early and reach the top in time for sunrise.
Because, well… You’re in Japan.
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