Welcome to Japan on Wheels, your travel guide to the best of Japan.

Japan is a country of great cultural and geographical diversity. From historical towns to modern megacities, traditional arts to imaginative animation, natural hot springs to contemporary super-spas, hiking through nature to shopping in cities - there is something of interest for everyone.

People are generally polite, helpful and considerate. Crime rate is low and visitors feel safe even when on the streets alone at night. Food is usually good and Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) is a designated UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Travelling by private or public transport can be equally fulfilling, depending on the destinations on the itinerary. Japan has an extensive and efficient railway network that offers excellent transport to various parts of the country. Trains, in combination with some buses and domestic flights, can be a great way to get around, especially to and within major cities.

Yet, majority of the country is mountainous and forested, and it can get surprisingly rural away from the cities. A rental car is recomemmended for exploring the beautiful countryside, many historical towns and vast natural landscapes. Rental cars are also great for going on road trips for an itinerary of variety. They offer greater convenience, flexibilty and negates the trouble of having to lug your luggage around.

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Gundam statue at Odaiba

New Itinerary

1 Day in Tokyo

This itinerary offers a lively experience of metropolitan Tokyo and includes opportunities for shopping and recreation.

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View from the Unkai Terrace

Travel Idea

View from the Unkai Terrace

The Unkai Terrace at Hoshino Resort Tomamu offers breathtaking views of the "sea of clouds" on some days from mid May to late October.

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Tokyo Summerland

Latest Blog

Tokyo Summerland

The popular theme park offers loads of aquatic fun in the form of water slides, a wave pool, lazy pools, fun pools, jacuzzis, deck chairs for basking in the sun and much more.

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Churaumi_Aquarium

Visitors' Favourite

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Churaumi Aquarium has a reputation of being the best aquarium in Japan. Its main tank, the massive Kuroshio Tank, showcases a number of whale sharks and is impressive by world standards.

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ouchijuku

New Destination

Ōuchijuku

A feudal era post town along the trade route between Aizu and Nikko, retaining a flavour of the past with a thoroughfare of thatched-roof residences and shop houses.

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Yodel Forest

Off The Beaten Path

Yodel Forest

Tucked in an unassuming neighbourhood surrounded by the woods, Yodel Forest charms with adorable animals in a farm-like setting. This is a great destination for families and couples.

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The Ushiku Great Buddha statue

New Destination

Ushiku Great Buddha

The Ushiku Daibutsu towers 120 meters above ground and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest statue of a Buddha in the world.

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Moerenuma Park

New Destination

Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park is one of the best attractions in Japan to grant free entry. Look forward to spacious recreational space, tasteful landscape aesthetics and triangular geometry.

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