Here, we introduce several regions in Japan that have been featured in OISHII magazine - up to its latest issue - as pinned on the map. To read more about each location, click on the pins below or scroll down for the full article list.
Nara is a city steeped in history, and home to some of Japan's oldest and largest temples. Welcome to the beautiful city. It's a journey bound to enrich your mind and soul.
Up to 78 percent of Yamanashi is covered in forests. From fruit to wine, Yamanashi is one of the top prefectures in Japan when it comes to agricultural productivity.
Just what is it about Fukui prefecture that makes it the happiest in Japan, according to a study released by Hosei University in 2011. What you will encounter are friendly locals, an abundance of amazing produce, beautiful scenery, and fascinating historical sights.
Kagoshima Prefecture is located on the south-western tip of Kyushu. You’ll find Mt. Sakurajima, because of this mountain, Kagoshima is blessed with rich volcanic soil, which contributes to their plenteous produce.
Tokushima prefecture is previously known as Awa-no-kuni till the end of the Edo Era. Nowadays its most famous cultural institution and export is Awa-odori, an exuberant folk dance that lends its name to Japan’s biggest dance festival every August.
Akita Prefecture (秋田県 Akita-ken) is a prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of Japan. The capital is the city of Akita.
Getting to Obama is easy by car as it is just a two-hour drive from Kyoto or Osaka. It makes a good day trip from either of these two cities, especially if you want to explore this fascinating coastal area of the Sea of Japan.
Tomonoura (鞆の浦), formerly known as Tomonotsu (鞆の津), is a port in the Ichichi ward of Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
Onomichi (尾道市 Onomichi-shi) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, facing the Inland Sea. The city was founded on April 1, 1898.
Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県 Ehime-ken) is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. The capital is Matsuyama.
The Setouchi Region (瀬戸内地方, Setouchi Chiho), or simply Setouchi, is a geographic region of Japan. Setouchi includes the Seto Inland Sea and the coastal areas of Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, three of the four main islands of Japan. The region encompasses several prefectures, including Hiroshima, Ehime and Okayama, as well as thousands of smaller islands.
Hiroshima (広島市 Hiroshima-shi, /hɪˈrɒʃɪmə, ˌhɪroʊˈʃiːmə/; Japanese: [çiɾoɕima]) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan.
Fukuoka - there is so much to see and do, the people are warm and welcoming, and the energy of the city strikes the perfect balance … it’s not as frenzied as Tokyo, yet not as slow as Kyoto.
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it doesn't get much better than Joetsu region, Tsubame and Sanjo in Niigata prefecture.
Welcome to Shizuoka prefecture, home to the magnificent and ever-elusive Mount Fuji, and the abundantly stocked Suruga Bay on the Pacific coast of Honshu.
Equipped with the ability to export its surplus to the rest of Japan and the world, Tokachi is nicknamed "Food Valley".
Hokkaido, North & Sapporo
Beyond offering spectacular scenery, Northern Hokkaido and Sapporo boast a unique food culture.
Niigata, Sado Island
Coupled with the surrounding Sea of Japan, Sado Island’s incredibly rich natural environment offers a diversity of landscapes with spectacular views like no other.
Located in the southwestern point of Japan on the island of Kyushu, Nagasaki prefecture is an area steeped in historical significance and natural beauty.
When you’re in Yamaguchi prefecture, you can eat your fill of the famed puffer fish prepared in a variety of ways and at half the price you’ll pay in Tokyo.
Koto city, Tokyo
Koto city is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. The city is an energy heightened by the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020!