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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER

Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide

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  4. Tourist Facilities of Japan
  5. Traditional Handicrafts

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Attractions


Traditional Handicrafts
Name Destination
Aizu-nuri lacquerware
Fukushima
Arimatsu tie-dyeing
Aichi
Bizen ware
Okayama
Crystal precious stone work
Yamanashi
Echizen-washi (Japanese paper)
Fukui
Gifu paper lanterns
Gifu
Hakata dolls
Fukuoka
Hakata weaving
Fukuoka
Hakone Wood Mosaic Work
Kanagawa
Hida Shunkei lacquer
Gifu
Ichii Itto carving (yew carving)
Gifu
Imari ware
Saga
Inshu-washi
Tottori
Isezaki-kasuri weaving
Gunma
Kaba-zaiku handiwork
Akita
Kaga Yuzen
Ishikawa
Kamakura-bori carving
Kanagawa
Kanazawa lacquerware
Ishikawa
Karatsu ware
Saga
Kasama ware
Ibaraki
Katsuyama Take-zaiku
Okayama
Kibitsu-no-Komainu (stone carved guardian dogs)
Okayama
Kiso lacquerware
Nagano
Kurume kasuri (splashed pattern fabric)
Fukuoka
Kutani ware
Ishikawa
Kyo Yuzen dyeing
Kyoto
Kyo pottery / Kiyomizu pottery
Kyoto
Mage-wappa boxes
Akita
Marugame uchiwa (round fans)
Kagawa
Mashiko ware
Tochigi
Matsumoto furniture
Nagano
Mino ware
Gifu
Miyako Jofu
Okinawa
Miyakonojo daikyu (archery bows)
Miyazaki
Murakami Kibori Tsuishu (carved Lacquerware)
Niigata
Murayama Oshima-tsumugi (pongee)
Tokyo
Nagashi-bina
Tottori
Nanbu-tekki Ironware
Iwate
Nara calligraphy brushes
Nara
Naruko kokeshi dolls
Miyagi
Nishijin weaving
Kyoto
Ojiya-chijimi cloth
Niigata
Seto ware
Aichi
Shigaraki ware
Shiga
Shiozawa Tsumugi spinning/Hon-Shiozawa
Niigata
Takaoka lacquerware
Toyama
Tokamachi Gasuri
Niigata
Tokoname ware
Aichi
Tokyo hand-dyed yuzen
Tokyo
Tokyo-some-komon
Tokyo
Toyohashi-fude
Aichi
Traditional Japanese Matsumoto handballs
Nagano
Tsugaru kite picture
Aomori
Tsugaru-nuri lacquerware
Aomori
Wajima lacquer
Ishikawa
Wakasa agate craft
Fukui
Wakasa lacquered chopsticks
Fukui
Yamanaka lacquerware
Ishikawa
Yonaguni Orimono
Okinawa
Zao Takayu traditional kokeshi dolls
Yamagata

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