Japan’s natural beauty is highly underrated. Many visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun imagine Japan to be all neon-drenched cities and cultural touring, but this is far from the case.
We believe getting out in the great outdoors to be a key part of any tour of Japan. The countryside – mountains, forests, streams, rugged coastline – is rich from tip-to-toe, with numerous protected reserves to explore.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite national parks throughout Japan. Some – such as those in northern, southern, and far off-shore Japan – are more of a specialist nature, but others can be easily folded into a typical highlights tour.