|Of course, the capital of Japan, Tokyo, is
located center of Japan (in the Kanto region). The
region not only has the biggest city in the
world, but also has some premitive beauties
in nature such as Nikko, Okutama, Mitsumine
and more. Nikko remains of historical constructions reflect
its glory during the Edo Period ( 1603-1867
) when it flourished as an area associated
with the Tokugawa Shogun.
Day trips to popular sightseeing areas and
historical sites can be made from Tokyo.
Such areas include Yokohama, which has one
of the largest ports in Japan, the ancient
city of Kamakura, which used to be operated
by Ashikaga samurai in 12 and 13 centries,
and the hot-springs area of Hakone, which
orginated in the old Nara Period ( 710-793
Oze has a nice walking trail over wetland
located 1,400m above sea level, extending
through Gunma, Fukushima and Niigata, three
Kusatsu, Ikaho, Shima and Takaragawa are
the famous for hot-spring.