This island is renowned for its historical sites and agricultural heritage, and is the natural habitat of the crested ibis, Japan's endangered national bird.
These remote islands in the southwest Sea of Japan have been designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark.
YAKUSHIMA & TANEGASHIMA (OSUMI ISLANDS)
Islands steeped in the mysteries of nature and the universe.
SEE & DO
The Japanese archipelago is made up of more than 6,800 islands, many of which are remote, and over 400 of which are inhabited. Japan is one of the world's longest countries meaning its climate varies a great deal from region to region,...
Secluded World Heritage, you don't want to miss.
As of October 2019, Japan has 23 designated World Heritage Sites. While many of these are to be found across the main islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, you'll also find plenty of important sites dotted across Japan's more distant locations.
Check out some of Japan's best secluded diving spots
As an island nation surrounded by the ocean, Japan is a popular destination for tourists searching for adventure out at sea. There are over 150 scuba diving locales around the country and many of its most stunning underwater environments...