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Prefectures of Japan

Photos of Japan's 47 prefectures (alphabetical order). Prefectures are similar to U.S. states.

*Background photo: Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Destinations

Japan's popular tourist destinations (cities, etc.).

*Background photo: Odori Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Attractions

Some of Japan's popular attractions (castles, gardens, etc.).

*Background photo: Snow monkeys in Nagano.

Festivals

Some of Japan's famous festivals (matsuri) according to month (1–12).

*Background photo: Asakusa geisha and Kaminarimon Gate, Tokyo.

Off the Beaten Path

Japan's less famous places and festivals.

*Background photo: Rokkakudo Pavilion in Kita-Ibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture.

More Images

Photos of people, nature, art, and festivals.

*Background photo: Surfer at Tsurigasaki Beach (Olympic surfing venue), Chiba Prefecture.