Travelling to Japan soon? While Tokyo and Osaka can be fun to stay in, why not skip the usual destinations and explore more of the country? Despite being a relatively small state, there are 47 prefectures in Japan, each with their own unique charm. Because of that, there are tons of unique cultural treasures you can discover. If you’re not sure which to check out first, then read on to find out which underrated Japanese prefectures are worth visiting.
If you’re a sea-lover, then you should add Okinawa to your travel bucket list. Experience Japan differently by enjoying the comfortable tropical climate that you won’t find in other Japanese prefectures. There’s a lot to see in this region comprised of over 110 islands. The colourful coral reefs, the vast blue sea, and the clear skies are only a few of the mesmerising views you’ll witness in Okinawa. Here, you can immerse yourself in the coexisting cultures of the Ryukyuan people and some immigrants.