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Don’t Visit Japan Until You Read This: Surprising Adventures Await

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While Japan may be more commonly known for urban landscapes, ancient traditions, and the iconic Mount Fuji, the country’s northern and southern extremes make the country an even more diverse destination.

Snow and harsher cold characterize the northern winters in Hokkaido and, in the south, Okinawa hides away jungles and coral reefs, a more tropical environment.

We found an article by Jessica Festa who reveals the hidden secrets of Iriomote in Okinawa, Japan.  Jungle trekking and snorkelling are among the activities on the menu:

This lush landscape combined with Iriomote’s azure waters and unique beaches provide an array of exciting excursions for visitors.”

japan rainforestLush green rainforests of Iriomote, Japan. Photo: Kemm Ell Zee, Flikr

If you can’t escape the mainland, and have to stay closer to Tokyo, there are still day trips to let you escape the urban jungle.  Read about places to visit outside Tokyo.


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