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Located in the southwest tip of Kyushu Island, Kagoshima is often compared to its Italian sister city of Naples because of its mild weather and palm-tree lined streets. The city lies in the shadow of Mount Sakurajima, an active volcano – similar to Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
The Kochi Prefecture, on the southern coast of Shikoku Island, is one of the wildest places in the country. The area is bordered by mountains and sea and brims with scenic spots, clear rivers and deep green forests. It is the birthplace of many pioneers such as Sakamoto Ryoma, a samurai who was instrumental in bringing down the feudal government during the Meiji Restoration.
This small provincial town is the main transportation hub for the entire Yaeyama Islands group, offering a major airport and a cruise terminal, plus a good range of shops, restaurants and bars. The island is renowned for its beaches and jungle scenery.
Miyakojima, also known as Miyako Island, is Okinawa’s fourth largest island and known for its lovely beaches and excellent coral reefs. The island’s tropical climate make it a popular year-round destination. The island is densely planted with sugar cane fields.
Once a thriving port city and the prosperous capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Naha retains much of its original energy and bustle. Today, the city is the cultural and economic hub of Okinawa, and is also an important transportation hub.