Some of the Major Cities of Japan are Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Hiroshima, Saitama, Kitakyushu, and Sendai. These cities provide a variety of options to shop, dine, and explore the "land of rising sun".
- Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the seat of the Japanese government and Japan's emperor. Tokyo has the most extensive urban railway network in the world and is one of the most preferred shopping destinations in Japan.
- Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Tokyo. The presence of hi-tech shopping centers like Minato Mirai 21 and Motomachi is a major reason for its popularity.
- Osaka is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. It is a popular center of higher education in Japan. Osaka is a major commercial center of Japan known world over for its sprawling department stores, shopping centers, malls, and arcades.
- Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture. Prominent tourist destinations in Nagoya include Nagoya Castle and Atsuta shrine. Sukhontha, Sawasdee Sumiyoshi, Jerry's Uno, Shige Yakitori Dining Bar, Raffles, are popular dining establishments in Nagoya.
- Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture. Sapporo is one of the favorite sports destinations in the world.
- Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. Port Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kobe. In February 2006 the new Kobe Airport was opened on an artificial island.
- Kyoto is the capital of Kyoto Prefecture. Kyoto is often regarded as the cultural center of Japan as it houses hundreds of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, sprawling palaces, and beautiful gardens. For traditional gift items Kyoto's market places are some of the best and if you are interested in samurai swords and kimono, Kiyomizudera is a preferred destination.
- Fukuoka is the capital of Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka is famous for its colorful festivals like Hakata Dontaku and Hakata Gion Yamakasa. If you are traveling in Fukuoka don't forget an adventurous ride in Sky Dream Fukuoka, one of the world's largest ferris wheels.
- Kawasaki is in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan. Major attractions here are Kawasaki Daishi, an old temple, Shinshu-En, a Chinese-style garden house, and The Kawasaki City Museum.
- Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. Although 80% of the city was destroyed in the atomic bomb explosion in 1945, today Hiroshima is a beautiful city housing huge buildings, sprawling malls and departmental stores.
- Saitama is the capital of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. John Lennon Museum, located inside Saitama Super Arena, is a major attraction here.
- Kitakyushu is located in Fukuoka prefecture of Japan. Major tourist attractions here are Kokura Castle, built in 1602, and the Riverwalk shopping complex.
The capital city of Miyagi Prefecture. Sendai has a large number of Museums like The Sendai City Museum, The Miyagi Museum of Art, The Tohoku University Museum of Natural History, the Sendai Children's Space Museum and many more showcasing different aspects of this beautiful city.