Beautiful Nature in Japan: 5 Amazing Places You Should Visit; Lotte Eschbach; Mapping Megan

Japan – Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Japan is a wonderful country known for it’s blend of traditional culture and modern dynamic cities. And while the buzz is all about it’s pop culture, neon-lit streetscapes and architectural wonders that redefine what a city should be, there is also an incredible outdoors and nature scene.

Over two-thirds of Japan is made up of mountains, perfect for hiking, and there are majestic volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, bubbling hot springs, and vast forests inhabited by monkeys, bears, deer, cranes and other wildlife. The tropical beaches of the south are popular for sunning, snorkelling, diving and surfing, and in fact, Japan’s coastline is one of the longest and most impressive in the world.

So to inspire you to make your visit to Japan a little different from the standard Tokyo,

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