The Regions

Japan – which comprises over 6,800 islands – is a nation defined by a number of identifiable regions, in terms geography, geology, climate and culture. From this come many different artistic styles, traditions and exciting ideas. At NishuraEast we endeavor to find the best of the cultural output of Japan and from its regions – whether from its snowy north or semi-tropical south, whether from ancient Kyoto or modern Tokyo, glorying in the extraordinary varieties as well as the singular truths that Japanese culture has to offer.

Snowy trees in Hokkaido
Kyoto Pagoda
hiroshima miyajima

Hiroshima

Sometimes referred to as the “City of Water”, Hiroshima sits in Japan’s south. Tucked between the Seto Inland Sea and forested mountains, thanks to the hard work and perseverance from…
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Iwate Japan London

Iwate

With a diverse landscape of mountains and coastline, Iwate boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Local artisans preserve traditional Japanese crafts that have been passed down for generations, such…
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Kyoto Old Streets as dusk

Kyoto

Well known as the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto is often said to be its cultural and historical heart, and is famous for its many temples, palaces, shrines and gardens.…
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Tokyo at Night

Tokyo

As one of the world’s great cities, and a centre for Japanese and Asian culture, Tokyo is known for its historic shrines and temples, as well as historic performing art…
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