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See all Japan’s 47 prefectures in 130 seconds via this stunning tourism video

See Hokkaido, Hiroshima, Okinawa, Osaka, Kyoto, Gunma, Niigata and more in this gorgeous new JNTO video

Kasey Furutani

Travel to Japan is still impossible with people from 159 countries and regions being denied entry into the country. At least there’s plenty of Japanese Netflix, travel research and online performances to help bring Japan to you anywhere in the world. To really rev up the anticipation, the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has released a new promotional video highlighting the beauty of Japan’s 47 prefectures, following up on the recent ‘Hope Lights The Way’ video.

For a split second, we get to visit each prefecture and see its most famous attractions and activities, such as snow sports in Yamagata, the stunning island of Miyajima in Hiroshima, and Himeji Castle in Hyogo.

JNTO video
Photo: Japan National Tourism Organisation/YouTube

The video also shows the Nagaoka Fireworks Festival in Niigata, one of the largest festivals in Japan. Normally held in early August, the event was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, but hopefully we’ll see the grand show this year. 

JNTO video
Photo: Japan National Tourism Organisation/YouTube

The most important question of all: which landmark was featured for Tokyo? Was it the ever-popular Tokyo Skytree, lively Tsukiji Market or perhaps the elusive Ghibli Museum in Mitaka? Instead of a single landmark, the whole city of Tokyo was on display. We agree it’s almost impossible to choose the number one spot in Tokyo – we’re hoping everyone will be able to visit and experience the city’s bustling beauty one day. 

Watch the video now on JNTO’s YouTube page, and then click here to discover the most beautiful places in Japan.

This article was originally published on August 7 2020 and updated on April 2 2021. 

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