My first Japan trip was Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Yokohama, Nagoya/Suzuka (for F1), Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, and Himeji. All things considered, this is an extremely common itinerary, perhaps with some minor changes.

However, have any oppos here done stuff that’s off the beaten path? It’s a bit strange to say for a place as heavily populated as Japan, but everybody seems to know those big destinations.

Has anyone here been to other areas of the country that aren’t on Honshu or Hokkaido? There’s so much less out there about Kyushu or Shikoku that I really want to visit, but I also want to know more. Any anecdotes or personal experience would be appreciated.