Running between Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, the Aoniyoshi Sightseeing Limited Express takes passengers on a sightseeing trip through Japan’s historic heartland and birthplace of its culture.
The Michinoku Coastal Trail, in the Tohoku region of northeastern Honshu, takes hikers on a journey through beautiful lands devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The inscription of 17 Neolithic sites in northern Japan on Unesco’s World Heritage list will, it is hoped, bring tourists back to the Tohoku region hit by a deadly and destructive earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.
Tourists were rare on Japan’s Tadami railway line, but photos shown in Taiwan of its little trains chugging through misty valleys and enchanted forests brought a surge of interest.
Less than two hours from Barcelona and Madrid, city founded in Roman era has 2,000-year-old ruins, a Goya Museum, a stunning Baroque cathedral and a Moorish palace; its sun-bleached setting inspired an Ernest Hemingway short story.