Pelican customers trust our travel cases and backpacks to protect their gear in the most extreme conditions. And all of us at Pelican trust our customers to take our travel cases and backpacks to the most extreme travel destinations. Living vicariously through our products, we love checking out Pelican fan-submitted travel photos and we’ve begun compiling Pelican fans’ travel expertise into our blog.
We’ve so far traveled Australia and checked out the travel destinations in Brazil, and now, we’re visiting Japan.
1. Hokkaido: This tip comes from an entry to our Sport Backpack Sweeps, which asked entrants to share their ultimate travel destination. Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan and is described as Japan’s “final frontier.” Complete with spectacular landscapes and wildlife, Hokkaido offers just about every form of outdoor recreation, from skiing to fishing to bird-watching. The most sparsely populated region of Japan, Hokkaido also features hot springs for those seeking rest and relaxation.
: Long considered the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto features 17 Unesco World Heritage sites, over 1600 Buddhist temples, and over 400 Shinto shrines. It is said that Kyoto fulfills the popular image of Japan, complete with raked pebble gardens, traditional food, bamboo groves, and geishas.
: Perhaps the fastest moving city on the planet, Tokyo’s atmosphere borders on mania. But beneath its cutting-edge, consumer-driven pop culture, Tokyo remains true to its imperial and traditional roots. The way these two values—new and old—intertwine must be experienced to be understood.
: This Japanese travel destination is known for its laidback charm. Established in the 16th
century, the small city features vibrant markets, shrines, sake breweries, museums, galleries, and fascinating architecture—and best of all, you can see it all in two days on bike or foot
: A city on the rise, Fukuoka’s claims to fame are its beautiful women, its modern architecture, its vibrant nightlife, and its food. Opposite Kyoto, Fukuoka is for the traveler seeking contemporary delights.
Whether you’re seeking a historical, natural, or utterly modern travel experience, Japan has it all! Which Japanese travel destinations would you visit with your Pelican travel cases?