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Aogashima Volcano - Japan

Still considered an active volcano, the last eruption of Aogashima was way back in 1781 and lasted four years through to 1785. The island of Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea and located approximately 358 kilometers (222 mi) south of Tokyo. With a population of just 205, it is the most isolated inhabited island of the Izu Archipelago.

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Kyoto - Japan

On the island of Honshu you will find the city of Kyoto. No ordinary place, this gem that has a population of almost one and a half million people and is as beautiful a city as you are likely to find.

As well as having no less than 17 UNESCO heritage sites Kyoto is a wonder of stunning temples, breath-taking gardens and a local community that is the epitome of Japanese culture and perfect for the ecotourist.

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Mount Fuji - Japan

With its snow capped cone and stunning symmetry, Mount Fuji is one of the most recognised and beautiful symbols of Japan. Located on Honshu Island (about 100km (62 miles) southwest of Tokyo) it is an active volcano standing at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), which last erupted in 1708.

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Ecotourism in Japan, land of surprises

When you think of Japan, you think of technology right? When you think of Eco tourism, Japan is not the first place that springs to mind, is it? But did you know that Japan leads the world in environmental technology? They are major investors when it comes to fixing our environmental problems with clever gadgets. Plus, they have put that same enthusiasm and dedication into their young but vibrant Eco Tourism industry.

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Nikko National Park

Just 125km from Tokyo you come across one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences, Nikko National Park. Towering forests, cascading waterfalls, peaceful plateaus and serene lakes are surrounded by ancient bridges, temples and shrines, combining the unparalleled beauties of nature with some of the most pristine and decorative ornaments Japanese heritage. It as an absolute must for any green traveller looking for scenery and quietude.

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