As a major economic power, it is no surprise that Japan has airports dotted around almost every prefecture. Predictably, the main hubs are based around the major cities, with millions of travellers every year landing in Fukuoka, Chubu Centrair, Kansai, Narita and Haneda International Airports. Depending on your starting and leaving point, some of the more remote prefectures may be more easily reached by train. Flights to rural airports are frequent and can be much cheaper and less time-consuming than using the shinkansen bullet train system. Japan – 100 Hidden Towns lists the main access points for each town and each prefecture, but check online for up-to-date, precise information.