I lived in Japan for 4 years and during that time I traveled extensively across the country (covered 33 out of 47 prefectures, many uncommon places and climbed Mt Fuji too). Since I am fluent in Japanese, traveling to 'lesser known locations' was never a hassle for me, and I can help fellow travelers with the same.
Genes! I inherited travel and photography from my dad.
Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route! Reason: Not everyday do you get to walk in between 60 foot tall "Snow Walls"!
Beaches, festivals, hiking/trekking, historic cities and monuments.