All About Japan

Castles, Gardens & Peach Boys—Oh My!

From Okayama Castle's rare black walls to the charms of Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, there's plenty to see and do in Okayama.

Top 5 Sakura-Viewing Sites in Osaka

From castles to riverbanks, Osaka has some amazing spots for viewing cherry blossoms with your friends and family. Check out these sites during your next visit!

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

Seasonal Beauty in South-Central Tokyo

In addition to its historical art objects, the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art offers a garden that's worth a look in itself!

Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura

Known for retaining much of its feudal, old-city atmosphere, Kanazawa is a castle town that boasts beautiful landmarks that can be enjoyed in every season. However, the spring cherry blossom season is in a class of its own.

Hokkaido's Gorgeous Summer Flower Fields

One of Japan's most popular summer destinations, head to Hokkaido to escape the summer heat and see the sprawling flower fields that brighten the landscape every year.

Bus Down the Three-Star Road

In the snow belt between Hokuriku and Gifu's Hida Mountain Range, take a bus tour down a road lined with three-star tourist spots listed in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.

Time Travel in Kitakyushu

The varied history of this port town has endowed it with a unique combination of ancient castles, modern gardens, and elegant turn-of-the-century architecture.

Top 3 Things to Experience in Takamatsu

From art islands to ancient gardens and intricate traditional lacquerware, there's plenty to enjoy in and around this Shikoku city.

In Search of Urban Colors

True fall aficionados know that there is some striking natural scenery to be found in Japan’s urban centers as well as in the great outdoors.

Gardens, Waterfalls & Onsen in Ibaraki

Ibaraki is home to Kairakuen, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, as well as Fukuroda-no-Taki waterfalls, which crash down 120 meters of terraced rock in an awe-inspiring spectacle of beauty and sound.

Flowers & Festivals in Hokkaido

How about strolling in endless fields of lavender, sunflowers and wheat to experience the natural wonders of the great island of Hokkaido?

Top 5 Hanami Spots in the Tokai Area

Want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms this year? Then check out these Top 5 sites that promise some gorgeous pictures and fantastic views!

5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo

There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.

Feel Like a Feudal Lord in Ritsurin Garden

There isn't just one reason why Kagawa Prefecture's Ritsurin Garden has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide—there are thousands of them!

Garage Garden Designed by Landscape Artist

Home garages are often seen as an addition to a house, solely purposed to park a car. However, this unique landscape artist takes gardening one step further, by complimenting a homeowner's vehicle with his design!

10 Spots for an Easy Autumn Stroll in Tokyo

Tokyo may be a sprawling city, but it still has plenty of space to get lost in nature.

44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region

This region in western Japan abounds with things to do and see!

Top 6 Flower Spots in Saitama

Saitama is one of the best spots in Japan to experience the nation's stunning flower parks and botanical gardens.

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