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44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region

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

Things I Love About Japan: Rice Fields

There is nothing quite like rice fields in the Japanese countryside.

Send in Your Videos to Revisit Japan!

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is on the lookout for video footage about all the things foreigners find appealing about Japan.

Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima

Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.

The Most Bike-Friendly City in Japan

Tochigi Prefecture's Utsunomiya City hopes to become a haven for cyclists with its unique topography and climate.

Pick a Bushel of Blueberries in Nagano!

While strawberry and apple picking has been growing in popularity, blueberry-picking is making a bit of a splash up in Nagano.

Nature’s Art: The Frost-Covered Trees of Zao

The mountains of the Zao Mountain Range are one of the defining natural features of the Tohoku region.

Tottori’s Winter Season: Lights & Sand Dunes

When most Japanese people think of Tottori, the first thing that pops into their minds is the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. The summer is a great time for sand—but Tottori also has some unique offerings in winter, too!

Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts

Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.

Rivers & Shaved Ice in Nagatoro, Saitama

Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is a lovely place surrounded by the nature of the Chichibuchi region. The natural scenery of mountains and rivers is beautiful, and the somehow wistful site of the mountain villages is relaxing.

5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama

Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!

Good Water Makes Great Ramen in Takayama

The high quality water in the gorgeous historical town of Takayama makes for some amazing ramen!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This video, taken in the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama showing the snow-caped mountains and thatched roofs, is enough to make anyone pack their bags and head to Gifu Prefecture.

Living Heritage: Ise Grand Shrine

With more than 1,500 years of history, this complex of Shinto shrines nestled in the forests of Ise is a living piece of Japanese culture.

Eat Your Way Through Chichibu

Join Texan in Tokyo on a culinary adventure through the Japanese countryside town of Chichibu!

4 Cool Things Made of Kurikyu Odate Bentwood

Kurikyu Bentwood is known for high-quality bentwood products emblematic of the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture.

6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen

Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.

7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma

Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!

An Offer You Can't Refuse!

While many rural areas of Japan are giving a small stipend to pay for housing, one area of Kagoshima is pulling out all the stops to bring in new residents.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

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