21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'
Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!
Japan's Top 10 Aquariums
As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!
Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future
Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.
5 Cosmic Night Views in Japan's National Parks
Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean there's nothing left to enjoy in a national park. Whether on a lonely beach or a mountain plateau, reduced light pollution often offers a brilliant chance to glimpse a once-in-a-lifetime night view!
Cursed Swords on Display at Kuwana Museum
Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.
An Action-Packed Day at Nagashima Spa Land
You could kick back and relax all day at Nagashima Spa Land. Or, you can get your thrills on the best roller coasters in western Japan, enjoy some smooth jazz, go shopping, and cap off the day with a leisurely soak in the hot springs!
8 Gorgeous Japanese Lantern Festivals
Japanese lantern festivals are held to ward off evil or send off the dead, or just to warm up a chilly winter.
Top 20 Power Spots in Japan
Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.
The Weeping Willow Plum Trees of Mie
The city of Suzuka, in Mie Prefecture, has a garden that opens its gates after nightfall, allowing guests to see the gorgeous blossoms in a whole new light.
Top 10 LGBT+ Pride Events Outside Tokyo
While Tokyo Rainbow Pride is probably Japan's best-known pride extravaganza, there are plenty of rainbow flags flying across the country. Here are Japan's best-kept-secret prides!
University Entrance Exam Adds Ninja Section
If you don’t know your 'mizugumo' from your 'kunai,' then I’m afraid you might not be Mie University material.
Our 6 Favorite Veltra Discount Packages
Looking to save a few yen on some of Japan's big tourist spots? These packages offer discounts and special deals rolled into the regular price, from Hokkaido to Okinawa—including limited-time discounts to the Robot Restaurant!
Top 10 Roller Coasters in Japan
Hang onto your seats, it's going to be a bumpy ride as we unveil our top picks for best roller coasters in Japan!
Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists
Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.
Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks
Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!
An Amusement Park with Spanish Flair
Get the essence of Spain, without the expensive plane tickets or long flights, in Japan's Mie Prefecture.
What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?
Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!
Top 3 Autumn Spots in the Tokai Area
The Tokai area is covered in beautiful mountains that change into fiery reds, apricot oranges and golden yellows in the fall. The following are our favorite spots to enjoy and admire the colorful autumn leaves.
Puddle: A Home Designed to Let in Rainwater
One family in Japan saw rainwater not as an unwanted intruder, but simply a part of life that, when controlled, can bring you and your home in tune with nature.