A Guide to the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails
Winding through the Kii Peninsula, these are the only UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage trails in Japan.
Is That the Akira Cityscape?!
Looking like the background to Katsuhiro Otomo's anime film, Takahiro Bessho's pictures manage to splash color in the most ordinary places.
Take the Path of Faith to Discover Nature
Rediscover yourself in mystical places deep in the mountains.
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
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.
A Day Out at Ise Shrine
How to enjoy Ise Shrine in one day.
Modern-Style Calligraphy Gift Set
Want to really level-up your kanji skills? This authentic Japanese calligraphy set consists of artisanal writing tools selected by Shinseido, one of last makers of Suzuka Ink in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture.
Searching for the Imperial Regalia of Japan
Japan's Imperial Regalia have only ever been seen by a select few. Here we try to demystify these national treasures, hunting down the sites where they are said to be located.
10 Signature Sweets of the Tokai Region
The center of Japan is renowned for its landscapes, culture, and most deliciously, its sweets. Check out these 10 dessert items and just try to resist them!
Experience the Beauty of Japan in 4K!
In these jaw-dropping videos, TokyoStreetView has truly captured the beauty of Japan through the camera's lens.
5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan
There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!
Two Big-Name Shrines for Hatsumode
You can't go wrong visiting your local shrine in the first three days of the New Year to pray for a healthy and prosperous year. But if you're going to go out, why not go big?
5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos
These five videos will instantly transport you to some of the most vivid temples and shrines in Japan!
Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!