A Mountainous Trove of Nature and Culture
Among all of Japan's national parks, it's hard to match the accessibility of Nikko National Park.
Snow Crab Season Starts in Central Japan
The snow crab season kicked off in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan on November 5.
Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak
A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Chill at the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival
The 71st annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan.
Happo-en: a Japanese Garden Hidden in Tokyo
Happo-en is a hidden gem featuring a traditional tea house, koi pond, bonsai, cherry trees, and everything else a Japanese garden should have.
Japan’s Ocean Paradise
From diving, snorkeling and whale-watching to hiking and visiting historic sites, the Kerama Islands of Kerama-Shoto National Park really offer something for everyone.
Trees on Trees on Trees: Cedar Platforms
Have you ever seen a tree growing atop another? Come learn why this cool and ancient technique encourages proper forestation.
The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages
The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the most interesting and beautiful rural towns in Japan. There are truly some hidden gems on this list!
Experience the 'Heartbeat' of Japan in Gifu
This breathtaking new promotional video of Japan's heartland, Gifu, highlights the sights and traditions of this under-visited prefecture, all from the comfort of your own home!
Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom
Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.
Takeda Castle Floating in the Sky
Thanks to a natural phenomenon, the ruins of Takeda Castle (in Hyogo Prefecture) often appear to be floating in the sky!
Discover an Alpine Land of Natural Beauty
Home of the northern Japanese Alps, Chubusangaku National Park is a fantastic destination for lovers of the outdoors!
An Incredible World in Miniature
A short journey from Kumamoto or Oita prefectures will bring travelers to Aso-Kuju National Park, a beautiful area that is one of the first official national parks in Japan.
The Gentler Side of Japanese Skincare
If you're looking to try some high-quality natural cosmetics while in Japan, look no further than Yoroshi Cosmetics, a local Asakusa brand with over 90 years of history.
Top 10 Photogenic Spots in Nagasaki
As the epicenter where western culture entered Japan, Nagasaki is a prefecture unlike any other. It is also brimming with gorgeous spots that are just begging to be photographed!
Retreat to Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Retreat to the deep mountain resort home to meditative lakes, fantastical moors, and healing hot springs!
Explore an Ancient Land of Volcanic Power
Experience the sacred lands that birthed Japan, whose living legacy lingers in legend in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park!
Japan's Most Sacred Shrine
Ise Jingu, considered to be one of Japan's most sacred shrines, is surrounded by fun and unique foods and activities to try.
Visit Japan’s Least Populous Prefectures!
In a post-COVID-19 world, the concept of travel can still be quite daunting. But as things get back up and running in Japan, people may still want to avoid the crowds. If that's the case, why not try visiting one of Japan's least populous prefectures?
The Majesty of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
Sitting on Sapporo’s doorstep, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a fascinating, tempestuous and tranquil landscape sculpted by volcanoes.