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11 Lesser-Known Sporting Competitions in Japan

While the Tokyo Marathon may get a lot of attention, there are a number of other prime sporting events you can watch or take part in throughout the year, from triathlons and trail running to snowboarding and surfing.

Mount Fuji: World Heritage Site

Mount Fuji is a pleasure for your eyes and fun to climb! That’s why it’s a perfect attraction, and the inspiration for many painters and poets.

The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan

Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!

Discover Fresh Greenery in the North of Japan

Snow still stands majestically on the mountains of northern Japan even as new leaves bud on the trees in the valleys. If you want to truly feel spring as it comes to Japan, you want to visit Tohoku.

Free Wi-Fi Coming to Mount Fuji

Service will be available on four different hiking routes to Japan’s tallest peak.

Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month

Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.

5 Awesome Autumn Leaves Tours around Japan

Follow the colorful leaves of autumn from Hokkaido to Kyoto to experience a historical journey of Japan.

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.

How to Enjoy Yamanashi in 2 Days, 1 Night

This is my two-day, one-night itinerary in hopes that this will help foreign travelers like me not miss the best part of traveling in Yamanashi!

Discover Cherry Blossoms with Snow in Tohoku!

While Japan may be known for its springtime cherry blossoms, the Tohoku region offers something even more unique: cherry blossoms with snow!

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

The 8 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

Besides being Japan's capital, Tokyo is actually the world's most populous metropolis. And there are many attractions accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area too!

4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo

Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.

Get 'Spirited Away' by These Photos of Kyoto

Try if you can, but we don't think you'll be able to resist packing your bags for Kyoto after seeing these gorgeous photos.

Hike From the Sea to the Summit of Mount Fuji

New bilingual Japanese/English maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 ft) of Japan’s tallest mountain.

4 Incredible Summer Fire Festivals

These incredible events are sure to get you fired up about summertime in Japan!

Get to Know the Hotspots of Kamakura Beach

A beach with plenty of attractions, Kamakura Beach was selected as one of the top 50 picturesque sceneries in Kanagawa Prefecture.

6 Fantastic Fuji-Inspired Papers & Textiles

Mount Fuji is the ultimate symbol of Japan—so who wouldn't want to own a few bits of awesome and useful Fuji stationery? Worry not, we've got the goods!

Adulting! Theme Parks for Dates & Daydreamers

Wouldn't it be nice to be together with your lover on a day full of daydreaming and adventuring? If you think Disney and USJ too crowded for some quality time, then try one of these lesser-known, equally superb alternatives for grown-ups.

Tohoku's Late-Blooming Sakura Wonderland

Join our writer Nick as he travels with the JNTO to capture a glimpse of some of northern Japan's beautiful cherry blossom scenery.

Nothing Glitters Quite Like Diamond Fuji

Witness a rare natural phenomenon that can best be described as 'Diamond Fuji.'

Atami & Shuzenji Hot Spring Resorts

If you're looking for an intimate view of Mount Fuji, Atami and Shuzenji present a compelling alternative to Hakone.

Mount Fuji Tour & Lake Ashi Cruise

Hop on a bus to see some incredible sights, including majestic Mount Fuji and the mountains of Hakone.