All About Japan

Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route

Come along for a ride along the Shimanami Kaido cycling route and experience 70 kilometers of incredible views and glorious fresh air.

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

The Bicycle Culture Center Museum in Tokyo

Calling all bike lovers! Ever been to the Bicycle Culture Center in Tokyo? If not, you'll be surprised to learn it's actually a uniquely designed museum showcasing the history of bicycles in Japan!

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

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.

Flat Bike Tire? Pump Up at a Police Station

If your bicycle tires are in need of some air, try stopping by a police station for assistance.

5 Ways to Get Active in Japan's National Parks

There's more to do in Japan's national parks than simply look at nature—lovely as it may be. There are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty and your feet wet as well!

Tokyo to Mount Fuji Bicycle Tour

If climbing this enormous volcano isn’t for you, why not bike around it instead?

Go Downhill Mountain Biking in Gunma & Nagano

There are plenty of mountains in Japan, but where can you go downhill mountain biking? If you head to Gunma or Nagano, you don't even need to have your own bike—just rent with one of these tours!

Ride With the Gods in Tottori Prefecture

Go for a ride on a Tottori road that's protected by a mountain where gods reside!

Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido

Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.

How to Get Around (& to) Tohoku

Ready to start your trip to Tohoku? Before grabbing your luggage and putting on your shoes, you'd better plan how to move around once you’re there. We’re here to help!

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.

Mount Fuji Tourist Info

Find out when to climb, where to climb from, and what else you can do in the area! Oh—and don't miss the fireworks!

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Easily accessible from Tokyo and home to luxury resorts, shops and restaurants, Karuizawa is a gorgeous year-round getaway. But autumn is when the town shows its true colors!

5 Things to Do for the First Timer in Okinawa

If you think that Japan is only the 'Land of the Rising Sun,' you may think twice once you get to see the glorious sunsets of Okinawa. Beyond sunrises, there's more to enjoy in this subtropical paradise only a short plane ride from Tokyo.

Get a Workout While on These Rides!

Pump those leg muscles to get these rides working in a theme park that's almost entirely human-powered!

Book an Island for an Overnight Stay

Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.

Using the ili Translator in Rural Japan

Our writer Robert went on a cycling trip around western Japan and had an opportunity to test out the ili translation device in a few rural areas. Let's see how it works!

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!

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