Hikone Castle: A National Treasure at 410
2017 marks the 410th birthday of Hikone Castle, one of just 12 remaining original-construction castles in Japan. Join us as we take a look inside!
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.
Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use
Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!
Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations
From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!
Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 2)
The saga continues for the best places to visit in Japan, as complied by our friends at RocketNews24.
5 Must-See Cherry Blossom Sites in Hokuriku
Hokuriku has many quaint and historical places, including eye-filling viewing spots of cherry blossoms that have attracted a large number of international visitors. We're going to show you five of the top spots the region has to offer!
East Japan Shines in 5 Videos of Wintry Wonder
If you can't make your way out to Fukushima, Tochigi or Ibaraki Prefectures, Diamond Route Japan is bringing their majesty to your screen in five breathtaking videos that will have you packing your bags immediately!
Top 4 Fall Foliage Spots around Takayama
Fall in love with the stunning fall foliage of Hida Takayama, a beautifully preserved castle town tucked in the remote mountains of Gifu Prefecture.
Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit
Join our writer Nick as he travels to Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, to get a deeper look at the rich history and culture the city has to offer.
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Kyushu
Kyushu is where you can see some of the earliest cherry blossoms in full bloom!
Superb Night Views atop Gifu's Mount Kinka
The night view from the top of Mount Kinka in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture is one of the most spectacular in all of Japan, on a par with some of the country's most popular night views!
Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan
The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.
Kanazawa Castle & Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden were emblematic of the power of the Maeda Clan, which dominated the Kanazawa region throughout the Edo Period.
Celebrating a 410-Year-Old Castle in Style
After watching this video, we are ready to pack our bags and head over to Hikone Castle to celebrate 410 years of history!
5 Must-See Castles in Autumn
Japanese castles are great at any time of year, but these five truly shine in the fall!
8 Real 'Laputa'-Like Locations in Japan
Immerse yourself in sites that look like they could be straight out of Ghibli's classic film 'Castle in the Sky.'
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 5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hyogo
When viewing the cherry blossoms in the Kansai region, it would be easy to get lost in the beauty of Kyoto and Osaka and forget Hyogo Prefecture. But these sites are well worth traveling to as well. Check out our Top 5 picks!