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.
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.
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!
8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass
Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!
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!
5 Must-See Castles in Autumn
Japanese castles are great at any time of year, but these five truly shine in the fall!
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!
Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka
A city with a long history as a merchant center, Osaka has a bit of a reputation for wheeling and dealing. So it's only natural that there would be plenty of cheap things to do in the city!
The Kumamoto Castle Reconstruction Efforts
Take a look at some photos from the reconstruction efforts for one of the most time-sensitive projects: restoring the Iidamaru Gokai Yagura, a five-story guard tower that was at risk of imminent collapse.
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.
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 20 Most Popular Castles of 2016
TripAdvisor has revealed its Top 20 best Japanese castles for 2016 based on commentary from domestic travelers—can you guess which castle is number one?
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.
11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan
Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!
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.'
The Legend of Kinojo: The Demon Castle
This Okayama castle is literally called, 'Castle of a Demon.' Find out why!
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 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.
5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo
The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!
The Oldest Business in the World
Founded over 1,400 years ago, Kongo Gumi is a Japanese temple-building company that's responsible for a number of the most famous structures in the Kansai area.