The Akiyoshidai Fire Festival
People come to the Akiyoshi Plateau in Yamaguchi Prefecture to watch rolling grasslands burn with strips of open flame, and to explore the famous giant cave and fascinating geology of the Quasi-National Park.
Leave Naha for These 4 Hidden Okinawa Islands
Okinawa Prefecture is full of smaller islands with stunning nature and beaches. Why not take a quick trip away from the busy capital of Naha and find a secluded beach all to yourself?
Enoshima: The Perfect Beach Escape from Tokyo
Blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural sights, this island is only a short 60 minute train ride away from the hustle and bustle of central Tokyo.
Experiencing 2 Days of Rural Life in Iwate
Get out of the big cities and experience the thrilling rural life in Iwate Prefecture.
The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji
We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.
Jodogahama: A View Withstanding the Tides
In my early 20s, I decided to use my summer holiday to travel the coast of Iwate on my own. I bought the JR Seishun 18 Ticket, which meant I had free range of almost all the JR stations in Japan—and I chose Miyako as my first stop.
9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu
Kyushu is home to beautiful beaches, smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs—and a whole lot more!
Top 5 Spots on Tropical Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Island is home to some of the best spots to visit in Japan, and we've got five incredible places for you to check out while you're in the area!
Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More
You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!
My Tohoku Pacific Coast Travel Journal
Follow along with Wendell as he explores the Tohoku Pacific Coast from the northeastern city of Hachinohe all the way down to Sendai, marking his favorite sights along the way.
Top 9 Photogenic Heart-Shaped Spots In Japan
Love is in the air! Whether found in nature or built by design, your heart will be filled to bursting when you catch a glimpse of these heart-shaped spots throughout the country, just begging to be photographed!
AAJ Adventures: Ryusendo Cave
We're back with another AAJ Adventure, this time in Iwaizumi Town in Iwate Prefecture, to check out one of the Three Great Limestone Caves in Japan.
Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka
Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!
3 Earthy Things to Do in Kumamoto
Here are three great options in the Kumamoto area if you're looking to reconnect with creatures past and present, as well as the earth below!
10 Incredible Places to Visit in Hida Takayama
If you want to visit a place in Japan with true traditional and rural elements, then you should go to Takayama. It's one of the rare cities in Japan with a wonderfully preserved old town.
What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?
Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!
Weekend Break in Yamanashi
Travel in Boots' Ada Wilkinson headed out to mark the start of autumn color season with Mount Fuji, thatched roofs and a bat cave.
The True 'Deep' North: Caving in Tohoku
Big, small, weird, wonderful, and beautiful! Welcome to the world of caving in Tohoku!
Enter the 'Womb' of Mount Fuji
This system of caves beneath the surface of Mount Fuji are believed to represent the womb of Konohana Sakuya-hime, the goddess of the mountain. And you can climb right inside!
Unwinding in Nagato-shi
Discover a gorgeous traditional inn located in this peaceful Yamaguchi city, then visit the largest limestone cave in the Orient.