All About Japan

13 Places to Paraglide in Japan

There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route

Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.

5 Most Expensive Fruits That Are Made in Japan

Fruits in Japan can be expensive when compared to other countries—in fact, five out of the six most expensive fruits in the world are from here! Let's took a look the these costly treats!

Tackling Cultural Isolation through Rugby

In the short documentary 'Union,' a young Maori working in Japan tackles his cultural isolation using the universal language of rugby.

How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai

We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

Travel to Toyama for a 300-Year-Old Festival

The most popular festival in Hokuriku, the beautiful Owara Kaze-no-Bon festival has been held for 300 years to appease the typhoon winds and ask for bountiful crops.

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!

Japan Gets Its First Cat Café Train

Pleasing both railway and feline fans, the Cat Café Train will be operational for one day only!

10 Free Spots in Hokuriku

Japan's Hokuriku region offers plenty of appealing tourist attractions—and not all of them will cost you anything! We're here to show you 10 free spots in the region that are too good to miss!

These Towering Statues Take the Cake

This giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukui Prefecture will make you feel like you've shrunk to the size of an ant!

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, Ramen & More for $15

One Japanese restaurant chain is upping the ante by not only providing customers with an endless supply of sushi, but customers can also gorge on desserts, French fries and even ramen!

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

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!

13 Places to Go Canyoning in Japan

With so many rivers and mountains, Japan offers plenty of prime canyoning territory. Here are 13 great places to go canyoning in Japan!

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.

Visit Beautiful 'Hawaii in Hokuriku'

Think Okinawa is the only place in Japan with beautiful beaches? Head out to the uninhabited island of Mizushima to discover the 'Hawaii of Hokuriku!'

All About Mount Fuji: A Comprehensive Guide

From viewing the mighty mountain in traditional artwork to witnessing an incredible sunset at the mountaintop, there's so much to love about Mount Fuji!

Hang Glide with a View of Fuji

What could be more exciting than hang gliding? How about hang gliding with a view of Mount Fuji! The village of Oshino in Yamanashi Prefecture offers some incredible aerial views of Japan's favorite mountain. Why not try a beginners' course!

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