All About Japan

Top 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ocean in Chiba

Aquatic adventures await, a mere day trip away from Tokyo!

Prepare to be Spirited Away

This is one beautiful coastline that you won't find in the guide books, but you may have seen something similar in a Ghibli movie!

Top 6 Beaches in Japan

Summer is here, which means it's time to hit the beach! These six beaches will make you wish the season never ends!

Japan's Largest Desert

Japan has a desert? That's right! The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest desert, a 16 kilometer by 2 kilometer (9.9 x 1.2 mi) strip of sand located on the Sea of Japan.

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!

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

Niji-no-Matsubara in Saga

Niji-no-Matsubara is a 360-year-old pine forest along the coast of Saga Prefecture in northwestern Kyushu.

Drone Footage of Amazing Islands in Kagoshima

This stellar drone video highlights a corner of Japan that's just about as far from Tokyo as you can get (both literally and figuratively!).

4 Great Reasons to Visit Sendai

The largest city in Tohoku, Sendai is steeped in the history of Date Masamune, known as the 'one-eyed dragon.'

The Venice of Japan

Venice isn't the only place where you can see houses floating on the sea.

5 Things to Expect from Japan’s Countryside

Countryside Japan is quite different from cosmopolitan areas like Tokyo or Osaka. We'll help you get out there, get off the Shinkansen and go exploring!

Stunning Ryokan Views in Shizuoka

Indulge in incredible 'ryokan' getaways in the area the emperor chose for his villa.

The Wedded Rocks: Meoto Iwa

These 'wedded rocks' near Ise Grand Shrine are tied to the origin story of Japan.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

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.

5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi

This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.

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