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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!

The Perks of Joining a Volunteer English Camp

Perhaps teaching English in Japan has crossed your mind as a way to stay in Japan longer than a vacation. But as teaching jobs that offer visa support typically bind you to a year-long contract, why not first experience being teacher for a day or two?

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.

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

The Hill of Buddha — An Architectural Marvel

Outside the city of Sapporo, hidden by the beautiful, natural landscape of Hokkaido, rests an awe-inspiring statue.

AAJ Adventures: Goishi Coast

What's waiting for you along the cliffside shore of Goishi Kaigan in Iwate Prefecture? A team of AAJ editors and a videographer head out to Ofunato to capture the natural wonder of the region.

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!

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.

Tohoku: Japan's Treasureland

While Japan's northern Tohoku region may be best known for its incredible winter landscapes, the JNTO and All About Japan headed north in spring to prove there are plenty of reasons to visit the region year-round!

5 Unique Types of Accommodations Around Japan

While the service and pampering offered at five-star hotels is very enjoyable, there are other alternatives to experience when in Japan. These unique accommodations are truly one for the books!

The Northern Experience: Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, is an unbelievable blend of nature and culture. Join us on a tour of beauty and discovery.

Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route

Come along for a ride along the Shimanami Kaido cycling route and experience 70 kilometers of incredible views and glorious fresh air.

Let out Your Inner Train Otaku

New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.

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!

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!

Incredibly Affordable Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

Put the money you would have spent on sleeping in a fancier room towards a longer stay in Japan at this Shinjuku hotel.

15 Popular Shops in Shibuya

Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

Experience Paradise in Southwest Japan

While Okinawa Prefecture consists of a number of beautiful islands, Ishigaki Island is one of the most popular destinations among them, gaining an international reputation as a gateway to paradise.

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!'

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