6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside
Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.
List: Japan's 12 Original-Construction Castles
While Japan is home to over 300 castles, there are only 12 that still retain their original castle keep. These 12 so-called 'original construction' castles are the cream of the crop.
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.
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
Japan's Top 11 Reconstructed Castles
Like a phoenix rising from the flames, so too have these restored beauties come back to life to prosper again on our list of the best reconstructed castles across Japan.
Japan’s Oldest Hot Spring
Do you want to immerse yourself in a relaxing environment surrounded by rich Japanese history and architecture?
47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!
Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!
8 Beautiful Bags from Around Japan
Here you'll find an environmental friendly corrugated cardboard bag, as well as the so-called "Bank Robber" bag, which would definitely work well in a big-budget Hollywood heist movie!
Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan
One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!
The Latest Addition to Japan’s 'Art Islands'
This new hotel development will amplify your urge to visit the Setouchi Art Islands!
12 of the Best Dishes in Shikoku!
Savor the freshest ingredients and culinary highlights from Shikoku, featuring the best from all of its four prefectures.
6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan
These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku
While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!
Top 10 Zoos in Japan
Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.
7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles
The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!
16 Splendid Shikoku Castles
The island of Shikoku may be small, but who would've guessed it once contained 16 amazing castles, all in various shapes and forms!
Amazing Aerial Video of Western Japan
Discover Western Japan as you have never seen it before from a breathtaking birds-eye view!