12 Great Ways to Spend the Year in Hokkaido
Not sure when you can make it out to Hokkaido? Here are twelve events worth checking out, one for each month of the year.
The 11 Best Things to See in Golden Week
Golden Week is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan, and these 11 spots and events each offer something unique that can only be experienced at this time of year. You don't want to miss them!
Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition
The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.
The 10 Best Spring Spots in Tohoku
With some of the best nature and scenery in all of Japan, spring is particularly spectacular in Tohoku, with a magnitude of cherry blossom viewing spots that typically bloom a few weeks later than Tokyo and Kyoto.
11 Things to Do in Gunma in Summer
Blessed with numerous mountains, lakes and rivers, Gunma offers a wealth of outdoors activities in the summertime. Try mountain climbing, rafting, canyoning, canoeing and more—then rest your weary bones in one of the region's celebrated hot springs.
4.5 Million Flowers Keep This Park Blue
Even if you missed the cherry blossoms, you can still catch the powdered blue fields of Hitachi Seaside in Ibaraki.
See, Smell & Even Eat Wisteria
If you couldn't make it in time for the sakura cherry blossoms, the Wisteria Festival in Tochigi is just as magical.
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!
4 Must-Try Natural Products from Hokkaido
Japan's biggest prefecture is also home to some of the freshest products that are only possible thanks to the unspoiled nature of Hokkaido.
New Natural Objects Preserved in Acrylic Cubes
Ever stumble upon a beautiful leaf or flower and wish you could freeze it in time, keeping it forever without it withering away? That was the idea behind Sola Cubes! And there are even more objects available to beautify your home!
Japanese Pedal... er, Petal Power in São Paulo
30 bicycles, covered in colorful flowers, hit the streets of Brazil's São Paulo to celebrate both nature and the Japanese people who settled there a century ago.
5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art
Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.
Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty
Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Winter
Don't let the snow keep you indoors! There's so much to do Tochigi in the wintertime.
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer
Nature and history are among the many wonderful things you can enjoy during a Tochigi summer.
8 National Records in the North Kanto Region
From the world's biggest standing bronze statue to the nation's highest bungee jump, the North Kanto region sets records on both a national and global scale!
4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo
Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.
Gifu's Colorful Hydrangea Road
The rainy season, known as 'tsuyu,' is well-known for its gloomy days and the beautiful hydrangea that brighten the misty days with their flashy pops of purple.
5 Must-See Cherry Blossom Sites in Hokuriku
Hokuriku has many quaint and historical places, including eye-filling viewing spots of cherry blossoms that have attracted a large number of international visitors. We're going to show you five of the top spots the region has to offer!