The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages
The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the most interesting and beautiful rural towns in Japan. There are truly some hidden gems on this list!
Fukuoka's Giant Gorilla Is Symbol of Strength
Since the Amabie didn't swoop in to save Japan from the pandemic, one town in Fukuoka decided to bring in a straw-based specialist to, well, smash the virus with fearsome fists and glowing red eyes!
Flowers & Sakura at Seaside Park in Fukuoka
Compared to some places, Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture isn't particularly famous for its cherry blossoms. But these shots—accompanied by gorgeous baby blue flowers—makes us think it should be!
How to Travel to Japan by Ship
A fear of flying or an inability to fly doesn't have to keep you from visiting Japan! Check out our list of ferries, cruises and freighters that can all get you there one way or another.
All About's Guide to Fukuoka
Fukuoka is the largest city on the island of Kyushu. It's a hotspot of tourism, food, culture history on more! Check out our full in-depth guide to one the nation's most overlooked cities.
The Convenience Store with a Bar!
If you're in Fukuoka, you can now enjoy a classy cocktail when you take a trip to pick something up from the convenience store!
Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall
Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!
Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?
If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.
Central Japan Railway Adds More Bullet Trains
Central Japan Railway Company increased the number of its Nozomi bullet trains to 12 per hour ahead of the Obon summer vacation.
Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers
Shrines in Japan are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.
'Shooting Star' Bullet Train
A beaming bullet train running through the Kyushu area was created to mark the 10th anniversary of the Kyushu Shinkansen.
Top 12 Day Trips From Fukuoka
Explore the hidden delights waiting for you with these top day trips from Fukuoka!
Japan Approves Second COVID-19 Treatment
The use of dexamethasone to treat people infected with the novel coronavirus has been approved as the second drug that doctors can now prescribe to COVID-19 patients in the country.
Japan Expands State of Emergency
The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.
Shogi Prodigy Becomes Youngest with 2 Titles
Sota Fujii became the youngest player of the traditional Japanese board game to hold two of its eight major titles.
Walk Undersea Between Two Japanese Islands
If you want an unforgettable way to go between Kyushu and Honshu, look no further than the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel!
A Fan's Guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
The wait is almost over! In less than a year the 2019 Rugby World Cup will kick off, and the Land of the Rising Sun is gearing up in a big way.
Centenarians Set Record High 50th Year in Row
The number of people in Japan aged 100 and above totaled 80,450 as of September 1, marking a record high for the 50th consecutive year.
Capturing the Perfect Pink of Sakura
The pastel pink of Japan's cherry blossoms paints the country for nearly a month in spring. One artisan has spent years trying to capture this color from nature and use it to dye fabrics.
State of Emergency Will Not Disrupt Services
Japan declares a state of emergency, but it will be business as usual for public infrastructure, major banks, and convenience stores.