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The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

Time Travel in Kitakyushu

The varied history of this port town has endowed it with a unique combination of ancient castles, modern gardens, and elegant turn-of-the-century 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!

A National Who’s Whooo of Owl Cafés

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and nestle down in an owl café? We’ve lined up eight adorable and outstanding branches where you can unruffle in peace.

Kyushu National Museum

Visit Japan's first new national museum in more than 100 years, and see through a stunning range of exhibits how Asian cultures influenced the development of Japan.

Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!

Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.

The Shinkansen Network in Japan

A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!

Deck Out Your Living Room with these 7 Items

Enjoy these wonderful items that will give your living room a Japanese feel.

Cardcaptor Sakura Café Coming to Animate

A new Cardcaptor Sakura café gives fans a taste of dishes that overflow with Clow and Sakura power!

Fukuoka Firefighters Have Ninja-Style Skills

Firefighters have a difficult job—and the Kasuya Hokubu Fire Department trains to be up to the task!

Amazing Capsule Hotels Around the World

From futuristic designs to being surrounded by the great outdoors, we take a look at some of the incredible next-level capsule hotels that can be found both in Japan and around the world.

How Kitakyushu Brought Water to Cambodia

For more than a decade, Kitakyushu's Water and Sewer Bureau has worked with Phnom Penh's Water Supply Authority to bring sustainable, drinkable water to the people of Cambodia's capital.

5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For

Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?

Fukuoka's Fab Four Edible Omiyage

If you can't make it out to Kyushu yourself, maybe you can get a friend to bring back one of these four famous confections from Fukuoka!

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

Japan's Top 4 'Best 3' Sightseeing Spots!

Witness the best sightseeing spots Japan has to offer in four official, comprehensive lists.

Go Away for a Day to Oshima Island

Check out this video highlight of Fukuoka's Oshima Island—and then pack your bags!

A J-Pop Tribute to Summer Festivals

Hakata Reboot (a.k.a. HR) celebrates summer with 'mikoshi,' beaches and festivals—and a whole lot of love for Hakata!

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!

The 4 Best Burgers in Kyushu

Japan has been contributing to burger lore since the 1950s—and it started in Kyushu.

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