An Incredible Adieu to Kansai
Hien Tran walks us through a moving farewell to the Kansai area, from the classic temples and shrines to the little things like festivals, ice cream, cat cafés and farewell parties. Just try not to be moved!
Amazing Aerial Video of Western Japan
Discover Western Japan as you have never seen it before from a breathtaking birds-eye view!
Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?
Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.
Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!
Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos
These five videos will instantly transport you to some of the most vivid temples and shrines in Japan!
Kyoto in Hyper Motion is Awesome!
What’s the most beautiful city in Japan? Osamu Hasegawa makes a strong case for Kyoto.
Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days
From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!
Tour Kyoto & Complete Ninja Missions
Interested in joining the mysterious, shadowy world of the shinobi? The Kyoto Ninja Run tour allows visitors to make their ninja dreams a reality while exploring the city!
Fushimi: Come to the Shrine, Stay for the Sake
Most famous for the iconic Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto’s Fushimi district is also one of Japan’s top sake-producing regions. Be sure to make the most of your visit by taking a look around its historic brewing district. Kanpai!
Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K
Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!
10 Stellar Night Views in Kansai
Amid all the hustle and bustle of the Kansai region, don't forget about these incredibly scenic views, especially after the sun has set. If you're visiting the Kansai area—including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe—you must check out these stellar night views!
A Guide to Japanese Spirits
Be on the lookout for 'yokai' dwellings in Tokyo and beyond!
6 Most-Visited New Year's Shrines & Temples
Check out these statistics to find out which temple or shrine has the largest number of attendees during New Year's—and maybe find out the spots to avoid!
Japan by Rail: An Eye-Opening Experience
Three minutes of stunning high-definition scenery taken around Japan.
Nancy & John Adventure: From Kyoto to Okinawa
This couple went to Kyoto, Tottori and Okinawa. Follow their adventures in this romantic—and gorgeous—video!
Kyoto to Fuji, Temples to Nature
Follow this globetrotter as he adventures through Kyoto and the five lakes surrounding Mount Fuji.
Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!
How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits