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Japan-Exclusive National Holidays

Need a break from the long hours of working in Japan? Let's take a look at Japan-only national holidays that can't be found in any other country.

Enjoy Seaside & Flowers in Ibaraki

Sakura season may be over, but the floral fun is just beginning at Hitachi Seaside Park, where the Nemophila are already in bloom for 2018!

The Shrine with the Best View of Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi Prefecture offers what is possibly the single most definitive view of Mount Fuji in Japan.

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!

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.

How Are You Spending Your Golden Week?

Golden Week is Japan's most anticipated holiday—and these Instagrammers give us some great ideas for things to do this holiday season!

3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour

Dolphin shows and island tours await!

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.

All the Public Holidays in Japan

While Japan may be famous for its grueling work ethic, the nation actually has a surprising number of national holidays—nearly one every month. Find out when you can get a day off to enjoy the rising sun!

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

30 Stunning Flowers in Japan's National Parks

From June hydrangeas to September spider lilies, here are 30 reasons for flower fans to fall in love with Japan's 34 flower-filled national parks!

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!

Tokyo Rainbow Pride Guide 2018

Tokyo Rainbow Pride, an annual event taking place in Tokyo every year since 2011, has become a celebration of diversity and more inclusivity for all colors of the sexuality rainbow.

Things to Do on 5 Key Japanese Holidays

Japan has a worldwide reputation as a workaholic nation. But little do people know that Japan offers days off on holidays that don't exist anywhere else in the world. Here are some ideas for things to explore on those days!

10 Events to Attend During Golden Week 2016

2016 is a golden year for Japan's big Golden Week holiday. Not only can you catch a few traditional annual Golden Week events, but also some pretty rare ones as well!

5 Fun Tokyo Events for Golden Week 2018

Looking for things to do in Tokyo over Golden Week? These five fun events happen to line up perfectly with Japan's most anticipated national holiday!

Discover Cherry Blossoms with Snow in Tohoku!

While Japan may be known for its springtime cherry blossoms, the Tohoku region offers something even more unique: cherry blossoms with snow!

Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai

Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.

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