9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan
When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.
5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo
There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.
Discover Gunma through its magnificent winding roads.
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!
Wonders of Japan: Industrial Heritage
Get to know modern community development while viewing heritage sites from Japan's industrial revolution.
7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma
Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!
Pocket-Sized Tatami Mats
These ingenious products give a fresh spin on traditional Japanese flooring.
5 Great Couples’ Onsen Getaways
Private baths let you have some alone time in the tub.
Proper Ramen in Hot Spring Country
The owner and his wife haven't just created a great ramen shop in Sharaku—they've made a cool spot to hang out and drink in a classic onsen town.
Discover 'Yaki-Manju' in Gunma
'Yaki manju' is a speciality from Gunma. What is it? Find out!
Gunma Ski & Snowboard Guide
Gunma shares borders—and easy access—with Niigata to the north and Nagano to the west, opening up a range of ski and snowboard opportunities both inside and outside the prefecture.
Autumn Canoe Tour in Gorgeous Gunma
This intriguing video from Discover Nippon takes us to Shimako Lake, a reservoir formed by the creation of Shimagawa Dam in the western part of Gunma Prefecture.
A Great Selection of Sake from Across Japan
Here's a fantastic selection of sake of varying tastes, from special brews to top-class "daiginjo"! What more could you ask for?
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!
400-Year-Old Bathhouse Gets a Facelift
Faced with a dwindling clientele, Gunma's Maruhon Inn asked KuboTsushima Architects to redesign its bathhouse. The result is welcoming space that invites guests to relax and rejuvenate.
The 3 Most Famous Hot Springs in Japan
Edo-Period philosopher Hayashi Razan identified the three best onsen in all of Japan.
14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen
Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.
Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan
Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.
3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo
We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.
3 Top-of-the-Line Kokeshi Dolls
Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls expertly carved from wood. You’ve probably seen them around Japan, and after reading this article, you may want to start your own collection!