A Kyushu Trip the Whole Family Can Enjoy!
Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki offer shopping, theme parks, hot springs, brewery tours and many more unique experiences. There's something for everyone!
Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin
Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
An Inside Look at Hakone Marquetry
See the incredible dedication required to produce the beautifully intricate designs of Hakone marquetry.
Traditional Japanese Footwear Reimagined
A modern, stylish twist on a Japanese classic, these shoes have been redesigned as indoor slippers to keep feet comfy and cool.
Get a Guitar from a Ferrari Designer
Looking for a new guitar? How about one produced via the same techniques used to build Japanese temples, designed by a Ferrari designer?
UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area
Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!
The Tomioka Silk Mill
Located in Gunma Prefecture, the Tomioka Silk Mill is a well-preserved symbol of modernization and international cooperation. It was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2014.
Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone
The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!
Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making
Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!
Origami You Can Wear Around Your Neck
Show off your love of Japan's traditional paper folding art by wearing an origami necklace or ring!
Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations
From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!
Be Dazzled at Hakone’s Glass Forest Museum
Take a glittering tour of one of Hakone’s classic museums.
These Workers Put the Pro in Professsional
This video of Japanese professionals displaying some amazing feats will make your jaw drop!
Stunning Artworks Made with One Sheet of Paper
Japanese 'kiri-e' master SouMa doesn’t believe paper-cutting needs to be so two-dimensional.
Geisha & Handicraft Experiences in Hakone
Looking for things to do around Hakone? If you want to get into traditional Japanese culture, two popular activities are geisha performances and traditional local handicrafts.
Pokémon Art with a Traditional Twist
Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic 'ukiyo-e' that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.
Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train
There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!
Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon
Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.