Top 5 Things to Do & See on Yakushima
Yakushima is far removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland Japan. This mountainous island with its misty, primeval forests enchants visitors who come to take in the amazing scenery.
All About Mount Fuji: A Comprehensive Guide
From viewing the mighty mountain in traditional artwork to witnessing an incredible sunset at the mountaintop, there's so much to love about Mount Fuji!
12 Great Hikes in Japan's National Parks
You can follow the trails through Japan's national parks to mountain peaks and coastal views—and sometimes both at the same time!
The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji
We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.
Gorgeous Blue Pond Is Worth a Trip Up North
If you're thinking of making a trip up to Japan's northernmost main island, be sure to check out the pristine blue waters of Blue Pond.
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture
There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.
All About Climbing Mount Fuji
For both short-term visitors and lifelong residents of Japan, Mount Fuji is a peak that many feel called to climb at least once in their lives. We've put together a guide to help make this challenging but beautiful experience as simple as possible.
Rebun: The Flower Island
Two hours away by ferry from Wakkanai City in Hokkaido, Rebun Island is especially cool and delightful during the summer as hundreds of types of flowers bloom among its mountains and on its shores, and the surrounding sea offers up delectable fare.
5 Adrenaline-Junkie Adventures in & Near Tokyo
Tokyo has been called a haven for shopping, food tourism, technology and cultural sightseeing. But not many know that within Tokyo and near the perimeter of the prefecture, adrenaline-pumping adventures await.
6 Awesome Day Trips from Kyoto
Although Kyoto has tons to explore on its own, it's also a perfect hub for a day trip into another part of the Kansai region. Read on to find out some of the best places to explore around Kyoto!
Mishima Skywalk boast three Japan No. 1s: Japan's tallest mountain, Japan's deepest bay, and Japan's longest pedestrian suspension bridge.
Guide to Hiking Hokkaido's Rebun Island
Rebun Island (礼文島) is a hiker's dream and a hidden secret nestled just off the main island of Hokkaido Prefecture. Why not make 2018 the time to visit Rebun Island and enjoy the stunning views this place has to offer.
Top 5 Spots on Tropical Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Island is home to some of the best spots to visit in Japan, and we've got five incredible places for you to check out while you're in the area!
5 Fun Things to Do in Nara
A former capital city just a stone's throw from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is known for its stunning temples, friendly deer, souvenirs and more. With so much to do, we're here to help you start planning!
6 Hiking Trails Close to Tokyo
No need to go far for great trails, it only takes 90 minutes (or less!) to get to all these hiking spots from central Tokyo. Lace up your boots, and discover six mountain escapes under an hour and a half away from the capital
Trekking Through the Mosaic
Each year about 38,000 visitors hike through the verdant trails of the Shin-Etsu trail in northwestern Japan.
Escape into a Magical Forest in Fukuoka
This forest in Fukuoka Prefecture looks eerily similar to the scene in Princess Mononoke when the forest spirit meets Ashitaka.
7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo
If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!
14 Stunning Sunrise & Sunset Spots in Japan
It's a tradition to watch the sunrise on the first day of the year in Japan. And the nation's national parks offer countless breathtaking options for both sunrise and sunset at any time of year!