Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage
Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route
Come along for a ride along the Shimanami Kaido cycling route and experience 70 kilometers of incredible views and glorious fresh air.
Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido
Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.
Guide to Hiroshima's Top Guesthouses & Hostels
Read on to find out which top guesthouses and hostels every budget traveler to Hiroshima should know about.
The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan
Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!
Start the Year off Right at This Zen Garden
Get a little balance and peace in your life by making Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in Hiroshima one of your top destinations of 2017.
Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists
Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!
Super Cheap Japan's Top 10 Fall Color Spots
Want to know the best, cheapest spots for fall colors in Japan?
Two-Day Hiroshima & Kurashiki Tour from Osaka
Set out from Osaka on a tour around the hidden gems of Hiroshima, Miyajima and Kurashiki before returning to the bustling city center of Osaka.
21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'
Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.
Hiroshima Has Pennant Fever!
For the first time in 25 years, the Hiroshima Carp have won the Central League title. It's a long-awaited reward for a city that has had an abiding love affair with these red-capped champions.
A Cat's Eye View of Takehara
Forget about catching Pokémon, in the town of Takehara you can explore the streets and collect cats through the town's interactive website.
Top 10 Historical Hotels & 'Ryokan' Inns
Stay at an accommodation that once served Japanese feudal lords or one that has been around since the Edo Period!
Using the ili Translator in Rural Japan
Our writer Robert went on a cycling trip around western Japan and had an opportunity to test out the ili translation device in a few rural areas. Let's see how it works!
What is Okonomiyaki?
Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese-style pancake or crepe. Taste the difference between the Kansai- and Hiroshima-style varieties!
Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use
Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!
4 Awesome Fireworks Festivals Outside Tokyo
Tokyo may be the heart of Japan, but to see amazing fireworks this summer, you'll need to venture out of the capital.
Island Hopping: 4 Days on the Seto Inland Sea
This magical trip on the Seto Inland Sea is guaranteed to make you want to rent a boat and hit these gorgeous islands yourself!
All About Manneken Waffles
Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!