Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!
Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!
Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture
There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.
Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days
From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!
The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan
Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.
Momiji Manju: A Snack Worthy of Miyajima
Made by wrapping adzuki bean jam in a castella-like dough, momiji manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape.
A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan
Some of us came to Japan for work, others for fun and adventure. For Ari Beser, Japan held the answers to understanding his family's past and gave him the tools he needed to help shape the future.
The History of Japanese Cosmetic Brushes
These high quality, hand-made products carry a long history and unique manufacturing process that makes each and any one of them a true art work.
8 Beautiful Bags from Around Japan
Here you'll find an environmental friendly corrugated cardboard bag, as well as the so-called "Bank Robber" bag, which would definitely work well in a big-budget Hollywood heist movie!
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!
Around Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, & Hiroshima
Take a three-minute video tour around some typical (and slightly atypical) scenes in Japan.
Japan's Top 5 'Hanami' Hikes
Japanese culture is deeply tied to nature, and there's no better time to appreciate the Japanese wilderness than cherry blossom season.
Full List: Japan’s UNESCO Shrines & Temples!
Japan is home to thousands of historic shrines and temples, and a good few of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to just one can give insight into Japanese culture.
The National Research Institute of Brewing
The National Research Institute of Brewing in Higashihiroshima City carries out advanced analysis, evaluation and research on alcoholic beverages.
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
A Visual Love Letter to Japan
There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.
Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!
KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.
Take a Breakneck Video Tour of Japan!
Filmed during a three-week railway journey through Japan, this stupendously edited collection of memories reminds us of what can be so fascinating about this island nation.
Japan's Top 11 Reconstructed Castles
Like a phoenix rising from the flames, so too have these restored beauties come back to life to prosper again on our list of the best reconstructed castles across Japan.
Suvé Body Brush
The brush tips create a foamy, rich lather and gently cleanse the skin, leaving a feathery, light feeling. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it can be used comfortably by children.
3 Distinct Cities, 3 Amazing Stories
Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka—three main cities of Japan, yet so different!