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Home Movies of Pre-War Hiroshima

This home movie from American Marlin D. Farnum offers a glimpse into ordinary citizens' lives in Hiroshima back before World War II.

Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!

6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan

These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima

Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.

Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!

Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!

Tomonoura—Ghibli's Ponyo Inspiration

Walking around this town in western Hiroshima Prefecture, you really do get the feeling that you’ve just stepped into a cel of animation.

Michelin-Recognized Okonomiyaki

The distinctive thing about Denko Sekka's Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is the egg.

Japan's 4 Scariest Themed Restaurants

While Halloween may be the perfect time to visit, these four frightening themed restaurants are ready to meet your horror needs all year around.

Cat Street View Offers Purrfect Virtual Tour

Meet friendly felines along a ground-level look at a city's more traditional roads and ways.

44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region

This region in western Japan abounds with things to do and see!

Colors of Spring

A wonderful trip to Hiroshima, Iwakuni, Miyajima, Fukuoka and Kyoto during cherry blossom viewing season.

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

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