All About Japan

Exploring 'Little Edo'

Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

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

Different Elevations: From Sea to Mountain

Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain in Japan.

Take the Path of Faith to Discover Nature

Rediscover yourself in mystical places deep in the mountains.

The Buddha Twice the Size of Lady Liberty

At 120 meters, the Ushiku Daibutsu was the tallest statue in the world until 2002.

Japan's Most Beautiful Armor Rests in Aomori

Kushihiki Hachiman-gu is a historical shrine in Hachinohe, Aomori, dating back to 1166. It's considered the most prestigious shrine built by the Nambu Clan, a samurai clan originating in northern Japan.

Japan: A Visual Diary

This rapid-fire “visual diary” of flashy 15-second clips is a high-speed crash course in All Things Japan.

Okinawa's Shikina-en Royal Garden

Shikina-en is one of the nine separate properties that all fall under the single World Heritage Site listing known as the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.

Beautiful Ogaki Castle

Watch this enchanting video of Ogaki Castle and its surroundings.

See Kyoto Mapped as it Once Was

So long as you have this map, you can feel as though you've slipped back into the Heian Period of Kyoto.

Stay in a 120-Year-Old Kyoto House

In Kyoto, a 120-year-old house has been renovated into a beautiful, nostalgic image of timeless Japan.

A Day Out at Ise Shrine

How to enjoy Ise Shrine in one day.

Searching for the Imperial Regalia of Japan

Japan's Imperial Regalia have only ever been seen by a select few. Here we try to demystify these national treasures, hunting down the sites where they are said to be located.

Wonders of Japan: Industrial Heritage

Get to know modern community development while viewing heritage sites from Japan's industrial revolution.

5 Real Homemade Cafés Around Miyazaki & Saito

Miyazaki City and its northern sister Saito City offer plenty of prime cafés catering to tourists flocking to this beach-bounded, history-heavy area.

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