Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month
Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.
From Osaka to Wakkanai on the Seishun 18 Kippu
Your guide to taking a leisurely four-day trip to the top of Japan using scenic local trains.
Top 12 Must-Visit Eateries in Hakodate
While you can't go wrong when eating in Hakodate, we've got the 12 places you shouldn't miss. Go out and grab a table for the best dining experience ever!
The Northern Experience: Hokkaido
Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, is an unbelievable blend of nature and culture. Join us on a tour of beauty and discovery.
12 Amazing Mountains in Japan's National Parks
Many of Japan's most beautiful mountains can be found in the nation's 34 national parks.
30 Stunning Flowers in Japan's National Parks
From June hydrangeas to September spider lilies, here are 30 reasons for flower fans to fall in love with Japan's 34 flower-filled national parks!
Furubira's Dazzling Demon Dance Fire Festival
These stunning photographs truly capture the beauty of Hokkaido's Tengu no Hiwatari Festival.
When Does the Hokkaido Shinkansen Start?
Wondering if you can take the bullet train to Hokkaido? We've got some good, and not so good, news for you.
10 Excellent Hotels for a Superb Sapporo Stay
Find the best hotels in Sapporo with this helpful guide.
Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?
Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.
A Village Made Entirely Out of Snow?!
On Shikaribetsu Lake in Hokkaido lies a gorgeous village that you can only see for about two months out of the year before everything melts away.
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!
Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido
Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!
5 Ways to Get Active in Japan's National Parks
There's more to do in Japan's national parks than simply look at nature—lovely as it may be. There are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty and your feet wet as well!
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.
Niseko: A Winter & Summer Sport Wonderland
Looking for an extreme sport paradise any time of the year? Then you've got to get out to Niseko!
10 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Japan
Ranging from historical to natural to cultural, these 10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan will make you want to travel there now!
22 Animals to See in Japan's National Parks
While Japan may have an image as a land of trains and modern technology, the nation's 34 national parks offer a wealth of wildlife waiting to be discovered.
5 Cosmic Night Views in Japan's National Parks
Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean there's nothing left to enjoy in a national park. Whether on a lonely beach or a mountain plateau, reduced light pollution often offers a brilliant chance to glimpse a once-in-a-lifetime night view!
10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram
If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.