Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature
Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.
Bus Down the Three-Star Road
In the snow belt between Hokuriku and Gifu's Hida Mountain Range, take a bus tour down a road lined with three-star tourist spots listed in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
The Shinkansen Network in Japan
A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!
6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside
Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.
A Taste of Green Tourism in Traditional Japan
Despite their combined population of only 900, the villages of Shunran no Sato drew 11,000 visitors in 2014, attracted by the prospect of experiencing traditional Japanese life from locals only too happy to share.
Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans
Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.
Take the Train through Japan's Deepest Gorge
The Kurobe Gorge Railway is a perfect choice for tourists looking for something spectacular.
3 Award-Winning Craft Beer Breweries in Toyama
Many local brewers have tried to produce their own craft beer, but these three breweries in Toyama have found the secret recipe to success.
10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku
Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!
My Solo Journey to Hida-Takayama
First I traveled from Nagoya Station to Takayama via JR Ltd. Express Hida (Wide View).
Animatronic Dinosaur Train Station Rampage
Check out this brilliant and terrifying promotional stunt for Dino-A-Live, an animatronics exhibition that lets visitors feel like they’ve met a real, living dinosaur.
Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site
SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.
Heavenly Sake from Hokuriku
The Hokuriku region is home to many breweries famous for producing splendid sake. Let's take a look at some well-known Hokuriku sake we're sure you'll want to try!