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!
Clear Your Mind & Fill Your Stomach in Toyama
Try your hand at this Buddhist meditative activity at Oiwasan Nissekiji Temple in Toyama—then try the food!
Kanazawa: Traditional Scenes Among the Sakura
Known for retaining much of its feudal, old-city atmosphere, Kanazawa is a castle town that boasts beautiful landmarks that can be enjoyed in every season. However, the spring cherry blossom season is in a class of its own.
Toyama: The Environmentally Friendly City
The Environment Ministers Meeting was also held in Toyama on May 15th and 16th. This article covers the reason why the meeting was hosted in Toyama, and the reason itself may reveal the charm of Toyama as a tourism destination.
Take the Train through Japan's Deepest Gorge
The Kurobe Gorge Railway is a perfect choice for tourists looking for something spectacular.
3 Breathtaking Cherry Blossom Spots in Toyama
Every spring, Toyama Prefecture's cherry trees come to full bloom, and a few places are popular nationwide. We have three fabulous viewing spots to share with you!
Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature
Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.
Hike the Mackerel Highway
Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.
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.
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.
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.
5 Unbelievable Hiking Spots in the Japan Alps
The Japan Alps in the north-central parts of Honshu offer some of the most exhilarating wilderness outings in the country. You won't believe what you can see.
My Solo Journey to Hida-Takayama
First I traveled from Nagoya Station to Takayama via JR Ltd. Express Hida (Wide View).
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!
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.
8 Special Food Items for the Ise-Shima Summit
Celebrate the Ise-Shima region and Mie Prefecture with these eight limited-edition food products from Lawson, ranging from sweet to savory!
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.
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!