5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
The World’s Stinkiest Flowers Bloom in Ibaraki
Japan is known for many clean, delicious and tantalizing smells, but Tsukuba Botanical Garden just bloomed a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.
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.
Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs
The central feature of a traditional Japanese inn—or 'ryokan'—is the communal hot bath.
13 Places to Paraglide in Japan
There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!
Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road
These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!
Bungee Jumping into Adulthood
Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.
Japan's Top Music Festivals
Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!
Things to Do on 5 Key Japanese Holidays
Japan has a worldwide reputation as a workaholic nation. But little do people know that Japan offers days off on holidays that don't exist anywhere else in the world. Here are some ideas for things to explore on those days!
4.5 Million Flowers Keep This Park Blue
Even if you missed the cherry blossoms, you can still catch the powdered blue fields of Hitachi Seaside in Ibaraki.
Enjoy Seaside & Flowers in Ibaraki
Sakura season may be over, but the floral fun is just beginning at Hitachi Seaside Park, where the Nemophila are already in bloom for 2018!
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring
From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.
Diamond Route Japan Shows Off Hidden Treasures
This stunning video tourism project will leave you ready to plan your next trip north of Tokyo!
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn
Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.
8 National Records in the North Kanto Region
From the world's biggest standing bronze statue to the nation's highest bungee jump, the North Kanto region sets records on both a national and global scale!
Muji Huts Are Back & Ready for Purchase
Previously only available to other businesses, these tiny Muji homes can now be purchased by anyone.
4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo
Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.
Japan's Top 10 Aquariums
As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Summer
Summer in Ibaraki is about beaches, flowers, mountains and waterfalls.