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Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture

There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.

The 3 Great Cherry Trees of Japan

The only thing more jaw-dropping than their beauty is just how long these cherry trees have been around!

Take the Path of Faith to Discover Nature

Rediscover yourself in mystical places deep in the mountains.

There's a Touching Story Behind These Flowers

The background story of the man who planted these pink flowers in Miyazaki Prefecture is just as beautiful as the flowers themselves.

Momiji Manju: A Snack Worthy of Miyajima

Made by wrapping adzuki bean jam in a castella-like dough, momiji manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

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!

Catch a Glimpse of Daily Life in Akita

Family and nature both feature prominently in this stirring glimpse of a day spent far away from the bright lights of Tokyo.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

Top 5 Hanami Spots in the Tokai Area

Want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms this year? Then check out these Top 5 sites that promise some gorgeous pictures and fantastic views!

At Home in Kitsuki

A very special little castle town in southern Japan.

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

Walk Inside a Work of Art

'Oiwa Island 2' is an immersive painting created inside an inflatable vinyl dome that you can not only view, but walk into!

A Day at Jigokudani Monkey Park

Look out for some incredible shots of swimming monkeys and delicious-looking food—plus a time-lapse view of what it looks like when the staff set up your futon at a lovely 'ryokan' in Nagano!

A Visual Love Letter to Japan

There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.

Driving Gunma

Discover Gunma through its magnificent winding roads.

Take the Train through Japan's Deepest Gorge

The Kurobe Gorge Railway is a perfect choice for tourists looking for something spectacular.

The Beauty of Bikan

Take a casual stroll around Bikan, the well-preserved historical quarter of Kurashiki.

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

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