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.
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.
Tottori's Amazing Sand Sculpture Museum
Picture the Sapporo Snow Festival, just a little sandier.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
At Home in Kitsuki
A very special little castle town in southern Japan.
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!
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!
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!
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Beauty of Bikan
Take a casual stroll around Bikan, the well-preserved historical quarter of Kurashiki.