44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region
This region in western Japan abounds with things to do and see!
Living Heritage: Ise Grand Shrine
With more than 1,500 years of history, this complex of Shinto shrines nestled in the forests of Ise is a living piece of Japanese culture.
Eat Your Way Through Chichibu
Join Texan in Tokyo on a culinary adventure through the Japanese countryside town of Chichibu!
The Most Bike-Friendly City in Japan
Tochigi Prefecture's Utsunomiya City hopes to become a haven for cyclists with its unique topography and climate.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
This video, taken in the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama showing the snow-caped mountains and thatched roofs, is enough to make anyone pack their bags and head to Gifu Prefecture.
Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts
Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.
Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima
Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.
Tottori’s Winter Season: Lights & Sand Dunes
When most Japanese people think of Tottori, the first thing that pops into their minds is the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. The summer is a great time for sand—but Tottori also has some unique offerings in winter, too!
A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island
Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There are an express vessel and a regular ferry that leave from Niigata, taking about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry.
4 Cool Things Made of Kurikyu Odate Bentwood
Kurikyu Bentwood is known for high-quality bentwood products emblematic of the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture.
5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama
Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!
7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma
Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!
Top 10 Local Train Rides
Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.
Send in Your Videos to Revisit Japan!
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is on the lookout for video footage about all the things foreigners find appealing about Japan.
An Offer You Can't Refuse!
While many rural areas of Japan are giving a small stipend to pay for housing, one area of Kagoshima is pulling out all the stops to bring in new residents.
Nature’s Art: The Frost-Covered Trees of Zao
The mountains of the Zao Mountain Range are one of the defining natural features of the Tohoku region.
Rivers & Shaved Ice in Nagatoro, Saitama
Nagatoro in Saitama Prefecture is a lovely place surrounded by the nature of the Chichibuchi region. The natural scenery of mountains and rivers is beautiful, and the somehow wistful site of the mountain villages is relaxing.
6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen
Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.
Pick a Bushel of Blueberries in Nagano!
While strawberry and apple picking has been growing in popularity, blueberry-picking is making a bit of a splash up in Nagano.
Good Water Makes Great Ramen in Takayama
The high quality water in the gorgeous historical town of Takayama makes for some amazing ramen!