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Eat Your Way Through Chichibu

Join Texan in Tokyo on a culinary adventure through the Japanese countryside town of Chichibu!

The Japan Bus Guide

Buses are a great (and cheap!) way to get around the Japanese countryside.

Things I Love About Japan: Rice Fields

There is nothing quite like rice fields in the Japanese countryside.

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.

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.

Good Water Makes Great Ramen in Takayama

The high quality water in the gorgeous historical town of Takayama makes for some amazing ramen!

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.

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.

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.

44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region

This region in western Japan abounds with things to do and see!

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.

6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan

These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma

Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!

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!

5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama

Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!

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.

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