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Autumn Waterfall in Nikko

Between the huge drop and the bright leaves, it's a spectacular view!

9 UNESCO Properties in Okinawa

The Curtis family recently checked off all nine of the properties listed under the "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu."

From Sea to Summit—27 Hours of Exhaustion

For experienced climbers and hikers, hitting the trail leading to the top of Mount Fuji from the fifth station is doable, from the first station is a challenge, but from the Pacific Coast? That's insane!

Mount Fuji Climbing

A pair of vloggers hit Japan's tallest mountain.

Yamanashi's Iyashi no Sato Village

Destroyed by a landslide in 1966, this gorgeous village has been reborn as a stunning open-air museum at the foot of Mount Fuji.

Autumn Nikko for Bento?

Little Miss Bento travels to Tochigi's most famous sightseeing spot for culinary inspiration.

Niigata Lantern Festival

No need to venture all the way to Thailand to view this lantern festival. Just hop on the bullet train to Niigata!

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

15 Years & 800 Pieces of Art

For 50 days every three years, visitors to the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale get to traverse 200 villages to explore what is effectively the largest art gallery in the world.

Weekend Break in Yamanashi

Travel in Boots' Ada Wilkinson headed out to mark the start of autumn color season with Mount Fuji, thatched roofs and a bat cave.

Miyako: A Short Film

I was searching for a train station, the kind you rarely see: small, countryside. We found it—and by accident, found something else, someone else: Miyako, the station master.

Waterfall with Autumn Colors in Nikko

Enjoy the seasonal display in Tochigi Prefecture.

Okinawa Drive

A relaxing time-lapse drive through the Okinawa countryside.

Naha's Tsuboya Pottery Festival

The Tsuboya area has been known as "the town of pottery" since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It celebrates this heritage every November.

Niji-no-Matsubara in Saga

Niji-no-Matsubara is a 360-year-old pine forest along the coast of Saga Prefecture in northwestern Kyushu.

Tour a ¥100-Million Toilet

Roadside station Forest 276 Otaki looks like a log cabin, but its toilets are fit for a movie star.

More Than Just a Ramen Shop

This weird Yokohama restaurant threatens to curse you if you don't finish your noodles on time.

My Solo Journey to Hida-Takayama

First I traveled from Nagoya Station to Takayama via JR Ltd. Express Hida (Wide View).

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 4K!

In these jaw-dropping videos, TokyoStreetView has truly captured the beauty of Japan through the camera's lens.

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