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Kumamoto Power Spot Looks Like Ghibli Art

Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine is a mystical destination for those looking to feel the earth’s energy.

Tokyo to Mount Fuji Bicycle Tour

If climbing this enormous volcano isn’t for you, why not bike around it instead?

Ekiben Spotlight Local Cuisine

A Matsumoto bento maker teams up with students and the local agricultural co-op to create a castle town feast.

5 Stunning Fall Spots on the Boso Peninsula

Late in November, take a trip to the Boso Peninsula in Chiba to enjoy the spectacular colors of Japanese maples and ginkgo trees in an array of vibrant reds and yellows.

Anime Fans Visit 'Holy Land' Series Settings

Increasing numbers of tourists have been participating in what's been dubbed "Holy Land Pilgrimages": visiting the real-world settings of popular anime series. And now the government is actively trying to cash in on the phenomenon.

The Little Prince Museum in Hakone

Travelin' Boots' Ada Wilkinson hit the Little Prince Museum in Hakone. Sadly, she didn't come back with one of the museum's plush toys of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant, but she did return with a beautiful photo tour of an adorable location.

Kanazawa's 'Ninja Temple'

Myoryu-ji Temple is not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill Buddhist sanctuary. Full of secrets and surprises, adults and children alike are sure to enjoy what this special place has to offer.

Gifu's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots

Gifu Prefecture is full of mountains, which means lots of trees—and especially beautiful Japanese maples!

Stunning Fuji Footage from Chureito Pagoda

This gorgeous, five-story pagoda can be reached after climbing about 400 steps and, once there, will give you one of the most breathtaking views of Mount Fuji.

4 Fall Color Day Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo’s urban appeal is unrivaled, but when it comes to the autumn season most Tokyoites head outside of the city to take in the cooler weather and the dazzling fall foliage.

Hokkaido's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots

Japan's autumnal color change begins up in Hokkaido, so you need to explore the area early if you want to catch the season's best.

Japan's Best Ekiben

Japan's regional cuisine hits the road—er, tracks—with "ekiben," or bento sold at train stations.

Yamagata's Rice Idols

Tsuyahime Uzen, Haenuki Shonai and Hitomebore Miyagi bring a dose of moe to one of the prefecture's signature products.

Autumn Canoe Tour in Gorgeous Gunma

This intriguing video from Discover Nippon takes us to Shimako Lake, a reservoir formed by the creation of Shimagawa Dam in the western part of Gunma Prefecture.

The Tanuki Who Just Keeps On Giving

Grateful for a meal, one raccoon dog has taken it upon himself to return the favor in a most unexpected way.

Tomonoura—Ghibli's Ponyo Inspiration

Walking around this town in western Hiroshima Prefecture, you really do get the feeling that you’ve just stepped into a cel of animation.

Serene Autumn Leaves in Oirase Gorge

Travel down one of Aomori's most beautiful spots at the best time of year.

Autumn Colors in Naruko Gorge

There are various walking paths and even a train that goes through the 100-meter-deep (328 ft) gorge, which is covered this with stunning oranges and golds when the temperature begins to drop.

Autumn Bento for Nikko

A trip to Nikko inspires Shirley Wong to come up with a stunning seasonal bento design.

All About Ekiben

Much more than dull meals to fill up hungry travelers, the best ekiben provide a small window into the regional cuisine and culture of the place where they're produced.

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