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The Meiji Restoration in Kitakyushu

Learn all about the Meiji Restoration in the city of Kitakyushu.

A Cat's Eye View of Takehara

Forget about catching Pokémon, in the town of Takehara you can explore the streets and collect cats through the town's interactive website.

Visit an Eerie Grove of Buddhist Statues

This village of Buddhist statues is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film—or a really terrifying Japanese horror film.

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

Top 10 Islands Around Okinawa for Beach Lovers

Can’t get enough of the island life? This article has got you covered!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

Eat Naruto's Top Ramen at the Real Ichiraku!

Whether you’re a Naruto fan or a ramen fan, Ichiraku Ramen in Fukuoka offers the best of both worlds!

5 Cool Events at the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

While the festival itself is well known in Japan, even most Japanese people aren't familiar with the various performances to be seen at Nagasaki's raucous Kunchi Festival.

5 Tips for Enjoying Kagura

This thousand-year-old Shinto dance is both graceful and opulent. But watching outdoors can be cold!

Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!

Moss Garden Café Has Us Enchanted

With amazing outdoor eating spaces set on moss-covered grounds in the middle of the woods, this is a secret haven for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.

7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside

What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!

Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan

One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!

Wasabi—Japan’s Fiery, Flavorful Root

Wasabi is Japan’s signature condiment. There is no substitute for the pleasurable burn on your palate of the grated goodness of this herb!

We Eat Mushrooms, But What Do Mushrooms Eat?

While wild mushroom hunting is a well-known hobby in Japan, not many of us know how mushrooms are farmed. Come take a closer look at the cultivation process for one of Japan's most famous mushrooms, the earthy, meaty shiitake.

A Fulfilling 8-Day Itinerary for Fukuoka

We've got an 'all-planned-out' travel itinerary for eight days of exploration in Fukuoka, Japan.

Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone

The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!

A Kyushu Trip the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasaki offer shopping, theme parks, hot springs, brewery tours and many more unique experiences. There's something for everyone!

Interview with Hakata Idol Group HR

HR, or Hakata Reboot, aims to 'reboot' Hakata with a burst of energy!

12 Historic Churches in Kumamoto & Nagasaki

The northwest coast of Kyushu is dotted with unique and beautiful churches dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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