Hike the Mackerel Highway
Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.
Shiretoko Five Lakes Walking Tour
Tour around the Shiretoko Five Lakes on a 3-kilometer course. The serene path, fresh air and magnificent scenery on the edge of the Sea of Okhotsk are sure to relax you.
All the Best Fall Color Spots in Tohoku
Check out these famous fall color spots and their nearby hot springs in each of northeastern Japan's six prefectures.
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
The immaculately preserved Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is recognized as one of the most charming merchant’s quarters in all Japan. Located in Okayama Prefecture, local museums also feature masterpieces by El Greco, Monet and Picasso.
5 Unbelievable Hiking Spots in the Japan Alps
The Japan Alps in the north-central parts of Honshu offer some of the most exhilarating wilderness outings in the country. You won't believe what you can see.
Top 3 Things to Experience in Takamatsu
From art islands to ancient gardens and intricate traditional lacquerware, there's plenty to enjoy in and around this Shikoku city.
The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions
10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!
Go Away for a Day to Oshima Island
Check out this video highlight of Fukuoka's Oshima Island—and then pack your bags!
4 Outdoor Adventures in Gankoyama
Gankoyama has recently become a mecca for outdoors adventurers and eco-tourists.
5 Reasons to Go Off-Season Camping in Japan
With more than 3,000 campsites in Japan, there's every reason to get out of the city and find your new happy place. Even—or especially—if it's out of the official camping season.
9 Gorgeous Out-of-the-Way Spots in Kyushu
Kyushu is home to beautiful beaches, smoking volcanoes, bubbling hot springs—and a whole lot more!
Hokkaido: The Purest Nature in Japan
Take a journey through Hokkaido's natural environment and enjoy the many splendid sightseeing adventures it has to offer!
The Blue Pond in Hokkaido
High levels of aluminum hydroxide turn this Hokkaido pond an incredible shade of blue. If it looks familiar, you may recognize it from Apple's OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper!
3 Earthy Things to Do in Kumamoto
Here are three great options in the Kumamoto area if you're looking to reconnect with creatures past and present, as well as the earth below!
5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa
Easily accessible from Tokyo and home to luxury resorts, shops and restaurants, Karuizawa is a gorgeous year-round getaway. But autumn is when the town shows its true colors!
Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS
While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!
5 Things to Expect from Japan’s Countryside
Countryside Japan is quite different from cosmopolitan areas like Tokyo or Osaka. We'll help you get out there, get off the Shinkansen and go exploring!
Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree
A treehouse can be a sacred fortress for a kid, or even just a really fun piece of outdoor architecture for anyone who doesn't suffer from acrophobia. But if you plan to visit this treehouse, you'll have to make a reservation!
Japan's Top 4 'Best 3' Sightseeing Spots!
Witness the best sightseeing spots Japan has to offer in four official, comprehensive lists.
Shiga: Lakes, Ziplines, Water & Castles
Take a zipline above Japan's largest lake!