Move Over Godzilla: Local Kaiju are Coming!
Did you know that each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has a designated monster?
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.
Japan's 4 Most Notable Volcanoes
Because of its location on the Ring of Fire, Japan has more than 100 volcanoes—making it a top destination for those interested in these powerful symbols of danger and beauty.
3 Magical Ghibli Hikes
Hayao Miyazaki’s animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.
Our 5 Faves from Kagoshima
Festivals, beautiful scenery, food, culture and fun! You'll never get bored in Kagoshima.
Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest
Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.
Navigating Japan's Regional Ramen
Though most diners categorize ramen into shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu types, here we examine the basic characteristics of a number of established regional styles—and just barely scratch the surface!
Enjoy these 5 Onsen for ¥100 Or Less
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the relaxing experience of taking a long soak in an onsen while basking in breathtakingly natural beauty.
Top Ramen for Gundam Fans
YouTuber and Gundam model-maker rrobbert184 stakes his claim for the best ramen in Japan.
5 Kyushu Shrines You Can't Miss
Shinto shrines can be found just about everywhere in Japan. But shrines in Kyushu are special, because Kyushu is, according to legend, home to the first places where the Shinto gods descended to Earth.
Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!
Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!
Drone Footage of Amazing Islands in Kagoshima
This stellar drone video highlights a corner of Japan that's just about as far from Tokyo as you can get (both literally and figuratively!).
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!
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.