All About Japan

Pack Your Bags for Yamaguchi

After seeing these pictures it'll be hard not to make a stop in Yamaguchi Prefecture during your visit to Japan!

Top 5 Hanami Spots in the Tokai Area

Want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms this year? Then check out these Top 5 sites that promise some gorgeous pictures and fantastic views!

Full List: Japan’s UNESCO Shrines & Temples!

Japan is home to thousands of historic shrines and temples, and a good few of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to just one can give insight into Japanese culture.

Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos

Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.

A Visual Love Letter to Japan

There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.

Budgeting for a Weekend Away from Tokyo

Tokyo’s great, but it’s nice to get away from time to time. Fortunately, from the capital, the short-trip traveler has access to some great weekend-away spots. We've selected some of the classics, and assess their travel budgets.

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

Our 5 Faves from Kagoshima

Festivals, beautiful scenery, food, culture and fun! You'll never get bored in Kagoshima.

Japan's 3 Great Mountain Castles

Prior to the Warring States Period (1467-1590), most castles in Japan were 'yamajiro,' or mountain castles, and they were the pinnacle of defense for Japan's clashing warlords. Trek into the countryside to find out more about them!

3 Ways to Worship Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an object of faith for Japanese people, and a place their hearts draw support from, as expressed by the official name under which it's registered as a Cultural World Heritage Site: 'Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.'

4 Day Trip Destinations to Escape from Tokyo!

Tokyo is definitely one of the most exciting and interesting cities in Japan, but there are so many other places that are definitely worth visiting!

The 5 Best Views of Mount Fuji

If you're visiting Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic sights to see!

Celebrate Mount Takao’s Earthly Delights

Opened at the foot of Mount Takao in summer 2015, the Takao 599 Museum welcomes visitors with an exciting array of natural exhibitions, as well as a well-pruned lawn complete with avant-garde benches, a terrace and a café.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

Take a Breakneck Video Tour of Japan!

Filmed during a three-week railway journey through Japan, this stupendously edited collection of memories reminds us of what can be so fascinating about this island nation.

Catch a Glimpse of Daily Life in Akita

Family and nature both feature prominently in this stirring glimpse of a day spent far away from the bright lights of Tokyo.

The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores

Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?

Kyoto to Fuji, Temples to Nature

Follow this globetrotter as he adventures through Kyoto and the five lakes surrounding Mount Fuji.

Kurobe Gorge in Autumn

A quick, endearing trip around the magnificent Kurobe Gorge.

Gazing Across the Sea into Japan’s Past

Two castles peer out into the sea from Saga Prefecture’s picturesque coastal city of Karatsu.

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