The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan
While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.
Take a 3-Star Hike Up Mount Takao
Mount Takao is a 599-meter (1,965-ft) mountain in western Tokyo that has received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
Autumn Starts in Daisetsuzan
The first place where you find leaves turning color in Japan is Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park.
6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan
These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!
Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts
Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.
Top 10 Local Train Rides
Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.
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.
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!
3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo
We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima
Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Maples
Tourists flock to Japan for the cherry blossom season in spring, but many now also find themselves looking forward to the breathtaking views of Japanese maple trees in autumn as well.
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.
5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama
Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!
Nature’s Art: The Frost-Covered Trees of Zao
The mountains of the Zao Mountain Range are one of the defining natural features of the Tohoku region.
A Grumpy Tour of Mount Takao
It's less than an hour from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi Station, where a very steep chairlift awaits.