All About Japan

A Grumpy Tour of Mount Takao

It's less than an hour from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi Station, where a very steep chairlift awaits.

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.

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.

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.

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 Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

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!

Autumn Starts in Daisetsuzan

The first place where you find leaves turning color in Japan is Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park.

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.

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