Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces
Travel northwest of Tokyo to see this museum full of rocks that resemble faces—even a few famous ones!
Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks
Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!
The Best of Kanazawa for Every Traveler
If you only have a limited time to explore Kanazawa, make the most of your trip by knowing all the must-try foods and must-do activities in this charming and historic town before you go. We'll break it down for each type of traveler out there.
Be Dazzled at Hakone’s Glass Forest Museum
Take a glittering tour of one of Hakone’s classic museums.
Top 5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hyogo
When viewing the cherry blossoms in the Kansai region, it would be easy to get lost in the beauty of Kyoto and Osaka and forget Hyogo Prefecture. But these sites are well worth traveling to as well. Check out our Top 5 picks!
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn
Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
Cursed Swords on Display at Kuwana Museum
Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.
Superb Night Views atop Gifu's Mount Kinka
The night view from the top of Mount Kinka in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture is one of the most spectacular in all of Japan, on a par with some of the country's most popular night views!
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
10 Picture-Perfect Views in Kanazawa, Japan
Since the 2015 opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, the Hokuriku area of Japan has been getting much more attention from tourists. Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is especially popular with its abundant nature and rustic environment.
Perfecting the Art of Bonsai
Bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi explains how he came to the art and its growing global appeal—and why you should visit Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo!
Start the Year off Right at This Zen Garden
Get a little balance and peace in your life by making Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in Hiroshima one of your top destinations of 2017.
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
World Heritage Temples & Shrines
Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.
Breathing New Life into Old Kyoto
Kyoto is famous for its rich history, including temples and palaces that have existed for more than a millennium, but there are some new and exciting sites around the former capital that are sure to delight people of all ages.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa is a must-see spot when visiting the region. Here's why!
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Summer
Summer in Ibaraki is about beaches, flowers, mountains and waterfalls.
Beauty Inside & Out: World Heritage Art Museum
Of the 17 World Heritage buildings that make up 'The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,' Tokyo boasts the only one in East Asia.
Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations
From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!