Masanori Aoyagi on Japan's World Heritage
When the sites of Japan’s Meiji industrial revolution were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, Highlighting Japan spoke with then-Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Masanori Aoyagi about the significance of World Heritage Sites in Japan.
Nagasaki Champon — A Different Kind of Ramen
Dating back to the Meji Period (1868-1912), Nagasaki 'champon' ramen is a special twist on ramen that has now spread all throughout Japan!
Huis Ten Bosch’s 3-D Projection Mapping Show
Huis Ten Bosch’s Kingdom of Light has a face for each of the four seasons! Come take a peek at some of the incredible illuminations on display.
Book an Island for an Overnight Stay
Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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.
Why Does Nagasaki Feel So Dutch?
Here are our Top 8 intriguing facts to solve this mystery!
Industrial World Heritage in Kyushu
Of the 23 sites in Japan recognized by UNESCO for contributing to the nation's Meiji Era industrial revolution, 16 are located in Kyushu.
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Kyushu
Kyushu is where you can see some of the earliest cherry blossoms in full bloom!
16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu
Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!
5 Cool Events at the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival
While the festival itself is well known in Japan, even most Japanese people aren't familiar with the various performances to be seen at Nagasaki's raucous Kunchi Festival.
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!
A Creepy Abandoned Island's Past
Japan’s most famous urban ruins weren’t always deserted, as shown in this video from the 1960s, when Gunkanjima’s ghost town was still alive and well.
Take a Luxury Bus Tour of Sasebo!
Enjoy Sasebo’s historic buildings and symbolic landscapes from the window of the Umikaze, a luxury-cruiser-style sightseeing bus complete with multilingual audio guides!
Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour
Dolphin shows and island tours await!
8 Hot Spots to Book in Kyushu—If You Can!
We'd love to stay in any of these eight amazing Kyushu locales—but they're so popular it can be really hard to get a space!
Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night
Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Huis Ten Bosch & Sasebo Sightseeing
Check out Kyushu's top theme park along with stunning views and fantastic food!
12 Historic Churches in Kumamoto & Nagasaki
The northwest coast of Kyushu is dotted with unique and beautiful churches dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan
It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!
Get 'Spirited Away' at this Nagasaki Festival
You'll feel as though you've slipped into a Ghibli film as you glide through the streets of Nagasaki in a sea of orange and red lanterns.