5 Incredible Japanese Illumination Locations
While illuminations are typically associated with the Christmas holiday season, here are five places in Japan where you can see these dazzling displays throughout the year.
Huis Ten Bosch: A Little Netherlands in Kyushu
Huis Ten Bosch is a lovingly recreated Dutch town in the heart of Nagasaki Prefecture. Its unique design, plethora of attractions and cultural history make it one of Japan's most interesting theme parks.
12 Amazing Events in Japanese History
Do you know which Japanese castle was toppled by a party? Or how kabuki was invented? Japan has over 1,500 years of recorded history, and some pretty amazing things have happened in that time!
Oldest Storyteller of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
At the age of 93, storyteller Tsuiki Shohei continues to talk about his experiences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and is studying English so he can directly appeal to people around the world.
Why Is This Sushi Roll White Instead of Red?
'Tekkamaki' tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.
Top 10 Photogenic Spots in Nagasaki
As the epicenter where western culture entered Japan, Nagasaki is a prefecture unlike any other. It is also brimming with gorgeous spots that are just begging to be photographed!
Huis Ten Bosch Illumination Warming Up Winter
Huis Ten Bosch is enticing visitors to don their masks and head out for some outdoor holiday cheer featuring 13 million colorful LED light bulbs.
This Idyllic Beach Has a Shiny Secret
Tourists visiting Nagasaki Prefecture will find a gorgeous coastline littered not with sand, but with tiny specks of sanded glass.
Lantern Festival Transforms Japanese City
The Nagasaki Lantern Festival gives the city an amazing ethereal atmosphere akin to Studio Ghibli's film "Spirited Away" for just a few nights every February.
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
The Exotic Charm of Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki, located in western Japan, is a city heavily influenced by Western culture. In the 1500s, Portuguese explorers landed in the area, which soon became a trading port. Today, Nagasaki is famous for its European-style cityscape and night views.
Cleaning Up with the Help of Ceramics
Water pollution is a serious problem affecting many parts of the world. Researchers in Japan have come up with a natural solution—custom-made ceramic rocks. Let’s take a look at how plant-based pebbles are cleaning up ponds and seawater in Nagasaki
Nagasaki, 75 Years After the Atomic Bombing
Nearly 500 people commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Secrets of Pearl Harvesting in Japan
Look closely through the translucent sheen of any Akoya pearl and you’ll see a rainbow of colors—a joint gift from the growers, the oysters, and the sea itself. But how are they produced?
Tsushima Shrine Gate Crumbles in Typhoon
A stone torii gate at a shrine on the island of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture crumbled as Typhoon Haishen passed nearby.
Top 9 Photogenic Heart-Shaped Spots In Japan
Love is in the air! Whether found in nature or built by design, your heart will be filled to bursting when you catch a glimpse of these heart-shaped spots throughout the country, just begging to be photographed!
10 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Japan
Ranging from historical to natural to cultural, these 10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan will make you want to travel there now!
Mount Unzen Eruption Site to be Preserved
Locals in southwestern Japan begin digging up areas devastated by the 1991 eruption at Mount Unzen as part of efforts to preserve the disaster remains.
Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road
These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!
Tranquil Vacation Spots in Southwest Japan
Besides Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima, there are plenty of lovely, less-known vacation spots throughout southwestern Japan.