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Experience the 'Heartbeat' of Japan in Gifu

This breathtaking new promotional video of Japan's heartland, Gifu, highlights the sights and traditions of this under-visited prefecture, all from the comfort of your own home!

The World's First Disposable Paper Razor

One company is doing its part in reducing its use of single-use plastics with a completely disposable paper razor.

Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!

Reconnect to Nature: Daisen-Oki National Park

Exploring a little bit of everything that Daisen-Oki National Park has to offer

Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques

Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.

Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami

Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.

Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution

Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist

Visit Japan’s Least Populous Prefectures!

In a post-COVID-19 world, the concept of travel can still be quite daunting. But as things get back up and running in Japan, people may still want to avoid the crowds. If that's the case, why not try visiting one of Japan's least populous prefectures?

The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages

The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the most interesting and beautiful rural towns in Japan. There are truly some hidden gems on this list!

Snow-Covered Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Over the weekend, snow covered the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, which were in full bloom.

Collective Impact: STOP! Food Loss & Waste

In line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment is expanding efforts to reduce food loss. The Collective Impact; STOP! Food Loss & Waste Project is one step toward realizing change.

Trees on Trees on Trees: Cedar Platforms

Have you ever seen a tree growing atop another? Come learn why this cool and ancient technique encourages proper forestation.

Innovative Businesses are Battling Food Loss

Food loss has become a global issue, and Japan is no exception. A number of innovative initiatives have recently sprung up in Japan to help spare food from the garbage bin and reduce food loss.

Snow Crab Season Starts in Central Japan

The snow crab season kicked off in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan on November 5.

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.

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!

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

Drone footage was able to pick up a pair of humpback whales swimming off coast of Okinawa Prefecture.

Get Hands-on in Rural Japan: Akita Farm Stay

By giving people unique first-hand experiences, green tourism can help revitalize and re-popularize the lifestyles and customs of rural Japan.

Japan's Most Sacred Shrine

Ise Jingu, considered to be one of Japan's most sacred shrines, is surrounded by fun and unique foods and activities to try.

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