Hike From the Sea to the Summit of Mount Fuji
New bilingual Japanese/English maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 ft) of Japan’s tallest mountain.
Take a Photo Trip to the Tohoku Sanriku Coast
Come along with us as we visit the Sanriku Coastal Area, a beautiful coastline in the northeastern part of Japan's largest island with breathtaking geographical variety.
Matsushima: The Shining Jewel of Miyagi
We're proud to present a guide to Matsushima, one of Japan's three most beautiful views, brought to you by our friends at Spoon & Tamago.
Technology & Nature Grow Together in Tokyo
Tokyo is an incredible mecca of technology and culture, but a design studio is trying to help the city's residents get in touch with their agricultural roots.
Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest
Walking through the famous forest that sits at the bottom of Mount Fuji is an interesting experience and, at times, somewhat frightening.
'Road to Laputa' Scenery Gone for Good?
Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning 'Road To Laputa,' which looks like Studio Ghibli’s 'Castle in the Sky' come to life, may close permanently.
Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow
Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.
How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai
We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.
2017 Autumn Foliage Forecast
It's that time of the year again! Get ready to enjoy the vividly colored autumn leaves with our 2017 fall foliage forecast.
Gorgeous Blue Pond Is Worth a Trip Up North
If you're thinking of making a trip up to Japan's northernmost main island, be sure to check out the pristine blue waters of Blue Pond.
Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition
The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.
My Tohoku Pacific Coast Travel Journal
Follow along with Wendell as he explores the Tohoku Pacific Coast from the northeastern city of Hachinohe all the way down to Sendai, marking his favorite sights along the way.
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May
There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!
Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka
Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!
The Beautiful Nature of Miyagi
With the Pacific Ocean coastline on one side and stunning mountain ranges on the other, Miyagi is home to some of Japan's most breathtaking natural scenery.
Escape into a Magical Forest in Fukuoka
This forest in Fukuoka Prefecture looks eerily similar to the scene in Princess Mononoke when the forest spirit meets Ashitaka.
Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture
There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.
Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan
As the weather gets cooler, the time of the year for red autumn leaves approaches! While you might be looking for some good spots to spot leaves around Tokyo, why not step out of the capital to discover other nice areas for autumn colors around Japan?
The Northern Experience: Hokkaido
Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, is an unbelievable blend of nature and culture. Join us on a tour of beauty and discovery.