Takeda Castle Floating in the Sky
Thanks to a natural phenomenon, the ruins of Takeda Castle (in Hyogo Prefecture) often appear to be floating in the sky!
Natural Incense Born of Tradition
This beautiful leaf-shaped paper incense is produced by a company on Awaji Island that has been in the business for 120 years!
Henro: A Mystical Pilgrimage Through Shikoku
Learn more about the Henro, a sacred pilgrimage that takes travelers deep into the heart of Japan's smallest island, Shikoku.
Mount Fuji Sports First Snow Cap of the Season
An essential part of the transition from summer in Japan, Mount Fuji has finally donned its iconic snow cap.
The Gentler Side of Japanese Skincare
If you're looking to try some high-quality natural cosmetics while in Japan, look no further than Yoroshi Cosmetics, a local Asakusa brand with over 90 years of history.
A Mountainous Trove of Nature and Culture
Among all of Japan's national parks, it's hard to match the accessibility of Nikko National Park.
Explore an Ancient Land of Volcanic Power
Experience the sacred lands that birthed Japan, whose living legacy lingers in legend in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park!
Hiking Japan’s Ancient Roads
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims, samurai and royalty on these historic Japanese highways.
The Majesty of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
Sitting on Sapporo’s doorstep, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a fascinating, tempestuous and tranquil landscape sculpted by volcanoes.
Chill at the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival
The 71st annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan.
Discover an Alpine Land of Natural Beauty
Home of the northern Japanese Alps, Chubusangaku National Park is a fantastic destination for lovers of the outdoors!
Retreat to Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Retreat to the deep mountain resort home to meditative lakes, fantastical moors, and healing hot springs!
Happo-en: a Japanese Garden Hidden in Tokyo
Happo-en is a hidden gem featuring a traditional tea house, koi pond, bonsai, cherry trees, and everything else a Japanese garden should have.
Japan’s Ocean Paradise
From diving, snorkeling and whale-watching to hiking and visiting historic sites, the Kerama Islands of Kerama-Shoto National Park really offer something for everyone.
The First Sunrise of Fuji Climbing Season
People gathered, as they do every year, on Mount Fuji to take in the first sun rise after the southern side opens to climbers.
An Incredible World in Miniature
A short journey from Kumamoto or Oita prefectures will bring travelers to Aso-Kuju National Park, a beautiful area that is one of the first official national parks in Japan.
Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak
A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
The Prettiest Beach You've Never Heard Of
Hidden away in Kochi Prefecture is a truly unusual museum. The Sunabi Museum is a stretch of beach so beautiful that it is considered a natural art gallery by the locals!
Top 20 Recommended Scenic Spots in Japan
We have gathered a few spots and scenes that are worth checking out on your next autumn vacation. Let us introduce you to the top 20 recommendations for autumn scenery in Japan.
Tourists Flock for a Glimpse of Old Japan
Townscapes that preserve the atmosphere of Japan's yesteryear are attracting more international visitors than ever before.