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!
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.
4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo
Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.
Get Back to Nature in Your Own Kengo Kuma Home
If you never thought you could afford a home designed by architect Kengo Kuma, think again! Now you can get your very own Kuma-designed, nature-inspired trailer home!
6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns
If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.
Go Natural at 4 Amazing UNESCO Sites in Japan
All across Japan, you can easily find an incredible mix of technology and greenery. And among all of its protected natural sites, four of them are UNESCO natural sites! Let's explore these verdant green wonderlands!
'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.
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!
5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese Pedal... er, Petal Power in São Paulo
30 bicycles, covered in colorful flowers, hit the streets of Brazil's São Paulo to celebrate both nature and the Japanese people who settled there a century ago.
Secret Hokkaido Spots You Need to See!
Hokkaido is a vast island that hides incredible secrets for those willing to look a little deeper. Here's our list of locations overseas travelers often miss, but would be amazing additions to your next Hokkaido itinerary!
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.
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.
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 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.
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition
The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.