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Meet Me in Minamisanriku for Fresh Food & Art

The coastal city of Minamisanriku has come a long way since 2011. Join us as we learn about the area, and the road to recovery.

Rainy Season: Things to Know When You Go

Sure, rainy season comes with the occasional soaked pair of shoes, and it can feel hard to work up the motivation to leave the house. But here are a few tips to help you make the best of it!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Tokushima

Shikoku may be the smallest of Japan's main islands, but with places like Tokushima, it's truly full of heart. Come along with Nick as he dives headfirst into some of the natural wonders of Tokushima Prefecture!

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.

Enjoy Seaside & Flowers in Ibaraki

Sakura season may be over, but the floral fun is just beginning at Hitachi Seaside Park, where the Nemophila are already in bloom for 2018!

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Chasing Waterfalls in Tohoku

Come along with Nick as he explores the wetter, wilder side of Tohoku in the summer!

Diamond Route Japan Shows Off Hidden Treasures

This stunning video tourism project will leave you ready to plan your next trip north of Tokyo!

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.

30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

9 Incredible Historical Spots in Hagi

Located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Hagi's history is readily visible today. Perfect for those who love to explore Japanese history and scenery, here are 9 spots in Hagi you definitely have to visit!

This Beach Is Like a Scene out of 'Your Name'

Chichibugahama Beach looks like a Makoto Shinkai anime come to life, and is well worth a detour off the beaten travel path.

Rebun: The Flower Island

Two hours away by ferry from Wakkanai City in Hokkaido, Rebun Island is especially cool and delightful during the summer as hundreds of types of flowers bloom among its mountains and on its shores, and the surrounding sea offers up delectable fare.

Hokkaido Flowers Spring into Bloom

The often-overlooked Doto region of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido is off the beaten path, but should be on your itinerary. Spring starts a little later, treating visitors to beautiful flowers reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

Trekking Through the Mosaic

Each year about 38,000 visitors hike through the verdant trails of the Shin-Etsu trail in northwestern Japan.

13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips

When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.

7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo

If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!

Super Blue Blood Moon Lights Up The Sky

This once in a blue moon phenomenon appeared in the sky posing with Tokyo Skytree as well as other beautiful tourist spots.

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

The Natural Beauty of 'Satoyama'

While Japan's countryside always offers breathtaking views of nature, these man-made farms built near mountains are true wonders to behold in rural communities.

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