All About Japan

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

This Stylish Knife Showroom is a Cut Above!

This Niigata Prefecture showroom is truly a visual and hands-on experience for both beginners and experienced knife users.

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.

How to Enjoy Studying Abroad in Japan

Follow this dancing girl all through her amazing study abroad experience in Japan, and be sure to watch for some stunning respect from a well-antlered deer!

Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature

Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.

All Aboard the Fireworks Train!

Dubbed "Genbi," this unique bullet train will be going into service on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line in Spring 2016.

Travel Through Niigata in Artistic Style

Enjoy gorgeous works of art while weaving through the Niigata countryside on the new contemporary art bullet train. But you'd better act soon, because tickets are selling like hotcakes!

10 Top Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Between March and April, people flock outdoors to enjoy the brief life of Japan's blooming cherry blossoms. But just because the day ends doesn't mean the 'hanami' (flower viewing) has to as well. Take a look at our 10 recommended night viewing spots!

Japan's Top 11 Reconstructed Castles

Like a phoenix rising from the flames, so too have these restored beauties come back to life to prosper again on our list of the best reconstructed castles across Japan.

4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo

Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!

Wonders of Japan: Hospitality

Experience the welcoming culture of hospitality that is the pride of Japan.

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

Elongated Market Inspired by Traditional Halls

The 'engawa' is a hallway, often likened to a veranda, that's part of traditional Japanese homes. Mimicking this feature, Stage Engawa opened in Sanjo City, Niigata, hoping to inspire a community space where locals can come and go as they please.

A Great Selection of Sake from Across Japan

Here's a fantastic selection of sake of varying tastes, from special brews to top-class "daiginjo"! What more could you ask for?

Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

The Shinkansen Network in Japan

A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!

Beautiful Japanese Pottery

The seven most beautiful pottery cups from The Wonder 500™.

The Salt of Life

Salt from the sea and other essential goods were hauled along Salt Road from Japan’s coastal areas to the mountainous territories inland—and delivered even to mortal enemies in need.

4 Incredible Kettles

Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!

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