All About Japan

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!

8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan

Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!

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!

There's No Vegetable Like Snow Vegetables!

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "frozen vegetables," farmers in these prefectures have decided to harvest their crops a little differently.

Niigata Ski & Snowboard Guide

Some of the best powder in Japan is only a day trip from Tokyo!

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

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

6 Great Innovations from Japan's Countryside

From urban planning and fish farming to food recycling and the re-invigoration of traditional techniques, a number of great ideas have come out of Japan's smaller towns and cities.

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.

6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside

Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.

A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island

Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There are an express vessel and a regular ferry that leave from Niigata, taking about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry.

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!

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!

Beautiful Japanese Pottery

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

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.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

Wonders of Japan: Hospitality

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

9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan

When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.

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 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

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