All About Japan

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

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

Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature

Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.

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!

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.

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!

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?

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!

Niigata Ski & Snowboard Guide

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

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.

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.

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!

Beautiful Japanese Pottery

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

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.

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.

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!

All Aboard the Fireworks Train!

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

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.

Wonders of Japan: Hospitality

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

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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