Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future
Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.
Top 5 Spots on Tropical Ishigaki Island
Ishigaki Island is home to some of the best spots to visit in Japan, and we've got five incredible places for you to check out while you're in the area!
A Beacon of Light Shines at Arahama Elementary
When tragedy struck Japan on March 11, 2011, one elementary school in Sendai stood strong, becoming a symbol of hope for the entire nation.
A Stay in Yokohama Landmark Tower
Standing at 296.3 meters, Yokohama Landmark Tower was the tallest building in Japan when it opened in 1993. While its lower half is full of shops, restaurants and offices, the 49th to 70th floors are occupied by a five-star luxury hotel!
This Beer Garden is Offering Summer Kimono
Not only do you get an incredible view, a three-course meal and all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages, but you even get a 'yukata' for an unbeatable price!
Discover the Sunrise in Chiba!
Too much hustle in Tokyo? Travel to Choshi: you’ll find one-of-a-kind views from its observatory and in the Inubosaki Lighthouse, and you can even relax in a Japanese bath.
5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo
Discover the best sights and things to do in snowy Sapporo during the winter months, including a few options off the beaten path. You'll see there's more to Sapporo than just the local ramen!
Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!
8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo
When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.
Tokyo Tower 'Top Deck Tour' Now Open
Visitors to Tokyo Tower's new Top Deck viewing platform get to enjoy VIP treatment along with the stunning Tokyo skyline.
Book an Island for an Overnight Stay
Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.
Trek up Tokyo Tower—Only 600 Steps!
Think you handle all 600 (literally) breathtaking steps of Tokyo Tower? We took the challenge, with photographic evidence.
10 Stellar Night Views in Kansai
Amid all the hustle and bustle of the Kansai region, don't forget about these incredibly scenic views, especially after the sun has set. If you're visiting the Kansai area—including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe—you must check out these stellar night views!
Gorgeous Views from Roppongi Hills
Head over to Roppongi Hills to get a glimpse of some stellar views. Who knows—maybe you'll even see Mount Fuji while you're up there!
25 Things to Do (and Chew) in Tokyo
Self-described foodie Mark Wiens goes the distance in this entertaining video—and unlike many similar lists, this one features a number of attractions that won’t cost a single yen.
Tohoku in Fall: The Ultimate Koyo Experience
Anyone who has visited the Tohoku region knows about the area’s unique and stunning beauty all year round, but during fall the area truly comes alive.
5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi
This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.
Take a Photo Trip to the Tohoku Sanriku Coast
Come along with us as we visit the Sanriku Coastal Area, a beautiful coastline in the northeastern part of Japan's largest island with breathtaking geographical variety.
5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Yokohama
Get the lowdown on the most scenic views of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city and an easy-to-access neighbor of Tokyo.
AAJ Adventures: Goishi Coast
What's waiting for you along the cliffside shore of Goishi Kaigan in Iwate Prefecture? A team of AAJ editors and a videographer head out to Ofunato to capture the natural wonder of the region.