All About Japan

Walk on the Wild Side in Akan-Mashu

Hokkaido's Akan-Mashu National Park is full of lush forests, abundant wildlife, and acts as a gateway to indigenous Ainu culture.

Unilever Japan Expands Recycle Program

Unilever has added the National Azabu Supermarket to its locations for collecting personal care packaging after use for recycling, with incentives under the UMILE program.

4 Days in Tohoku's Treasureland

Japan's northeastern region of Tohoku is full of incredible cultural traditions, breathtaking landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine, and more. Join Noam as he makes his way through this beautiful treasure land.

Why You Must Go to Japan’s 5 Natural Heritage Sites

From white sand beaches to volcanic hot springs, Japan abounds with natural wonders. Five of these places are special e

A Mountainous Trove of Nature and Culture

Among all of Japan's national parks, it's hard to match the accessibility of Nikko National Park.

Travel by Train to Superb Sakura Viewing Spots

Some lesser-known but magnificent hanami spots in Japan’s eastern and northern regions and tips on how to reach them using the excellent railroad passes.

Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!

Discover Gems of Japan in the Mount Fuji Area

Mount Fuji peeks between high-rises across the Greater Tokyo Area. Though magnificent even from afar, the sacred mountain begs a closer look! One of the best ways to explore it is by roaming around Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa prefectures.

Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields

Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.

Help Local Businesses & Give Back in Japan

Five easy ways to help the local businesses, give back to those in need, and pick up some good deals along the way!

From the Mountain to the Sea

Fuji-Hakone-Izu is the most popular national park in Japan by far, receiving over 100 million visitors every year. Unlike most of Japan’s national parks, it consists of four distinct areas united by the volcanic activity.

The Road Less Traveled in Tohoku

Yet the sheer size of Tohoku means that there are still plenty of discoveries to be made. On this trip, I set out to explore some lesser-known wonders in Miyagi, Iwate, and Aomori Prefectures.

Sleep in Comfort in Beds made with Japanese Craftsmanship

Nihon Bed has a long commitment to crafting quality beds, and its mattresses and frames are found at the most luxurious accommodations throughout Japan.

Kinosaki Onsen Celebrates 1300th Anniversary

2020 is the 1300th anniversary of Kinosaki Onsen, a historic onsen town in Hyogo Prefecture, with seven bathhouses located within walking distance of each other.

Sustaina-Week: Seeking a Better Future

Boost your sustainability game with tips, products, and services from environmentally friendly Japanese companies

Retreat to Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Retreat to the deep mountain resort home to meditative lakes, fantastical moors, and healing hot springs!

Gunma: A Cultural & Culinary Hotspot

Tucked away in central Japan, within a stone's throw of Tokyo, is Gunma Prefecture. This destination hosts a wealth of surprises; hot springs, and cultural and culinary experiences abound!

Experience the Great Outdoors in Gunma

Located in the center of Japan's main island, Gunma Prefecture is a paradise for outdoor lovers, with a variety of exciting seasonal activities to enjoy.

Don't Leave Japan Without Feasting on Crab!

Showcasing Japan's Matsuba crab. Add this luxurious and delicious dining experience to your Japan itinerary

Volcanoes, Islands, and Ancient Culture

Situated in western Japan inside parts of Shimane, Tottori, and Okayama prefectures, Daisen-Oki National Park rewards those willing to take the path less traveled with incredible beauty!

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