Go Downhill Mountain Biking in Gunma & Nagano
There are plenty of mountains in Japan, but where can you go downhill mountain biking? If you head to Gunma or Nagano, you don't even need to have your own bike—just rent with one of these tours!
4 Inspiring Performing Arts Festivals in Japan
From huge taiko drums to theater performances in Tokyo's artsy neighborhoods, theater, music and dance lovers alike flock to experience Japan's performance festivals.
Undiscovered Japan: Fukushima & Miyagi
While Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were both badly hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the region has now largely recovered, and is looking to see travelers flock in once again.
13 Places to Go Canyoning in Japan
With so many rivers and mountains, Japan offers plenty of prime canyoning territory. Here are 13 great places to go canyoning in Japan!
Formula 1 & Sightseeing Fun in Western Japan
The Formula 1 2018 Honda Japanese Grand Prix will be held at Mie Prefecture's Suzuka Circuit from October 4th to October 8th. In addition to high-octane thrills, it also provides a great opportunity to explore two wonderful areas of western Japan.
Mastering Winemaking in Nagano
Well-known essayist and painter Toyoo Tamamura and his wife live in Nagano Prefecture, where they run a winery and restaurant. He talks about his new life and work styles, the late life lessons he’s discovered and his plans for the future.
Get Your Own Personal Pocket Guide to Japan
You're only a click away from having your very own guided tour of Japan's most popular spots without spending a dime.
Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route
Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.
Japan Opens a Door to Fourth-Generation Nikkei
This summer the Ministry of Justice began granting special long-term visas to fourth-generation Nikkei Japanese. If they meet the requirements, applicants can receive a visa of up to five years with no limits on the type of work they do.
Yakushima: Island of Thousand-Year-Old Cedars
Registered as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1993, Yakushima’s Yakusugi have flourished for over ten centuries, and the islanders have revered these cedar giants as sacred since ancient times.
13 Places to Paraglide in Japan
There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!
Zipline Adventures Accessible from Tokyo
Why not make use of Japan's many mountains for some ziplining? There are even a few zipline options fairly easily accessible from Tokyo!
Global Stars Shine Light on Tohoku-Made Goods
Yamagata casting is considered one of the national treasures among traditional Japanese crafts, as seen on the TV program 'Streets to Tohoku and Hokkaido, Japan.' But thanks to online shopping, you don't have to fly to Japan to own a piece of history.
The Japanese Seasoning on Everyone’s Table
Known as 'shoyu' in Japan, soy sauce is ubiquitous in Japanese cuisine, whether it’s being drizzled on roasting corn or adding flavorful depths to vegetable, fish and meat dishes.
Discover Fruit & Fossils in Fukushima!
Welcoming visitors with open arms, Fukushima Prefecture offers strawberry picking, a fresh tomato theme park, and a fossil museum where you can try your hand at archaeology.
Oita International Wheelchair Marathon
Held in the welcoming city of Oita in Kyushu, this thrilling race attracts top-level athletes from across the world.
My Tohoku Pacific Coast Travel Journal
Follow along with Wendell as he explores the Tohoku Pacific Coast from the northeastern city of Hachinohe all the way down to Sendai, marking his favorite sights along the way.
Getting Back on Track With Disaster Prevention
Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Tohoku region sustained a substantial amount of damage from the tsunami. However, in a tremendous effort to educate the locals and visitors on prevention, Sanriku Railway is running a recovery train.
A Walk Through Sendai to Remember
Following the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the residents of Sendai are standing on their feet once again and ready to share the lessons they've learned about disaster prevention and preparation.
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.