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Super Cheap Japan's Top 10 Fall Color Spots

Want to know the best, cheapest spots for fall colors in Japan?

Jaw-Dropping Images of a 'Sea of Clouds'

While this hot photography spot is only a few hours outside of Tokyo, it looks worlds away.

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!

Secret Sakura Spots in Residential Areas

Not all cherry blossom trees are planted in Yoyogi, Shinjuku Gyoen, Inokashira or Sankeien. You'd be surprised to know that a lot of regular neighborhood areas in and around Tokyo also have Instagram-worthy spots for the perfect sakura shot.

Japan's 1st Transgender Man Elected to Office

In March 2017, Japan elected its first openly transgender man to public office who drew on his own experiences of isolation during his campaign.

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, Ramen & More for $15

One Japanese restaurant chain is upping the ante by not only providing customers with an endless supply of sushi, but customers can also gorge on desserts, French fries and even ramen!

Rafting Adventure for Beginners in Nagatoro

Head to Nagatoro for a fun-filled day on the river, riding over waves and rapids on a thrilling sports adventure.

Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

Travel northwest of Tokyo to see this museum full of rocks that resemble faces—even a few famous ones!

Great Cities Made Greater with Kimono Rentals

There are a number of places in Japan where you can rent a kimono and enjoy walking around town, typically centered around regions with well-preserved historical streets. And it's not just Kyoto!

The 11 Best Things to See in Golden Week

Golden Week is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan, and these 11 spots and events each offer something unique that can only be experienced at this time of year. You don't want to miss them!

Kindergarten Made from Shipping Containers

This Saitama kindergarten upcycled stacked shipping containers into an earthquake-resistant and environmentally friendly new structure.

15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan

There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.

World Bonsai Convention in Saitama

The World Bonsai Convention returns to Japan for the first time in 28 years.

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan

Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!

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!

Chichibu Night Festival

See impressive floats maneuvered below winter fireworks in Saitama in December.

Japan's 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

While some ancient castles may be hard to find in Japan today, many of their surrounding villages are still standing strong.

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