Tohoku's 3 Great Summer Festivals
Head to northern Japan this summer for huge glowing floats, giant poles covered in lanterns and streets festooned with positive wishes for the future.
Japan's 5 Most Elegant Christmas Trees
Grab some hot cider and head out the door to view these classy Christmas trees.
10 Japanese Christmas Cakes—By Price!
There are plenty of kinds of Christmas cakes in Japan, and the limit may only be the size of your wallet!
Japan's Top 4 'Best 3' Sightseeing Spots!
Witness the best sightseeing spots Japan has to offer in four official, comprehensive lists.
Cardcaptor Sakura Café Coming to Animate
A new Cardcaptor Sakura café gives fans a taste of dishes that overflow with Clow and Sakura power!
Eating My Way Through Sendai
Come on a journey to the northeastern region of Japan's largest island as I enjoy the delicious foods and snacks of Sendai.
How to Fully Enjoy Your First Visit to Tohoku
Follow along with our writer Wut who went on an incredible journey to Tohoku to discover the best things to see and do for any traveler's first trip to the region.
4 Great Reasons to Visit Sendai
The largest city in Tohoku, Sendai is steeped in the history of Date Masamune, known as the 'one-eyed dragon.'
5 Great Lesser-known Onsen Towns
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, then give these towns a try!
7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures
Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!
15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan
There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.
11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan
Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!
Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
Tohoku in Summer
When the snow melts and the summer sun rises in Tohoku, you have to travel north!
Autumn Colors in Naruko Gorge
There are various walking paths and even a train that goes through the 100-meter-deep (328 ft) gorge, which is covered this with stunning oranges and golds when the temperature begins to drop.
A Leg-Powered Wheelchair?!
Developed in Sendai, the Profhand wheelchair uses neuromodulation technology to allow people with partial mobility to move the device with their legs, increasing strength and helping stave off immobility.
The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions
10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!
Aoba Gyoza: Healthy Green Dumplings
Can you spot the healthy one?
What is Tanabata?
Also known as the Star Festival, Tanabata is traditionally held on the seventh day of the seventh month of the old lunar calendar, celebrating the legend of the one day of the year when the deities Hikoboshi and Orihime are allowed to meet.