Timber Slats Catch the Light on Awaji Island
The IZUE architecture firm, powered by three talented architects, decided to construct the perfect island getaway on the Seto Inland Sea.
Wonders of Japan: The Coastline
Enjoy the breathtaking coastal landscapes unique to this island nation.
American Photographer Promotes Island with Art
American photographer Patrick Tsai is part of a team helping to internationalize and revitalize the island of Shodoshima in the Seto Inland Sea.
Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route
Come along for a ride along the Shimanami Kaido cycling route and experience 70 kilometers of incredible views and glorious fresh air.
The Cherry Blossom Beauty of Shodoshima
Read on to find out more about the splendor of cherry blossoms of Shodoshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea.
47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!
Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!
Posh Japan Train Travels to Try Before You Die
If you think cross-country train rides only offer magnificent views, think again. Japan, teeming with glorious natural wonders, has made moving from one prefecture to another a luxurious experience you'll never forget!
Natural Incense Born of Tradition
This beautiful leaf-shaped paper incense is produced by a company on Awaji Island that has been in the business for 120 years!
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido
Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.
Tranquil Vacation Spots in Southwest Japan
Besides Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima, there are plenty of lovely, less-known vacation spots throughout southwestern Japan.
Island Hopping: 4 Days on the Seto Inland Sea
This magical trip on the Seto Inland Sea is guaranteed to make you want to rent a boat and hit these gorgeous islands yourself!
Top 3 Things to Experience in Takamatsu
From art islands to ancient gardens and intricate traditional lacquerware, there's plenty to enjoy in and around this Shikoku city.
Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality
The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.