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The 11 Spookiest Spots in Japan

Whether they’re haunted, abandoned or just plain old creepy, these spots will definitely show you a chilly side of Japan you may never yet have known.

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!

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.

Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!

Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan

One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!

The Best 'Hanami' Spots in Each Prefecture

Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.

7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles

The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!

The Secret of the Square Watermelon

With only 200 grown per year, this video offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of square watermelon production—answering the questions of how they're made and why they're so expensive!

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!

List: Japan's 12 Original-Construction Castles

While Japan is home to over 300 castles, there are only 12 that still retain their original castle keep. These 12 so-called 'original construction' castles are the cream of the crop.

16 Splendid Shikoku Castles

The island of Shikoku may be small, but who would've guessed it once contained 16 amazing castles, all in various shapes and forms!

JR Explained

When talking about Japanese trains, surely Japan Railways (JR) comes to mind. But did you know that JR isn't one single company, but six?

Moss Garden Café Has Us Enchanted

With amazing outdoor eating spaces set on moss-covered grounds in the middle of the woods, this is a secret haven for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.

Unique Vending Machine Selling Awesome Origami

Are you all thumbs when it comes to making your own origami? Then jet off to Ehime and purchase some uniquely designed animals and objects for less than ¥50!

Amazing Aerial Video of Western Japan

Discover Western Japan as you have never seen it before from a breathtaking birds-eye view!

3,000-Year-Old Baths: A Look Inside Dogo Onsen

The rejuvenating waters of Dogo Onsen have been drawing people to this famed location for 3,000 years.

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

12 of the Best Dishes in Shikoku!

Savor the freshest ingredients and culinary highlights from Shikoku, featuring the best from all of its four prefectures.

8 Fun Souvenirs from Shikoku, Japan

One of the greatest worries when going to Japan is deciding on the right souvenirs for our friends and families back home! Making the purchases that best represent the region you're traveling to is the way to go.

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