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The 5 Best Burgers in the Tokai Area

These tasty treats feature local ingredients to create out-of-this-world burger sensations.

Stay in a Luxurious 160-Year-Old Farmhouse

Immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture at this 160-year-old 'ryokan' in Hida-Takayama.

Traditional Shopping in Ise

Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho are two fantastic places that transport you back in time along the bustling shopping streets of Ise Grand Shrine.

Shiga: Lakes, Ziplines, Water & Castles

Take a zipline above Japan's largest lake!

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Easily accessible from Tokyo and home to luxury resorts, shops and restaurants, Karuizawa is a gorgeous year-round getaway. But autumn is when the town shows its true colors!

Dance All Night at Gifu's Gujo Odori

Held every summer in the picturesque riverside town of Gujo Hachiman in Gifu Prefecture, Gujo Odori is one of Japan’s largest and most famous traditional folk dance festivals.

Don't Be a Stick in the Mud!

Head to Oiwatei ramen restaurant in Aichi Prefecture for a taste of a ramen broth so thick it can hold up a spoon!

Treehouse Built Around 300-Year-Old Tree

A treehouse can be a sacred fortress for a kid, or even just a really fun piece of outdoor architecture for anyone who doesn't suffer from acrophobia. But if you plan to visit this treehouse, you'll have to make a reservation!

6 Foods You Must Try in Ise-Shima

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Grand Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera—and your appetite, too!

5 Can't-Miss Hikes Around Kansai

The Kansai region is famous for its tasty food, historic sights and fun dialect, but this amazing area also boasts plenty of awe-inspiring hikes.

Ichinomiya Tanabata Festival

Located in Aichi, the Ichinomiya Tanabata Festival is one of Japan’s three largest and most famous Tanabata Festivals, celebrating the one day a year when the celestial lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet.

A Gold Medalist's Running Route

Olympic gold medalist Naoko Takahashi gives us the lowdown on one of her favorite running spots—in the mountains!

The Dinosaur Kingdom in front of Fukui Station

The West Exit of Fukui Station is home to the Dinosaur Plaza, where life-sized dinosaur replicas await every visitor.

Stunning Ryokan Views in Shizuoka

Indulge in incredible 'ryokan' getaways in the area the emperor chose for his villa.

Mount Fuji Tourist Info

Find out when to climb, where to climb from, and what else you can do in the area! Oh—and don't miss the fireworks!

5 Unbelievable Hiking Spots in the Japan Alps

The Japan Alps in the north-central parts of Honshu offer some of the most exhilarating wilderness outings in the country. You won't believe what you can see.

Charming Traditional Ryokan in Gero

This charming and magnificent ryokan, with its in-room 'kaiseki' dinner, is a great reason to venture into the hills above Gero.

Hike the Mackerel Highway

Back in the day, getting ocean fish to Kyoto was back-breaking work. You can still hike the 1,300-year-old path that brought mackerel to the ancient capital.

Ise Azuchi Momoyama Bunkamura

Check out this historical theme park that recreates the golden age of samurai!

Photographing the Many Faces of Mount Fuji

Check out the many ways Mount Fuji photographers capture this glorious mountain!

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