True Colors: Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Attracting almost 2 million visitors every year, Nikko Toshogu Shrine is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
8 Gorgeous Japanese Lantern Festivals
Japanese lantern festivals are held to ward off evil or send off the dead, or just to warm up a chilly winter.
UNESCO's Historical Monuments of Ancient Nara
Once the capital of Japan, the historical monuments of Nara include temples, a shrine, a palace, a forest and lots of deer!
All About the Tenjin Matsuri
Japan is famous for its wide variety of festivals, and one of the Top 3 is the Tenjin festival in Osaka. Between dances and river parades, this summer event has it all. Check it out and plan your next visit!
Tanzan Shrine Kemari Festival
A game played by royals 1,400 years ago, held at this nature-rich shrine in Nara. Japan's football starts here!
All About Japanese Festivals
There are an estimated 600,000 festivals held in Japan every year—an average of 50,000 per month!
Chichibu Night Festival
See impressive floats maneuvered below winter fireworks in Saitama in December.
Find Treasure at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is filled with nature on the outside, with its tunnel of simply incredible cherry blossoms. But, there are also several important treasures within!
Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future
Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.
Paint Your Face for Next Year's Crops!
Fukuoka locals show their appreciation to the powers above at this goopy harvest festival.
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.
A Brief History of Japanese Timekeeping
Explore the tradition and beauty of Japanese timekeeping, from the water-based clocks of the seventh century to the app-enabled digital creations of the modern day.
Pray for good luck in business at this huge midnight market festival in November.
Can You Keep a Secret? 4 Hidden Hot Springs
There are a lot of incredible hot springs in Japan. These four hot springs are not well known, but they'll surprise you! They all have something special in common—can you guess what it is?
Japan's Fertility Festivals: The Hard Facts
Japan is a festive nation, home to countless different festivals. However, some of them, while safe to visit, aren't exactly safe for work!
Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan
While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!
UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area
Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!
Onbashira: Japan’s Most Dangerous Festival
Every six years, the town of Suwa in Nagano Prefecture becomes the site of one of Japan's oldest festivals—which is also considered the most dangerous.
10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan
It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!