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4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo

Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!

9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan

When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.

Kicking It Old School

If you happen to be in Kyoto around the turn of the New Year, you won't want to miss this spectacle of men and women dressed in Heian-style robes playing their version of soccer.

Knights vs. Samurai—in Real Life!

Ever wondered who would win in a fight of knights versus samurai? At the Japan Armored Battle League, you can finally find out!

GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko

Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.

Jogging the Tokyo Imperial Palace

The circuit around the Tokyo Imperial Palace is almost exactly 5 kilometers long, making it an excellent running course with a spectacular view.

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?

Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

Pokémon's Epic 20th Anniversary Super Bowl Ad

The official Pokémon website has posted the full version of the live-action commercial that will air during Super Bowl 50.

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

Top 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ocean in Chiba

Aquatic adventures await, a mere day trip away from Tokyo!

7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016

2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!

Japan’s Best-Known Ninja Lives in Chiba

Masaaki Hatsumi teaches the ways of the samurai and the art of ninjutsu to aspiring shadow warriors and law enforcement personnel from all over the world.

The Custom of Communal Cleaning

While the spirit of cleaning is taught in Japanese schools, the principle very likely originated in Zen Buddhism, and continues on into adulthood.

Tokyo’s New Olympic Stadium Design Revealed

Architect Kengo Kuma's design is a marriage of wood and forestry, incorporating the surrounding trees of Jingu Shrine to create a stadium of wood and greenery.

Finalists Announced for New 2020 Tokyo Stadium

Two competing groups have offered proposals coming in at just under ¥150 billion, which is about half of what the original Zaha Hadid stadium was going to cost.

Logo Designs Revealed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Now's your chance to voice your opinion on the designs that have been shortlisted to represent Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

5 Cool Things to Do in Saitama

From forest adventures to illuminated walls of ice, there's plenty to see and do.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

The 'Court House' is a Slam Dunk!

What happens when you combine a spacious house with a basketball court? An awesome, one-of-a-kind home that scores major points with sports fanatics! You'll have to see it to believe it!

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