All About Japan

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.

6 Sublime Views in Tohoku

The northeast region of Honshu, Tohoku, is a destination for all seasons. If you're looking to see nature at its finest, head north!

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

Visit the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

The intense shine of the Golden Pavilion reflects on calm waters, reminding us why this temple is considered a part of our World Heritage.

Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station

Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring

From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.

4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)

It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!

Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 2)

The saga continues for the best places to visit in Japan, as complied by our friends at RocketNews24.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn

Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.

10 Picture-Perfect Views in Kanazawa, Japan

Since the 2015 opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, the Hokuriku area of Japan has been getting much more attention from tourists. Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is especially popular with its abundant nature and rustic environment.

Fun & Weird Temples in Kyoto

Already done all the big spots in Kyoto—or just sick of the crowds? These fun and weird temples and shrines are definitely not going to be listed in your typical tourist guide!

#Followmeto Couple Capture the Beauty of Japan

This well-known Instagram duo is leading us by the hand on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sights.

Dive into Tokyo's Most Beautiful Streets

Think you've seen all there is to see of Tokyo? This gorgeous video will make you want to go back out and hit the streets to explore all over again!

Discover the Beauty of Tohoku

Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!

21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'

Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!

Kyoto's 5 Best Cherry Blossom Views

Kyoto should be on the top of your travel list at any time of the year, but the city makes a truly special transformation in early spring.

Following in the Footsteps of Matsuo Basho

While it didn't take 156 days, our friend Johnny at Spoon & Tamago headed to Yamagata Prefecture to see the world through Japanese poet Matsuo Basho's eyes.

Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K

Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!

Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!

Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!

Tenjin-san Flea Market

If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!

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