All About Japan

A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital

Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.

Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos

Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.

Exploring 'Little Edo'

Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.

Swiss Priest Guides Visitors at Koyasan

Coming to Koysan 18 years ago, Swiss national Kurt Kubli Genso became a Buddhist priest, and now guides visitors around this three-star World Heritage Site in five different languages.

The Force Awakens at Kiyomizu Temple

Witness folding screens inspired by the Star Wars trilogy at one of Japan's most iconic temples.

Style Yourself in Tenpyo Clothing

Want to dress up in some traditional Japanese wear, but find kimono rentals too expensive? A Japanese clothing store in Nara is specializing in Nara-Period clothing at a fraction of the cost of renting a kimono!

6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside

Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

Ofuna's Giant Kannon

There's something huge peeking over Kamakura's hills.

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

Kyoto's Hidden Gem: Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

While Kyoto is full of big-name temples, it's also replete with secret spots like Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, where you can find 1,200 statues of the disciples of the historical Buddha.

Take a 3-Star Hike Up Mount Takao

Mount Takao is a 599-meter (1,965-ft) mountain in western Tokyo that has received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.

These 4 Kyoto Videos Will Make Your Heart Ache

Day or night, there’s no place in Japan better for enjoying Japan's gorgeous autumn season than Kyoto.

5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi

This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.

Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days

From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!

Kanazawa's 'Ninja Temple'

Myoryu-ji Temple is not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill Buddhist sanctuary. Full of secrets and surprises, adults and children alike are sure to enjoy what this special place has to offer.

A Mountain of Ancient Worship

Compact and beautiful, Mount Oyama is nestled in the northern reaches of Isehara City in Kanagawa's Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park.

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