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Discovering Fukuoka's Autumn Treasures

Looking for an underrated time of year to explore Kyushu? This autumn, come to the city of Fukuoka for seasonal fun & feasting for the whole family!

7 Must-Visit Spots in and around Matsue

Experience Japan's rich culture and history without the crowds of major tourist destinations in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.

Whirlwind Visit to Daisen Oki National Park

YouTuber John Daub from Only in Japan, and Dean Newcombe from runAway Japan visit Izumo in the Daisen Oki National Park for a 2-day taster trip!

A Perfect Weekend in Kobe

Kobe is Kansai's best-kept secret. Its foreign influence is a great attraction, while often overlooked is its ancient history and natural beauty. This guide sets you on track for an awesome weekend getaway.

Top 16 Most Unusual Things To Do In Japan

Japan's unique characteristics offer brand new adventures one won't soon forget. Read this article for a list of the most unusual things to do in Japan, courtesy of Trip101.

Englishwoman, Buddhist Priest, Country Mom

Victoria Yoshimura went from English teacher to Buddhist priest at a rural Kyushu temple, with many adventures on the way

Top 10 Things To Do In Yokosuka

Read on to discover the top things to do in Yokosuka, Japan, if you want to experience this seaside community firsthand!

In the Footsteps of Japan’s Yamabushi Ascetics

Visit this isolated village in central Japan for a glimpse of Japan's ancient ascetic traditions that are still being practiced today.

10 Best Things To Do In Takamatsu, Japan

Check out this list of the best things to do in Takamatsu, offering the best udon joints in Japan, sprawling gardens, and beautiful neighboring islands.

Rebranding the Historic Izumo Taisha Shrine

Creative director Yu Yamada and art director Kishino Shogo worked with Izumo Taisha to modernize the crests and symbols of the shrine.

The Perfect Weekend on the Yokohama Waterfront

Yokohama is often overlooked by the bigger, brighter lights of Tokyo and Osaka. Big mistake! Japan’ second largest city has developed a unique identity influenced by Western and Chinese culture. We’ve complied a guide for the perfect two day trip.

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

A long-time resident shares her knowledge of mouth-watering local food spots, great shopping and open green space in one of Japan's most fascinating regional capitals.

12 Things To Do In Hakone

Hakone is a mountainous town in the Ashigarashimo District of Kanagawa Prefecture close to Mount Fuji. Here are 12 things you shouldn't miss when in the onsen town!

Getting the Dirt off Buddha's Shoulders

The annual ritual of dusting Buddha statues took place at Horyuji, a temple registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Japan through the Eyes of the First Tourists

Enrich your travel experience by adding travelogues from the Meiji and Taisho eras to your reading list.

Nostalgic Trip to a Beloved Tokyo Neighborhood

The Shibamata neighborhood on the outskirts of Tokyo retains the essence of the city’s “everyman” past. An iconic films series has helped to preserve its charms.

Annual Bean-Tossing Events Held Across Japan

In a way to welcome good fortune and drive out the bad, Setsubun festivities were held in various parts of Japan on February 2 with limited participants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Delivering Holy Stones to a Mountaintop Shrine

Shinto priests are on a mission to deliver holy stones to a shrine on the summit of Mount Tsurugi in central Japan.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

12 Things to Do in Charming Kanazawa

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by scenic mountain ranges and national parks, has well-preserved art and culture. Read on for a list of 12 things you can do in Kanazawa.

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