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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.

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikko

Fresh air, shaved ice and 'steps to heaven.' Need a reason to visit Nikko? Here are eight!

Paint Your Face for Next Year's Crops!

Fukuoka locals show their appreciation to the powers above at this goopy harvest festival.

Our 5 Favorite Tours in Kamakura

Not sure what to do and where to go in Kamakura? Let us give you some options for an unforgettable tour with a qualified guide.

15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan

There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.

Increase Your Money By Washing It

Zeniarai Benten Shrine is a popular power spot in Kamakura for washing money. But... why?

Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan

While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!

The Ultimate Itinerary in Kamakura

Here’s how you can have the best of everything in just one day in Kamakura!

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.

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!

Feel the Flower Power at Meigetsu-in Temple

Nicknamed the hydrangea temple, 2,500 hydrangeas bloom every June in profusion at this Michelin-starred Kamakura temple.

Top 4 Fall Foliage Spots around Takayama

Fall in love with the stunning fall foliage of Hida Takayama, a beautifully preserved castle town tucked in the remote mountains of Gifu Prefecture.

All About Japanese Festivals

There are an estimated 600,000 festivals held in Japan every year—an average of 50,000 per month!

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!

Japan's 11 Coolest Festivals

Check out our definitive list of awesome festivals around Japan throughout the year!

The Coexistence of Old & New

One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.

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!

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!

Origami Cranes at Shrines & Temples

Why can origami birds be found at many shrines and temples? Who makes them? Why do they make them? Learn the answers to these questions here!

The Great Buddha at Kamakura

This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.

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