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Matsushima: The Shining Jewel of Miyagi

We're proud to present a guide to Matsushima, one of Japan's three most beautiful views, brought to you by our friends at Spoon & Tamago.

3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

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.

Kyoto Temple Offers Rare Autumn Illumination

Mark your calendar, because this year the stunning Rurikoin will be open for public viewing only from Sunday, November 1 through Monday, November 30.

Flock with the Seagulls at Kabushima Shrine

Take flight with our writer Nick as he heads back to Tohoku to visit a shrine that's quite literally 'for the birds!'

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!

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!

9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Spring

Tochigi is full of colorful delight as spring brings a wide swathe of flora across the prefecture.

5 Unique Types of Accommodations Around Japan

While the service and pampering offered at five-star hotels is very enjoyable, there are other alternatives to experience when in Japan. These unique accommodations are truly one for the books!

Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka

Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!

These Towering Statues Take the Cake

This giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukui Prefecture will make you feel like you've shrunk to the size of an ant!

The 11 Best Things to See in Golden Week

Golden Week is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan, and these 11 spots and events each offer something unique that can only be experienced at this time of year. You don't want to miss them!

10 Things to Do in Gunma in Winter

In addition to being one of Japan's major ski and snowboard centers, Gunma offers hot springs, winter illumination and cultural activities to warm up the colder months.

Furubira's Dazzling Demon Dance Fire Festival

These stunning photographs truly capture the beauty of Hokkaido's Tengu no Hiwatari Festival.

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

#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.

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.

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Winter

Warm your heart this winter with these exciting activities in Ibaraki.

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