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All About Japanese Festivals

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

Photo Book Documents Ancient Pilgrimage Path

Witness the awe-inspiring shots captured by two photographers who spent eight days wandering ancient routes crisscrossing Japan's largest peninsula.

Curious About Buddhist Cuisine?

If you've ever wanted to try 'Shojin Ryori' and experience the way monks eat in Japan, we know just the place!

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

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

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

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!

Hase-dera, the Flower Temple

Hase-dera is home to Japan’s largest wooden statue of Kannon Bosatsu (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and popular among visitors for its beautiful outdoor garden.

The Meiji Restoration in Kitakyushu

Learn all about the Meiji Restoration in the city of Kitakyushu.

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.

The Great Buddha at Kamakura

This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.

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.

Find Treasure at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is filled with nature on the outside, with its tunnel of simply incredible cherry blossoms. But, there are also several important treasures within!

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.

Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!

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.

Paint Your Face for Next Year's Crops!

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

Fukuoka's 4 Best Fall Color Spots

Fall colors tend to come late to Kyushu, giving visitors more time to take in some of the best views of 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!

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!

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