All About Japan

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikko

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

5 Dreamy Hotels in Nikko

Nikko's beautiful forests, mountains, lake, rivers and hot springs have long made it a popular summertime resort destination. Here are five dreamy places to stay!

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!

Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'

Our favorite Texan in Tokyo heads to Tochigi to try her first 'ryokan' experience—and we've got the video here!

3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo

We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.

11 Lesser-Known Sporting Competitions in Japan

While the Tokyo Marathon may get a lot of attention, there are a number of other prime sporting events you can watch or take part in throughout the year, from triathlons and trail running to snowboarding and surfing.

Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks

Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

9 Unconventional Burgers We Wish Were Back

Though these unique Japanese burgers came and went as quickly as the seasons, we'd be happy to see them make a comeback!

3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations

Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!

5 Ninja-Related Spots in & around Tokyo

No trip to Japan is complete without celebrating its signature order of clandestine spies and assassins! These five spots will give you your ninja fix while exploring Tokyo and beyond!

The 4 Most Awesome Burgers North of Tokyo

Head north of Tokyo for a prize-winning 'yakisoba' and potato burger—or all the way up to Hokkaido for a mouth-watering jumbo scallop burger! Yum!

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!

Feel Like Godzilla at Tobu World Square

Filled with 1/25 scale models of famous structures from around the world, Tobu World Square is a fun way to experience 45 World Heritage Sites on a single day trip from Tokyo!

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.

10 Can't-Miss Destinations in Nikko

Beyond its famous shrine and stunning waterfalls, you can find historic hotels, cedar-lined walks and period theme parks in this renowned summertime resort region.

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo

There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.

Full List: Japan’s UNESCO Shrines & Temples!

Japan is home to thousands of historic shrines and temples, and a good few of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to just one can give insight into Japanese culture.

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