All About Japan

The Most Bike-Friendly City in Japan

Tochigi Prefecture's Utsunomiya City hopes to become a haven for cyclists with its unique topography and climate.

Autumn Waterfall in Nikko

Between the huge drop and the bright leaves, it's a spectacular view!

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!

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!

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

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.

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.

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!

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

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.

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!

Top 3 Alkaline Onsen for Beautiful Skin

Grab your towels, ladies! Who needs bottled Pitera when the answer lies just a soothing soak away?

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!

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!

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.

Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts

Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.

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.

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.

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

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

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!

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