The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan
Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.
Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature
Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.
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.
Recovery Five Years After 3.11
As March 11, 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Highlighting Japan offers an update on the results and challenges of recovery efforts in the Tohoku region.
Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture
There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.
Tohoku in Summer
When the snow melts and the summer sun rises in Tohoku, you have to travel north!
Putting a Vital Railway Back on Track
Despite suffering massive damage in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Sanriku Railway Company swiftly restored its services and has become a pillar of support for the region.
4 Incredible Kettles
Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!
3 Top-of-the-Line Kokeshi Dolls
Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls expertly carved from wood. You’ve probably seen them around Japan, and after reading this article, you may want to start your own collection!
Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow
Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!
13 Tantalizing Tohoku Treats
Tohoku has a giant selection of sweet traditional treats to choose from. We've selected 13 of the best!
Akiu Crafts Park in Miyagi
Get a hands-on experience with nine different tradition crafts from Miyagi Prefecture.
This is Actually an Ultramodern Train Station!
Despite appearing to be an incredibly spooky abandoned warehouse, this hollow station has one of Japan's most modern trains passing through it every day.
Take the Path of Faith to Discover Nature
Rediscover yourself in mystical places deep in the mountains.
The Shinkansen Network in Japan
A visit to Japan is incomplete without some travel on the Shinkansen, Japan’s bullet train network. With a new line connecting Hokkaido, there isn’t a better time to see all of Japan in the blink of an eye!
Wonders of Japan: Industrial Heritage
Get to know modern community development while viewing heritage sites from Japan's industrial revolution.
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations
Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!
5 Distinctive Sake Cups
As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!
Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans
Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.