6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan
These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!
6 Great Innovations from Japan's Countryside
From urban planning and fish farming to food recycling and the re-invigoration of traditional techniques, a number of great ideas have come out of Japan's smaller towns and cities.
Fukushima Ski & Snowboard Guide
Your guide to the top slopes in Fukushima!
Promoting the Healing Power of Nature
The Kaminoyama Onsen Kurort project is a wellness and leisure spot in Yamagata Prefecture that focuses on medical science-based healthy outdoor walks and invigorating visitors through local culinary and hot spring resources.
Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!
Japan's Most Beautiful Armor Rests in Aomori
Kushihiki Hachiman-gu is a historical shrine in Hachinohe, Aomori, dating back to 1166. It's considered the most prestigious shrine built by the Nambu Clan, a samurai clan originating in northern Japan.
6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen
Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.
Japan's 8 Creepiest Shrines & Temples
Most temples and shrines will bring you a sense of harmony and peace. However, some also come with their share of unnerving events and creepy stories.
Hit 3 Sites in Hiraizumi in Just One Day!
The UNESCO-registered temples and gardens of Hiraizumi represented an attempt to create an ideal world on Earth.
Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!
Japan's Top 3 Flower Parks
Being cocooned by sweet floral scents among a palette of bright colors will leave your nose and eyes calling out for more!
Community Maintains Traditional Thatched Roofs
Once a flourishing post town, Ouchi-juku is home to many traditional thatched-roof residences, and residents adhere to an annual tradition of harvesting pampas grass every November to preserve their classical and eco-friendly roofs.
4 Cool Things Made of Kurikyu Odate Bentwood
Kurikyu Bentwood is known for high-quality bentwood products emblematic of the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture.
The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan
While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
Top 10 Local Train Rides
Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.
Iwate Ski & Snowboard Guide
There are 16 ski and snowboard resorts in Iwate Prefecture, most located on the western mountainous region near the border with Akita Prefecture.
Nature’s Art: The Frost-Covered Trees of Zao
The mountains of the Zao Mountain Range are one of the defining natural features of the Tohoku region.
5 Stunning Walks in the Japanese Countryside
Locals share secret trails with incredible views of the Japanese countryside!
Want a Cardboard Car?
Despite its sleek look, this car is actually made out of cardboard! Just don't try to take it for a spin in the rain.