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Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

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

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.

Serene Autumn Leaves in Oirase Gorge

Travel down one of Aomori's most beautiful spots at the best time of year.

Onsen Myths of Fukushima

Onsen are an important part of Japanese culture, and they’re one of the things I missed the most while living in the U.S.

This Magazine Will Mail You Seaweed

Tohoku food producers are communicating with consumers through a magazine accompanied by agricultural produce—and the concept is spreading throughout the country.

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!

Autumn Colors in Naruko Gorge

There are various walking paths and even a train that goes through the 100-meter-deep (328 ft) gorge, which is covered this with stunning oranges and golds when the temperature begins to drop.

Yamagata's Rice Idols

Tsuyahime Uzen, Haenuki Shonai and Hitomebore Miyagi bring a dose of moe to one of the prefecture's signature products.

Lost Fukushima Wolf Deity Images Recreated

When Yamatsumi Shrine burned down in 2013, along with the structure itself went 240 images of a wolf deity that had watched over Iitate Village for nearly 1,000 years.

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.

5 Incredible Snow-covered Onsen

This collection of winter snowscapes will help you beat the winter chill in the most unique way possible.

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.

Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site

SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.

The 3 Great Ramens of Japan

Since its arrival from China, ramen has been reshaped and reimagined into countless regional variations across Japan.

6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan

These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!

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.

5 Great Lesser-known Onsen Towns

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, then give these towns a try!

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.

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.

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.

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