All About Japan All About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

Sampling the Food of Miyagi

Miyagi is home to some of the best seafood in Japan with fresh oysters and fish along with other mouthwatering delicacies such as grilled beef tongue and 'zunda.' Come along with us on a tour of the best of the best dishes!

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

The Beautiful Nature of Miyagi

With the Pacific Ocean coastline on one side and stunning mountain ranges on the other, Miyagi is home to some of Japan's most breathtaking natural scenery.

Tohoku in Fall: The Ultimate Koyo Experience

Anyone who has visited the Tohoku region knows about the area’s unique and stunning beauty all year round, but during fall the area truly comes alive.

Meet Me in Minamisanriku for Fresh Food & Art

The coastal city of Minamisanriku has come a long way since 2011. Join us as we learn about the area, and the road to recovery.

Miyagi: Land of Samurai History

Experience the home of one of Japan's greatest ever samurai warriors with historic castles, ancient temples and colorful shrines less than two hours from Tokyo.

Exploring the Culture of Miyagi

Miyagi is a place where traditional Japanese culture is still alive with wooden kokeshi dolls to mountain hot spring towns there is something for everyone.

12 Amazing Mountains in Japan's National Parks

Many of Japan's most beautiful mountains can be found in the nation's 34 national parks.

Autumn Journey to Oku-Aizu on the Tadami Line

Operating between Aizu-Wakamatsu Station in Fukushima Prefecture and Koide Station in Niigata Prefecture from 1971, the Tadami Line treats passengers to peerless natural scenery drifting past the window.

World Heritage Sites & World-Class Mochi

Follow us on an exciting tour of Iwate Prefecture’s Hiraizumi World Heritage Sites and, while we were there, we took the chance to snack on delicious Ichinoseki mochi!

The Ishinomori Manga Museum

Fans of Shotaro Ishinomori, of Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009 fame, have a haven waiting for them in Miyagi Prefecture.

10 Cool Autumn Spots in Japan's National Parks

When autumn comes to Japan, there's no better place to see it than the nation's national parks. One look at these 10 picturesque spots and we're sure you'll agree!

Fabulous Fall Foliage in Geibikei Gorge

Geibikei Gorge, located in the city of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, has two famous valleys: Geibikei and Genbikei. While the names of the valleys are similar, each has its own unique features. In this travel report, we'll explore the grand Geibekei.

All Aboard the Pikachu Train!

One special electric Pokémon is here to help with the recovery following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Climb aboard and read more!

Onagawa: A Lesson in Recovery

After almost being completely wiped out by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, Onagawa is a shining light of how to recover from disaster.

Fresh Seafood at the Shiogama Morning Market

Looking for seafood so fresh it might still be moving? Look no further than the Shiogama morning market in Miyagi Prefecture.

30 Stunning Flowers in Japan's National Parks

From June hydrangeas to September spider lilies, here are 30 reasons for flower fans to fall in love with Japan's 34 flower-filled national parks!

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2017

While September 11 is a tragic day in America, it’s not a fortunate day on this side of the Pacific either. September 11, 2017, marked six and a half years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. So how does the area look now?

Finding Fortune on Kinkasan Island

Go off the beaten path and explore a shrine on a small island off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.

Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time

Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.

know-before-you-go