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.
13 Tantalizing Tohoku Treats
Tohoku has a giant selection of sweet traditional treats to choose from. We've selected 13 of the best!
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.
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!
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!
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 Stunning Walks in the Japanese Countryside
Locals share secret trails with incredible views of the Japanese countryside!
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.
Capturing Snow Monsters in Aomori
Imagine fir trees disguised as snowmen—a forest covered with powdery snow that envelops everything in sight.
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!
Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!
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!
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.
Serene Autumn Leaves in Oirase Gorge
Travel down one of Aomori's most beautiful spots at the best time of year.
Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!
6 Incredible Spots for a Run in Japan
These spots in the Japanese countryside will make you want to break out your running shoes!
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.
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.
9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan
When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.