All About Japan

Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations

From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!

A Day Out at Ise Shrine

How to enjoy Ise Shrine in one day.

Top 3 Autumn Spots in the Tokai Area

The Tokai area is covered in beautiful mountains that change into fiery reds, apricot oranges and golden yellows in the fall. The following are our favorite spots to enjoy and admire the colorful autumn leaves.

Beautiful Ogaki Castle

Watch this enchanting video of Ogaki Castle and its surroundings.

Japan Voyage: Osaka, Nara, Kyoto & More

A quick-flash tour of what to see, when to visit, how to get around, what to eat and drink, where to stay and what you shouldn't miss!

10 Signature Sweets of the Tokai Region

The center of Japan is renowned for its landscapes, culture, and most deliciously, its sweets. Check out these 10 dessert items and just try to resist them!

8 Special Food Items for the Ise-Shima Summit

Celebrate the Ise-Shima region and Mie Prefecture with these eight limited-edition food products from Lawson, ranging from sweet to savory!

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS

While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

Central Japan's 11 Best Edible Souvenirs

Chubu is the central region of Japan's main island, Honshu. No visit to the beautiful, historic region is complete without bringing home some of its most delectable souvenirs.

The 5 Best Burgers in the Tokai Area

These tasty treats feature local ingredients to create out-of-this-world burger sensations.

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!

Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan

Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

Top 5 Hanami Spots in the Tokai Area

Want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms this year? Then check out these Top 5 sites that promise some gorgeous pictures and fantastic views!

6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside

Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.

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