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.
Visit 3-Michelin-Starred Gokayama
Take the new Hokuriku Shinkansen to visit the splendidly preserved, Michelin three-starred Gokayama village in Toyama Prefecture. If you want to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature and heritage, Gokayama is for you.
NOUSAKU Corp. applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs to promote a unique, stylish lifestyle.
10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku
Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!
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.
Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!
Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.
20 Meters of Snow in Toyama
Every spring, 30-ton snow cutters carve through some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world to create the Snow Wall, or 'Yuki-no-Otani.'
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.
My Solo Journey to Hida-Takayama
First I traveled from Nagoya Station to Takayama via JR Ltd. Express Hida (Wide View).
Different Elevations: From Sea to Mountain
Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain in Japan.
8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan
Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!
Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature
Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.
Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine
Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.
5 Distinctive Sake Cups
As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!
Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan
Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.
Jumping into the Snow at a UNESCO Site
Read, set... dive!