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Castles, Temples & Tofu— Oh My, Miyagi!

Come along on a trip to Sendai Castle, Shiroishi Castle and Saiho-ji.

Stay in 'Real Japan' at this Traditional Home

If you want to set foot in 'real Japan,' the ideal accommodation is waiting for you in Inami, a small rustic town in Toyama Prefecture where more than 200 active carvers chisel wood.

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Easily accessible from Tokyo and home to luxury resorts, shops and restaurants, Karuizawa is a gorgeous year-round getaway. But autumn is when the town shows its true colors!

Guide to Hiking Hokkaido's Rebun Island

Rebun Island (礼文島) is a hiker's dream and a hidden secret nestled just off the main island of Hokkaido Prefecture. Why not make 2018 the time to visit Rebun Island and enjoy the stunning views this place has to offer.

The Natural Beauty of 'Satoyama'

While Japan's countryside always offers breathtaking views of nature, these man-made farms built near mountains are true wonders to behold in rural communities.

Hot Spring Hopping in Fukushima

'Only in Japan' heads out on an epic Japanese hot spring adventure—exploring 13 hot spring towns around Fukushima Prefecture!

Basic Etiquette at Japanese Temples & Shrines

Wondering what to do at a Japanese temple or shrine? This quick video will walk you through the basics!

A Whirlwind Weekend in Miyagi

Head out to northeastern Japan with Selena for a magical weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

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.

Top 5 Spots Around Hida Takayama

Hida Takayama is a picturesque old castle town in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, and offers visitors a truly authentic, traditional Japanese experience.

5 Family Fun Activities in Kyushu

Kyushu is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Maybe best known for the city of Nagasaki and its tragic past, or for the recent earthquake damage to Kumamoto Castle, Kyushu has many places that offer a fun day out for the whole family.

Top 6 Places to Visit in Akita

Akita tends to be pretty far off the beaten path, even for those who do make it to Tohoku. However, Akita is rich in both history and natural beauty, well worth a visit.

Outer Tokyo's 5 Best Fall Foliage Spots

Outer Tokyo awaits those who want a quick getaway from the city or (sometimes) an evening trip to soak in a few lesser-known spots.

Which to Choose: Hida Takayama or Furukawa?

Hida Takayama and Hida Furukawa may be close to each other, but they both have unique charms. We'll compare them on four key points for travelers so you can see which destination is right for you!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Tokushima

Shikoku may be the smallest of Japan's main islands, but with places like Tokushima, it's truly full of heart. Come along with Nick as he dives headfirst into some of the natural wonders of Tokushima Prefecture!

Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet

There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look along every one of Kyoto's ancient cobbled streets. But did you know that there is a lot to see right under your feet?

Tranquil Vacation Spots in Southwest Japan

Besides Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima, there are plenty of lovely, less-known vacation spots throughout southwestern Japan.

See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best

Tottori Prefecture is home to some of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Japan. Few people make it all the way west to enjoy the region today, but these lovely cherry blossom spots might just change your mind!

Make the Most of Your Time in Sendai!

Available now, the new Sendai City Guidebook is your one-stop shop for planning the perfect trip to Miyagi Prefecture!

Kamakura’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Spots

With autumn colors available at temples close to Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura Stations, even a short trip will do!

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