All About Japan

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!

A Short, Sweet Ride through Wakayama

The Kishu Railway runs slowly through fields and a residential area along a national route in Gobo City in Wakayama Prefecture, traveling so close to the houses that it nearly grazes their eaves. Both locals and railway enthusiasts love this tiny line.

Limited-Edition Pringles with Japanese Flavors

Once you pop, the Japanese fun won't stop with these Pringles flavors that were inspired by popular dishes from Japan.

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!

Tranquil Vacation Spots in Southwest Japan

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

Discover Your Spiritual Side at Koyasan

Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most sacred spots, and the perfect place to experience an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple.

12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project

As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

Zoo Hopes to Help Japan's Traditional Dogs

A zoo in Wakayama Prefecture will be showcasing traditional Japanese Kishu Inu in hopes of increasing owners, and keeping the breed strong.

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Theme Parks in Japan

There’s more to theme parks in Japan than just Disney Resort and Universal Studios; there’s also ninjas, go-karts and more!

Transforming Vacant Japanese Schools into B&Bs

A hotel with a difference—old schoolhouses in Japan are getting a new lease on life, by being transformed into hotels for visitors.

15 Beautiful Beaches in Japan's National Parks

Japan offers countless stunning beaches along its nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline. Some are directly accessible by train from Tokyo, while others are surrounded by 1,000 kilometers of open sea!

Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 2)

The saga continues for the best places to visit in Japan, as complied by our friends at RocketNews24.

Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'

Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

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