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Conservation of an Icon

Mount Fuji is recognized as both a World Heritage Site and a three-star Michelin spot. But how do you protect a natural site from the erosive forces of its own popularity?

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

The 5 Best Views of Mount Fuji

If you're visiting Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic sights to see!

Okinawa's Shikina-en Royal Garden

Shikina-en is one of the nine separate properties that all fall under the single World Heritage Site listing known as the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu.

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.

48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget

This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!

The Force Awakens at Kiyomizu Temple

Witness folding screens inspired by the Star Wars trilogy at one of Japan's most iconic temples.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This video, taken in the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama showing the snow-caped mountains and thatched roofs, is enough to make anyone pack their bags and head to Gifu Prefecture.

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!

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.

Swiss Priest Guides Visitors at Koyasan

Coming to Koysan 18 years ago, Swiss national Kurt Kubli Genso became a Buddhist priest, and now guides visitors around this three-star World Heritage Site in five different languages.

A Guide to the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

Winding through the Kii Peninsula, these are the only UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage trails in Japan.

3 Magical Ghibli Hikes

Hayao Miyazaki’s animation has touched the hearts of old and young time and time again. The films produced by his incomparable Studio Ghibli often depict beautiful countryside scenes, some of which were inspired by real hills and mountains in Japan.

3 Ways to Worship Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an object of faith for Japanese people, and a place their hearts draw support from, as expressed by the official name under which it's registered as a Cultural World Heritage Site: 'Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.'

5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos

These five videos will instantly transport you to some of the most vivid temples and shrines in Japan!

9 UNESCO Properties in Okinawa

The Curtis family recently checked off all nine of the properties listed under the "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu."

Japan's 4 Most Notable Volcanoes

Because of its location on the Ring of Fire, Japan has more than 100 volcanoes—making it a top destination for those interested in these powerful symbols of danger and beauty.

3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo

We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.

Japan: A Visual Diary

This rapid-fire “visual diary” of flashy 15-second clips is a high-speed crash course in All Things Japan.

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