All About Japan

The Secret, Sacred Path to the Sea

One of Japan's best kept secrets, Motonosumi Inari Shrine, has over 100 'torii' gates. After going through them all, you can get a spectacular view of the Sea of Japan!

Japan's 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

While some ancient castles may be hard to find in Japan today, many of their surrounding villages are still standing strong.

10 Amazing Photos of Japanese Trains

Japan has some beautiful trains that pass through some incredible locations. And sometimes the train itself is the marvel!

Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.

Deck Out Your Living Room with these 7 Items

Enjoy these wonderful items that will give your living room a Japanese feel.

Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!

8 Gorgeous Japanese Lantern Festivals

Japanese lantern festivals are held to ward off evil or send off the dead, or just to warm up a chilly winter.

Yamaguchi—The New Australia?

It might seem a little far-fetched to compare Yamaguchi and Australia side by side, but these two places have some striking similarities!

4 Awesome Fireworks Festivals Outside Tokyo

Tokyo may be the heart of Japan, but to see amazing fireworks this summer, you'll need to venture out of the capital.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

See Fireworks from Ganryu Island

Watch fireworks while comfortably sprawled on this small island, where Musashi Miyamoto fought his most famous duel!

Hammering Out the Shinkansen's Face by Hand

Just one company in Japan, with a mere 40 employees, uses hand hammering techniques to produce many of the Shinkansen's distinctive shapes.

Pack Your Bags for Yamaguchi

After seeing these pictures it'll be hard not to make a stop in Yamaguchi Prefecture during your visit to Japan!

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

A Great Selection of Sake from Across Japan

Here's a fantastic selection of sake of varying tastes, from special brews to top-class "daiginjo"! What more could you ask for?

10 Top Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

Between March and April, people flock outdoors to enjoy the brief life of Japan's blooming cherry blossoms. But just because the day ends doesn't mean the 'hanami' (flower viewing) has to as well. Take a look at our 10 recommended night viewing spots!

Unwinding in Nagato-shi

Discover a gorgeous traditional inn located in this peaceful Yamaguchi city, then visit the largest limestone cave in the Orient.

Local Brewer Reinvented with Global Sake

25 years ago, Asahishuzo was just a local brewer with a faltering brand, its products losing market share not only to other breweries but also to beer, wine, shochu and other beverages.

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