All About Japan

10 Stellar Night Views in Kansai

Amid all the hustle and bustle of the Kansai region, don't forget about these incredibly scenic views, especially after the sun has set. If you're visiting the Kansai area—including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe—you must check out these stellar night views!

6 Sublime Views in Tohoku

The northeast region of Honshu, Tohoku, is a destination for all seasons. If you're looking to see nature at its finest, head north!

Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Tohoku

Check out Tohoku's most picturesque countryside towns.

Hot Autumn Leaves Spots a Few Hours from Tokyo

If you take just two to three hours to get outside of Tokyo, you'll be able to have some truly wild and beautiful autumn adventures!

Jodogahama: A View Withstanding the Tides

In my early 20s, I decided to use my summer holiday to travel the coast of Iwate on my own. I bought the JR Seishun 18 Ticket, which meant I had free range of almost all the JR stations in Japan—and I chose Miyako as my first stop.

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikko

Fresh air, shaved ice and 'steps to heaven.' Need a reason to visit Nikko? Here are eight!

Beautiful Images of Snow-Covered Autumn Leaves

An unexpected layer of white was added to the yellow, red, and orange autumn foliage colors in Sapporo, Japan.

UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area

Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!

Why Water is a Big Deal in Japan

From tap water to hot spring water and water for sake, Japan takes its liquid resources pretty seriously. Find out why!

Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour

Dolphin shows and island tours await!

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

It's hard to take a bad picture at these gorgeous locations!

Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan

Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

The 6 Greatest Snowscapes in Tohoku

Tohoku is an incredible area to experience the harshness and beauty of nature—particularly in the winter!

Top 4 Fall Foliage Spots around Takayama

Fall in love with the stunning fall foliage of Hida Takayama, a beautifully preserved castle town tucked in the remote mountains of Gifu Prefecture.

Take a Luxury Bus Tour of Sasebo!

Enjoy Sasebo’s historic buildings and symbolic landscapes from the window of the Umikaze, a luxury-cruiser-style sightseeing bus complete with multilingual audio guides!

Nothing Glitters Quite Like Diamond Fuji

Witness a rare natural phenomenon that can best be described as 'Diamond Fuji.'

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.

Masanori Aoyagi on Japan's World Heritage

When the sites of Japan’s Meiji industrial revolution were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, Highlighting Japan spoke with then-Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Masanori Aoyagi about the significance of World Heritage Sites in Japan.

Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station

Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!

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