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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!

Top 3 Autumn Spots in the Tokai Area

The Tokai area is covered in beautiful mountains that change into fiery reds, apricot oranges and golden yellows in the fall. The following are our favorite spots to enjoy and admire the colorful autumn leaves.

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!

Super Cheap Japan's Top 10 Fall Color Spots

Want to know the best, cheapest spots for fall colors in Japan?

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!

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!

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.

10 Awesome Spots to View Autumn Foliage

This ranking of Japan’s best fall colors will have you ready to head into the great (and red) outdoors.

Stunning Nagasaki 2-Day Tour

Dolphin shows and island tours await!

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.

Super Cheap Japan's Top Fall Spots in Tohoku

Places in Tohoku can be quite spread out, so if you're traveling through a number of spots in the area, a train pass or bus pass is your best bet.

10 Beautiful Spots to Take Photos in Japan

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

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.

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 Real 'Laputa'-Like Locations in Japan

Immerse yourself in sites that look like they could be straight out of Ghibli's classic film 'Castle in the Sky.'

The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan

Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Nikko

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

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.

The Top 5 Fall Color Spots in Koshinetsu

Easily accessible from Tokyo by bullet train, Koshinetsu is fantastic for a fall getaway.

Enoshima: The Perfect Beach Escape from Tokyo

Blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural sights, this island is only a short 60 minute train ride away from the hustle and bustle of central Tokyo.

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