Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka
Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!
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 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.
Hike From the Sea to the Summit of Mount Fuji
New bilingual Japanese/English maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 ft) of Japan’s tallest mountain.
Gorgeous Blue Pond Is Worth a Trip Up North
If you're thinking of making a trip up to Japan's northernmost main island, be sure to check out the pristine blue waters of Blue Pond.
Discover Cherry Blossoms with Snow in Tohoku!
While Japan may be known for its springtime cherry blossoms, the Tohoku region offers something even more unique: cherry blossoms with snow!
How to Fully Enjoy Your First Visit to Tohoku
Follow along with our writer Wut who went on an incredible journey to Tohoku to discover the best things to see and do for any traveler's first trip to the region.
10 Reasons to Visit Tohoku in Spring
There's a lot to love about Japan's northern region of Tohoku, no matter the season. Travel along with Nick to find out why the area really shines in spring.
Flock with the Seagulls at Kabushima Shrine
Take flight with our writer Nick as he heads back to Tohoku to visit a shrine that's quite literally 'for the birds!'
Discover Fresh Greenery in the North of Japan
Snow still stands majestically on the mountains of northern Japan even as new leaves bud on the trees in the valleys. If you want to truly feel spring as it comes to Japan, you want to visit Tohoku.
The 10 Best Spring Spots in Tohoku
With some of the best nature and scenery in all of Japan, spring is particularly spectacular in Tohoku, with a magnitude of cherry blossom viewing spots that typically bloom a few weeks later than Tokyo and Kyoto.
How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai
We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.
What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?
Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!
New Natural Objects Preserved in Acrylic Cubes
Ever stumble upon a beautiful leaf or flower and wish you could freeze it in time, keeping it forever without it withering away? That was the idea behind Sola Cubes! And there are even more objects available to beautify your home!
Wonders of Japan: The Coastline
Enjoy the breathtaking coastal landscapes unique to this island nation.
Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest
Walking through the famous forest that sits at the bottom of Mount Fuji is an interesting experience and, at times, somewhat frightening.
3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May
There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!
Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido
Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.
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.
Meet a Giant Panda at Kobe Oji Zoo!
Kobe has plenty of tourist attractions, but how many people know where to meet a panda face-to-face in the city?