4.5 Million Flowers Keep This Park Blue
Even if you missed the cherry blossoms, you can still catch the powdered blue fields of Hitachi Seaside in Ibaraki.
Embracing the Warmth of Tohoku in Hachinohe
My journey to northern Japan led to an immersion in the rich culture and hospitality of the residents and regions of Hachinohe, Aomori.
Enjoy Nighttime Sakura Petals in an Onsen
Dip your feet into these baths as cherry blossom petals tickle your toes.
Sumida: Where Japan’s Past & Future Collide
As cherry blossom season shifts into high gear around the country, join our writer Nick as he spends time in Tokyo’s historic Sumida Ward, enjoying the surrounding beauty and a variety of immersive cultural experiences!
The 14 Hottest Hokkaido Ski Spots
Hokkaido offers good snow, great resorts, and fantastic scenery—not to mention superb après-ski, with hot springs and local delicacies to enjoy. Here's our run-down of 14 hot spots to hit on Japan's northern island!
10 Things to Do in Hokkaido After Yuki Matsuri
Each February, Sapporo's Snow Festival is a favorite among snow-loving tourists. But while enjoying the snow sculptures is a must, there are many things to do that you shouldn't miss while in Sapporo.
10 Things to Do in Gunma in Winter
In addition to being one of Japan's major ski and snowboard centers, Gunma offers hot springs, winter illumination and cultural activities to warm up the colder months.
Fun for the Whole Family at Rusutsu Resort
Pack your bags and get the kids ready for an exciting trip to Hokkaido for fun in the sun, in the snow or on the slides.
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Winter
Warm your heart this winter with these exciting activities in Ibaraki.
11 Things to Do in Gunma in Summer
Blessed with numerous mountains, lakes and rivers, Gunma offers a wealth of outdoors activities in the summertime. Try mountain climbing, rafting, canyoning, canoeing and more—then rest your weary bones in one of the region's celebrated hot springs.
10 Things to Do in Tochigi in Autumn
Autumn in Japan is a magical, colorful time, and Tochigi is no exception with its beautiful leaves and myriad of fun activities to do in the cool weather.
See, Smell & Even Eat Wisteria
If you couldn't make it in time for the sakura cherry blossoms, the Wisteria Festival in Tochigi is just as magical.
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.
11 Things to Do in Gunma in Autumn
Gunma is a hiker's paradise, and autumn is the ideal time to visit. As the leaves change color, discover one of the Three Great Scenic Wonders of Japan, beautiful marshes, waterfalls, hot springs and more!
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Winter
Don't let the snow keep you indoors! There's so much to do Tochigi in the wintertime.
12 Great Ways to Spend the Year in Hokkaido
Not sure when you can make it out to Hokkaido? Here are twelve events worth checking out, one for each month of the year.
5 Must-See Cherry Blossom Sites in Hokuriku
Hokuriku has many quaint and historical places, including eye-filling viewing spots of cherry blossoms that have attracted a large number of international visitors. We're going to show you five of the top spots the region has to offer!
The Best 'Hanami' Spots in Each Prefecture
Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.
Tohoku's Late-Blooming Sakura Wonderland
Join our writer Nick as he travels with the JNTO to capture a glimpse of some of northern Japan's beautiful cherry blossom scenery.
Harima Zaka: Tokyo Sakura without the Crowds!
While there are plenty of spots to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo, they tend to get crowded, making finding those hidden gems a key springtime objective. Intrepid 'hanami' hunters should head east of Myogadani Station on the Marunouchi line for Harima Zaka!