All About Japan

Undiscovered Japan: Fukushima & Miyagi

While Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were both badly hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the region has now largely recovered, and is looking to see travelers flock in once again.

Takayama Autumn Festival

One of the three largest festivals in the country, the Takayama Autumn Festival is not to be missed!

Travel to Toyama for a 300-Year-Old Festival

The most popular festival in Hokuriku, the beautiful Owara Kaze-no-Bon festival has been held for 300 years to appease the typhoon winds and ask for bountiful crops.

Niseko: A Winter & Summer Sport Wonderland

Looking for an extreme sport paradise any time of the year? Then you've got to get out to Niseko!

Gifu's Colorful Hydrangea Road

The rainy season, known as 'tsuyu,' is well-known for its gloomy days and the beautiful hydrangea that brighten the misty days with their flashy pops of purple.

2017 Autumn Foliage Forecast

It's that time of the year again! Get ready to enjoy the vividly colored autumn leaves with our 2017 fall foliage forecast.

Where to Get Cheap Beach Gear in Japan!

Has planning your first trip to the beach left your pockets empty, yet you still need to buy... everything? AAJ to the rescue!

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.

Take a Photo Trip to the Tohoku Sanriku Coast

Come along with us as we visit the Sanriku Coastal Area, a beautiful coastline in the northeastern part of Japan's largest island with breathtaking geographical variety.

Dance in the Center of Shibuya

The first-ever Bon Odori dance festival is coming to Shibuya Crossing! The famous intersection will be closed to traffic to allow everyone to participate in this traditional summer dance festival on August 5.

Visit Beautiful 'Hawaii in Hokuriku'

Think Okinawa is the only place in Japan with beautiful beaches? Head out to the uninhabited island of Mizushima to discover the 'Hawaii of Hokuriku!'

Furubira's Dazzling Demon Dance Fire Festival

These stunning photographs truly capture the beauty of Hokkaido's Tengu no Hiwatari Festival.

Kamakura’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Spots

With autumn colors available at temples close to Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura Stations, even a short trip will do!

The Northern Experience: Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido, is an unbelievable blend of nature and culture. Join us on a tour of beauty and discovery.

Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month

Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Tohoku: Japan's Treasureland

While Japan's northern Tohoku region may be best known for its incredible winter landscapes, the JNTO and All About Japan headed north in spring to prove there are plenty of reasons to visit the region year-round!

Kyoto Temple Offers Rare Autumn Illumination

Mark your calendar, because this year the stunning Rurikoin will be open for public viewing only from Sunday, November 1 through Monday, November 30.

3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!

Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan

As the weather gets cooler, the time of the year for red autumn leaves approaches! While you might be looking for some good spots to spot leaves around Tokyo, why not step out of the capital to discover other nice areas for autumn colors around Japan?

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