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On this page we present interesting destinations in Japan. Places you want to see, cultural events to be experienced and culinary dishes to be enjoyed. Each image takes you on to fascinating storytelling, appealing videos and wonderful pictures.
Koenji Awa Odori
A visit to the Awa Odori in Tokyo's Koenji district comes very close to experiencing the original Awa Odori dance festival in Tokushima.
Walking the Roots of Japan
Visiting the shrines and temples and walking an ancient road of the Yamato Area of Nara Prefecture, the cradle of Japanese civilization.
A one-day trip to Nikko, from its iconic temples and shrines to its dramatic scenery.
Visiting the three major shrines of the Chichibu Region in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo.
Travel report with video about one of the best hikes in the Northern Japan Alps and The first edition of our outdoor series "Among the Peaks".
Remote Riches in Toyama
Travel report with video introducing the highlights of Toyama Prefecture, including the Kurobe Gorge, Gokayama and the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Dipping into three onsen towns
Exploring hot springs, culture and traditional craft in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Exploring Japan's Tea Town
A trip report with video from Kakegawa City in Shizuoka Prefecture which is known for its high-quality tea among other attractions.
One day summer itinerary in Karuizawa
A suggested itinerary with video for spending the day in Karuizawa, a popular mountain resort north of Tokyo.
A Stroll Through Kawagoe
In the first edition of our new series "A Stroll Through...", we take you on a walk through the town of Kawagoe.
A Day of Food Travelling in Osaka
In the inaugural edition of our new report series "Japan Food Trips", we dive into the culinary world of Osaka
Communing with the Gods along the Kumano Kodo
Trip report about a one-of-a-kind experience in Shingu City in southeast Wakayama along the coast.
A Stroll Through Yokohama
In our second edition of "A Stroll through...", we walk along the pleasant waterfront of Yokohama.
Walking back to Ancient Japan
The Yamanobe-no-michi is one of Japan's oldest road, connecting Nara with Sakurai and leading through idyllic rural landscapes.
How to use trains
We improved our beginner's guide to using trains in Japan by adding a video about the topic.
Ramen trip in Yokohama
In the second edition of our series "Food Trips Japan", Charles went to Yokohama and tried out half a dozen ramen dishes and more
We created a new video guide to enjoying and understanding Japan's most famous dish.
3 Day Road Trip Across Kyushu
A 25 minute video about a volcano and onsen-filled trip from Beppu to Kumamoto.
An overnight escape on Tokyo's Mount Mitake
Article with video about getting away to a beautiful mountain on central Tokyo's doorstep.
Summer Food Trip in Kamakura
In our latest edition of our Japan Food Trips series, we make a trip to Kamakura, one hour south of Tokyo.
Getting away to Mount Takao
Travel report with video about escaping the hustle and bustle of Tokyo with a day trip to Mount Takao.
Exploring central Kyoto on foot and in the kitchen
Discovering local gems, cooking with local foods and staying at an apartment hotel in Kyoto.
Seafood adventure in Miyagi Prefecture
A culinary trip to Miyagi Prefecture, known for its oysters, fresh fish and delicious canned seafood.
Holy mountains in the Kansai Region
We published a new videos about the holy mountains near Kyoto and Osaka.
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