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Tea and Tradition at Taneya
Japanese style refreshments beside Omihachiman Canal
Visit a beautiful traditional Japanese sweet shop in Omihachiman Himure Village that has been selling delicious sweets for over 100 years.

Nagamachi Samurai District
An atmospheric old neighborhood in central Kanazawa
Imagine yourself an Edo-era samurai as you wander the lanes of the Nagamachi Samurai District in Kanazawa

A Half Day in Kanazawa
Enjoy the city during a short visit
Exploring the city of Kanazawa during a short visit.

Oshino Hakkai
Thatched roofs, sacred ponds and views of Mount Fuji
Tourist area centered around 8 spring fed ponds at the base of Mount Fuji has a village of thatched roof houses and a working water mill.

Osagoe Folk Village Museum in Fukui
Old Japanese thatched roof houses in the city center
At Osagoe Folk Village Museum in Fukui City, there are five old Japanese houses with thatched roofs preserved in an idyllic setting. Surprisingly, these houses can be rented by the hour!

Izumi Nature Park in Fall, Chiba
Top 10 location in Chiba City for fall foliage viewing
Izumi Nature Park is one of the top ten locations in Chiba City to enjoy fall foliage viewing. Hues of red, gold and green are sprinkled throughout the spacious park during the months of November and December. You can stroll across the focal point of the park, Izumi Bridge, to capture the reflection of the autumn landscape in the duck pond. The park is also dog friendly.

Swan Boat Rental, Lake Kawaguchiko
In the middle of a lake with a grand view of Mt Fuji
Too late for climbing season? Make your trip to see the iconic Mt. Fuji an unforgettable one by renting a swan boat at Lake Kawaguchiko. Stop by Tozawa Center located at the northern coast of the lake for an adventure you won't forget!

Kamikochi and the Japan Alps
Foreign Footsteps in Japan 29 - Walter Weston
Mountaineering as a leisure activity in Japan started after Westerners came here. Walter Weston left full records about his exploration of the Japanese Alps.

Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots
A museum commemorating Japan's suicide pilots
Learn more about the life and death of a kamikaze pilot at the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots in Kagoshima's Chiran town.

Tatsuda Nature Park
A mix of history and the outdoors in central Kumamoto
Walk in the footsteps of the Hosokawa family in the Tatsuda Nature Park, their former property and site of their graves.