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Beautiful Daffodil Flower Fields Across Japan

Japan has stunning daffodil fields that burst into bloom come January. Read on below for nine of the most scenic spots across the country to view this fragrant flower. 

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8 Beautiful Winter Destinations in Japan

Visiting Japan this winter? Explore some of the most beautiful snowy scenery the country has to offer.

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Toyota City in Autumn: 5 Must-See Attractions

Cherry blossoms that bloom in the fall are just the first of five reasons to make Aichi's Toyota City part of your fall travel plans.

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5 Animals Found Only In Japan and Where to See Them

Learn more about Japan's wildlife, from rare cats and wise goats to cute snowy birds and bathing monkeys.

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5 Little-Known Destinations in Tottori

Hoping to visit some unique destinations away from the big city? Check out these sights in Japan’s most rural prefecture.

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Foraging in Japan: Where to Look and How to Get Started

Foraging can be a new and rewarding way to experience (and taste) Japan’s wilderness. Here are some of the best places to try it. 

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5 Lakes to Visit in Japan This Summer (or at Any Time)

Whether you plan to take a dip or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, these five lakes in Japan deliver on all fronts (or shores). 

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Culture

Shinryoku Season: A Time of New Life and New Green

Learning to appreciate the little-known season that follows the cherry blossoms.

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Mount Fuji’s Backdrop: 5 Parks to Enjoy Iconic Views in Yamanashi

Excerpt: Five beautiful spots in Yamanashi with views of Mount Fuji, where you can enjoy breathtaking vistas of Japan's most famous mountain while exploring the outdoors leisurely.

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A Solo Trip Around Kyushu

Here's a quick rundown on what to do and see on a road trip to Japan's third-largest island.

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Backcountry Skiing in Japan: ‘Powder Kingdoms’ in Hokkaido and Nagano

Nagano and Hokkaido are Japan's two "powder kingdoms." Both destinations are full of unique backcountry terrain that will challenge you at every level of your skiing, split boarding or snowboarding abilities.

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Discover Monks, Mountains and More on the Japan Heritage Official Website

Traditional Japanese culture, hot spring escapes and mountainous panoramic views await.

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