With glorious views of Mt Fuji for much of the year, Hakone is the perfect escape from the city of Tokyo! We're loving this beautifully shot and edited travel video of Hakone

Stunning Video Captures the Spirit of Hakone | All About Japan

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If you're out and about in Tokyo and fancy a quick bite to eat, why not try the super-sized and stylish sandwiches in one of these five supercool hipster sandwich joints?

Super-sized and stylish! Five satisfying sandwich shops in Tokyo - Features - HereNow Tokyo

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Tanegashima, a tiny island off the coast of southern Kyushu, is truly off the beaten track. So why go? Well how about to see the site of the introduction of firearms to Japan, to taste the local sweet potato called annoimo, and - possibly best of all - to visit Tanegashima Space Center!

Tanegashima: The Island of History, Nature, & Food

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It's almost that time of the year again - it's nearly time to get your hanami on! Make this your one-stop hanami (flower-viewing) guide, with tips on how and where to do it, including several recommended spots in each of Japan's main regions

Sakura Viewing Guide: Top 44 Spots And Tips To Enjoy The Cherry Blossoms | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

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One for when you have a few spare minutes this weekend, or your train-journey home tonight. Check out these amazing night-time time-lapse videos of Japan and tell us which is your favourite one below!

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night | All About Japan

Hello Kitty, Yokai Watch, Studio Ghibli, Rilakkuma, Doraemon, Pokemon... There's more cute than you can shake a stick at in these 19 places and shopping spots in Tokyo where you can get up close and personal with "kawaii", Japan's world-famous culture of cute!

The Essentials Of Kawaii Culture: Fashion, Cute Characters, Souvenirs! | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

There are many spectacular scenic spots in nature-rich Kyushu. Take your pick on a trip out of town, with mythical beaches, carefully tended gardens, thrilling narrow gorges with moss-covered cliffs, spectacular waterfalls, and panoramic night views all on offer.

Five Spectacular Scenic Spots Accessible from Fukuoka

Love manga? Then you'll love our next book giveaway!
Enter by emailing polly@jnto.co.uk with the name of the character you'd most love to cosplay (or perhaps you already have)!

100 Manga Artists - Book Giveaway

Located on Hokkaido's southern tip, Hakodate is often rated as one of the northern island's most charming towns. Top sights include the port and bay area with its old-fashioned western buildings (the port was one of the first to open up to western trade in 1859), the amazing star-shaped Goryokaku fort, and the 100 million dollar night view from the summit of nearby Mt. Hakodate.

Hakodate Sightseeing Guide - Transportation, Areas and Souvenirs | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Coffee addicts should make a beeline to Kiyosumi Shirakawa, a little-known residential area in Tokyo, to sample local roasters' beany delights. Business is booming in the capital's newest coffee town; from 2012 to 2014, more than 12 new cafes opened up here!

A Stroll Through Tokyo's New Coffee Town

Last year Japan Experience ran a competition with Kanazawa City Tourism Association with the grand prize of a trip for two to Kanazawa, including return flights and accommodation at one of Japan Experience's houses. Here are is the lucky winner Lynn enjoying sunny Kanazawa.
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Explore the gastronomic wonderland of Tatehana Wharf Morning Market in Aomori, Japan's biggest morning market, with Abroad in Japan in this mouthwateringly good video!

Japan's Biggest Morning Market

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Today marks six years since the Great East Japan Earthquake in Japan's Tohoku region. Thank you to everyone for all your support and good wishes! P.S. Tohoku is also home to these cute critters, who live at Zao Onsen fox village in Miyagi prefecture.

Fox Village In Japan Is Probably The Cutest Place On Earth

Have you tried fugu? Also called pufferfish or blowfish, in Japan it is a luxury food item. The reason? In Japanese, 'fugu' sounds like 'fuku', the Japanese word for 'good luck', so fugu is eaten for good luck at celebrations and other auspicious occasions.

Luxurious Fugu - Varieties, How To Eat It, Prices And Important News | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings at these Japanese cake shops near Kyoto station. Green tea, azuki red bean paste, and mochi rice cakes abound, but you'll also find Mont Blanc and thick-cut pancakes galore! Yum!

Try exquisite desserts! 5 Recommended Shops Around Kyoto Station

Artworks by Yayoi Kusama, Tadao Ando and Lee Ufan, Scandi-style art cafes, delicious okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and a glimpse of laidback island life in local fishing villages - all this and more can be had on Japan's art island of Naoshima.

Naoshima art island, Japan | PACK THE SUITCASES

Scattered all around the prefecture, Gifu's mineral rich hot springs are some of the best in Japan to sit back, relax and enjoy a good soak! Here are five of the best, including prize-winning Gero Onsen, one of Japan's Three Great Springs.

Top 5 Onsen in Gifu | All About Japan

Samurai, spies, and secrets in feudal Japan... We have some copies of Lesley Downer's latest novel to give away! Enter by emailing polly@jnto.co.uk with the name of your favourite literary heroine by 20th March 2017.

The Shogun's Queen - Book Giveaway

To the untrained eye, distinguishing a Buddhist temple from a Shinto shrine may seem very difficult or even impossible! Read on to learn some common easy ways to tell these two places of worship apart on your next trip to Japan...

Distinguishing between Japanese Shrines and Temples

Take a virtual stroll around the mysterious moss-covered trees and statues of Okunoin mausoleum at holy Mt. Koya as these friendly Finnish guides tell you all you need to know about one of the most sacred sites in Japan! (Don't worry, English subtitles!)

Kuin toisesta maailmasta - taianomainen Koyasan

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