nature

Hokkaido’s breathtaking Blue Pond is exactly as advertised【Photos】

After turning brown for a brief period, the body of water is back to beautiful blue.

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Real-life location of Your Name’s anime-only lake discovered, still holds a beautiful surprise

Itomori may not be an actual city, but here’s where the hometown of Your Name’s female lead would be in real-life Japan.

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Divinely beautiful phoenix appears in the clouds over god of manga’s childhood home in Japan

The bird that’s reborn in flames is reborn in the sky.

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Three reasons you should go to Kyoto right now

There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital, but May is an especially good time.

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Japanese beach turned into beautiful fantasy world as nighttime ocean glows blue【Video, photos】

Bioluminescent plankton turn Kanagawa seashore into something that looks more like a Final Fantasy game.

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Eight surprising things to do in Northern Okinawa

Beat the crowds and skip the tourist traps with this guide to the little-known gems in the region.

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San’in, Japan is breathtakingly beautiful especially when captured with a 4K video camera【Video】

Ditch Tokyo and Kyoto to explore this stunning mix of ocean and mountains.

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Tiny house in Japanese woods is the getaway we’d love to escape to【Video】

getaway home becomes a family home, with a young father who says his ties to family are stronger thanks to downsized living.

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Jaw-dropping Japanese “sea of clouds” is a great reason to visit Tokyo’s northern neighbor

Just a few hours outside of Tokyo, but visually worlds away.

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“Rainbow fire” brightens the day of Singaporeans【Video】

Although technically neither a “rainbow” nor “fire,” catching a glimpse of this phenomenon has put a spring in everyone’s step.

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Onsen town’s 4K video has visitors lining up around the virtual block【Video】

Nothing sells the relaxing, hot water of Kusatsu like thousands of pixels.

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part II】

The second part of our Japanese bucket list dedicated to all travel enthusiasts!

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Beautiful frozen waterfall in Japan is an awe-inspiring reason to brave winter’s cold【Pics/Vids】

Visitors are drawn to the serene stillness of the icy Fukuroda Falls.

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Japan travel bucket list: top places to visit in each prefecture before you die【Part I】

This bucket list is a two-part series dedicated to all travel enthusiasts in Japan. 

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Japanese snow monkey filmed trying to have sex with a deer【Video】

Researchers say this is the first time this type of behaviour between the two species has been recorded.

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Japanese rock balancing artist is so amazing he’s now the star of a new ad for Sony【Pics, Video】

It’s hard to believe that the only thing keeping these rock towers from toppling over is an incredible centre of gravity.

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Right now is the very best time to go to Japan’s “castle in the sky,” and here’s why【Pics, Vids】

The conditions are just right to surround Takeda Castle with a sea of clouds.

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10 places in Japan so beautiful it’s practically hard to take a bad picture while you’re there

Nine locations to visit right now, and one to save for the spring.

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Unexpectedly cute stowaway on JR train causes delays, smiles

Usually commuters get upset by train delays, but this time they were all smiles.
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Online image collection’s views of Japan are beautiful to look at, free to use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it.

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