nature

Revised full-bloom cherry blossom forecasts released for every prefecture in Japan

Sakura season is coming to Japan much earlier than usual this year, and here’s when to expect them to be their most beautiful.

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These stunningly beautiful seasonal pink flowers from Japan are NOT cherry blossoms【Photos】

Gorgeous photographs and video prove the sakura aren’t the only stars of Japanese flora.

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Japanese train station stirs up nostalgia with beautiful rural setting and one-carriage train

A stop-off here is like a scene from an anime movie.

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Japanese architecture firm unveils plans for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan

The new building is a feat of environmentally conscious engineering that will stand taller than Tokyo Tower.

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Experience the moment the local gods cross a frozen Lake Suwa【Video】

Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture is the scene of a curious natural phenomenon which results in ridges of ice erupting out of the frozen surface. Read More

Cherry blossom forecast 2018: Sakura expected to come to Tokyo earlier than usual this year!

Sakura speculation map and dates for each prefecture in Japan released by Japan Weather Association.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Heavy snowfall in Tokyo turns the city’s borderline river into a breathtaking misty wonderland

Cinema fans might be reminded of a famous Ghibli anime and Godzilla film, but this is one time when real-life Japan is better than any movie magic.

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Japan’s beautiful “suicide forest” sees increase in sightseers as it tries to shake its dark image

Visitors are discovering that the “sea of trees” near Mt. Fuji is a wonderful place full of natural life.

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Kobe set to light up “World’s Number-One Christmas Tree” in all its confusing glory

It’s soon to be official, Kobe will win Christmas this year, and with it, all of Santa’s gold.

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7 reasons why you should visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

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There is a little piece of heaven that only appears for up to an hour a day in Palau

The gorgeous Long Beach lets us in for a brief thirty minutes.

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Nude photos of Mt. Fuji circulate online as powerful typhoon removes snow from the peak【Photos】

Japan’s tallest mountain loses its icy top covering as storm blows through eastern Japan.

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Amazing “funnel cloud” appears over the sky in Japan 【Video】

The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky.

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Pokémon GO now doctor-approved thanks to Tokyo University study

Results of first scientific study into Pokémon GO‘s health benefits reveal game lowers stress levels.

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Japan has an awesome river that looks just like a dragon

Body of water even has a connection to the creatures’ traditional role in Japanese mythology.

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Chance to see Japan bucket-list must-see scenery “Road to Laputa” gone for good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning “Road To Laputa“, which looks like Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky come to life, may close permanently.

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Stingray devours tank-mate squid at Japanese aquarium, shows what nature is really like 【Video】

And you thought living with your roommate was awkward.

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Beautiful forest in southern Japan will spirit you away to another world

People find themselves asking “Is this really in Japan?!” It is, and you should go see it for yourself!

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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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