Central Japan

Niijima Island

Niijima Island

This surfing hotspot is technically still a part of Tokyo.

Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula

SCUBA diving, swimming, and hot springs in Shizuoka's east.

Shomyo Falls

Shomyo Falls

The highest waterfall in Asia flows only seasonally.

Yuki-no-Otani

Yuki-no-Otani

The most snow you will ever see. Anywhere. Guaranteed.

Kenrokuen & Kanazawa Castle

Kenrokuen & Kanazawa Castle

Symbols of the wealthiest clan in Edo Period Japan.

New Year on the Slopes

New Year on the Slopes

Four days of skiing in Nagano's famed Hakuba region.

Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go

Thatched roofs in a UNESCO World Heritage Village.

Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle

Though it once collapsed, this is still the oldest castle keep in Japan.