Four days at Japan's top ski resort.
Buddha's coast and haunted temples at Honshu's most northern point.
The largest caldera lake on Japan's main island.
What's a Namahage?
New Year's demons threaten to abduct naughty children.
One of the three best night views in the world—with period costumes for fun!
A beautiful world of tight rapids and rounded boulders.
The largest stretch of pristine beech forest remaining in the world.
Possibly the most dramatic 180 km of coastline in all of Japan.
A hotspot for surfing and bodyboarding, and technically still a part of Tokyo.
The most snow you will ever see. Anywhere. Guaranteed.
New Year on the Slopes
Four days of skiing in Nagano's famed Hakuba region.
Thatched roofs shaped like praying hands in a UNESCO World Heritage Village.
The highest waterfall in Asia flows only seasonally.
Kenrokuen & Kanazawa Castle
Symbols of the wealthiest clan in Edo Period Japan.
SCUBA diving, swimming, and hot springs on Shizuoka's eastern quarter.
The oldest castle keep in Japan.
Sherry Bar & Restaurant
The prices are great and every dish is a work of art.
Whale sharks, manta rays, and 10,000 tonnes of water from the Ring of Fire.
The single most important castle in the history of Japan.
Emperor Nintoku's Tomb
1600 years old, this is the largest burial mound in the world.
The floating torii gate is one of the Three Great Views of Japan.
One of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in all of Japan.
The second-largest original-construction castle in Japan.