Running between Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, the Aoniyoshi Sightseeing Limited Express takes passengers on a sightseeing trip through Japan’s historic heartland and birthplace of its culture.
The Michinoku Coastal Trail, in the Tohoku region of northeastern Honshu, takes hikers on a journey through beautiful lands devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Tourists were rare on Japan’s Tadami railway line, but photos shown in Taiwan of its little trains chugging through misty valleys and enchanted forests brought a surge of interest.
The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.
If you want to catch the upcoming cherry blossom season in Japan, but don’t fancy the festival-sized crowds in urban centres, try a more sedate alternative in Chugoku, writes Steve John Powell.