Header image from the winner of the 2021-2022 Photo Contest.

Enjoy a Niigata Stay-cation this Summer!

Has the past year given you a travel itch? Does your employer or town still request you don’t leave the prefecture? Then a “Summer Stay-cation” may be just the ticket! Niigata prefecture’s latest travel campaign named “Tsukattoku!” (使っ得!pronouncedつかっとく!), which translates to “use it” or “take it”, is practically screaming for Read more…

Summer Fireworks 2018

Is that summer we smell in the air? Clearly it is! And in Japan, summer means FIREWORKS! As a result, here at AJET we’ve compiled a list of the main upcoming fireworks festivals this summer. It’s time to get that evening picnic gear ready!   Gion Kashiwazaki Matsuri This festival Read more…