The typical image of modern Japan is one of a neon-lit, high-tech futuristic society crammed into skyscraper-strewn cities. But just a short way out from the bustling human hotspots lies a completely different country.
Born of volcanic eruptions and comprising 6,852 individual islands, this other land is one of incredible variety and natural wonder. With habitats ranging from snowy mountains to sun-kissed beaches and subtropical paradises, these diverse landscapes are home to creatures including brown bears, raccoon dogs, fiddler crabs and the famous hot-spring-bathing macaque monkeys.
Join our cameras as they take an island-hopping excursion to explore this little-known Land of the Rising Sun.
It's a season of change and surprises, with one of the closest battles in "Wicked Tuna" history, that culminates in a dramatic nail-biting final episode.
Nat Geo WILD presents the sixth annual BIG CAT WEEK to shine a light on the world’s most majestic big cat species and their struggle to survive.
This is the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life.
Go on the hunt to determine which aspects of your personality reveal the Big Cat that roars from within.