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How to Choose a Geisha Experience in Kyoto

From private dinners with maiko to evening walks to catch a glimpse of the famous entertainers, get the lowdown on the various ways you can meet Kyoto's renowned geisha!

3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit

Three can't-miss activities during a Japanese temple or shrine pilgrimage.

The 5 Best Views of Mount Fuji

If you're visiting Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic sights to see!

5 Tokyo Foodie Favorites

Tokyo is stuffed to the brim with delicious food, presenting visitors with an smorgasbord of delicious flavors you have to try!

Searching for the Imperial Regalia of Japan

Japan's Imperial Regalia have only ever been seen by a select few. Here we try to demystify these national treasures, hunting down the sites where they are said to be located.

3 Ways to Worship Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an object of faith for Japanese people, and a place their hearts draw support from, as expressed by the official name under which it's registered as a Cultural World Heritage Site: 'Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.'

48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget

This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!

The Bridge Beneath the Sea

Umi-hotaru is a man-made wonder built to relax and entertain the tired traveler.

8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan

Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!

Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos

Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.

Hit 3 Sites in Hiraizumi in Just One Day!

The UNESCO-registered temples and gardens of Hiraizumi represented an attempt to create an ideal world on Earth.

5 Vital Temple & Shrine Etiquette Tips

While going to a temple or shrine simply to observe is satisfactory on its own, it's well worth learning how to fully participate to get the most out of the experience.

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

Visiting the Cradle of Japan

Miyazaki occupies a special place in Japanese history for a mountain town called Takachiho. For it was here the deity Ninigi-no-Mikoto, grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu, is said to have descended to Earth.

Exploring 'Little Edo'

Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.

3 Stress-Free Layover Tours from Narita

Narita Airport is one of the most-visited gateways to Asia. Make the most of your layover time there and try one of these guided tours offered by the Narita Transit Program.

21 Best Places & Things to Do in Yokohama

Get the digs on Yokohama from Ada at Travel in Boots!

Interpreting the Key 'Omikuji'

These Japanese fortune-telling papers can bring you great blessings—or a great curse!

6 Differences Between Temples & Shrines

I decided, once and for all, to figure out the differences between a temple and a shrine.

Window-Shop Chic in Omotesando

Get your eyes and wallet ready for an elegant journey down Tokyo's top shopping street.

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