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My First Time at a 'Ryokan'

The Japan Guy gives us his first impressions of a traditional Japanese inn in a refreshingly humorous way!

Cradles of Subculture

Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!

4 Fall Color Day Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo’s urban appeal is unrivaled, but when it comes to the autumn season most Tokyoites head outside of the city to take in the cooler weather and the dazzling fall foliage.

The Little Prince Museum in Hakone

Travelin' Boots' Ada Wilkinson hit the Little Prince Museum in Hakone. Sadly, she didn't come back with one of the museum's plush toys of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant, but she did return with a beautiful photo tour of an adorable location.

Top 10 Best Ryokan of Japan

If you're looking for traditional Japanese-style lodging, look no further than these ten Japanese inns.

5 Reasons to Stay at Hakone Ginyu

Known as one of Japan’s top 'ryokan,' Hakone Ginyu is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. Here are five reasons to hang your hat up here for a few nights!

Hakone: A Checkpoint in History

Less than than two hours away from Tokyo, Hakone's hot springs and stunning views has been attracting visitors for more than 1,000 years.

The Ryokan Designed After a Moon Princess

Recommended for couples, experience a mysterious, gorgeous stay at this first-rate inn, built to evoke the tale of Kaguya-hime, the princess found in a bamboo stalk who returned to the moon.

3 Wild 'Onsen' Theme Parks

Want a little more than just a soak in hot water? Try an 'onsen' theme park, where a whole world of water-related adventure awaits!

Yugawara Mixes Halloween & Motorcycles

2016 marks the second edition of Yugawara's unique Halloween events, including a costume contest and the Yuga-Tsu, a 10-kilometer costumed motorcycle tour!

10 Great Gifts from Japan

These original gifts represent the rich cultural heritage of this country—and tend to go down well with overseas visitors, too!

Japan's 5 Most Elegant Christmas Trees

Grab some hot cider and head out the door to view these classy Christmas trees.

The 5 Best Views of Mount Fuji

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

5 Popular Love Shrines

Check out these endearing shrines if you're looking for a love blessing!

Ichinoyu Ryokan: The Hot Choice for Hakone

The Ichinoyu Group's Japanese-style inns, or 'ryokan,' can be found throughout the Hakone area, offering half a dozen luxuriously different ways to experience this famed hot spring region. Find out why they're hot, and which one suits you best!

11-Day Sakura & Word Heritage Tour of Japan

Get to know the beauty of Japan on an 11-day, all-inclusive tour with a licensed English-speaking guide!

3 Historical Crafts from Kanagawa

In addition to being home to the major port city of Yokohama and the famed hot springs of Hakone, Kanagawa has developed a number of distinctive crafts that are unique to the region.

4 Soothing Onsen Day Trips from Tokyo

While these Kanagawa onsen and their surrounds are certainly worth an overnight stay, each can work equally as well as a day trip.

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