10 Cool Autumn Spots in Japan's National Parks
When autumn comes to Japan, there's no better place to see it than the nation's national parks. One look at these 10 picturesque spots and we're sure you'll agree!
Getting Out & About in Miyagi Prefecture
Located in Japan’s Tohoku Region just a couple hours north of Tokyo by shinkansen bullet train, Miyagi Prefecture is full of delights for travelers eager to venture off the beaten path. We went on a two-day journey to experience Miyagi's inland cities.
Encounter History & Nature in Magical Miyagi
Follow along with our resident Japanese history buff who spent two 'cool' days exploring Miyagi Prefecture in the northeastern area of Tohoku, checking out the nature, cultural experiences and, of course, the rich history of this gorgeous region of Japan.
How to Bathe in 'Sento' for Beginners
Have you ever bathed in a public bath in Japan? While it may seem cool for international travelers, some hesitate at the idea of stepping inside because the rules and manners of 'sento' are veiled, creating an air of mystery.
10 Incredible Places to Visit in Hida Takayama
If you want to visit a place in Japan with true traditional and rural elements, then you should go to Takayama. It's one of the rare cities in Japan with a wonderfully preserved old town.
6 Reasons You Have to Visit Ehime in 2018
Filled with history, culture and mikan, Ehime is a must-add to your 2018 Japan itinerary.
Stay at These Inns & Get the Kyoto Experience
Kyoto is one of Japan’s most unique cities, with its thousand-year history as Imperial Japan’s capital. There’s no better way to experience the city’s culture than by staying at these fantastic inns to get the complete Kyoto experience.
16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo
How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!
5 Great Snow Getaways from Nagoya
When there's snow, think of these five places in the Chubu region of Japan. From visiting hot spring villages to seeing bathing monkeys, you'll be enjoying the cold!
Hakone Luxury: Toki no Yu Setsugetsuka
With two hot spring sources and a vibrant atmosphere, this luxury 'ryokan' in Hakone feels less like a quiet retreat than an exciting 'onsen' resort!
Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More
You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!
Starbucks Opening at Two Surprising Locations
The global coffeehouse chain has two stunning stores planned close to these world-famous tourist spots.
Snow-Clad Onsen Has Us Ready to Pack Our Bags
These ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.
5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Kagoshima
Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Kagoshima will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to Mother Nature in Japan at its most majestic and regal, nothing short of invigorating and inspiring.
Hot Spring Hopping in Fukushima
'Only in Japan' heads out on an epic Japanese hot spring adventure—exploring 13 hot spring towns around Fukushima Prefecture!
A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other
This kind of bathing system is straight out of 'Spirited Away'!
Top 10 Accommodations in Kobe's Arima Onsen
Arima Onsen (Arima Hot Springs), located in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the oldest hot spring areas in Japan. So, naturally, there are some wonderful places to stay while you're there.
Steam Bun-Flavored Kit Kats Are Now Available
The new Kit Kat flavor draws inspiration from a specialty snack traditionally found at Japanese hot springs.
Top 7 Reasons to Visit Aomori Prefecture
There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.
Tokiwa Hotel: Top-Tier Garden in Yamanashi
The garden at the Tokiwa Hotel in Kofu City, Yamanashi was ranked the third-best traditional garden in Japan in 2012 and 2013. And even if you can't afford a stay in this top-class hotel, you can still visit the garden for free!