3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo
We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.
Bathe in the Lap of Luxury
This three-star Michelin-rated onsen treats anyone like royalty for a fraction of the cost.
Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow
Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!
400-Year-Old Bathhouse Gets a Facelift
Faced with a dwindling clientele, Gunma's Maruhon Inn asked KuboTsushima Architects to redesign its bathhouse. The result is welcoming space that invites guests to relax and rejuvenate.
Top 3 Alkaline Onsen for Beautiful Skin
Grab your towels, ladies! Who needs bottled Pitera when the answer lies just a soothing soak away?
Taking It Easy in Yamagata
A little rest and relaxation at Zao Onsen in Yamagata.
Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan
Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.
Hike the Yoro Valley
Chiba Prefecture's Yoro Valley (or Yoro Keikoku) offers rivers, waterfalls, seasonal vistas and even a black-water onsen!
Discover Gunma through its magnificent winding roads.
Quit Monkeying Around!
Watching these snow monkeys relaxing in the hot springs is enough to make anyone want to take a dip in an outdoor bath!
Wonders of Japan: Hospitality
Experience the welcoming culture of hospitality that is the pride of Japan.
Unwinding in Nagato-shi
Discover a gorgeous traditional inn located in this peaceful Yamaguchi city, then visit the largest limestone cave in the Orient.
Top 3 All-Natural Beauty Products from Gifu
Famous for its mountains and idyllic landscapes, Gifu Prefecture also produces many natural beauty and health products from its natural springs. Try any of these three products and feel rejuvenated in the comfort of your home!
10 Things That Might Surprise You in Japan
To avoid getting culture shock, read up on these 10 quick travel tips before your first trip to the land of the rising sun.
Day Trip to Hirayu Onsen
Follow a couple on a day trip to Hirayu Onsen in Gifu Prefecture!
Promoting the Healing Power of Nature
The Kaminoyama Onsen Kurort project is a wellness and leisure spot in Yamagata Prefecture that focuses on medical science-based healthy outdoor walks and invigorating visitors through local culinary and hot spring resources.
Onsen Date in Tokyo
I get that “onsen dates” are kind of weird, but my husband and I love them.
Different Elevations: From Sea to Mountain
Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain in Japan.
6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu
Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.
Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts
Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.