Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan
The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.
Love in Japan: Valentine's Day & White Day
Not content with just one day of affection, Japan follows up Valentine's Day with White Day exactly a month later.
Sai: Humble Village, Proud Heritage
Join us for a brief introduction of the many wonders of Sai, a charming seaside village in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture.
Slake Your Thirst with Sake from Aizuwakamatsu
Fukushima Prefecture is regarded as one of the finest areas for sake brewing in the country. Join our writer Nick as he visits some of the fantastic breweries in the historic city of Aizuwakamatsu.
Aizuwakamatsu: Modern City, Samurai Spirit
Join our writer Nick as he travels to Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture, to get a deeper look at the rich history and culture the city has to offer.
Taste the Bounty of Land & Sea in Hachinohe
The Tohoku region, just northeast of Tokyo, is well known for its tasty delights. So we sent our writer Nick over to Aomori for an in-depth look at the food culture of one of the prefecture's largest cities.
Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe
Join our writer Nick as he goes headfirst into the vibrant nightlife of Hachinohe with the help of the travel app YORIP.
Embracing the Warmth of Tohoku in Hachinohe
My journey to northern Japan led to an immersion in the rich culture and hospitality of the residents and regions of Hachinohe, Aomori.
5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Yokohama
Get the lowdown on the most scenic views of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city and an easy-to-access neighbor of Tokyo.
The Tomioka Silk Mill
Located in Gunma Prefecture, the Tomioka Silk Mill is a well-preserved symbol of modernization and international cooperation. It was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2014.
Japan's 11 Coolest Festivals
Check out our definitive list of awesome festivals around Japan throughout the year!
Join us for an introduction to one of Japan's most provocative performance arts!
Top 10 Zoos in Japan
Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.
10 of Japan's Oldest Confection Shops
The sweet treats offered by these long-lived establishments have more than withstood the tests of time. Each shop is at least 350 years old!
Top 6 Beaches in Japan
Summer is here, which means it's time to hit the beach! These six beaches will make you wish the season never ends!
4 Incredible Summer Fire Festivals
These incredible events are sure to get you fired up about summertime in Japan!
Japan's Top Music Festivals
Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!
Japan's 9 Big Burger Chains
Sure, traditional Japanese food is world-famously delicious. But when that burger craving hits you, it simply can't be ignored!
Tsukuba: City of Science & Nature
In addition to being a 'science city,' Tsukuba is also home to one of Japan's oldest shrines, located at the foot of a twin-peaked mountain associated with the origins of the Japanese people.
4 Great Reasons to Visit Sendai
The largest city in Tohoku, Sendai is steeped in the history of Date Masamune, known as the 'one-eyed dragon.'