17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016
In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!
Be Dazzled at Hakone’s Glass Forest Museum
Take a glittering tour of one of Hakone’s classic museums.
Beppu: A Hot Spring Paradise
A short trip south from Oita Airport, Beppu is perhaps the most popular of Oita’s hot spring resort towns, hosting millions of visitors who come each year for 'onsen pilgrimages.'
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.
Gion Matsuri: A Party Worthy of the Gods
Held throughout the entire month of July, Kyoto's Gion Matsuri is the most famous festival in all of Japan.
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!
Get Paid ¥1 Million to Travel Tohoku
The Tohoku365 Project is offering to pay you ¥1 million to share your 15- to 30-day Tohoku experience through articles, blogs, photographs or videos. No joke!
Castles, Gardens & Peach Boys—Oh My!
From Okayama Castle's rare black walls to the charms of Okayama Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, there's plenty to see and do in Okayama.
Akita Nairiku Line: Winter Wonderland by Rail
Through the heavy Akita snowfall, a train with one or two cars makes its way across bridges that span deep valleys and through tunnels that burrow into the heart of the mountains of the region.
Wi-Fi Goes Underground—at Last
Communters and tourists alike can now enjoy free Wi-Fi while riding on Tokyo's Toei Asakusa Line, with more lines to come.
Ninja for a Day: Koka Ninja Village
Is it possible to really become a ninja when traveling around Japan? Go to Shiga to find out—but you might be a little surprised by the reality!
Two Big-Name Shrines for Hatsumode
You can't go wrong visiting your local shrine in the first three days of the New Year to pray for a healthy and prosperous year. But if you're going to go out, why not go big?
Tokyo Dome City’s 'Love Christmas'
Tokyo's downtown amusement park features loads of romantic Christmas activities this holiday season!
Kyoto Kaiseki Chef Shrugs at Michelin Stars
This 400-year-old restaurant has been around since before Michelin stars existed, and may well remain long after they're gone.
Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo
Considered by many to be the most prestigious culinary school in the world, Le Cordon Bleu continues to strive in the education of hospitality management and culinary arts.
More Sushi Suitcase Covers!
Well, this could be one way to either get a fair amount of attention from airport security. Or a laugh. Or both.
A Quick Guide to Okinawan Cuisine
By blending Chinese and Japanese recipes with native ingredients grown on their island, Okinawans are the masters of fusion.
Japan Campaigns to Tout its High-Tech Toilets
Japan to use a campaign on its high-tech toilets as a means of attracting tourists.
A Guide to Japanese Spirits
Be on the lookout for 'yokai' dwellings in Tokyo and beyond!
The Weekender's 2015 Halloween Round-up
With everything from parades, festivals, family fun and costume contests, to bike rides and a plethora of spooky, sexy and thumping parties, there’s something for everyone.