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Shoryudo: Knockout Destinations

From ropeways and waterfalls to castles and historic gardens, the 'Rising Dragon Road' through central Japan does everything to catch your eye!

4 Popular, Cozy & Tasteful Yugawara B&Bs

There are a number of family-oriented, affordable, yet stylish B&Bs to be found among the rich hot spring country of Yugawara.

Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan

Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.

All About Love Hotels

With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

Top 8 Exclusive En Suite Onsen in Kyoto

Are you shy about going to a public onsen? Here's one solution: an en suite hot spring experience! We bring to you our Top 8 list of en suite onsen inns near Kyoto!

Finding an Apartment in Japan

If you're considering moving to Japan, or even just looking to get out of that share house, read on to learn about your options!

9 Classic Yugawara Ryokan with Private Baths

Traditional 'ryokan' (Japanese-style inns) are the epitome classical of Japan, and they're the backbone of the hot spring town of Yugawara. Here are nine great picks in Yugawara, each with a private bath!

Private Baths in Forest Groves

Wonderful for couples, savor a luxurious experience surrounded by nature at Kinnotake Tonosawa inn.

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!

3 Definitive Accommodations in Hakone-Yumoto

Hakone Senkei offers three excitingly different hot spring inns at Hakone-Yumoto—including one with private, detached rooms like little thatch-roofed cottages!

House of Light is an Absolute Delight

With an “outside-in” room and a bath lit by fiber optics, this incredible complex, designed by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.

Go Ahead & Fall Asleep in This Kyoto Library

The Book & Bed Hostel opens a 2nd location in Kyoto.

Get Your 'Glamp' On at an Okinawa Beach Resort

The 'glamorous camping' experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Tohoku

Check out Tohoku's most picturesque countryside towns.

Top Luxury En Suite 'Onsen Ryokan' near Tokyo

Enjoy a truly luxurious stay in a traditional Japanese inn with an en suite hot spring. The best part: they're located near Tokyo.

Japanese Inn Gets New Lease on Life

Traditional hospitality mixes with modern otaku culture at this mountainside 'ryokan.'

An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'

Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!

Japan's Biggest Morning Market

Chris and Ryotaro from 'Abroad in Japan' head up to Hachinohe to check out the biggest morning market in Japan. Who wants squid mouth? Not Chris.

Escape Reality by Relaxing at Hotel Sakan

If you're looking for a vacation spot that has the convenience of city life and the charm of the countryside, Sendai is the place to go. And while you're there, pamper yourself with a stay at a top-of-the-line hotel that's a cut above the rest!

This Hotel Plan Guarantees Heart Palpitations

A hotel in Ishikawa Prefecture has designed a program it guarantees to bring a throb to your heart: and if it doesn't, you don't have to pay!

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