Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route
Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.
Top 10 LGBT+ Pride Events Outside Tokyo
While Tokyo Rainbow Pride is probably Japan's best-known pride extravaganza, there are plenty of rainbow flags flying across the country. Here are Japan's best-kept-secret prides!
Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya
Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.
Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?
Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.
Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs
The central feature of a traditional Japanese inn—or 'ryokan'—is the communal hot bath.
13 Places to Paraglide in Japan
There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music
Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.
Japan's Top 10 Aquariums
As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!
All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, Ramen & More for $15
One Japanese restaurant chain is upping the ante by not only providing customers with an endless supply of sushi, but customers can also gorge on desserts, French fries and even ramen!
Top 20 Power Spots in Japan
Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.
No Need to Lug Around Your Luggage Anymore
Thanks to Ecbo Cloak you can now store your luggage at cafés, bars and restaurants, so you can keep your travel light!
Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events
What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!
5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families
No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!
Go on & Play with Your Food at Legoland Japan
From swanky dishes to Lego-shaped French fries, the food from Legoland is sure to please Legomaniacs of all ages!
See Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Nagoya in One Day
Legoland Japan will feature miniature replicas of famous Japanese landmarks made from 10,496,352 Legos (plus or minus a few)!
Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route
Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.
Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness
In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.
Studio Ghibli Set to Open New Theme Park
While Tokyo is busy hosting the Summer Olympic Games, a new Ghibli Park is slated to open in 2020 in Aichi Prefecture.
Shoryudo: See More, Do More, Travel Smarter
Not sure where to go in Japan and only have a short time to visit? Why not do it all in central Japan? Get a major dose of culture, food, shopping, history and fun, all of which can be found in the Shoryudo region.