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TripAdvisor's Top 20 Free Attractions in Japan

If you're looking to explore Japan on the cheap, the price is right for these 20 attractions around the country.

5 Hot Sake for Winter!

Japanese sake is the nation's favorite drink. As the chill of winter sets in, the temperature of the sake rises, which is the perfect way to stay warm!

5 Classy Cocktail Hideouts in Ginza

Japan is known for its artisanal, creative flair in the culinary industry, which naturally jumped into the world of making cocktails. Tokyo's Ginza area is at the forefront of this thriving cocktail scene, and here are some places to enjoy it!

9 Craft Beers Perfect for Spring

Is there anything better than beer, sunshine and friends? A nice CRAFT beer, sunshine and friends! These nine beers are perfect for spring (or any season!), and are sure to take your hanami or picnics to the next level!

10 Wine Tasting Spots in Yamanashi

Just a train ride away from central Tokyo, Yamanashi Prefecture's Katsunuma region is home to over 30 wineries, perfect for a day trip from Japan's capital.

Tokyo Restaurants Too Good to Stay Secret

Whether you're looking for a bowl of bright blue ramen, want to stand and scarf some quick and delicious noodles or want to watch a live tuna cutting show while you eat fresh sushi, these restaurants in Tokyo have you covered.

Experience a Little Okinawa in Tokyo!

Looking for a taste of Okinawa without the expensive airfare? Well look no further—Okinawa Town can be found in Tokyo, just two stops from Shinjuku!

Discovering My Inner Samurai in Aizuwakamatsu

British travel blogger and freelance writer Emily Luxton spent some time in "Samurai City" Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture. There, she explored the area's rich culture and history, and discovered her inner samurai!

Love Ramen? Slurp on a Ramen-Flavored Cocktail

True ramen lovers can even make this cocktail at home with their favorite type of this beloved Japanese soul food.

Mastering Winemaking in Nagano

Well-known essayist and painter Toyoo Tamamura and his wife live in Nagano Prefecture, where they run a winery and restaurant. He talks about his new life and work styles, the late life lessons he’s discovered and his plans for the future.

Hot Spring Towns Expand Horizons

Some sleepy hot spring towns are coming up with innovative local products and activities to attract new visitors.

6 Sake Brewery Day Trips from Tokyo

One of the great things about visiting Tokyo is that in the (unlikely) chance you’ve managed to see, do, drink and eat everything you wanted in the city, there’s a whole cluster delightful breweries to explore just a train ride away!

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

This frosty brew from Echigo Beer in Niigata Prefecture gets its seal of approval (and label!) from the masterful animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki.

A Backpacker's Guide to Kochi

Join Stephen Schreck from A Backpacker's Tale as he visits Kochi Prefecture to do what he does best—learn the ins and outs of the region, and what makes it a fantastic destination for those looking to get off the beaten path!

Feeling Thirsty? Try Ocean-Aged Wine!

As winemaking gets increasingly popular in Japan, some makers are trying innovative techniques lost to time, such as aging the alcoholic beverage in the ocean.

Aizuwakamatsu: Japan's Samurai City

Nestled in the mountains of Fukushima Prefecture, the city of Aizuwakamatsu has cultivated a deep connection with its samurai roots. Join our writer Noam as he explores the local history and traditions of Samurai City Aizu!

Taste 50 Kinds of Sake at This Ramen Resturant

This Tokyo ramen restaurant offers all-you-can-drink sake—along with all-you-can-eat 'gyoza' and fried chicken—paired with a single bowl of ramen.

Enter the Samurai Time in Aizuwakamatsu

Visit Aizuwakamatsu, where travelers can gain an understanding of how its rich samurai history still plays a part in almost every aspect of modern daily life. Ancient traditions, castles, martial arts, traditional food and more are waiting in Aizu!

10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan

Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!

Stylish Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails & Kit Kats

The first ever Kit Kat and cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates alongside their nationwide release.

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