48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget
This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!
4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo
Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!
8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan
Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!
3 Ways to Worship Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is an object of faith for Japanese people, and a place their hearts draw support from, as expressed by the official name under which it's registered as a Cultural World Heritage Site: 'Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.'
Exploring 'Little Edo'
Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.
Searching for the Imperial Regalia of Japan
Japan's Imperial Regalia have only ever been seen by a select few. Here we try to demystify these national treasures, hunting down the sites where they are said to be located.
6 Differences Between Temples & Shrines
I decided, once and for all, to figure out the differences between a temple and a shrine.
The 5 Best Views of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji Japanese Countryside
If you're visiting Japan, Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic sights to see!
How to Choose a Geisha Experience in Kyoto
From private dinners with maiko to evening walks to catch a glimpse of the famous entertainers, get the lowdown on the various ways you can meet Kyoto's renowned geisha!
Window-Shop Chic in Omotesando
Get your eyes and wallet ready for an elegant journey down Tokyo's top shopping street.
5 Tokyo Foodie Favorites
Tokyo is stuffed to the brim with delicious food, presenting visitors with an smorgasbord of delicious flavors you have to try!
Interpreting the Key 'Omikuji'
Temples & Shrines Life in Japan
These Japanese fortune-telling papers can bring you great blessings—or a great curse!
5 Vital Temple & Shrine Etiquette Tips
Temples & Shrines Life in Japan
While going to a temple or shrine simply to observe is satisfactory on its own, it's well worth learning how to fully participate to get the most out of the experience.
3 Stress-Free Layover Tours from Narita
Narita Airport is one of the most-visited gateways to Asia. Make the most of your layover time there and try one of these guided tours offered by the Narita Transit Program.
3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit
Three can't-miss activities during a Japanese temple or shrine pilgrimage.
Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos
Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.
Hit 3 Sites in Hiraizumi in Just One Day!
The UNESCO-registered temples and gardens of Hiraizumi represented an attempt to create an ideal world on Earth.
Visiting the Cradle of Japan
Miyazaki occupies a special place in Japanese history for a mountain town called Takachiho. For it was here the deity Ninigi-no-Mikoto, grandson of the sun goddess Amaterasu, is said to have descended to Earth.
The Bridge Beneath the Sea
Umi-hotaru is a man-made wonder built to relax and entertain the tired traveler.
21 Best Places & Things to Do in Yokohama
Get the digs on Yokohama from Ada at Travel in Boots!