Useful Japanese Toilet Expressions
It's best to know enough of the local language to navigate to the nearest lavatory!
10 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo
From rabbit cafés to sumo tournaments and everything in between, these are the top recommendations from Veltra's adventurous staff to make the most of your trip to Japan's capital!
Kyoto's Top 3 'Kyozushi' Restaurants
Landlocked Kyoto has its own take on sushi that's well worth checking out.
Take a 2-Hour Lesson in Japanese Cuisine
Ayuko Akiyama’s Buddha Bellies cooking class offers hands-on courses in Japanese cuisine—including advanced courses in cutting sushi and sashimi.
Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide
The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!
The 4 Keys to Japanese Greetings
A few common greetings will help break the ice with your Japanese counterparts.
The Ninja Guide to Japanese-Style Toilets
The secret to ninja stealth may lie in the daily need to squat.
The 5 Best Michelin-Starred Spots in Okinawa
Michelin's Green Guides rate local attractions other than restaurants and hotels, which are covered in its Red Guides. Take a look at what the Michelin Green Guide has to say about beautiful Okinawa!
A Complete Sushi Guide in One Picture
Don't know what to order? Refer to this handy and informative pictograph!
Tokyo: No Place I Would Rather Be
An 18th birthday is a great occasion for a trip to Tokyo.
Visit 3-Michelin-Starred Gokayama
Take the new Hokuriku Shinkansen to visit the splendidly preserved, Michelin three-starred Gokayama village in Toyama Prefecture. If you want to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature and heritage, Gokayama is for you.
7 Steps to Kaitenzushi
Your guide for how to eat at a Japanese favorite: the cheap, revolving sushi restaurant.
How to Navigate Japan With Just One Word
When people travel to a foreign country, they tend to try to pick up a few key phrases before they go: how to say hello, how to ask for the bill at a restaurant and so on. You can do that for Japan as well, but the truth is, you actually don’t need to.
Take a 3-Star Hike Up Mount Takao
Mount Takao is a 599-meter (1,965-ft) mountain in western Tokyo that has received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
Eat the Future with Automated Sushi
While conveyor belt sushi restaurants are also quite common in the West, Japan has brought this kind of eatery to the next level—with automated sushi!
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
10 Michelin-Starred Lunch Spots in Kansai
At lunch time, hot Michelin restaurants can be within the reach of even a more modest budget!
Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos
Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!
20 Best Airport Resturants in Japan
Before you have to hop on your plane, stop by one of these 20 restaurants to fill up on Japanese cuisine!
How to Enjoy Sushi 'the Japanese Way'?
We're not sure exactly what that "the Japanese way" is, but this infographic will walk you through all the steps of dining in a high-end sushiya with confidence!