12 Photogenic Spots Perfect for a Tokyo Trip
There are many cool places to visit with fantastic photo opportunities in and around the Tokyo area.
A YouTuber's First Time in Japan
Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.
Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives
Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.
Enjoy Seaside & Flowers in Ibaraki
Sakura season may be over, but the floral fun is just beginning at Hitachi Seaside Park, where the Nemophila are already in bloom for 2018!
Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews
With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!
6 Hiking Trails Close to Tokyo
No need to go far for great trails, it only takes 90 minutes (or less!) to get to all these hiking spots from central Tokyo. Lace up your boots, and discover six mountain escapes under an hour and a half away from the capital
Rain Turns Tokyo Disneyland into Wonderland
Tokyo Disneyland proves dreary weather doesn't have to dampen your day, and that even in rain dreams can still come true!
In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track
A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.
Tokyo's Beautiful 'Sakura' Winter Wonderland
As spring snow fell in the nation's capital, the cherry blossoms turned into beautiful snow-capped buds.
The Natural Beauty of 'Satoyama'
While Japan's countryside always offers breathtaking views of nature, these man-made farms built near mountains are true wonders to behold in rural communities.
16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo
How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!
Top 8 Best Areas to Live in and Around Tokyo
What are the best areas in and around Tokyo to live? Tokyo’s much-ballyhooed Kichijoji only makes it to No. 3, while an outsider with easy access to Tokyo takes the top spot!
Hakone Shrine: Home of the Nine-Headed Serpent
The mountains of Hakone have been worshipped for at least 2,500 years. Hakone Shrine venerates the three most important deities of the region: two legendary ancestors of the Japanese imperial line, and the goddess of Mount Fuji herself!
Starbucks Blends into Edo Japan
Blending seamlessly into this old castle town just north of Tokyo, Starbucks' new Kawagoe location will let you enjoy your coffee with a side of Edo-style charm.
4 Rock-Climbing Paradises Right in Tokyo
Tokyo isn’t known for nature. But if you visit the western part of the prefecture, you'll run into Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, an excellent getaway for both the avid hiker and the extreme mountain climber!
7 Superb Latte Art Spots
Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!
Hakone Sekisho: Historical Checkpoint
The Hakone Sekisho was one of 53 checkpoints used by the Tokugawa Shogunate to maintain control over Japan's population. Now faithfully reconstructed, it makes for a pleasant visit while in Hakone, offering a nice view of Mount Fuji on a clear day.
The Historical Stores of Ginza
Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!
Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More
You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!
10 Shockingly Cheap Tokyo Ramen Shops
Trying to find a ramen bowl that’s in-budget, but still mouth-wateringly delicious can be frustrating.