7 Samurai Spots in Tokyo & Surrounding Areas
Relive the Edo days with our selection of samurai-related spots in and near Tokyo... with two special bonuses!
The Coexistence of Old & New
One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.
All About's Guide to Kamakura
Head out of the Tokyo metropolis to find history, food, beaches and stunning views—all of which are waiting for you in nearby Kamakura. We're here to help you plan an epic day trip, complete with all the hot spots and money-saving travel advice.
Visit Kanagawa & Get a Free Phone
While you can only use the phone for three days, it comes with access to the internet, free domestic and international calls, and sightseeing information for Kanagawa Prefecture.
Take a Hike in Kamakura
Only one hour away from Tokyo, why not try hiking the trails at the ancient capital of Kamakura.
Kamakura’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Spots
With autumn colors available at temples close to Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura Stations, even a short trip will do!
Legendary Art Director Turns a Bank into a Bar
Shuttered in 1945, the Kamakura Bank's legacy lived on as the building miraculously survived the war, as well Japan’s penchant for scrapping and building. And now, it's serving up drinks along with history.
5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
12 Amazing Events in Japanese History
Do you know which Japanese castle was toppled by a party? Or how kabuki was invented? Japan has over 1,500 years of recorded history, and some pretty amazing things have happened in that time!
Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo
Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!
Golden Week Staycations Reduce Tourism Traffic
As citizens follow the national order to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, tourist spots near Tokyo and major stations in the Japanese capital are quiet during the Golden Week holiday.
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
The Ultimate Itinerary in Kamakura
Here’s how you can have the best of everything in just one day in Kamakura!
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
6 Best Buy Natural Products from Japan Towns
If 'au naturel' is what you prefer, this list offers hot tips on cool things to buy from select Japanese towns. Take a break from the 'kawaii' cute goods and go for some of these natural specialties.
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.
10 Great Sights in Kamakura & Enoshima
Filled with numerous historical sights and beautiful beaches, a trip to Kamakura or Enoshima is perfect for history and culture lovers, as well as beach bums!
Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 Food Guide
You always need food to fuel your day-trip, don't you? From the sweet to the savory, here’s Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 food guide—it will keep you fully satisfied all day!
Feel the Flower Power at Meigetsu-in Temple
Nicknamed the hydrangea temple, 2,500 hydrangeas bloom every June in profusion at this Michelin-starred Kamakura temple.
The Great Buddha at Kamakura
This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.