11-Day Sakura & Word Heritage Tour of Japan
Get to know the beauty of Japan on an 11-day, all-inclusive tour with a licensed English-speaking guide!
5 Childhood Fantasies Come to Life in Japan
Tooth fairies, gingerbread houses, chocolate factories... your childhood fantasy may exist somewhere in Japan.
Hakone: A Checkpoint in History
Less than than two hours away from Tokyo, Hakone's hot springs and stunning views has been attracting visitors for more than 1,000 years.
5 Ninja-Related Spots in & around Tokyo
No trip to Japan is complete without celebrating its signature order of clandestine spies and assassins! These five spots will give you your ninja fix while exploring Tokyo and beyond!
5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For
Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?
Chow Down on Some Gluten-Free Ramen
An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen!
7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles
The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!
5 Lesser-Known Sakura Spots Around Tokyo
There are a number of gorgeous cherry blossom spots just waiting to be enjoyed in the greater Tokyo area that are virtually unknown to visitors.
The Ultimate Farewell Speech to a Train
Parting is such sweet sorrow—especially if you're a train conductor having to bid farewell to your train.
5 Reasons to Stay at Hakone Ginyu
Known as one of Japan’s top 'ryokan,' Hakone Ginyu is the perfect combination of modern and traditional. Here are five reasons to hang your hat up here for a few nights!
47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!
Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!
New York Bagel with a Japanese Twist
Thanks to a close association to New York, the unassuming bagel has seen a surge in popularity in the picturesque town of Miyagawa. Call it 'The Land of the Rising Bagel!'
The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores
Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?
Japan's Top 5 'Hanami' Hikes
Japanese culture is deeply tied to nature, and there's no better time to appreciate the Japanese wilderness than cherry blossom season.
This Ferris Wheel Will Play Tricks on You!
Face the Cosmo Clock at Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 district at around 10:10 p.m. for an optical illusion so perplexing you have to see it to believe it!
Cradles of Subculture
Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!
Top 10 Best Ryokan of Japan
If you're looking for traditional Japanese-style lodging, look no further than these ten Japanese inns.
Step into a Dystopian Sci-Fi Arcade
Based off of Kowloon Walled City, this is one cyberpunk arcade you won't want to miss—even if you aren't a fan of video games!
Top 6 Castles Around Tokyo
These six castles, all easily accessible from the Tokyo area, are more than enough to slake your thirst for the days of the samurai.
Experience a Budget-Friendly Japanese Inn
Who says enjoying a Japanese 'ryokan' complete with cosplay backdrops, an onsen and sake tasting has to cost an arm and a leg?