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Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Japan's Fabulous Fall Colors Guide by Month

Forget cherry blossom season, fall is the best time to visit Japan and enjoy the scenery! From September to December, check out the best spots to visit to experience the burst of color.

Starbucks Opts for Tradition in Kyoto

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors and 'zabuton' cushions for customers at this American café chain.

Most Livable Cities in the World 2017 Edition

Three Japanese cities made it to the top 25 of most livable cities in the world, and you may or may not believe what is No 1!

Get Your Matcha Fix at This Hotel in Kyoto

Craving matcha? Head over to Kyoto Century Hotel for over 100 matcha-infused choices, including nearly 30 different matcha sweets and 50 kinds of ice cream!

Luffy Depicted as a Stone Cold Fighter

See Luffy about to sock the demon Nue right in the face in this 30-ton stone masterpiece at Daikaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.

Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan

As the weather gets cooler, the time of the year for red autumn leaves approaches! While you might be looking for some good spots to spot leaves around Tokyo, why not step out of the capital to discover other nice areas for autumn colors around Japan?

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

Kyoto Butoh-Kan

The world's first-ever dedicated theater space for the Japanese art of Butoh.

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

Kyoto Temple Offers Rare Autumn Illumination

Mark your calendar, because this year the stunning Rurikoin will be open for public viewing only from Sunday, November 1 through Monday, November 30.

13 Places to Paraglide in Japan

There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!

Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai

Check out some of the best theme parks the Kansai region has to offer.

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

Dress as a Fox Bride at This Studio in Kyoto

One photo studio in the historical Arashiyama neighborhood is offering a makeover/photo package you won’t find anywhere else.

5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai

Save some cash and discover cheap flight options for a beach getaway from Kansai to Okinawa with these tips.

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, Ramen & More for $15

One Japanese restaurant chain is upping the ante by not only providing customers with an endless supply of sushi, but customers can also gorge on desserts, French fries and even ramen!

Taste a Candy Cloud in Your Drink

This café has a uniquely cool way to cool down your drink.

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