Go Natural at 4 Amazing UNESCO Sites in Japan
All across Japan, you can easily find an incredible mix of technology and greenery. And among all of its protected natural sites, four of them are UNESCO natural sites! Let's explore these verdant green wonderlands!
Discover Something Unexpected at Expected Inn
Make a journey to Fukuoka, where you can't get closer to Hogwarts than at this inn.
Wonders of Japan: The Coastline
Enjoy the breathtaking coastal landscapes unique to this island nation.
Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season
Japan is a country with clearly defined seasons, which allows Japanese farmers to grow specific fruits that are seasonally popular. We'll teach you the two top fruits from each season to be on the lookout for no matter when you visit Japan.
Posh Japan Train Travels to Try Before You Die
If you think cross-country train rides only offer magnificent views, think again. Japan, teeming with glorious natural wonders, has made moving from one prefecture to another a luxurious experience you'll never forget!
A Powerful Message of Peace From a Café
Nagasaki Starbucks marks the anniversary of World War II's end with a powerful message of peace on its chalkboard.
Top 10 LGBT+ Pride Events Outside Tokyo
While Tokyo Rainbow Pride is probably Japan's best-known pride extravaganza, there are plenty of rainbow flags flying across the country. Here are Japan's best-kept-secret prides!
Saiki Spring Festival Lights up the Night
20,000 bamboo lanterns brighten the night in this sleepy seaside town.
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!
Escape into a Magical Forest in Fukuoka
This forest in Fukuoka Prefecture looks eerily similar to the scene in Princess Mononoke when the forest spirit meets Ashitaka.
Japan's Top 5 Roadside Service Stops
If you're planning a road trip in Japan, you may just want to stop by one of these rest areas for a soak in a hot spring, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and scenic views.
21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'
Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!
Our 6 Favorite Veltra Discount Packages
Looking to save a few yen on some of Japan's big tourist spots? These packages offer discounts and special deals rolled into the regular price, from Hokkaido to Okinawa—including limited-time discounts to the Robot Restaurant!
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.
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!
Go From Osaka to Kyushu on an Overnight Ferry
For just ¥10,000 you can travel halfway across the country in your sleep on the Bullet Ferry.
What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?
Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!
No Need to Lug Around Your Luggage Anymore
Thanks to Ecbo Cloak you can now store your luggage at cafés, bars and restaurants, so you can keep your travel light!
'Road to Laputa' Scenery Gone for Good?
Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning 'Road To Laputa,' which looks like Studio Ghibli’s 'Castle in the Sky' come to life, may close permanently.
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.