Undiscovered Japan: Fukushima & Miyagi
While Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were both badly hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the region has now largely recovered, and is looking to see travelers flock in once again.
Legendary Katana Now On Display in Tokyo
The legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan's Five Swords Under Heaven, is now on display and is a hit with history buffs and video gamers alike.
Sumida: Where Japan’s Past & Future Collide
As cherry blossom season shifts into high gear around the country, join our writer Nick as he spends time in Tokyo’s historic Sumida Ward, enjoying the surrounding beauty and a variety of immersive cultural experiences!
Surprise: 'My Neighbor Totoro' Has a Sequel!
Have you seen all the Ghibli movies? All of them. Including the 'My Neighbor Totoro' sequel that only plays in one theater in all of Japan!
Fujisan World Heritage Center
Opened inJune 2016, the Fujisan World Heritage Center aims to outline the geological and cultural significance of Japan's most iconic mountain.
Toto's Toilet Museum Is Flush with History
This is no joke: the improbably elegant Toto Museum presents the innovative history of a device undeniably central to our lives.
Hands-On Fun Along the Shoryudo Dragon Route
After experiencing the unforgettable Ukiyo-e Route of the Shoryudo (Rising Dragon Road), we made our way up north to learn all about the treasures of Chubu, Japan's central region.
5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families
No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!
Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium
For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.
All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo
To commemorate the 100th birthday of Hideo Yoshida, the fourth CEO of Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu, an NPO group called Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation opened a museum in December 2002 dedicated to the history of advertising in Japan.
Our 'Eat-See-Buy' Guide to Yokohama Hot Spots
An expansive list of Yokohama’s essential tourism spots, teaching you the best places to go for food, sightseeing and shopping.
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Summer
Nature and history are among the many wonderful things you can enjoy during a Tochigi summer.
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!
A Dose of Hokkaido for Every 'Lover'
Love is a many-splendored thing! Whether you're a chocolate-lover, a history-lover, a beer-lover or just a plain ol' romantic lover, there's something waiting for you in Hokkaido!
Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum
Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.
Discover Fruit & Fossils in Fukushima!
Welcoming visitors with open arms, Fukushima Prefecture offers strawberry picking, a fresh tomato theme park, and a fossil museum where you can try your hand at archaeology.
Togawa Oshi House: Lodging for Fuji Pilgrims
'Oshi' houses traditionally provided lodging for worshippers preparing to ascend Mount Fuji. Reaching their peak in the 19th century, a number of these houses can still be seen in Kamiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture.
A Beacon of Light Shines at Arahama Elementary
Earthquake Tohoku Pacific Coast
When tragedy struck Japan on March 11, 2011, one elementary school in Sendai stood strong, becoming a symbol of hope for the entire nation.
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists
Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!