An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan
Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!
Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station
Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!
See Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Nagoya in One Day
Legoland Japan will feature miniature replicas of famous Japanese landmarks made from 10,496,352 Legos (plus or minus a few)!
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!
Make the Most of the World Cosplay Summit
Visiting Nagoya this August for WCS 2016? Find out cool things to do in the city (and beyond!) to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan, whether you cosplay or not!
Go on & Play with Your Food at Legoland Japan
From swanky dishes to Lego-shaped French fries, the food from Legoland is sure to please Legomaniacs of all ages!
Department Stores with a Long History
'Shinise' literally means 'old stores.' And with a strong culture of preserving history, Japan has the largest number of 'shinise,' especially regarding department stores!
7 Lesser-Known Art Galleries You Should See
In Japan you can find delicate scrolls, exquisite pottery and incredible kimono art along with works by Yoshitomo Nara, Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso—you just need to know where to look!
Halloween on the Cheap
Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!
The 5 Best Burgers in the Tokai Area
These tasty treats feature local ingredients to create out-of-this-world burger sensations.
All About Kangeki Theatre
Created in 2014, Kangeki Theatre (stylized Kan劇) is just one of the theater groups bringing quality multicultural shows to Nagoya. We talked to one of the founders to learn more about the group and the state of English-language theater in central Japan.
Shoryudo Highway Bus Ticket
Save money on travel by taking a ride along the 'Rising Dragon Road' in central Japan.
12 Must-Try Foods in Nagoya
Nagoya has always been a popular food destination for people in the know, with some of the country’s best and most interesting culinary delights.
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!
Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know
If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'
3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities
We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.
54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!
Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!
Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
Japan's Top 10 Aquariums
As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!