Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music
Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.
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.
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!
Shoryudo Highway Bus Ticket
Save money on travel by taking a ride along the 'Rising Dragon Road' in central Japan.
Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events
What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!
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.
Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya
Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.
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!
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!
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)!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route
Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.
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.
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.
Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists
These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.
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!
Halloween on the Cheap
Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!