Fun & Weird Temples in Kyoto
Already done all the big spots in Kyoto—or just sick of the crowds? These fun and weird temples and shrines are definitely not going to be listed in your typical tourist guide!
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!
10 Things to Do in Gunma in Winter
In addition to being one of Japan's major ski and snowboard centers, Gunma offers hot springs, winter illumination and cultural activities to warm up the colder months.
Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka
Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!
The 11 Best Things to See in Golden Week
Golden Week is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan, and these 11 spots and events each offer something unique that can only be experienced at this time of year. You don't want to miss them!
3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May
There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!
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.
What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?
Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Autumn
Incredible flowers bloom in Ibaraki even as the leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow, orange and red.
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.
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Winter
Warm your heart this winter with these exciting activities in Ibaraki.
Kashima Shrine's Best Kept Secret
While it may not be the fountain of youth, the pond behind this shrine has been purifying worshipers for centuries.
Takachiho: Climb into the Land of the Gods
Take a tour through Takachiho, home to the cave where the sun goddess once hid herself away, and possibly where her grandson descended to Earth to found Japan's imperial line.
Flock with the Seagulls at Kabushima Shrine
Take flight with our writer Nick as he heads back to Tohoku to visit a shrine that's quite literally 'for the birds!'
Kamakura’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Spots
With autumn colors available at temples close to Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura Stations, even a short trip will do!
Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 2)
The saga continues for the best places to visit in Japan, as complied by our friends at RocketNews24.
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring
From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.
Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage
Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
9 Things to Do in Tochigi in Spring
Tochigi is full of colorful delight as spring brings a wide swathe of flora across the prefecture.
Atami & Shuzenji Hot Spring Resorts
If you're looking for an intimate view of Mount Fuji, Atami and Shuzenji present a compelling alternative to Hakone.