Enjoy a Day Trip to Hayama Isshiki Beach
Just a short train ride south of Tokyo in the Shonan area of Kanagawa, here is our list of exciting things to do while you enjoy a day trip to Hayama Isshiki Beach!
Tiny Island Proves Japan is Full of Surprises
This small island in Iwate Prefecture is walkable, and it's so much more than just a beautiful landmark. Home to an adorable red lighthouse and a shrine for the Shinto goddess of the sea, it's just one example of why Japan is a great place to explore!
Five Secret Spots in Nara You HAVE to Visit
Escape the crowds at these secluded temples and shrines in Japan's ancient capital, Nara!
Awesome Ways to Spice up the Night in Kyoto
Kyoto is known for its iconic cultural landmarks and enduring place in Japan's history. But when the sun goes down, there's still plenty of opportunity to explore and have fun!
Purify Body & Mind with Waterfall Training
A Shinto priest in western Tokyo offers a traditional form of ascetic training for monks and priests to the public. With waterfall training, he hopes to help others relieve the stress of living in modern society.
Chill Out in This Cool Tokyo Neighborhood
If you're sweltering in the summer heat, swing over to Tokyo's Nihonbashi neighborhood to cool down! Dress in yukata, listen to the faint whispers of chimes against the breeze, eat delicious sweets and visit the Art Aquarium.
Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods
Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.
14 More Places To Visit in Osaka!
Trip101 continues to pile on reasons to visit the incredible city of Osaka!
7 Hidden Temples & Shrines in Tokyo
If you're looking to avoid temples and shrines congested with tourists, you may want to try visiting one of these other traditional places of worship!
Harajuku: Tokyo's Holy Land of 'Kawaii'
Check out these 10 recommended stores and spots around Tokyo's famous Harajuku neighborhood, courtesy of Trip101.
Hanami Starts in Tokyo with Index Tree
How is the official start of hanami season determined in Tokyo? The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a special 'index tree' located at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine.
10 Great Spots in Shimonoseki
Shimonoseki, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is a place saturated with Japanese history, and unique regional cuisine like 'fugu.' Here are the 10 spots you cannot miss when planning your trip there!
Tour Kyoto & Complete Ninja Missions
Interested in joining the mysterious, shadowy world of the shinobi? The Kyoto Ninja Run tour allows visitors to make their ninja dreams a reality while exploring the city!
Top 10 Hidden Spots in Nara
Get off the beaten path and take a look at the top 10 hidden spots in the beautiful city of Nara in Japan, courtesy of Trip101!
Discover Your Spiritual Side at Koyasan
Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most sacred spots, and the perfect place to experience an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple.
Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology
Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.
Omiya's 2,000-Year-Old Hikawa Shrine
Contemplate life's journey as you make your way down the path of gates of this historical shrine.
Visit Japan's First Glass Torii Gate
If you're looking to see a one-of-a-kind shrine gate, head over to Kagoshima to see Japan's first torii made from glass!
Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo
Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!
6 Shrines for Strange Wishes in Tokyo
In Japan it's common to visit shrines to pray for good luck. But where do you go if you have a more specific wish, like to lower your golf handicap or tame your unruly hair? These 6 shrines can help fulfill your oddly specific hopes & dreams!