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14 More Places To Visit in Osaka!

Trip101 continues to pile on reasons to visit the incredible city of Osaka!

Harajuku: Tokyo's Holy Land of 'Kawaii'

Check out these 10 recommended stores and spots around Tokyo's famous Harajuku neighborhood, courtesy of Trip101.

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!

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!

Top 20 Things To Do In Nagano, Japan

Check out Trip101's list of the amazing things you can do in Nagano, and start planning your trip today!

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!

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!

Temple of Thousands of Foxes: Toyokawa Inari

You won't find a temple as uniquely decorated as the Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple. The temple is adorned with thousands of fox statues and bright red banners. With such an impactful imagery, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to Kyoto.

Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites

More foreign tourists are coming to Japan than ever before, with about 32 million visiting in 2019. And many of them are coming just to see the sights represented in their favorite anime series.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

Top Non-Touristy Things To Do In Tokyo

From its food to its gigantic, sleek or traditional architecture, Tokyo unveils itself in a whole new way. Below find a list of some of the top non-touristy things to do while visiting Tokyo.

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.

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.

Five Secret Spots in Nara You HAVE to Visit

Escape the crowds at these secluded temples and shrines in Japan's ancient capital, Nara!

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.

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.

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