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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!

All About's Guide to Kyoto

No trip to Japan would be incomplete without a visit to the ancient capital city! If you are a history or a culture buff, then have a look at this guide to make the most of your time in Kyoto!

All About’s Guide to Nara

As Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara is home to a wealth of historical and cultural delights—and deer, lots of deer! Check out our guide to find out how to make the most of your time in this ancient area.

Seasonal Fire Festival Drives Demons Away

300 people gather in Fukuoka to take part in the 1,000-year-old Onisube ritual to ward away demons like illness and disaster.

Battling Child Poverty One Offering at a Time

Nearly 1,000 temples throughout Japan are banding together to help combat child poverty thanks to devotional offerings and the charitable organization, the 'Otera Oyatsu Club.'

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.

Enter the Samurai Time in Aizuwakamatsu

Visit Aizuwakamatsu, where travelers can gain an understanding of how its rich samurai history still plays a part in almost every aspect of modern daily life. Ancient traditions, castles, martial arts, traditional food and more are waiting in Aizu!

Experience the Dance of the Golden Dragon

Twice a year in Asakusa, a golden dragon appears at Sensoji Temple...

Looking for Luxury? Japan Has You Covered!

As international customers rush to discover Japan's many charms, efforts are being made to attract affluent tourists looking for high-end luxury experiences.

Uji: An Awesome Day Trip from Kyoto

Home to some of the best green tea and one of the most recognizable temples in Japan, Uji is a destination that shouldn't be missed if you're exploring Kyoto and the rest of the Kansai area!

All About's Guide to Sendai

If you're looking to explore a different side of Japan, there's no better place to visit than the northern region of Tohoku! As the region's largest city, Sendai has something to offer every type of traveler.

All About's Guide to Kamakura

Head out of the Tokyo metropolis to find history, food, beaches and stunning views—all of which are waiting for you in nearby Kamakura. We're here to help you plan an epic day trip, complete with all the hot spots and money-saving travel advice.

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!

Do's & Don'ts: Japanese New Year

Ringing in the New Year in Japan is an awesome experience, but it does come with some unique challenges. If you're going to be here over the winter holiday, find out what to expect!

Hiking Japan’s Ancient Roads

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims, samurai and royalty on these historic Japanese highways.

Buddhist Temple Decked Out in Historical Hunks

One buddhist temple in Niigata Prefecture is hoping to draw attention and crowds with sexy, anime-style art of its historic patrons.

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.

From France to Tokyo: Working in Japan

Frenchwoman Samantha Lassaux is a sales manager for Meiji Shrine’s event hall, known as the 'Meiji Kinenkan.' Lassaux talks about her work at the historic venue, which was built in the Meiji Period and originally served as a state guesthouse.

10 Great Sights in Kamakura & Enoshima

Filled with numerous historical sights and beautiful beaches, a trip to Kamakura or Enoshima is perfect for history and culture lovers, as well as beach bums!

Harajuku: Tokyo's Holy Land of 'Kawaii'

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

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