Get to Osaka on the Cheap by Night Bus!
Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.
The Oldest Extant Wooden Theater in Japan
Come with us on a journey to Akita Prefecture to see an incredible wooden theater, the oldest one in existence in Japan.
Gruesome Floats from the Neputa Festival!
Hirosaki's Neputa Festival is known for its gigantic, illuminated floats. But did you ever notice the gruesome details hidden in the art?
Yamagata: Rivers of Ice & Snowy Onsen
Established in the 1400s as a silver mine, Ginzan Onsen reached its height in the 1600s. After the silver was gone, the population thinned, but the hot springs were still known as a place for therapeutic bathing.
Super Cheap Japan's Top Fall Spots in Tohoku
Places in Tohoku can be quite spread out, so if you're traveling through a number of spots in the area, a train pass or bus pass is your best bet.
3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations
Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!
Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums
Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!
This Ryokan Has an Onsen You Can Stand In
Feel the water rush up from below in this 1.25-meter-deep hot spring carved out of solid rock!
Gorgeous View of Autumn Foliage from Space
Mars may be the one called the Red Planet, but this shot shows part of Earth turning a beautiful crimson.
Tohoku's 3 Great Summer Festivals
Head to northern Japan this summer for huge glowing floats, giant poles covered in lanterns and streets festooned with positive wishes for the future.
Top 3 Accommodations for Viewing Lake Toya
Hokkaido is well-known for its remarkable scenery, and Lake Toya is just one of those unique places. If you're looking for a place to stay along the scenic lake, we've got just the spots for you!
Japan's Animal-Based Personalities
Are you a cat or a dog? Japan has several ways to describe a person's personalities based on animalistic behaviors. You might even be a penguin!
The Poster Spring for Japan Rail
Located deep in the mountains of Miyagi, this hot spring hotel is all about healing. Its outdoor 'onsen' is so picturesque that it's been featured in posters for JR.
Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan
While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!
Revitalizing Fukushima One Shoe at a Time
Keep a centuries-old tradition alive on the streets by wearing 450 years of history on your feet.
4 Lesser-Known Tohoku Summer Festivals
Head north to see hundreds of riders in samurai armor recreate 1,000-year-old training techniques!
Can You Survive Aomori's Summer Stove Train?
Looking for a steamy train experience? Head up to Aomori for a stove train that's heated to 50°C in the middle of summer!
Enjoy Winter to its Fullest at Mukaitaki Inn
Savor the fantastic sight of candles in the snow, the natural springs flowing through the baths, and the delicate local cuisine of Aizu.
One-Day Trip to Asamushi Onsen
Asamushi Onsen, right outside Aomori City, is well known by Aomori locals and residents of the Tohoku region for its wide array of bathhouses, all conveniently located in one small town.
11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan
Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!