Foreign Visitors to Japan in May Down 99.9%
This comes as no surprise, but the number of foreign visitors to Japan in May drops 99.9 percent from last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, posting a monthly record low of 1,700.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences
From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.
JR East to Offer Half-Price Shinkansen Tickets
Good news for anyone residing in Japan; JR East has announced a 50% discount on Shinkansen and limited express tickets until spring next year!
Conquer Tokyo in One Day with the SKY BUS
SKY BUS TOKYO offers guided and hop-on tours all around Tokyo via their open-top double-decker buses. For those that have limited time, you can see all of Tokyo's must-visit landmarks quickly and efficiently—leaving your schedule open for more activities.
The Rebranding of Tokyo's 'MariCar' Go-Carts
Either a double dose of caution or passive-aggressiveness against Nintendo has Tokyo-based MariCar’s go-carts looking weirder than ever!
5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Kagoshima
Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Kagoshima will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to Mother Nature in Japan at its most majestic and regal, nothing short of invigorating and inspiring.
Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.
Look Down on the Metropolis from Tokyo Tower
The Tokyo Tower Deck Tour brings you 333 meters up the famous red landmark, showing you 360 degree views from the center of Tokyo.
See, Do & Eat It All in Miyagi Prefecture
If you're interested in experiencing nature, culture and food while traveling around Japan, but don't have a lot of time to hop from city to city, Miyagi Prefecture may be the perfect place for you!
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!
Dine & Drive Around Tokyo with Willer Bus
Anyone looking to travel around Japan on the cheap knows and loves Willer, and their highway buses! But did you know that they have a sightseeing restaurant bus?
Kumamoto Castle's Renovation Observation Path
Kumamoto Castle is letting visitors have a backstage pass to see how the renovation work is proceeding after the major 2016 earthquake.
Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido
Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!
10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan
Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!
Flying the Nest Heads to Miyagi for Winter Fun
Stephen and Jess head to Miyagi for a winter wonderland full of powdery snow, winter sports and even a crafting experience.
Get a Local Resort Experience at OMO5
Don't choose between a resort experience and a cultural experience. Get the full experience at the Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka, a chic hotel that focuses on connecting its visitors to the local environment.
All About the Seishun 18 Ticket
Traveling around Japan by rail need not be an expensive feat. If you have plenty of time and a knack for adventure, the Seishun 18 ticket might be just for you.
Learn the Legacy of the Samurai
Experience 700 years of Samurai history at the Shinjuku Samurai Museum. See real swords, armor, helmets, and other tools and weapons.
A Whirlwind Weekend in Miyagi
Head out to northeastern Japan with Selena for a magical weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Racing to the Future: Accessibility in Japan
As Japan gears up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games, government agencies look to Kyushu's Oita Prefecture as an innovator and model of accessibility and barrier-free tourism.