A Backpacker's Guide to Kochi
Join Stephen Schreck from A Backpacker's Tale as he visits Kochi Prefecture to do what he does best—learn the ins and outs of the region, and what makes it a fantastic destination for those looking to get off the beaten path!
Rebun: The Flower Island
Two hours away by ferry from Wakkanai City in Hokkaido, Rebun Island is especially cool and delightful during the summer as hundreds of types of flowers bloom among its mountains and on its shores, and the surrounding sea offers up delectable fare.
Top 5 Spots Around Hida Takayama
Hida Takayama is a picturesque old castle town in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, and offers visitors a truly authentic, traditional Japanese experience.
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!
Which to Choose: Hida Takayama or Furukawa?
Hida Takayama and Hida Furukawa may be close to each other, but they both have unique charms. We'll compare them on four key points for travelers so you can see which destination is right for you!
The 'Inns' & Outs of Japanese Accommodations
Japan has many types of unique accommodations, but it can be hard to keep them straight! Unsure of the difference between a 'ryokan' and a 'minshuku?' Have a look at our recommendations for conventional (and not-so-conventional!) places to stay!
Tranquil Vacation Spots in Southwest Japan
Besides Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima, there are plenty of lovely, less-known vacation spots throughout southwestern Japan.
All About's Guide to Sapporo
Sapporo is Hokkaido Prefecture's vibrant and eclectic capital city. Its varied climate and laid back-vibe make it one of the nation's most interesting tourist destinations in any season!
Top 5 Budget Accommodation Types in Tokyo
Find the best, cheap accommodation for your trip to Tokyo, courtesy of Super Cheap Japan!
5 Popular Japanese Foods (Besides Sushi)
Although sushi might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Japanese food, it's actually an irregular part of the Japanese diet. The following five foods are consumed far more frequently. Have you tried them all?
7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo
If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!
Huis Ten Bosch: A Little Netherlands in Kyushu
Huis Ten Bosch is a lovingly recreated Dutch town in the heart of Nagasaki Prefecture. Its unique design, plethora of attractions and cultural history make it one of Japan's most interesting theme parks.
Best Beach Views Near Tokyo
Although Tokyo is a modern metropolis that conjures images of bright lights, towering skyscrapers and packed trains, there are still plenty of opportunities for a nature enthusiast or beach bum to catch some fun in the sun at beautiful nearby shores.
See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best
Tottori Prefecture is home to some of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Japan. Few people make it all the way west to enjoy the region today, but these lovely cherry blossom spots might just change your mind!
6 Sake Brewery Day Trips from Tokyo
One of the great things about visiting Tokyo is that in the (unlikely) chance you’ve managed to see, do, drink and eat everything you wanted in the city, there’s a whole cluster delightful breweries to explore just a train ride away!
2018 Autumn Foliage Forecast
It's that time of year again! As the weather turns from the heat of summer to the crisp air of autumn, the countryside is covered in a cascade of colorful leaves!
Basic Etiquette at Japanese Temples & Shrines
Wondering what to do at a Japanese temple or shrine? This quick video will walk you through the basics!
12 Amazing Events in Japanese History
Do you know which Japanese castle was toppled by a party? Or how kabuki was invented? Japan has over 1,500 years of recorded history, and some pretty amazing things have happened in that time!
5 Retro Hangouts in Greater Tokyo
From old-world market streets to neighborhoods populated by old books, here are some of the city's most unique and fascinating retro hangouts.
The Natural Beauty of 'Satoyama'
While Japan's countryside always offers breathtaking views of nature, these man-made farms built near mountains are true wonders to behold in rural communities.