Walk Undersea Between Two Japanese Islands
If you want an unforgettable way to go between Kyushu and Honshu, look no further than the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel!
Essential Japanese Words for Weather Warnings
Understanding what is happening in an emergency is very important, but the Japanese terms for natural disasters and dangerous weather can be confusing! This easy guide is a handy cheat sheet to help you stay safe and be able to make smart decisions.
10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto
If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!
5 Totally Awesome Tokyo Alleyways
Tokyo's 'yokocho' alleyways offer some of the best nightlife experiences in the city. If you're looking for some down-to-earth drinking dens, we've got five that are ideal for an evening of bar hopping.
Bathe in an Onsen Before Your Next Flight
Got a layover in Sapporo? Instead of walking around aimlessly in the gift shops or trying to spread out in the lounge areas, why not soak in a hot spring and relax?
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!
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!
Onsen & Karaoke: Sing While You Soak!
Feeling embarrassed about doing karaoke? How about going to hot springs? If you answered yes, then you need to check out this Japanese inn in Nagano, where you can do both in private at the same time!
¥100 Items You Need for a Preparedness Kit
Thanks to ¥100 shops, you can be prepared for a natural disaster even with a modest budget.
Trekking Through the Mosaic
Each year about 38,000 visitors hike through the verdant trails of the Shin-Etsu trail in northwestern Japan.
How Many 'Kanji' Should You Learn?
Studying 'kanji,' Chinese characters used in Japanese, can be time-consuming and difficult for many learners. The sheer amount of characters is intimidating—combine that with multiple readings, and it's hard to know where to start! We're here to help.
All About Purikura!
If you're not familiar with the exaggerated features and photographic fun of 'purikura,' you're in luck! This article takes a deeper look at the rise of these 'kawaii' Japanese photo booths, and what to expect when you visit one.
7 Great Hotels for a True Kyoto Experience
Here are seven superb hotels in Kyoto that will help you make the most of your time in Japan's ancient capital.
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.
6 Hiking Trails Close to Tokyo
No need to go far for great trails, it only takes 90 minutes (or less!) to get to all these hiking spots from central Tokyo. Lace up your boots, and discover six mountain escapes under an hour and a half away from the capital
A New Year, A New Character Harvest
Audrey Hepburn and Osamu Tezuka's characters get the rice paddy treatment in Aomori Prefecture as rice fields spring up in their likeness.
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
Kyoto's Spectacular Matcha Green Tea Souvenirs
Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan for matcha lovers! With some many great green tea souvenirs to choose from, how do you know what's best?
Forgetting Time on the Resort Shirakami
The Resort Shirakami is a travel experience that combines the romance of the railways with traditional culture and beautiful scenery.
Sorry Fellas, This Hotel is Girls Only
Heading over to Kyoto? Why not stay at Cafetel, a cute, new women-only hotel that comes with its own café, rental bikes, amenities and more?