From the Mountain to the Sea
Fuji-Hakone-Izu is the most popular national park in Japan by far, receiving over 100 million visitors every year. Unlike most of Japan’s national parks, it consists of four distinct areas united by the volcanic activity.
Top Non-Touristy Things To Do In Tokyo
From its food to its gigantic, sleek or traditional architecture, Tokyo unveils itself in a whole new way. Below find a list of some of the top non-touristy things to do while visiting Tokyo.
Retreat to Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Retreat to the deep mountain resort home to meditative lakes, fantastical moors, and healing hot springs!
Exploring Japan's Three-Star Road
Japan's Three-Star Road is home to a host of Michelin-recognized sites and wonders, comprising a compact area that covers four prefectures. With the new Three-Star Ticket option, exploring this stretch of Japan is easier than ever before.
Volcanoes, Islands, and Ancient Culture
Situated in western Japan inside parts of Shimane, Tottori, and Okayama prefectures, Daisen-Oki National Park rewards those willing to take the path less traveled with incredible beauty!
Rejoice! The JR Pass Will Be Sold Online
The JR Pass is easily one of the best ways to get bang for your buck while traveling in Japan! Fortunately, the process to purchase it is about to get even easier!
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.
Catch Some Waves with Pikachu at LaLaport
In Chiba, not far from the heart of Tokyo, the LaLaport in Tokyo Bay is a popular shopping destination with more than 400 shops ranging from fashion to homeware to specialty stores.
Daiba 1-chome Shotengai: Time-travel to 1960s
The Showa era might be over, but you can still take a trip back in time at Odaiba's Daiba 1-chome Shotengai—a mini-theme park made of 10 stores and 7 entertainment facilities with the retro feel of the 1960s.
Lawson’s First Register-Free Store
Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.
Japan’s Ocean Paradise
From diving, snorkeling and whale-watching to hiking and visiting historic sites, the Kerama Islands of Kerama-Shoto National Park really offer something for everyone.
5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Saga
Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Saga will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to the heart of Japan’s green tea industry, the romantic atmosphere of Showa period and plenty of traditional Japanese crafts.
The Majesty of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
Sitting on Sapporo’s doorstep, Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a fascinating, tempestuous and tranquil landscape sculpted by volcanoes.
Walk on the Wild Side in Akan-Mashu
Hokkaido's Akan-Mashu National Park is full of lush forests, abundant wildlife, and acts as a gateway to indigenous Ainu culture.
A Luxury Train From Tokyo to Izu
JR East unveils the Saphir Odoriko, a luxury train connecting Tokyo with Izu, a popular tourist destination in Shizuoka Prefecture, starting March 14.
A Mountainous Trove of Nature and Culture
Among all of Japan's national parks, it's hard to match the accessibility of Nikko National Park.
Find Your Next Best Pal at the Mameshiba Cafe
Unfortunately, there aren't that many chances to meet a Shiba dog in Japan for tourists—until now. At the Mameshiba Cafe located in Takeshita Street in Harajuku, for 880 yen for 30 minutes, you can play with the 12 friendly canine staff members.
Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal
A rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay took place about seven weeks before its planned start in late March.
Find Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday
Alice on Wednesday is a themed shop dedicated to—obviously—Alice in Wonderland. With enchanting decor, gorgeous accessories, clever themed snacks, it will make you feel like you've been immersed in the true Wonderland.
Coastal Culture & Living History
A secluded paradise of maritime folklore, history, and adventure awaits just three hours by train from Tokyo Station (or just an hour and a half from Nagoya Station): Ise-Shima National Park.