All Aboard This Luxurious New Shinkansen
This new bullet train from JR West will allow passengers to travel in comfort like never before, with six unique cars that cater to the needs of different types of travelers.
5 Fun Things to Do in Nara
A former capital city just a stone's throw from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is known for its stunning temples, friendly deer, souvenirs and more. With so much to do, we're here to help you start planning!
Picture-Perfect Hidden Gems in Tokyo
Tokyo is a massive metropolis, with many hidden areas you're unlikely to find in any guidebook. Check out these lesser known spots just begging to be photographed!
Temple Stays Made Simple with Terahaku
Experiencing life in a Buddhist temple in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier! Thanks to the website Terahaku, users can book their very own temple accommodations online.
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!
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.
5 Ways to Get in Shape in Japan Before Summer
The rainy season that precedes summer in Japan isn't a reason to skip a workout. In fact, it’s the best time to stay indoors and stay in shape.
6 Shrines for Strange Wishes in Tokyo
In Japan it's common to visit shrines to pray for good luck. But where do you go if you have a more specific wish, like to lower your golf handicap or tame your unruly hair? These 6 shrines can help fulfill your oddly specific hopes & dreams!
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!
The Coolest Arcade You've Never Heard Of
Just across the river from Tokyo, in the city of Kawasaki, is an arcade with a unique aesthetic and personality that's as big as its selection of games and activities.
Dine on the Best Udon in Fukuoka
You'd better reserve your seat at this Michelin-recommended udon restaurant, since it only dishes out about 30 set meals per day!
Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama
Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.
Rent-a-Cat Rooms at This Ryokan are Purrfect!
A Twitter user caused a ker-'fluff'-le with adorable photos from her lodgings in Hakone, in Kanagawa Prefecture, where you can pick a cat to accompany you during your stay.
Kyoto's Aoi Matsuri (May 15)
The Aoi Matsuri is one of Japan's most enduring festivals. Held every year in Kyoto on May 15, it has an enduring history that dates back to the Heian Period.
Get a Glimpse of the Hello Kitty Shinkansen!
The Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors featuring pink arm rests and a photo spot for you to take pictures of you and Kitty-chan.
Immersed in Farmhouse Culture
Homestays in Japan’s rural farming villages bring visitors a deeper understanding of local culture and people amid growing things and abundant nature.
Experience the Beauty of Japan in 8K Video
From the rugged mountains of Hokkaido and verdant forests of Kyushu to spectacular festivals of Aichi and the Tokyo skyline, this video stunningly captures the beauty of Japan in under three minutes.
History in Motion
A Journey on one of Oigawa Railway's steam locomotives connects people with the charms of travel from a lost era.
5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors
Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!
New Cat Café Has Historic Style
Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!