Savor Traditional Culture & Sweets at Matoi
Take your senses on a journey at Matoi, a traditional Japanese dessert café in Asakusa. With over a century perfecting timeless Japanese classics like matcha, mochi and red beans, you know it'll be good.
Sleep in a Real Sleeper-Train-Turned-Hostel
The Hokutosei Hostel is designed like the inside of a sleeper train—and that's because that is exactly what it was!
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.
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.
List Of Temples Which Let You Stay Inside
Japan’s rich history and natural beauty have made it one of the most endearing tourist hotspots. Read on to find the list of temples which let you stay inside and explore the appeal of Japan temple lodgings.
Former Emperor Akihito Turns 86
Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akhito turns 86 years old.
Japan's Most Sacred Shrine
Ise Jingu, considered to be one of Japan's most sacred shrines, is surrounded by fun and unique foods and activities to try.
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.
Tokyo's Hub of Hidden Street Food Gems
Most first-time visitors tend to overlook Ningyocho, but this historical district hides some of the best traditional Japanese street foods in Tokyo.
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.
The Sumida Hokusai Museum of Ukiyo-e Art
Katsushika Hokusai, ukiyo-e woodblock artist of The Great Wave, is so synonymous with Japanese art that the Sumida Hokusai Museum is dedicated to him. If you're a fan of traditional Japanese art, you can't miss it.
All Aboard WWII Museum Ship Hikawa Maru
After 30 years of service at sea, the ship now serves as a maritime museum where you can stroll around the decks and witness the elegant first-class cabins, preserved as it was over a half-century ago.
Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods
Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.
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.
Soar through the World's First Kite Museum
At the Kite Museum in Nihonbashi, you can explore over 500 unique kites, spanning through different historical eras and countries around the world.
Tokyo Olympics Will Start July 23, 2021
The postponed Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23 2021, while the Paralympics will begin August 24. The games were delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Garden Opened to Public Despite Outbreak
A private garden in central Japan opened its doors to tourists for free, while other gardens in Tokyo shut its doors due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Yutenji Temple: 300-Year World War Survivor
Yutenji Temple was founded in 1723 near Shibuya and miraculously managed to escape the world wars without much damage. As a result, you can witness the history of the original Buddhist temple as it was 300 years ago.
Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum
At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.
Temple of Thousands of Foxes: Toyokawa Inari
You won't find a temple as uniquely decorated as the Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple. The temple is adorned with thousands of fox statues and bright red banners. With such an impactful imagery, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to Kyoto.