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.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences
From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.
Kyoto Temple Offers 'Love'-ly View
The romantic shape of a window at Shojuin Temple has an unexpected origin.
Things I Learned About Geisha, Firsthand
There's an air of mystery surrounding geisha, and what they really are. Are they cultural ambassadors? Are they elite mistresses? When can one become a geisha? This list may just answer a few questions lingering in your mind.
Instagram-Worthy Rainy Day Spots in Japan
Believe it or not, there are some places in Japan that are even more beautiful when it rains! Once you see these photos, you'll surely want to visit them and see first-hand!
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.
4 Things to Do on a Weekend in Osaka
Accessible in about two and a half hours from Tokyo, Osaka makes for an excellent weekend trip from the nation's capital. But what do you do once you're there?
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!
Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo
Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!
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.
6 Tokyo Day Trips Less Than 2 Hours Away
From incredible views of Mount Fuji to a museum that feels like it's right out of a mummy movie, these fantastic spots are less than 2 hours from Tokyo, which means they're the perfect way to spend a day when you want to get out of the city!
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Japan Spots for 2018
Debating where to go in Japan? We break down TripAdvisor's Top 10 choices for 2018!
Beyond Shibuya: How to Get Away in Tokyo
Tokyo is a familiar tourist destination, and with good reason. It has incredibly diverse neighborhoods, history and technology side by side, great food, shopping and more. But it also has crowds! Want to get away? Here's how!
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!
Rikugien Garden: A Paradise Fit for a Daimyo
Need a break from the high-octane city life of Tokyo? Why don't you take a stroll through this tranquil garden, a peaceful haven in stark contrast to the city buzzing by outside?
How Are You Spending Your Golden Week?
Golden Week is Japan's most anticipated holiday—and these Instagrammers give us some great ideas for things to do this holiday season!
How 5 Tokyo Neighborhoods Were Named
Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Asakusa and Akihabara are incredibly popular areas, and at the top of many traveler's 'To See' lists! Learn how these famous Tokyo neighborhoods got their names.
Tokyo's Bizarre Architectural Wonders
There's no doubt that Tokyo is an architectural marvel! But with so many buildings, there's bound to be a few that stand out for their unique design. Check out these five examples of Tokyo's most bizarre architectural wonders!
New Cat Café Has Historic Style
Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!
History in Motion
A Journey on one of Oigawa Railway's steam locomotives connects people with the charms of travel from a lost era.