What's the Best Way to Travel in Japan?
Japan offers many different transportation options for visitors. Find out which one is best for you.
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!
5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors
Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!
Hokkaido Flowers Spring into Bloom
The often-overlooked Doto region of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido is off the beaten path, but should be on your itinerary. Spring starts a little later, treating visitors to beautiful flowers reminiscent of cherry blossoms.
How to Text Like a High School Girl
Japanese is a multi-faceted language, with many differences in how the language is written and spoken. The ubiquity of smartphones has created a whole new category of strange slang, which is especially popular among high school girls!
All About Japanese Currency
What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!
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.
11 Things to Know When Traveling to Japan
What does a foreign traveler need to know when visiting Japan? Here we try to parse it down to 11 key things you definitely need to know—and a few more that could be helpful.
How to Get to Hida Takayama
Find out the best way to get to Hida Takayama from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
All About the JR Pass
A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!
New Cat Café Has Historic Style
Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!
How to Save Money in Japan in 5 Easy Ways
Get more bang for your yen with these tips for saving money while traveling or living in Japan!
Where to Shop in Tokyo
From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!
10 Tidy Tips for Rainy Season
A month of near-constant rain and intense humidity can make cleaning a real chore. But these simple tips can help you keep you and your home clean and tidy during rainy season.
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.
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!
Hop on a Highway Bus to Hida Takayama
Major cities in many regions of Japan operate highway bus terminals, which are a great way to save time and money on your way to Hida Takayama.
Rainy Season: Things to Know When You Go
Sure, rainy season comes with the occasional soaked pair of shoes, and it can feel hard to work up the motivation to leave the house. But here are a few tips to help you make the best of it!
Japanese Umbrella Etiquette
When rainy season comes to Japan, it's a good time to invest in a sturdy umbrella. But good manners when it comes to using umbrellas are appreciated year-round!
Tips to Enjoy Tokyo on a Tight Budget
Learn how to make the most of your time in Tokyo without breaking the bank!