Catch a Glimpse of 'Sakura' in the Winter
One popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo has transformed its riverside property into a sakura tree light display.
Hacks for Dealing With Dietary Needs in Japan
The food in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido and most anywhere in Japan might cause you to forget about your dietary restrictions. However, for those of us who cannot forego our diets due to health or religious reasons, these are our tips to dining to Japan.
Experience Being a Temple Maiden for a Day
Ever wondered what it would be like to do the work of a shrine maiden? Well, at a shrine in Hyogo Prefecture you can actually dress up and experience all the work 'miko' do!
How to Prepare for a Huge Earthquake in Japan
While sightseeing in Japan, international travelers had better be prepared for earthquakes, which are frequent in the country. This article offers our top tips for preparing for any earthquakes, big or small.
Hakone Luxury: Toki no Yu Setsugetsuka
With two hot spring sources and a vibrant atmosphere, this luxury 'ryokan' in Hakone feels less like a quiet retreat than an exciting 'onsen' resort!
Mars GardenWood: Get a Fuji View in Gotemba
MarsGardenWood Gotemba is a resort hotel located to the southeast of Mount Fuji, with many of the rooms offer direct views of Japan's signature mountain.
How to Travel to Osaka with a ¥2,500 Ticket
Sure, there are overnight bus, shinkansen or airplane options, but did you know that you can reach Osaka for a little over ¥2,000 with the Seishun 18 ticket? Here's what to expect if you decide to embark upon this adventure.
Sanyo-so: Service Sufficient for an Emperor
Sanyo-so is a sprawling 'ryokan' inn in Shizuoka Prefecture. With huge rooms, warren-like halls and a stunning garden, the service is so impeccable it's even received emperors—twice!
Save Money on Domestic Japan Flights With LCCs
It's no secret that transportation in Japan is expensive. With the trend of low-cost carriers (LCC) spreading all over the world, there are now more choices for cheap domestic flights. Here are some of the major LCCs that fly across Japan.
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Ryokan of 2017
Looking for a more traditional place to stay in Japan? Well, look no further than this listing from TripAdvisor!
Learn Japanese Through the Craziest Video Ever
With the help of ladies in kimono, sumo wrestlers and schoolgirls in fox masks, you too can learn to speak the distinct dialect of Japanglish.
A Stay in Yokohama Landmark Tower
Standing at 296.3 meters, Yokohama Landmark Tower was the tallest building in Japan when it opened in 1993. While its lower half is full of shops, restaurants and offices, the 49th to 70th floors are occupied by a five-star luxury hotel!
Finding Bargains in Kanto's Posh Neighborhoods
Japan has 'shotengai,' or shopping streets, where you can find most anything, including food, kimono, gifts, home items, novelty goods, clothes, shoes and what have you. While 'shotengai' abound in Japan, we'll introduce you the best of the best.
What's the Average Cost of Living in Japan?
So, how expensive is Japan really? Read on to find out the average cost of living in Japan in comparison to the US dollar and the UK pound sterling to see if a potential move to Japan is within your budget!
5 Sites You Need to Teach English in Japan
So you’ve decided to come to Japan, and found that teaching English is the easiest way to get a visa, an apartment and a job. Here are our five favorite sites that are going to help you be better at your job—and make more money!
Don't Let a Cloudy Day Spoil Your Stay
Has bad weather ruined your chance of seeing Mount Fuji? At this hotel in Shizuoka, you can be comped a free stay!
Meet Me in Minamisanriku for Fresh Food & Art
The coastal city of Minamisanriku has come a long way since 2011. Join us as we learn about the area, and the road to recovery.
Stay in Shinagawa for Planes & Bullet Trains
Shinagawa Prince Hotel is located just west of Shinagawa Station, making it a popular stopover hotel for people on their way into or out of Tokyo.
10 Useful Kanji for Everyday Life in Japan
The top unique aspects of Japanese culture and their kanji counterparts.
Don't Bring These Restricted Items to Japan
Thinking about bringing something special to your friends, a loved one or your family in Japan? Read this article before you pack your bags to learn what things aren't allowed into Japan. Go through customs without worry with these travel tips.