Japan Travel Guide
Kiso-Fukushima Post Town | Nakasendo Travel Guide
Kiso-Fukushima was a post town on the Nakasendo trail during feudal times. You can find many attractive preserved historical sites including the old town, magistrate office, checkpoint, and a beautiful Zen garden here.
Shinminato | Toyama Travel Guide
Shinminato is a town in Imizu City facing Toyama Bay. You can enjoy watching crab auctions and fresh seafood at the fish market, a beautiful sailing boat, and a nostalgic canal cruise.
Fushimi Sake Breweries | Kyoto Travel Guide
Fushimi is an area in the south of Kyoto with many sake breweries. Learn which breweries welcome visitors, and which other attractions there are in the area!
Kudaka Island Okinawa Off The Beaten Path
Do you want to go cycling on a quiet island near Okinawa Main Island? Then Kudaka Island is a great place to go.
Tokyo Character Street | Tokyo Travel Guide
If you want to buy anime goods in central Tokyo, Tokyo Character Street at Tokyo Station is awesome. There are more than 30 anime shops such as a Pokemon store, Jump Shop, and a Ghibli shop.
Ninna-ji Temple | Kyoto Travel Guide
Not far from the famous Golden Pavillion is Ninna-ji temple. If you come during cherry blossom or maple leave season you can’t skip this temple, but also outside these seasons it’s worth a visit.
Takato Joshi Park | Nagano Travel Guide
One of the most impressive cherry blossom spots in Nagano is the Takato Joshi Park. See our beautiful pictures taken this spring.
Five Fun Day Trip Destinations on Okinawa Main Island
Looking for something else to do besides going to the beach? Check out these fun and active (half) day trips in the central part of Okinawa Main Island!
Soshigaya Ultraman Street | Tokyo Travel Guide
There is a fascinating street for pop culture fans in Soshigaya, Tokyo called Ultraman Shopping Street. There are many hidden superhero characters, you can have funny coffee and buy cool souvenirs.
Gujo Hachiman | Gifu Travel Guide
Gujo Hachiman is a beautiful old town in Gifu Prefecture. It attracts many visitors because of the castle on the hill, beautiful streets with channels, plastic food sample workshops, and a dance festival.
Kappabashi Kitchen Street | Tokyo Travel Guide
All shops in Kappabashi Street sell kitchen wares for professionals and passionate home cooks. This is where Japan’s famous plastic food samples originated.
A Day Trip to Kouri Island and Tataki Waterfall
Are you looking for a cool day trip in Okinawa Main Island that is fun for the whole family? Kouri Island and the Tataki Waterfall are a great combination of action and relaxation with amazing views!
Tokorozawa Sakura Town | Saitama Travel Guide
Maybe you wouldn’t think Saitama is a typical destination for pop culture and architecture fans, but Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama is just that! Find out what to discover there.
Okinawa World and the Gyokusendo Cave
Normally I am not a fan of theme parks without thrilling rides, but I did have a good time in Okinawa World. Find out what to do in this local theme park in the southern part of Okinawa Main Island.
Forest Adventure Japan : Ziplines and Excitement
Are you looking for another reason to come to subtropical Okinawa? Check out Forest Adventure Onna, one of the most exciting outdoor activities on the island.
Arakurayama Sengen Park | Mt Fuji Area
Go to Arakurayama Sengen Park if you want to take that famous photograph that showcases three iconic symbols of Japan at the same time in spring; a five-storied pagoda, cherry blossoms, and Mt Fuji.
Kairakuen Garden | Ibaraki Travel Guide
Kairakuen Garden in Mito (north of Tokyo) is one of the three great gardens of Japan that was constructed during the feudal time. It is especially famous for its beautiful plum blossoms in early spring.
Geihinkan (Akasaka Palace) | Tokyo Travel Guide
Geihinkan (also known as Akasaka Palace) was built as a residence for the crown prince in the early 20th century. Now it is used for visiting VIPs from foreign countries. But you can also visit the beautiful banquet rooms!
Mount Yoshino | Nara Travel Guide
Mount Yoshino is not only a sacred site with pilgrim routes passing through, it is also one of the most beautiful spots in the whole country to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.
Sengakuji Temple and the 47 Ronin | Tokyo Travel Guide
Sengakuji is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It is a famous spot among history lovers because this is where the tombs of the 47 Ronin are located. Learn more about this fascinating story of loyalty and revenge.
Kagurazaka | Tokyo Neighborhoods
Kagurazaka is one of the Geisha districts in Tokyo with an old town atmosphere. Walking through narrow streets with black wooden walls and dining in exquisite restaurants is a great way to spend an afternoon here.
The Different Faces of Mt Fuji
See beautiful pictures of the many different faces of Mt Fuji from various vantage points!
Onta Pottery | Oita Travel Guide
Onta is a small village in Oita, Kyushu. They produce pottery with traditional techniques without using electric power. Strolling along the old street and visiting a few workshops to watch how they produce pottery is a great way to enjoy this town.
Ginzan Onsen Hot Spring Resort
Do you want to relax in a hot spring resort without the tourist crowds? It is a bit of a trek, but Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata is a perfect getaway for those who really want to bathe in nature.
Takayama Travel Guide | Gifu
is a town of old wooden houses standing side-by-side, highlighted by projecting lattice and eaves of uniform height, and it never fails to draw visitors’ attention.
Dogo Onsen | Ehime Travel Guide
Dogo Onsen is a hot spring resort with a long history. What are some of the stories connected to the resort area? And what does it look like?
Hitachi Seaside Park｜Ibaraki Travel Guide
One of Japan’s most beautiful sights is surely Hitachi Seaside Park with its colorful ‘seas’ of flowers and otherworldly Kochia fields that turn red in autumn. What is there to see in different seasons?
Shimanami Kaido Bicycle Road | Travel Guide
The Shimanami Kaido is a must-do for nature and cycling lovers who travel to Japan. Let us give you an overview of a 3 day/2 night route of this beautiful bicycle tour!
Green Tea Village Uji | Kyoto Travel Guide
How to experience green tea town Uji on your Japan tour? Let us share with you our favorite places in this beautiful little town near Kyoto!
9 Family Friendly Activities in Kyoto
Are you coming to Kyoto with kids between 6 and 16 years old? See which 9 family-friendly activities you can add to your Kyoto trip to add some fun for the whole family to the itinerary!
3 Expat Friendly Areas in Tokyo | Travel Guide
What do Roppongi, Hiroo, and Azabu have to offer the intrepid tourist who wants to veer a bit off the beaten path?
Our teamLab Borderless Experience
What will you experience at the teamLab Borderless exhibition in Odaiba, Tokyo? This is a lively description of a visit by a few of our staff to this wonderful digital art museum.
The History of Tokyo | Travel Guide
What became today’s largest metropole in the world started out as a small town in the 13th century and became a small castle town in the 15th century. Then the feudal lords started fighting out a war that would change the course of Edo’s history forever.
Family Friendly Tokyo Tips | Travel Guide
Tokyo is a great destination for families with kids. Our local experts give you a whole bunch of tips to have the best holiday you ever had with your family!
EVANGELION Anime Pilgrimage in Hakone
If you love Japanese anime Neon Genesis EVANGELION, an ‘anime pilgrimage’ to Hakone is a great activity to do from Tokyo. There are many places that appear in the series in Hakone, find out where to go in real life!
The Tokyo Station Area | Travel Guide
Tokyo Station is not only a place where you go to catch the shinkansen, it is very much an area with plenty of dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Architecture fanatics will also have a field day in Marunouchi.
Kagoshima City | Kagoshima Travel Guide
For history, activities in nature, and a balmy climate, Kagoshima is the place to go. Having always been more open to foreign influences, you can still find plenty of proof of that in local culture and Kagoshima’s historical buildings.
Nihonbashi & Ningyocho
Most Japan tours start in Tokyo. Even if you don’t have much time here, Nihonbashi and Ningyocho will offer you a lot on the city’s history and food culture. Find out what there is to discover in these historical areas!
Karatsu Castle, Takatori’s Old Residence, wild natural scenery, and pottery beautiful in its minimalist simplicity are just some of the attractions that Karatsu in Kyushu, Japan has to offer. Find out what to include on your Karatsu itinerary!
The small island of Aoshima on the southeastern coast of Kyushu, Japan, is a little pearl of nature. Its most famous attraction is the ‘Devil’s washboard’ formation, but there is more to be seen here.
Sugamo is a local Tokyo neighborhood that is especially popular with elderly ladies. Find out why you should include this area on your Japan tour itinerary if you like to see how the locals live.
Off the beaten path but full of history and picture-perfect vistas, that is Shibamata in Tokyo. How can you enjoy this area best? Find out where to go and what to eat in Shibamata.
Ryogoku Sumo Town
Ryogoku is known as Tokyo’s sumo neighborhood. What is sumo about? Where can you go to see sumo wrestlers in action? Where can you eat a dish typically eaten by wrestlers? And what else is there to see in Ryogoku?
Daikanyama and Nakameguro
Got at least 3 days in Tokyo on your Japan tour? Find out where to go in hip neighborhoods Daikanyama and Nakameguro.
Tokyo Highlights and Hidden Gem Itinerary
Find out which 5 highlights and local areas should definitely be included on your Tokyo itinerary if you come here on your Japan tour.
Kyoto Highlights and Hidden Gems Itinerary
Would you like to get some ideas for your perfect Kyoto itinerary? We listed our 5 favorite Kyoto highlights along with 5 lesser-known spots in Kyoto that really make you able to taste the local atmosphere in this beautiful city.
People flock to Kurokawa Onsen near Mt. Aso for one reason; to soak in natural hot springs with the best views. The location is secluded and a bit remote, which makes it easy to completely refresh yourself by just being in this small town for an overnight stay.
Yufuin | Oita Travel Guide
Yufuin is an onsen town located near famous hot spring city Beppu in Kyushu. People travel from far to come to Yufuin to enjoy the tranquil scenery, natural outdoor hot springs, beautiful ryokan accommodations, and several art museums. Yufuin also has some very pretty streets in the fairytale-like Yufuin Floral Village and Edo-style Yunotsubo Street.
Yame is a small town near Fukuoka in Kyushu that is famous for its high-quality tea. Tea from Yame is the 6th largest brand in Japan, and it is well-known for its superior flavor and aroma.