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 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 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!
Do you want to go cycling on a quiet island near Okinawa Main Island? Then Kudaka Island is a great place to go.
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.
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.
One of the most impressive cherry blossom spots in Nagano is the Takato Joshi Park. See our beautiful pictures taken this spring.
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!
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 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.
All shops in Kappabashi Street sell kitchen wares for professionals and passionate home cooks. This is where Japan’s famous plastic food samples originated.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (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 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 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.