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 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?
Got at least 3 days in Tokyo on your Japan tour? Find out where to go in hip neighborhoods Daikanyama and Nakameguro.
Find out which 5 highlights and local areas should definitely be included on your Tokyo itinerary if you come here on your Japan tour.
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 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.
In Japan, beer originated from Hokkaido and Sapporo is Japan’s oldest beer brand, founded and brewed in 1876. Located in a beautiful old red brick brewery from the early Meiji period, the Sapporo Beer Museum and Sapporo Biergarten are two must-see places in Sapporo.
Arita and Imari are small towns that are located in Saga Prefecture. They have been known as towns of pottery for about 400 years.
Yoshinogari is an important archaeological site located on the plain of Saga Prefecture. By visiting this site you can get a rough image of a Japanese village of about 2,000 years ago.
Dazaifu City is located about 15km south-east from the center of Fukuoka City. Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine and the most important place in this city.
The Tokyo National Museum was established in 1872 and is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The Museum collects houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art and archaeological object of Asia, focusing on Japan.
Near the areas of Shibuya and Harajuku is the famous Meiji Jingu, where the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken are venerated. Today it is one of the most important tourist spots in Tokyo, attracting thousands of tourists from early in the morning.
Next to the extremely popular Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo a new pilgrimage destination for fans of the dreamy Studio Ghibli franchise has been opened in November 2022. The Ghibli Park is even larger and you can truly disappear in a wondrous different world
Japan’s leading animation producer is without a doubt Studio Ghibli, having produced 6 of the 10 highest-grossing films in Japan. The studio is known for…
Some of the best immersive art experiences that can be enjoyed in Japan are modern exhibitions by teamLab. There are two versions of this exhibition, one is in the Toyosu area, and the other is in the Odaiba area.
Animate sells a wide variety of anime goods including comics, light novels, dojinshi (self-published magazines), CDs, DVDs, character goods, figures, video games, trading cards, and costumes
The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse was built as a model warehouse in the country from the late Meiji era to the early Taisho era.