Jigokudani Monkey Park

Top 16 Things to Do in Nagano

Nagano is a medium-sized city (375’000 people), pretty accurately located at the center of Japan, geographically speaking. Its surrounding high mountains have made it a popular winter sports loc...
Hayashi Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya Ramen – The 16 Best Ramen Shops in Shibuya

The strolls through the busy streets around Shibuya Crossing can be very energy-consuming, and quickly leave you with a rumbling stomach. That means it’s time for a bowl of ramen, one of the h...

Osaka Nightlife – A Complete Overview and Guide

Osaka is famous for its vibrant local culture, its great food and the peculiar dialect called Osaka-ben in Japanese. The city has plenty to offer and the surrounding cities and hillsides are full of g...

Top 43 Things to Do in Okayama

Okayama is a major transit hub for Western Japan, but the many attractions and sights offer plenty of reasons to leave the train station and explore this wonderful city. Discover the impressive black ...

The 20 Best Ueno Restaurants

Ueno – doubtless a charming Tokyo district with much to see and do. In Ueno Park alone, there are dozens of activities: from visiting the Ueno Zoo, museums and Buddhist temples to watching over 10...
Shizuoka City Fireworks Festival

40 Things to Do in Shizuoka – Attractions, Beaches and More

Spanning across 7,780 km², Shizuoka prefecture consists of major cities, Shizuoka and Hamamatsu, while being surrounded by the coast on one side and mountains on the other. Though not as popular as...
Akasaka Geihinkan

10 Off the Beaten Path Attractions in Tokyo

Sick of the tourist traps? So are we. While they occasionally have their merits, we prefer the off the beaten track attractions, the places you won’t read about in too many guidebooks. Find our ...

Kyoto Nightlife – Nightclub, Live Music and Bar Guide

When most people think of Kyoto they conjure images of picturesque temples, historic festivals and traditional food—for good reason, given the city’s preeminence in all of these areas. Kyoto i...

Hiking in Japan – 11 Breathtaking Trails

The landscape of Japan is diverse: From the ice-plains of rugged Hokkaido and the sprawling metropolises of the mainland to the beaches of Okinawa, there’s a little of everything, making casting...

McDonald’s in Japan – 35 Unique Menu Items

Japan has the second highest density of McDonald’s restaurants in the world: roughly 3,600 branches nationwide and a planned 10,000 restaurants by 2020. It’s safe to say, therefore, that J...

8 Brilliant Hokkaido Hotels

Hokkaido, Japan’s snow covered northern island, is increasingly popular among tourists as an alternative to the fast-paced cities of the mainland. They may be onto something. The island’s ...

Top 24 Things to Do in Nara

The city of Nara is famous for its free roaming deer, which never fail to beguile the many tourists that flood into the city every year. Yet, there’s more to Nara than just its wildlife. As J...
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