Meganebashi Nagasaki

Top 17 Things to Do in Nagasaki

The horrific nuclear bombing of Nagasaki that was to be the end of World War II is certainly the most prominent aspect of the city’s history. But, while this most significant event today indeed ...
Ramen Takahashi

Shinjuku Ramen – A Guide to the Very Best

Ramen is one of the culinary pleasures that should be on any Japan visitor’s list of foods to try, especially in Tokyo. The hearty noodle soup in its many variations offers insights into some di...

The 13 Best Kyoto Flea Markets

Kyoto’s flea markets are set up on the grounds of temples, shrines and parks, making a treasure hunt synonymous with relaxing strolls through breathtaking surroundings. Most markets are held ...
Hulu-lu Ramen Ikebukuro

The 30 Best Ikebukuro Restaurants

Foodwise, Ikebukuro has to offer an endless choice of a diverse range of cuisines. For one, the large Chinese population has brought many Chinese restaurants to the area. Of course, Japanese option...
Farm Tomita, Nakafurano, Hokkaido

26 Must-Buy Hokkaido Souvenirs

Hokkaido, the stunning northern island and largest prefecture of Japan, offers plenty of adventures for travellers. From breathtaking hiking trails and ski resorts to fantastic seafood, vivid fruit ...
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...
Gorilla Coffee Tokyo

Ikebukuro Cafe – Animal, Themed & Regular Cafes

Ikebukuro is the baby sister of the male-dominated and otaku-oriented Akihabara neighborhood, and it’s a great place to spend an afternoon. There is a kaleidoscope of themed and ordinary cafes...
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...
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...
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