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 ...

The 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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Top 14 Mexican Restaurants in Tokyo

We’ll be honest with you, Tokyo isn’t exactly bursting with quality Mexican food. There are plenty of restaurants, but most are either comically inauthentic or ridiculously expensive. Ther...

Kyoto Festivals – A Year-Round Guide

Kyoto, Japan’s thousand-year capital, admired for its historic temples, UNESCO World Heritage sites and fantastic food is a tourist hotspot all year round. Especially so when one of the city...
Japanese Tattoo

Tokyo Tattoo Shops – Top 10 English-Speaking Parlors

The traditional art of tattooing in Japan, called irezumi or horimono, meaning “carving” or “engraving”, has been going on for thousands of years. Over the centuries, the purpose and connota...

21 Delicious Chinese Restaurants in Tokyo

Everyone loves Chinese food, Tokyoites included. So, whether it’s Sichuan spices, Cantonese dim sum or succulent Peking duck that has your mouth watering, you’re in luck, there’s a T...
Izakaya

The 22 Best Izakaya in Tokyo – from the Cheap to the Weird

What is an Izakaya? Japanese izakaya are often likened to American taverns and British pubs. However, that analogy doesn’t quite do them justice. Izakaya are halfway between pubs and restauran...

The 17 Best Nagasaki Restaurants

Nagasaki, Japan, lies on the western coast of Kyushu, roughly 95 miles from the island’s capital of Fukuoka. Inevitably, the memory of the atomic bomb looms large here, yet, Nagasaki deserves to...

Yokohama Restaurants – The Complete Yokohama Food Guide

Prior to the mid-nineteenth century, Yokohama was nothing more than a small fishing village. Today, it is the second largest city in the whole of Japan. Sitting on Tokyo Bay to the south of the capita...
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