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Best Times and Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan! Sakura Forecast for 2018

Sakura Forecast for 2018 in JAPAN

This sure was a rough winter in Japan. After experiencing the coldest temperature in 48 years the country is ready to see some spring! At the beginn...

Jewelry Ice: This Beach in Hokkaido Fills With Glittering Gemstones in Winter

Jewelry Ice: This Beach in Hokkaido Fills With Glittering Gemstones in Winter

Jewelry ice is a unique spectacle that takes place every winter along Otsu Beach in Toyokoro Town, south...

A Tour of Tokyo's 10 Most Unique Shopping Streets

A Tour of Tokyo's 10 Most Unique Shopping Streets

Shopping in Japan can be a real treat. Being a big metropolis, Tokyo comes with plenty of options for a fun ...

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Enjoy Oden Like a Pro: All the Secrets to This Winter Dish

Winter is right around the corner and the weather is starting to get colder. In Japan, this means it'...

Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Staying at BOOK AND BED TOKYO, a Hostel for Book Lovers

Stylish hostels and fancy guesthouses have been popping up like mushrooms in Japan in the past few years...

Must-Go for This Winter! 5 Illumination Spots in Tokyo 2017-2018

Must-Go for This Winter! 5 Illumination Spots in Tokyo 2017-2018

Winter time in Japan is filled with fun and beautiful events like Christmas, New Year's and Valenti...

Hida Takayama Sanmachi Walk: Folk Crafts and Street Food in an Edo Period Town

Hida Takayama Sanmachi Walk

Hida Takayama, a popular sightseeing spot in Gifu Prefecture, has recently received a further boost in ...

Must-See Spots on the Toden Arakawa Line, Tokyo's Nostalgic Streetcar

Must-See Spots on the Toden Arakawa Line, Tokyo's Nostalgic Streetcar

Streetcars used to be very common in Tokyo. However, due to the progress of technology and the progressi...

Discover Grandma's Harajuku! 9 Things to Do in Sugamo Jizo-Dori Shopping Street

Discover Grandma's Harajuku! 9 Things to Do in Sugamo Jizo-Dori Shopping Street

You might be familiar with Harajuku, the fashionable Tokyo district always offering the latest trends ...

Glittering Light Festivals! 6 Must-See Winter Illuminations in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe 2017-2018

6 Must-See Winter Illuminations in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe

Are you visiting Japan this winter? Does your trip include Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe? Here are some of the most ...

A Photo Report From Icho Namiki Avenue, a Must-Go Spot for Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

A Photo Report From Icho Namiki Avenue, a Must-Go Spot for Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

It's late November in Tokyo. The majestic Ginkgo trees that line Jingu Gaien Icho Namiki Avenue tur...