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SIGHTSEEING

Janjan Yokocho: Cheap Food and a Retro Vibe in Osaka

Janjan Yokocho: Cheap Food and a Retro Vibe in Osaka

Deep in downtown Osaka, under the unmistakable shape of an old-fashioned tower is a semi-hidden, narrow shopping street. 180 meters long and jus...

Tokyo with a Countryside Feel: Get Local in Akabane

Tokyo with a Countryside Feel: Get Local in Akabane

If you’ve been to Tokyo at least once you’ll have noticed that every neighborhood of this m...

Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Early-Blooming Sakura in Izu! the Southern Cherry Blossom and Rapeseed Flower Festival

Minamiizu is the southernmost town of the Izu Peninsula in Japan. Enveloped in an indented coastline, t...

The Taste of Downtown Tokyo: Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika

Discovering Shitamachi Food in Katsushika

At the eastern tip of Tokyo is Katsushika City. Packed with the retro flair of the shitamachi*, this dist...

Tokyo's Kitchen, Tsukiji Market Relocated to Toyosu: an Overview of the New Facility

Toyosu Market: an Overview of the New Facility

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Tsukiji Market has had a long career as the world'...

Yukimi-Buro: Seven Breathtaking

Yukimi-Buro: Seven Breathtaking "Snow View Baths" near Tokyo

Many areas in Japan offer gorgeous snowy landscapes in winter and one of the best ways to enjoy them is whi...

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

14 Unique Things You Can Only Experience in Izumo

If you're looking for places to visit in Japan other than the 'classic' destinations of To...

Secret Tokyo Neighborhoods: Trendy Shops, Sweets, and a European Vibe in Jiyugaoka

Secret Tokyo Neighborhoods: Jiyugaoka

What district would you like to call home if you lived in Tokyo? A lot of the locals would answer Jiyugaoka...

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

When you think of autumn, fall foliage might be one of the first things that come to mind. The reflection o...

Iconic Views of Mount Fuji: Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival

Iconic Views of Mount Fuji: Fuji Kawaguchiko Autumn Leaves Festival

Autumn leaves are almost as revered as cherry blossoms in Japan. From bright red maple leaves to wavy yel...

Visit Inuyama Castle and Take a One Day Stroll Around a Historical Town

Visit Inuyama Castle and Take a One Day Stroll Around a Historical Town

Nagoya city is known primarily for its shopping and gourmet food, but that’s not all it has to offe...