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  • Japan Safe Travel Information

    Japan Safe Travel Information

    Latest Japan Travel News: The number of coronavirus infections reported in Japan reached 103,838 as of November 5, 2020. Japan is currently restricting entry to people who have visited to these Restricted area/regions within the last 14 days unless there are special circumstances. Borders are closed and has no restrictions […]

     
     
  • Where to Shop in Sapporo

    Where to Shop in Sapporo

    Sapporo is the fifth-largest city in Japan. The city has hosted many international events and is a major tourist destination, especially in winter. However, what else is there to do there besides ski or enjoy its famous snow festival? Shop for one! Sapporo has some excellent shops, featuring everything from […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Japanese Romance Novels

    10 Best Japanese Romance Novels

    Japanese culture is one of high romance, both historical and modern. The unique challenges of Japanese romance heroes and heroines hold up to those of Western romances such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, but they offer a unique setting and window into a world that is very new […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage around Tokyo

    10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage around Tokyo

    As the seasons turn, the leaves in many parts of the world change color. Nowhere is this more celebrated in Japan, where autumn leaf viewing occurs every season, often accompanied by festivals. In Tokyo, the center of much of Japanese culture, autumn leaf viewing can be enjoyed all around the […]

     
     
  • 8 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Nagano

    8 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Nagano

    Fall foliage viewing has a long tradition in Japan. In Nagano, one of the prefectures located in central Honshu, the forested, mountainous wilderness provides unique places to see the leaves turn color. Nagano is more sparsely populated than many other areas in Japan. The rugged mountains hosted the 1998 Winter […]

     
     
  • 6 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Hiroshima

    6 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Hiroshima

    Autumn in Japan is something truly special. The autumn leaves are unlike any you’ll see in the world. There is a long Japanese tradition of autumn-leaf viewing. In Hiroshima prefecture, the natural beauty of its temples, gorges, and gardens is a perfect setting to see the many fiery colors of […]

     
     
  • Difference between Geisha and Maiko

    Difference between Geisha and Maiko

    Geisha and Maiko are often confused aspects of Japanese culture. They are both some of the most long-standing examples of Japanese tradition and culture. Both are still practiced arts today, unlike the once-contemporary samurai. Geisha/Geiko are icons of Japan. These beautiful, well-dressed women are entertainers, dancing, playing games, pouring drinks, […]

     
     
  • Mount Takao | Tokyo Guide

    Mount Takao | Tokyo Guide

    Life in Tokyo is busy and loud. Tokyo is one of the most modern cities in the world and, while quite beautiful, it can get tiring to see the constant lights and buildings. If you are staying Tokyo for any amount of time, why not go visit the Japanese wilderness […]

     
     
  • 10 Best Museums to Visit in Tokyo

    10 Best Museums to Visit in Tokyo

    The history of Japan is one full of events, culture, natural wonders, and unique personal stories unlike those found anywhere else. As a great crossroads of history, commerce, and culture, Tokyo is home to many museums that offer great opportunities to experience and learn so much about Japan! Whether you […]

     
     
  • 8 Incredible Places for Viewing Mount Fuji

    8 Incredible Places for Viewing Mount Fuji

    Mount Fuji is one of the best-known symbols of Japan. Its snowy peak rises 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) above the largest island of Japan, Honshu, about 100 kilometers south of Tokyo. Besides being beautiful, it is also an active volcano and the tallest volcano in Japan. Scientists monitor Mount Fuji […]

     
     
  • 10 Famous Gardens to Visit in Japan

    10 Famous Gardens to Visit in Japan

    Japanese culture has long had a special respect for gardens. The beautiful and serene style of Japanese gardens has found its way throughout the world and is found prominently featured in many parks and monuments. However, these gardens were all inspired by the real thing found in Japan. Japanese gardens […]

     
     
 
 

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