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Discover the hidden islands of Tokyo

Swimming in crystal clear sea water in a hidden cove, hiking through an untouched forest and watching spectacular stars shoot through the evening...

Photos by Norio Muroi

Tokyo Disney marks 35th year with special shows, events

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Tokyo Disney Resort has some special events and attractions lined up for what it is calling the “Happiest...

2 affordable options when staying in Tokyo

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Staying overnight in Tokyo is not cheap. Even the most inexpensive hotels in Tokyo cost hundreds of dollars per...
Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture

Three days in Shiga Prefecture: Take an adventure through rural, traditional Japan

In September, my wife and I set aside three days in Shiga Prefecture for a adventure into rural, traditional Japan through with tour guides...

United Airlines to add 20 flights during peak summer season

A total of 20 additional flights from Tokyo/Narita and Nagoya to Guam to run from August 2 to 27, 2018....

Mainland Japan to host Dylan, Kendrick Lamar & more

With headliners from Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar to Chance The Rapper and Nine Inch Nails, Japan’s two big summer music gatherings are sure to...

Historic Nagoya Castle: The royal treatment in Japan's 4th largest city

After destroying an entire tower with the flick of his tail, Godzilla approaches a tall, white building with full force. But then he stumbles and...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Niigata: Japan's biggest little city will charm you

I have always associated the northern city of Niigata with frigid weather and heavy snowfall, full of the steep-roofed buildings essential for...

Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Let's go back in time in Asakusa, Japan

In northeast Tokyo, at the very end of the Ginza Line on the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway, lies a part of the city that has existed for over a...

Photos by Nano Betts

Exploring Tokyo’s hidden neighborhoods

I‘ve said it before – Tokyo is a city of thousand layers and there is a lot more to this sprawling metropolis than its biggest tourist...

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