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Expo to feature vintage, e-bikes Nov. 3-5

Cycle Mode International 2017 is slated for Nov. 3 to 5, highlighting the popularity of cycling in Tokyo as an economic, healthy and ecofriendly...

Unique art on display in Kawasaki Nov. 1-26

Once a transportation center and major post-station town from the Edo Period (1600-1868), Kawasaki has a long history in Japan. Throughout that...
Photo courtesy of JNTO

Check out these fests near you: Karatsu Kunchi Festival

For over 400 years, this autumn festival has been held at Karatsu Shrine and is one of Kyushu's major festival attractions. Highly decorated...

Check out these fests near you: Tokyo Ramen Show

Get your taste buds ready – Tokyo’s largest ramen arrives in October/November for 11 days. With almost 40 vendors from around Japan serving up...
Photos by Takiguchi Takahiro

A tour of Lake Towada and Oirase Mountain Stream

With superb scenic views made up of pristine forest and crystal clear water, Lake Towada and Oirase Mountain Stream are known as two of Japan’s...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Indoor batting cages fun for all ages in Yokosuka

On a cold and rainy day, not uncommon this time of year in Japan, my wife and I had just finished some shopping at a mall near Yokosuka Naval...
Main entrance to the cave, photo courtesy of Jerome Lee

Biggest limestone cave in Japan is almost otherworldly

I've always wondered what it's like to navigate through the rocky terrain of the moon, or something absurd like that, wanting to experience...

TIime to capture Japan’s most sublime scenic season

As autumn sets in and the leaves start transforming Japan’s forests and...

Off-peak travel tips

If you’re like me, then you dream of traveling the world to see small and remote places, as well as large and well-known destinations. And if you...

Photos by David R. Krigbaum

Trains, tanks, tiki bars and totsugeki!

Trains, tanks, tiki bars, military reenactors, and anime, it was just another typical vacation in Japan. Some may take six days as time to do a...
Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Explore Koenji

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Located west of Shinjuku, nestled in the Suginami ward, is the small district of Kōenji. The community itself...

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