Take a trip through time at The Railway Museum in Saitama


Considered a sanctuary for rail-fans of all ages, The Railway Museum, or Tetsudo Hakubutsukan, attracts more than 1 million...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Zamami Paradise: Okinawan island highlighted by TripAdvisor’s top beach in Japan

After a prior trip to Zamami Island, I told myself I’d return to experience more of the island that features TripAdvisor’s top...
All the big names from Germany were at this year’s event. The challenge was trying to sample them all.

Odaiba Oktoberfest: The best German beer in Tokyo

Sick of the usual Suntory Draught? Bored of Sapporo Classic? Craving something different from your favorite amber colored brew?...
Photos by Norio Muroi

Art exhibit commemorates devastating earthquake

The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 was devastating to the country, especially in the areas near the Fukushima Daiichi...
The Kintai Bridge area is popular for cherry blossom viewing. Photo by Hiroaki Kaneko, Japan Travel

Kintai-kyo: Bridge of the Samurai

The year was 1600 and the people of Iwakuni had a problem. Namely, the fierce and unpredictable Nishiki River was difficult and...
Photos by Simone Armer

Exploring wartime remains on Japan’s Rabbit Island - Ōkunoshima


If any island served as inspiration for ABC’s LOST (a.k.a the best television series of all time) it...

Photo by MC2 Matthew Duncker

Exploring Koenji neighborhood in Tokyo


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

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...

Helpful tips for rail travel in Japan


Trains are the main mode of transport here in Japan. They will take you from A to B via C and loop round to D if required. The...


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