Photos by Sarah Hodge

Kyoto, off the beaten path

Kyoto, Japan’s imperial capital for more than a millennium, offers a wealth of picturesque temples, museums, and gardens, but...
Photos by Nano Betts

Kyoto offers plenty of places for your fall-viewing pleasure

With shorter days and crisper air – plus all the seasonal produce like mushrooms, chestnut and sweet potato filling up the...

Takamatsu Airport launches Discover Shikoku Campaign for international visitors

Takamatsu Airport Co., Ltd., today announces the launch of a “Discover Shikoku” Campaign, aimed at attracting international...
Photo courtesy of Hiroshima Ramen Stadium Executive Committee

RAMEN: Enjoy Japan’s best ramen in one spot this November

The fourth annual Hiroshima Ramen Stadium is back Nov. 2 - 12 at the site of the former Hiroshima Shimin Stadium.
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Unique farmhouses quite the sight in northern Japan

Travel around the hilly valley in the central part of northern Japan, and you will encounter an impressive rural landscape of...

Halloween Happenings in Japan!

HARVEGETABLE HALLOWEEN (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Oct. 31; featuring Halloween parades, street performances...
Photo by Nano Betts

Tokyo Strolls: Shimokitazawa


​Whether you’re into history, art, music, shopping, or just strolling, Tokyo is never shy on places to satisfy your creative needs...

Lessons your children learn from traveling

To quote Gustave Flaubert, “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Even children can become...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Yasukuni Shrine gives outlook on Japan's modern war history

Yasukuni Shrine, one of the best known Shinto shrines, has often been seen as a symbol of imperial Japan’s war history...


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