Etiquette tips, what to expect and ryokan recommendations.
Where all the cool kids go in winter. And us cheapos, too.
Plenty of group ski events and tours in Japan to choose from!
The trees are on fire. Here's where to go see them.
There may not be any mixed-gender onsen in Tokyo, but there are plenty of stunning locations that you could do as a day trip or weekend getaway.
Bookmark this guide for a fabulous visit to one of Fuji's five lakes.
How and where to spend a night or two near the national icon.
Where to get your dose of cute 'n' fluffy, minus the cruelty. Includes lots of cat photos.
Just an hour outside of Tokyo, nature-filled Akiruno makes for an easy day trip and perfect place to decompress from big-city life.
Add this easy trip to your travel list.
Many Tokyo wards own country lodges that can be rented cheaply by residents, including foreigners. Here's how.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari provides the ultimate bathing experience in Tokyo with an Edo-era twist. (Money-saving tips included)
Prince Hotels keeps you immersed in Japanese culture and relaxation—a great accommodation option for your travels to hot spring capital Hakone.
How to visit the 9 Tokyo islands: the complete cheapo's guide on how to get there, where to stay and what to do at these mini paradises.
A weekend getaway to Kusatsu, a well-known onsen town in the mountains of Gunma Prefecture, for 10,000 yen—challenge accepted!