Everything you need to know, including food, the first sunrise and where to celebrate.
In a nation of craftsmen and perfectionists, Japanese antiques are often high quality, and make for great souvenirs. Here are 5 items to look out for.
Where to see sakura after dark this spring.
Pick from the popular spots, less-crowded areas, day trips, hikes and more this spring.
Take a break from the neon wonderland and get out into these green spaces.
Guide to rental shops + our video on getting the best kimono experience in Tokyo.
Explore mountainside temples and historic buildings in Onomichi, straddling the border of tradition and modernity.
A handy guide to Japan temples and shrines. We cover the difference between the two, etiquette and practices, and lucky objects.
Japanese cultural experiences first hand—take your pick from tea ceremony, bonsai, martial arts, origami, sushi-making and more!
Takayama is the perfect weekend getaway with onsen towns, a laid-back atmosphere, famous gassho houses and more. Plus, we've done all the planning legwork for you!
A heap of traditional and cultural festivals spread across Tokyo this weekend.
Tokyo Game Show, the Nakanobu Nebuta Festival, Red Spider Lily Festival and much more!
Yosakoi dance competition, fish giveaways and free art.