View of Rainbow Bridge and Minato, from Odaiba in Tokyo

Minato

Tokyo's international district.

Kyoto

Specialities Culture - Japan’s capital for more than 1000 years, the story of an ancient nation is written all over Kyoto’s cobbled streets, endless temples and gardens, and...

Roppongi

Specialities Neighborhoods - Roppongi is a district in the Minato ward of Tokyo. It’s post-war reputation as a somewhat seedy entertainment district popular among foreigners has h...

Tokyo Skytree

Specialities Landmark - The Tokyo Skytree is, in a word, tall. Completed in 2011 at a height of 634 meters, it’s the biggest tower in the world and...

Meguro

Specialities Neighborhoods - Often overlooked for its more show-stopping next door neighbour, Shibuya, Meguro’s mix of seasonal scenes, traditional festivals and highbrow culture ...

Huis Ten Bosch

Specialities Theme Parks - Huis Ten Bosch is a Dutch-themed amusement park along Omura Bay in Sasebo city. Founded in 1992, it’s complete with Dutch-style homes, windmills, wood...

Otoyo Shrine

Specialities Culture - Otoyo Shrine is easy to walk past but that would be a big mistake. With an unassuming entrance at the south end of the Philosopher’s...

Hamanomachi Arcade

Specialities Shopping - If you’re on the hunt for omiyage (souvenirs) for family back home or a bite to eat while in Nagasaki (or both), you’ll want to...

Shimabara Castle

Specialities Culture, History - Perched on the eastern edge of the Shimabara Peninsula, this five-storied, white castle is a key feature of Shimabara city. What most don’t realize...

Yakushima

Specialities Hiking - Wild and mysterious, the secluded island of Yakushima is unlike anything else in Japan. It’s a nature lover’s paradise of untouched ancient cedar fore...

Okunoshima

Specialities Hiking - The instant you set foot on Okunoshima, it immediately becomes apparent why the tiny and tranquil island is also known as the “rabbit island”. Nearly....

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