View of Rainbow Bridge and Minato, from Odaiba in Tokyo

Minato

Tokyo's international district.

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...

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 ...

Shimabara Castle

Specialities Castles - 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...

Nagoya Castle

Specialities Castles - If you’re into your samurai history (or you’ve just watched History of Japan on YouTube too many times) then you’ll be excited to know that one...

Shuri Castle

Specialities Castles - Inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000, the red Shuri Castle is a reminder of the flourishing Ryukyu Kingdom, when overseas trade networks linki...

Bentenjima and Inasanohama Beach

Specialities Beaches - In spiritual Shimane prefecture, there's a sacred beach where eight million gods are believed to congregate once a year to determine the destiny of lo...

Jimbocho

Specialities Neighborhoods - Book lovers dream of famous libraries like the Citadel in Game of Thrones or Hogwarts’ library in Harry Potter; but visitors to Japan get their...

Hiroshima Castle

Specialities Castles - While many Japanese castles share similar architectural designs, Hiroshima Castle has every imaginable feature associated with a medieval fortress: a ...

Tsushima

Specialities Beaches - Head to a unique Japanese island that’s physically closer to South Korea than it is to Japan and you’ll find yourself on Tsushima. In fact,...

Goto Islands

Specialities Beaches - The Goto Islands, referred to as simply Goto or the Gotos by Nagasaki’s foreign population, consist of five main islands set atop the East China...

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