Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Specialities Traditional - Do you pine for the sleepy rural lifestyle of Japan’s past, where farmers tended to rice fields at the base of sharp, majestic mountains and...

Takayama

Specialities Traditional - Nestled at the foot of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is literally a breath of fresh air. This mountain town’s remote location has led to excellent...

Kagurazaka

Specialities Traditional - Due to its location on the outer moat of Edo Castle, Kagurazaka has always enjoyed popularity as a major entertainment district and was formerly home....

Nishi-Nippori

Specialities Traditional - Nishi-Nippori is a chance to escape the flashy shopping and entertainment districts. The Nishi-Nippori JR station, on the Yamanote line, is basically ...

Sado Island’s Tarai Bune Rides

Specialities Traditional - On the coast of Sado Island is an activity that drops you right into the storyline of a Studio Ghibli film. Even if you’re not...

Shibamata

Specialities Traditional - If Asakusa is where tourists go to experience traditional Japanese culture in Tokyo, where do Tokyoites go to explore their roots? The answer is the.....

Kimono Yumeyakata

Specialities Traditional - One of the best experiences you can have in Kyoto is dressing up in a traditional kimono and wandering (well, shuffling) through the atmospheric stree...

Hoshitoge Rice Terrace

Specialities Traditional - In the Japanese countryside, rice paddy terraces — tiered rice fields — are a way of life. Because of their distinct beauty throughout all seasons,...

Okuoikojo Station

Specialities Transport - Located in the heart of Shizuoka’s mountain country Okuoikojo station sits perched on a cliff in the middle of a lake. The unstaffed station is the...

Inuyama

Specialities Traditional - This ancient castle town in Aichi is home to Japan’s oldest surviving castle and a fishing tradition which goes back over a thousand years. Inuyama...

Yamaguchi City

Specialities Transport - The  capital of Yamaguchi prefecture, Yamaguchi city is famous for its old fashioned values. The city has an irresistible quaintness about it. If you ...

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