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...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Traditional - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Kaho Gekijou Kabuki Theater

Specialities Traditional - Situated in Iizuka in the idyllic rural region of Chikuho, Fukuoka Prefecture, the Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theatre offers authentic kabuki performances thr...

Kabukiza Theater

Specialities Traditional - When people think of Japanese theatre, they think of Kabuki: demonic looking masks, elegant kimonos and drums. Although it sets a much slower pace tha...

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....

Mejiro

Specialities Neighborhoods - A small station situated between Takadanobaba and Ikebukuro along the Yamanote Line, Mejiro is quite the laid-back and easygoing spot for strolling ar...

Uguisudani

Specialities Neighborhoods - Uguisudani hasn’t yet established much tourist spot street cred, but it has some memorable qualities. The area’s small train stop along the Yamanote l...

Kanda

Specialities Neighborhoods - Kanda is located within a few minutes’ walking distance from the Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo station. It’s filled with high-rise office buildings ...

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 ...

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