Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Specialities Landmark - Japan’s tallest masonry lighthouse and ranked in the top 100 historic lighthouses in the world, Hinomisaki Lighthouse is one of the more unique sites ...

Konosu

Specialities Art & Design - While rural Konosu is known for being home to the widest part of the Arakawa river - itself, Japan’s widest river - that isn't really why...

Tsushima

Specialities History - 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 History - 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...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Art & Design, Museums - Whether you're a fan or not of Miyazaki’s whimsical animation, you shouldn't miss out on the official Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. It’s an absolute...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Specialities Landmark - Everyone gets excited about the Skytree and the Tokyo Tower, but there's a cheaper place – cheaper because it's free – to catch a view...

Akihabara

Specialities Anime & Manga, Art & Design - Akihabara isn’t called Electric Town for no reason. As soon as you step off the train, you’re bombarded with adverts for all the latest gaming...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities History - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Art & Design - "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...

Kitamoto

Specialities History - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

Fukuoka Tower

Specialities Landmark - Rising 234 metres above the city of Fukuoka, the Fukuoka Tower cuts an imposing figure in the cityscape. It boasts the greatest height of any...

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