Hirado

Specialities Cities - Hirado, a city in northwestern Nagasaki prefecture, consists of three islands (Oshima, Ikitsuki, Hirado) and a part of mainland Nagasaki (Tabira). It'...

Teshima

Specialities Art & Design - Somewhere near the edge of the world floats Teshima, a remote and sparsely-populated island sheltering mystifying works of contemporary art. Most of t...

National Theatre of Japan

Specialities Traditional - Noh and Kabuki might not do it for everyone, but whether you’re an avid theatre geek or a complete novice, the National Theatre provides an...

Shimabara

Specialities Cities - In the shadow of a live volcano, along southeastern Nagasaki prefecture, you’ll find Shimabara city. It’s a place that maintains an old-world feel of ...

Tottori Manga Kingdom

Specialities Art & Design - Tottori might be the least populated prefecture in Japan but that’s only if you’re counting the human demographic. As the native 'hood for a number of...

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...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Art & Design - 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 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...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Art & Design, 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...

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