Kappabashi Street

Specialities Food & Drink - Know those plastic food samples outside pretty much every Japanese restaurant? They were probably bought in Kappabashi: Taito ward’s home of plastic f...

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...

Odawara

Specialities Food & Drink - Odawara is an often overlooked gateway to nature and history. Tourists looking for castles or towns rich in Japanese traditional culture often opt for...

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...

Top 5 Cafes to Try in Tokyo

Specialities Food & Drink - It’s virtually impossible to create an exhaustive list of all the cafes to explore in Tokyo but we’ve compiled a brief guide for first-timers to...

Sarasa Nishijin Sento Cafe

Specialities Food & Drink - One of the most unique cafes in Kyoto, Sarasa Nishijin is housed in an old sento (public bath) that dates back to the 1930s. A...

Kuromon Ichiba Market

Specialities Food & Drink - Half of all sales at Kuromon are to professional chefs but those in the know come here for the fresh produce and unparalleled seafood and...

Nakameguro

Specialities Food & Drink - Almost bisected by the Meguro River, this upscale, residential neighborhood has managed to retain a connection to its hipster roots, despite the influ...

Shinsekai

Specialities Food & Drink - Shinsekai, or New World, was constructed in 1912 as a hip neighborhood of the future but quickly forgotten after World War II. It’s now a...

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