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...

Omi-Maiko Beach

Specialities Beaches - Omi-Maiko, a scenic and pristine beach on Lake Biwa, provides an ideal escape from the city's hot and sticky summers. Only an hour from Osaka and...

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 ...

Osaki Station

Specialities Neighborhoods - Located fives minutes by train from Shinagawa station, the Osaki area gained popularity in 2012 when the Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku and Rinkai lines were...

Shinagawa

Specialities Neighborhoods - Few places in Tokyo are as tightly connected as Shinagawa. Traveling anywhere between Narita International Airport and Osaka? You'll likely pass th...

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