Kochi Castle

Specialities Castles - Smack in the middle of Kochi’s city centre, surrounded by the neon signs of fast food restaurants and glamorous sky scrapers, Kochi Castle stands prou...

Hirome Market

Specialities Culture - When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And in Kochi, they chill out at Hirome Market. This ramshackle market of 60 vendors sells food,...

Hozenji Yokocho and Temple

Specialities Culture - Dotonbori, the epicenter of Osaka’s shopping and nightlife, can get exhausting at times. The next time you feel you need a respite from the throngs...

Sugamo

Specialities Culture - Near Ikebukuro, nestled between Otsuka and Komagome along the Yamanote Line, often-overlooked Sugamo may seem like a place with little to offer touris...

Takadanobaba

Specialities Anime & Manga - Named by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1636, the area of Takadanobaba (literally "Takata's horse spot”) was the famed shogun's favorite horse riding, horse raci...

Shin-Okubo

Specialities Culture - Shin Okubo is a cozy little neighborhood located within Tokyo's Shinjuku ward and is easily accessible as one of the stops on the Yamanote train...

Ebisu

Specialities Culture - Ebisu is one of the busiest locations along the Yamanote Line, providing passengers with direct access to most of the major tourist attractions and la...

America-mura

Specialities Culture - Being Japan, this American ‘hood offers Western culture with a twist, and has some of the best people watching in the city. The now-thriving neighb...

Yuki City Gallery of Traditional Arts and Crafts

Specialities Culture - Set in amidst farm fields that fill the fertile plain around the Kinu River, the Gallery of Traditional Arts and Crafts is one of the...

Kurayoshi

Specialities Culture - Winning the award for most cinematic setting is the historic castle town of Kurayoshi in the center of Tottori Prefecture. At Shirakabe Dozo Gun, whit...

Misasa Onsen

Specialities Culture - Feeling a bit under the weather? Three nights at Misasa Onsen has the power to cure any disease according to a local proverb. The hot...

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