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...

Akita City

Specialities Festivals - Akita City is a charmingly small prefectural capital, with museums, parks, restaurants, shrines and temples all within comfortable walking distance. S...

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...

Beppu Safari

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - Although it’s best known for its onsen (hot springs), Beppu is also known for having a little piece of Africa that is easily within your...

Tempozan Harbor Village

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - The Osaka Bay Area is a collection of of man-made islands and peninsulas that were built to accommodate Osaka’s rapidly growing urban area. Tempozan H...

Asahiyama Zoo

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - If the word “zoo” makes you think of captive animals put on display, a visit to Asahiyama Zoo will completely challenge this notion. Thanks to...

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...

Shin-Okubo

Specialities Nightlife - 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 Nightlife - 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...

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