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...

Tagawa Coal Mining Museum

Specialities Museums - Once the epicentre of the coal mining in Japan, Tagawa is home to an entire museum dedicated to its rich history and deep involvement in...

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Specialities Hot springs - The concept of community bathing doesn’t really fly in most countries nowadays and it has to be said: You’re missing out big time. The Ooedo-Onsen ...

Takayama

Specialities Hot springs, 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 Museums to Visit on Teshima Island

Specialities Museums - Naoshima and Teshima islands are famous for being home to numerous museums that showcase the works of various international and Japanese modern artist...

Mount Kurama

Specialities Hot springs - Majestic Mt. Kurama, famous for being the birthplace of reiki, has a lot to offer the curious traveler wishing to explore beyond Kyoto - magical...

Osaka Spa World

Specialities Hot springs - Interested in a bathhouse experience completely different from a traditional onsen? Spa World may be for you. Just south of Shinsekai - Osaka's dystop...

Mori Art Museum

Specialities Museums - Sitting pretty on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic Mori Tower, is one of Tokyo’s not-so-hidden gems and the cultural jewel of the...

Kyushu National Museum

Specialities Museums - When this museum opened in 2005, it set a historical landmark by being the first national museum to open on the island of Kyushu and...

Moerenuma Park

Specialities Museums - A former landfill site, Sapporo’s Moerenuma has since been transformed into a stunning public park that intertwines the natural world with contemporar...

Tezuka Osamu Museum

Specialities Museums - Hailed as one of the greatest mangaka (manga artists), Tezuka Osamu’s bibliography is impressive to say the least. The creator of many a childhood fav...

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