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...

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...

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

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...

Rainbow Bridge

Specialities Cities - In the almost 25 years since its completion, the bridge between Tokyo and man-made Odaiba has become synonymous with the capital thanks to its futuris...

Nakameguro

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

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...

Shinsekai

Specialities Cities - 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...

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...

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