Over in Akita Prefecture, it’s better to feed your demons with rice cakes than fight them.
When the streets turn into the ultimate Japanese variety show.
Cool off in Aomori this summer and dance among giant floats at Japan’s most iconic festival.
A wild — yet dying — tradition. Catch these dance performances before they're gone.
Dance with the locals in the world’s largest taiko drumming party.
Japanese green chic.
Home to one of Japan's original castles.
Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.
This guesthouse-studio hybrid is redefining cultural exchange in the Japanese countryside.
Where the snow is heavy and the hot springs are extra hot.
Old industrial town on the outskirts of Osaka, from where famous chefs of the world source their knives.