The Colors of a Season: Experience Autumn Foliage from Hokkaido to Kyushu

The Colors of a Season: Experience Autumn Foliage from Hokkaido to Kyushu

October 18, 2017

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Itsukushima: Shrine Island and the Famous Floating Gate

February 27, 2017

Itsukushima is a sacred spot famous for its many holy buildings and the floating torii gate. The island has many additional attractions, from scenic autumn colors to sacred deer. Find out the secrets of Itsukushima now!

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Miyagi’s Fox Village Has Everyone Talking

February 21, 2017

Still looking for a unique way to experience Japan? Check out Miyagi's Fox Village,

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Cats Rule in Japan’s Faraway Islands

February 10, 2017

Japan is home to two rare islands where cats outnumber people. Popularized through media and word of mouth, these cat islands provide a unique and fun experience. Take a look at the history behind these places and you just might find yourself drawn in by the charm of these lovely felines.

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Okunoshima: A Rabbit’s Paradise

January 31, 2017

Have you heard of Japan's "rabbit island"? Okunoshima is home to hundreds of wild rabbits, all of which are friendly and no stranger to humans. If you want to experience something unique, then this place is a must-see.

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10 Historic Must-See Destinations in Japan

January 26, 2017

Japan is full of hidden delights, from old merchant quarters to samurai districts. These historic sights are all worth a visit; the only question is deciding which one to go to first!

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10 Places to Visit for Fall Foliage in Japan

November 07, 2016

Where to go to see the best fall leaves? That's the question asked by many during the fall season, and we've got you covered from northern to central Japan. Check out this handy list as you prepare your future itinerary!

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Tea Shops to Visit in Tokyo

April 24, 2016

Dobashien Tea Company 土橋園 A tea shop in Akasaka Mitsuke, known as one of Tokyo’s elite districts, serving best tea leaves from Shizuoka and other parts of Japan. Location: 3-17-8 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Buy tea from Dobashien Tea Company. Nakamura-en 中村園 A 100+ year...

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An Afternoon of Tea in Osaka

April 04, 2016

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Explore the World of Japanese Bathhouses

February 26, 2016

Bathhouses, commonly referred to as “sento” in Japanese, have been an integral part of the Japanese social system since the Edo period. These buildings, found in most Japanese towns and cities, are slowly disappearing. As home baths become more popular, fewer people are frequenting bathhouses....

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Social Sipping: Experience Japanese Tea Culture in Wazuka Town

February 22, 2016

Wazuka Town, nestled between rolling mountains and sleepy country roads, is a short drive from the glimmering prestige of Kyoto City. Accessible by bus, this charming town is slowly gaining the international recognition it deserves. For those interested in traditional Japanese culture, Wazuka is a hidden...

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Two beautiful evening photos of Mt. Fuji

January 29, 2016

Recently, we discovered an interesting photo sharing website that seems oriented at high-level amateur photographers photographing landscapes. Although the startup is based in California, it seems to have been started by a Japanese entrepreneur, and Japan-based landscape photos seem to dominate. As anyone following Yunomi’s...

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