A guide to all of Kyoto's UNESCO world heritage sites
If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it
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Quintessentially Japanese, Kasanoya is famous for selling traditional red-bean sweets.
Located a short walk from Takadanobaba Station, this restaurant serves rare beef cutlet with a fresh salad, rice and soup. As they use the lean part of domestic
A shop dedicated to Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Specializing in fried chicken, or karaage in Japanese, this small restaurant is especially popular among locals for take-out, due to the limited seating availab
This Blue Seal ice cream parlor is located on the grounds of the Tomiton Shopping Mall in Toyosaki, Tomigusuku.
Designed by Koichi Sato, Iwate Prefecture Auditorium exemplifies landmark architecture from the Taisho Period (1912-1926).
This complex, comprising a contemporary art gallery, a theater and a concert hall, derives its name from the 100-meter-tall tower on its premises. Visitors can
Strike your pose in this diamond like dome — one of Tokyo's most instagram worthy spots.
Ise Jingu, consisting of Naiku (inner shrine) and Geku (outer shrine), is one of Shinto's holiest and most important sites in Japan.
Atsui, desu ne (Hot, isn’t it)? Japan gets hot and humid during the summer months, especially in big cities like Tokyo, where the concrete sidewalks trap even
Growing up in Japan, certain characters have just been sewn into the fabric of postwar Japanese society. They are not just in comics, TV, and movies, they are
Winter is the coldest season of the year and environmental humidity is low. This dry weather is a common cause of dry skin and it can leave your skin feeling ro
Ninjas are an important part of Japanese history, and still to this day conjure up ideas of mystery and intrigue. From espionage to assassination, ninjas were J
Okinawa is one of my favorite spots to visit through all of Japan. A place that has beautiful beaches, warm weather - and amazing coffee shops too?! It's a reas
Enjoy Japan through your walletJapan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think shopping, but you’ll be amazed at the things you can buy h
Photo Cred: Flickr user yoppy 44124362019@N01/2303950259/Kiritanpo Nabe Want to warm up after spending a day in the cold Akita Winter? Look no further than the
Japan is split in 47 prefectures and for sure every prefecture has its own problems. It is always a difficult way to find solutions, but if there is one they of
The kimono’s elegance in the winter. The yukata’s bright colors in the summer. Whichever season it is, you’ll fall in love with the beauty of these Japanese tr
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Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he
Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor
Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The
While often overlooked due to its more popular neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Mie prefecture offers a unique cultural experience for those who visit. B
Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south
Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can
Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu
Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev
Gifu prefecture, known as the unofficial “center” of Japan, was and is very important to Japan in many aspects. For starters, it holds the record for most open