Sakura - cherry blossom - it's one of the iconic images of Japan, and spring, or haru, is a perfect time of year to travel in the country.  Across large ...

Even if you only have a passing interest, visiting a sumo tournament is a great way to spend an afternoon/evening. This iconic sport evolved from a religious ritual performed in Shinto ...

Japan has so much to see and explore, but often those living with disabilities believe it is completely inaccessible to them. A few decades ago, this may have been the ...

The Japan Rail Pass (also known as the JR Pass) is the #1 most popular travel option for foreign visitors to Japan. It’s a joint offering from the six companies comprising ...

I'm typing this on a bus bound for an area in the heart of Shiga Prefecture, which is in the middle of Honshu Island. The views from the window are ...

Uonotana Fish Market - heard of it? Perhaps not.However, you may have heard of the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Well, outside the capital city there are local fish ...

Having visited Takayama twice before, and frustrated by being unable to travel due to COVID-19, I wanted to see if an online tour of Takayama was a decent subtitute for ...

Nagoya City Guide: Nagoya has a lot to offer. It is a convenient location, with important history, skilled craftsmanship, and unique food, a multifaceted city, minus the crowds. Japan’s 4th ...

An effective approach to trip planning has become indispensable for many travellers when researching their next trip. To consistently experience exceptional travels in Japan, it helps to have a list ...

When it comes to planning independent travel to Japan, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. That's why starting with a clear idea of what you want to get out of your travels, ...

Japan is a food lovers paradise. And it isn't all sushi and seafood. Ramen, okonomiyaki, tempura, yakitori, or the world's finest beef are all delicious alternatives. If you are a ...

Japanese knives are known as the world's finest. From kitchen and chef knives, to specialist fish and paring knives, the quality of the best Japanese knives made using traditional craftsmanship ...