As our car traveled alongside Higashiizu’s rugged and besotting ancient coastline, my guide turned to me and explained that this is the sight of the town’s fabled moon road. Known as a…

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean’s Sagami Bay on its south side, Odawara is blessed with a scenic coastline that’s been admired by travelers since the city served as a post town along…

Odawara’s history is deeply entwined with the fascinating stories of ninjas and samurai in feudal Japan. Odawara Castle once served as the home of the Hojo clan, which ruled the area for…

If exploring nature, culture, history and cuisine sounds like your perfect kind of getaway, then spending a couple of days in the picturesque port city of Odawara should make it to the…

Odawara has the contemplative contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto to thank for this architecturally breathtaking art complex. In 2009, Sugimoto established the Odawara Art Foundation “with the aim of conveying the essence of…

Have you ever visited Japan’s Ogasawara Islands? If you’re still planning a visit, what do you most want to do or see while there? Ogasawara Tourism wants to make your vacation to…

If time and budget don’t allow for a longer vacation, but you’re in need of some space from Tokyo (she can be overwhelming, right?), we have just the solution. Yokohama boasts wide…

Mount Takao is going to be crazy this weekend. It’s foliage season for god’s sake and everyone in Tokyo will be heading to this sacred mountain to snap selfies in front of…

Japan abounds in maples, ginkgoes and other deciduous trees that dazzle us with fiery colors from October to December. The mountains and valleys of the Kanto, Kansai, Chubu, Tohoku and even Hokkaido…

From bus tours to bullet trains there are various ways to travel around Japan. However as you zoom through the Japanese countryside from the seat of a bullet train or glide around…

As we embarked from Utsunomiya Station we were greeted in the street by four gyoza restaurants. The Tochigi Prefecture capital of Utsunomiya, just a 50-minute ride from Tokyo Station on the Tohoku…

Saitama, Tokyo’s quiet neighboring prefecture to the northwest, typically hides in the doldrums of Japan’s tourism sphere. During the 2019 Rugby World Cup however, it managed to strike a chord with many…