It seems impossible that a two-hour trip from Tokyo Station could place us directly in a setting that’s not unlike the world created in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Yet here we are…

Inspired by Osaka’s vibrant culture and community of musicians and visual artists, Nest Hotel Japan Corporation’s latest opening under its Bespoke hotel brand transports the beauty and artistry of Japan from street…

On May 1, the Karaksa Hotel Premier Tokyo Ginza first opened its doors, marking the chain’s expansion into the capital. Located near Shimbashi station, the Karaksa Tokyo is meant to be a…

There are many ways to get to know Kyushu, but if you want to absorb all the local culture, history and cuisine while relaxing in beautiful surroundings that would make even the…

This summer, the “Cen Diversity Hotel & Café” will open its doors in Shinjuku. Billed as Japan’s first fully-inclusive hotel, the Cen will provide a safe space for all nationalities, religions, and…

Following renovation work on their lobby, the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is set to open a new bar & lounge on April 22. The upcoming relaxation area promises to be an elegant…

As Cat Stevens plays on the radio, Kampei Kushida leans over the rustic wood table of his renovated kitchen and sprinkles a healthy dose of freshly roasted sesame seeds over a bowl…

It was the first time we’d sat in an outdoor Japanese bath while it rained. But considering where we were – tucked away in the jungle-like mountains of western Shizuoka – it…

You’ll find The Dorm Hostel Osaka smack dab in the middle of Osaka’s entertainment district of Shinsaibashi — a convenient place to stay for travelers with a passion for books. Budget Lodging in…

The port city of Yokohama has long been known as a place where different cultures intersect. Now there’s a new ryokan in Yokohama that celebrates the eclectic appeal of the city on…

From beer gardens to fireworks festivals, Japanese summers are full of delightful activities. This summer, enjoy those events in traditional Japanese clothing with Hotel New Otani’s new yukata plan. No need to…

Located just a five-minute walk from Kyoto Station’s Hachijo East Exit is a serene oasis away from the bustling crowds in Japan’s ancient capital city. Opened in June 2018, Daiwa Royal Hotel…