Shimokitazawa is one of Tokyo’s most popular neighborhoods for lovers of alternative live music, vintage clothing, third wave coffee and an off-the-beaten-track atmosphere. Soon, the neighborhood will be getting its first long-overdue…

There’s an old Japanese proverb that says, “You can leave without your lunchbox, but never leave without your umbrella.” In Kanazawa (pictured above), a city where it rains about 160 days out…

If TRUNK (HOTEL) were a person, here’s how they’d likely be described: That friend who’s always in the know, but never flaunts it; whose work is creative and takes them places; whose…

A luxurious ryokan awaits you in Tohoku. By Koko Shinoda Between Yamagata and Miyagi prefectures lies the Zao Quasi National Park.The park is named after Mount Zao (Zao-zan) a volcanic complex that…

Nikko: one of the most famous areas in Japan, and home to Nikko Toshogu Shrine where the first shogun of Japan, Ieyasu Tokugawa, is enshrined. In February, we set out for two days…

Looking to get out of the city? Why not head to Yutorelo Yamaga, a new hot spring report in Yamaga, Kumamoto that’s especially designed with female travelers in mind. The resort, which…

Akihabara has long been known as a place where you can see the latest technology, and now that even extends to its accommodations. &AND HOSTEL is a new hostel in Akihabara where…

Staying overnight at a temple is an ideal way to experience Japanese Buddhism. Here’s what you should know about shukubo and a few places where you can do it. Although Japan is…

Capsule hotels—the inexpensive accommodations featuring rows of narrowly-stacked sleeping compartments—have enchanted and intrigued many a traveler to Japan. Chain Nine Hours, known for its sleek, aesthetically-pleasing capsule hotels that are a cut…

Hate leaving your pooch at home when you go away for weekends? Regina-Resort Kyukaruizawa offers a solution with its brand-new stylish hotel that’s perfectly prepped for pups. Few hotels in Japan manage…

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is hardly known as a place for tranquility. This beast of a city is packed with skyscrapers, heavy traffic, noisy streets, and scandalous nightlife. It’s a neon…

The new Muslim Friendly Tohoku campaign aims to help the region become Japan’s most Muslim-friendly tourist destination. Breathtaking scenery, delicious delicacies, and colorful culture – Tohoku has it all. However, as with…