A luxurious hotel boasting modern, spacious rooms, spectacular ocean views, a therapeutic spa and three swimming pools, the newly opened Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort is a fantastic place to stay for families…

Hotel Nikko Yaeyama is your gateway to the charms of Ishigaki Island. Brightly colored rooms, onsens, and a breathtaking Pacific Ocean view from the top floor of the 13-story building are just…

Settle into a relaxed frame of mind as you sample the delights of this marine getaway. By Robert Morel Located on the northwestern edge of Kyushu’s westernmost prefecture, once a small fishing…

Sitting at the far westernmost edge of Japan’s westernmost island, Nagasaki boasts some of Japan’s most unique scenery, history, and culture. By Robert Morel This long strip of land, with its twisting…

An association dedicated to air rescue gives travelers and residents of Hida-Takayama the chance to appreciate the local landscape from an entirely new perspective. By Alec Jordan Soaring above the terrain that…

Step into the sporting life of this northern prefecture. By Alec Jordan With its lofty mountain ranges, rolling hills, and expansive plains, Akita is a land of great variety. And with the…

Hiking in Japan is strange. But then pretty much everything else is too, so that makes it normal, I guess. Anyway, I enjoy it because I like nature, plus it gives me…

Gazing out at the shores of the Kamo River, you can see couples and young families walking by. An evening breeze blows by gently, cooling off the still-warm air. The server brings you your next course in what seems like an endless variety of dishes. Welcome to the one of the best ways to dine in Kyoto during the summer months.

Gion Matsuri: A Party Worthy of the Gods

See the city from a different angle as you explore Tokyo with a lens in mind. Camera-equipped smartphones, and the filter applications that let you easily tweak the pictures you take with…

Get your gear ready: Japan’s iconic peak is open for climbers. Maybe it’s when you see the salarymen wielding their fans on the trains, or when you see people in their best…

After a disappointing showing against the Ivory Coast in Recife, Japan need to bounce back with a victory against Greece this Friday to keep alive their hopes of making it to the…