Affectionately called the City of Trees, Sendai is known for the abundant greenery, rich culture, numerous universities and variety of festivals that make it the beating heart of Tohoku. The capital of…

Akita’s Nairiku Line takes you on a spectacular journey from a Samurai town known as the “little Kyoto” of the north, through mountains and across rivers to the deepest lake in Japan…

From the mountains around the ancient capital, through thick forest, traversing rapids and down into the calm waters of Kyoto, the Hozugawa Riverboat cruise is a unique way to experience Japan. by…

Ever tried horse riding in Japan? Though an experienced rider back in France, Weekender’s Ingrid Dubreuil had never so much as hopped in the saddle since moving to Tokyo. So what happened…

Chiba, Tokyo’s neighbor to the east, may have more to offer than you think. If the first and last thing you know about the prefecture is its Disney resort, Narita Airport or…

An in parts Ernest Hemingway-inspired enclave sits on the tropical Boso Peninsula – and it’s less than a couple of hours from Tokyo… It is a love affair with the area that…