Located in Saitama Prefecture, this mountainous locale is the prefecture’s largest municipality known for its outdoor attractions as well as a thriving brewing industry. Here’s why Chichibu should be the site of your next…

Kate takes us on a day trip to Enoshima island, about 1-hour south of central Tokyo. Enoshima is famous for its beaches, but we’re introducing some must-see spots and restaurants to check…

A hop and a skip from the central town of Zushi lies Hayama, another beachside locale with a laidback vibe. Think long walks on the beach, afternoon naps for kicks and curiously, a…

The rainy season in Tokyo spans almost the entire month of June. For some people, the thought of battling crowds of umbrellas on a drizzly, humid day is enough to make them…

Ready for some sweet sweet softcream adventures with us? In this YouTube video series, we’ve partnered with the Japanese softcream maker Nissei to show you some of the great sights around Japan and…

Okinawa aside, Japan isn’t exactly known for its beaches. Look around, though, and you will find a few gems. Near Tokyo, Zushi is a good option. It’s a great location to feel…

If you’re craving an island getaway but have a limited time and budget to spend, your solution may be close at hand. For centuries, Enoshima was historically an important destination for religious…

Whether you are seeking a relaxing or invigorating getaway, the Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora is the perfect destination to reawaken your senses. Waiting at the end of the Hakone Tozan mountain railway…

Often beautiful and delicate, always delectable, Japanese confectionery, called wagashi, have a knack for lifting your spirits as well as satisfying your sweet tooth — and they’re perfect paired with a day…

One of the few blessed areas in Japan to be sitting at the foot of the holy Mount Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture is indeed overflowing with abundant nature and long-standing culture. Particularly Izu…

An idyllic Island shrouded in mystery and legend, Kozushima is a delightful destination off the beaten track that is ideal for a short getaway. Boasting flawless white sand beaches, pristine spring water,…

  Situated on the Tokyo Bay, Yokohama has long been a port city, from its time as a little fishing village to its prolific present. It was the first port in Japan…