Easy Tips for Wearing a Yukata

Japan's summer festival season has just started and it's time to pull out your yukata again! In Tokyo, fireworks festivals are happening almost every weekend...

By Jody Pang
July 22, 2015 | Fashion, Lifestyle

Scuba Diving Excursions with Discovery Divers Tokyo

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to head to the beach or even better, into the water. Japan is surrounded by...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Do Fukuoka Like a Local

Fukuoka is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting holiday destinations of 2015: a buzzing art scene, a full nightscape of Michelin stars, world-renowned...

By Jessamine McHugh
July 16, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Day Trip Around the World at Tobu World Square

In the mountains of Tochigi prefecture there is a extraordinary treasure. Surrounded by lush greenery is a miniature world theme park where 100 of the...

By Camille Perry
July 2, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

The Weird and Wonderful World of Japanese Street Food

Summer is around the corner. I can feel it on my skin. The hot, heavy air; the gentle sizzle you feel on your shoulders when...

By Ai Faithy Perez
June 24, 2015 | Lifestyle

Explore the Unexplored in Tottori Prefecture

If you want to see what off-the-beaten-track Japan really looks like, then head to Japan’s least populated prefecture, Tottori. It’s located in the western part...

By Suzanne Bhagan
June 18, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

By Cheryl White
June 17, 2015 | Lifestyle

Fuji-Q Highland: An Exhilarating Day Trip from Tokyo

If being projected head-first toward the ground in a free fall sounds appealing to you, then start planning a trip to Fuji-Q Highland. The first...

By Camille Perry
June 11, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

Happo-en: A Small but Beautiful Haven in Central Tokyo

I was quite content to wander for an hour or so through the leafy paths and carp filled ponds of Happo-en. The name means "beautiful...

By Cheryl White
June 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Tokyo on Foot: A Walk Back in Time in Ofuna

Many of us know Ofuna as a station that we whizz past on our way to somewhere else. Trains and shinkansen headed southwest out of...

By Cheryl White
May 28, 2015 | Lifestyle