Japan has long been a destination for any traveler dreaming of an excursion in Asia, where teeming mega-cities are offset by ancient temples, and provincial spa towns meet neatly cultivated farm regions and rugged wilderness. A Honshu road trip in Japan is the perfect way to see Japan. Continue Reading →
Guest post by Todd Anderson: Living in a culture as different as Japan’s can be challenging for many Americans. I lived in Japan for six months during my junior year of college… Continue Reading →
Ten tips for travelers on a budget in Japan. Continue Reading →
Tokyo, Japan might be one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, but sightseeing won’t break your bank book if you spent your time taking advantage of Tokyo’s free attractions. Continue Reading →
The Japanese Peach Blossom Festival is a special day for young women in Japan. Otherwise known as Hina Matsuri or Japanese Girl’s Day, this special tradition is held each year on March 3. Continue Reading →
One of the pure joys of traveling is discovering the culinary delights that are at your fingertips. Japan, in particular, is a gastronomes paradise.
The challenge to eating in Japan lies not only in finding local food and ordering successfully, but following the rules of table etiquette so you don’t make any social blunders. Continue Reading →
The Japanese are experts at urban landscaping, and one of their most superb examples is Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, also known as Kinkaku-ji, formally known as Rokuon-ji or “Deer Garden Temple”. Continue Reading →
One of my favorite photos from Japan is of these colorful little temple dolls. We found them at the last station in a temple 6.3km from the top of Mt. Fuji. Although the weather refused to cooperate with us that day, we still had a great time exploring the area despite the fact that the elusive mountain remained hidden behind her cloak of clouds and mist.
I snapped this photo as we were driving in downtown Osaka. I think it brings new meaning to “Bright Lights, Big City.”
Any country is A-OK in my books when their construction workers look like this. Japanese construction workers must be the best-dressed in the world!