When people think of Nagano in the winter time, the first thing that comes to mind is the snow. Many people visit during this time to ski or snowboard.
Nagano is also famous for its soba (buckwheat noodles), apples and miso (soybean paste).
But Nagano isn't limited to just that!...
Nagoya is the birthplace of the great 16th-century national unifiers Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu, as well as the home base of Toyota, a company known around the world for its "kaizen" business philosophy. When talking about Japan's history, Nagoya is impossible to overlook.
The area is developing...
Shibamata Taishakuten in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, is famous as a location for the movie "Otoko wa Tsurai yo," and the temple, along with the Monzenmachi area, receive many foreign tourists looking for its picturesque atmosphere.
As one walks through Monzenmachi, lined with restaurants and diners, there is a delicious...
In Japan, food in winter is synonymous with nabe, or Japanese hotpot. Nabe dishes contain seafood or meat, along with a generous helping of vegetables. These ingredients are boiled together in a special pot, right at the dining table. The diners all eat together and serve one another; it...
The island Naoshima, floating in the Seto Inland Sea, is not only dotted with museums in possession of world-famous works, artworks are casually installed here and there - making the whole island an art museum. It's a small island with merely 3,000 inhabitants, but visitors come from all over...
When you are traveling alone to Kyoto, do you ever wonder where you should stay?
A long-established Japanese inn is nice, but it is also expensive, and lonely if you are on your own. And the facilities at a reasonably priced hotel are not very good.
Also, if you are...
Due to popularity, we will be introducing some more stunning views of Hokkaido.
Experience the charm of Hokkaido, where there is plenty of things other than Ramen noodles and Sushi that will satisfy you.
8 Superb Views of Hokkaido You Absolutely Must See
Mikuni pass @Kamishihorocho
The Mikuni Pass in Hokkaido has...
In the last 100 years, Japan has experienced a big transformation, from large wars followed by reconstruction and economic growth to the burst of the bubble.
Can't you feel just how large this transformation was by comparing photos from present and past in this article?
Things changed, things unchanged.
What do you...
Hokkaido, the northernmost part of Japan, is famous for ramen, sushi, crab, and many other types of seafood, as well as high quality ski and snowboard slopes.
However, Hokkaido has abundant untouched nature, with many examples of scenery that are beyond imagination. Surrounded by this nature, your everyday fatigue will...
Hakone Yunessun, an hour away from Tokyo, offers a novel bathing experience that is difficult to match elsewhere.
Until recently, the spa offered limited-time-only wine baths and coffee baths.
As a Valentine's limited offer running from from January 13th 2015 to April 5th, 2013, Hakone Yunessun will be offering...
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