Do you know your Shinto shrine from your Buddhist temple? Why is the five yen coin the luckiest? And what should you do if you get a bad fortune?
By Sophie Skillett on February 1, 2017
Hakone isn’t all hot springs and epic views of Mt Fuji – there’s even more to discover in this day-trippers’ destination favorite.
By Sophie Skillett on December 16, 2016
Eternity isn’t nearly long enough at the spectacular hot spring towns of Oita prefecture.
By Sophie Skillett on October 28, 2016
Stories written by those monks could out-weird even the strangest Murakami dream sequence.
By Sophie Skillett on October 25, 2016
10 ideas for straying off the beaten path in one of Japan’s most vibrant and entertaining cities.
By Sophie Skillett on October 21, 2016
10 reasons to visit this little-known gem in southern Japan. As if you need an excuse.
By Sophie Skillett on October 14, 2016
Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku, Rakugo, Ukiyo-e and the Tale of Genji – maybe you’ve heard of these but have no clue what they are? Our new “Introduction to” series breaks down the best of Japan’s traditional arts and culture, and shows how you can experience it for yourself.