With a hot and humid summer already in full swing, it’s time to take some cool precautions. GaijinPot looks at “Cool Japan” from the air conditioner to other, more esoteric, devices.
By Matthew Coslett 4 min read
In honor of this year’s Mountain Day, how about taking on Japan’s most iconic peak?
Bowls of Japan’s famous noodle-based soup don’t always have to be served scalding hot. There are several chilled variations that can be enjoyed in the notoriously hot Japanese summer months.
Tokyo seemed like a vapid beast after three days in Oita Prefecture.
Simple, stress-free and excellent value, you’ll save on more than just transport with the Hakone Freepass. Here's how to get the most value out of it.
Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.
What it's like working in these ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.
An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.
The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.
Retrace the beloved travel show host’s steps through Osaka, Hokkaido, Tokyo and Okinawa.
Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic and the whole shebang offer up your choice of rock, pop, jazz, EDM and more in the great outdoors.
Kumamoto’s beauty has been forever altered by the 2016 earthquake. Nevertheless, follow the locals’ unwavering strength and help the prefecture by making it a destination on your next trip to Kyushu.