If you like Japanese tradition with a touch of fire — and fireworks — visit these local gems.
By Liam Carrigan on August 8, 2017
Cool off in Japan’s northeastern region satiated with poetic mountain air, huge festivals and unforgettable lakes that will leave you lusting for more.
By Victoria Vlisides on July 25, 2017
Short, sweet and relaxing; a weekend discovering the history of the Kiso Valley and Nakasendo Way is an ideal getaway for history buffs and nature lovers alike — with lots of good, cheap snacks and fresh water sources along the way.
By Chiara Terzuolo on July 14, 2017
Join us on a visual trip to white sandy beaches, massive waterfalls and the geekiest cafe in Western Tokyo.
By Victoria Vlisides on July 6, 2017
Only have one day to spare in Tokyo? Experience the city like a local with this immersive itinerary for Suginami Ward — and prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about Japan.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 30, 2017
In Japan, all roads lead to Nihonbashi — so what to do when you get there? Here are eight unconventional ideas to get you started.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 13, 2017
Make the most of a day in Tokyo’s “Electric Town” with this whirlwind itinerary of geeky shrines, electronics shopping, arcades, maid cafés and extreme ramen.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on June 5, 2017
In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.
By Liam Carrigan on May 30, 2017
This picturesque ryokan in the mountains of Nagano looks like something from a fantasy travel magazine. Good news: It’s real and the owner wants you to come and discover it.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on May 29, 2017
Backpacker youth hostel? Budget hotel? International guesthouse? At Grids Hotel and Hostel, you can experience it all in an authentic new way. Watch the video here.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on May 19, 2017
Across rough seas and aboard decaying ships, the islands of Tomogashima are a unique — if challenging — visit.
By Matthew Coslett on May 17, 2017
Mosaic Hostel give us their insider tips for getting off the beaten track in Japan’s cultural capital. Includes castles, sewage plants and craft beer. Curious? Read on.