If you’ve got your sights set on climbing Mt. Fuji but aren’t sure where to start, check out these six stunning peaks that even beginners can conquer.
By Ashley Owen on January 18, 2018
With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.
By Joshua Meyer on January 16, 2018
Check out these great Fukuoka restaurants in part two of our plant-based tour of Japan!
By Ashley Owen on January 3, 2018
Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the new year with a Japanese charm from a temple or shrine to ward off evil, bring sexual health or wish for traffic safety, victory and more!
By Mimi Dietderich on December 30, 2017
A few surprises and some old favorites in 2017’s most-read travel articles.
By Victoria Vlisides on December 28, 2017
Complete your Kansai trip with a traditional touch: bathing in a mixed gender onsen!
By Natsuko Mazany on December 26, 2017
This year, our most popular articles cover pretty much everything we believe the GaijinPot beast to be: all the info you need to navigate a successful life in Japan.
By Victoria Vlisides on December 20, 2017
Looking for vegan food to keep you fueled as you explore Okinawa island? Here are four eateries you don’t want to miss!
By Ashley Owen on December 16, 2017
Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a “Blade Runner”-inspired trip!
By Tanja Warwick on December 8, 2017
The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!
By Victoria Vlisides on December 7, 2017
He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.
By Liam Carrigan on December 5, 2017
Venture to some decidedly “untouristy” spots in Japan with these recommendations for unique — and still affordable — overnight options.