Aug. 11, is a holiday for the sole purpose of giving you time to cozy up to Japan’s mountains. Check out these non-Fuji mountainous destinations that are worth a climb at any time of the year.
By Victoria Vlisides on August 11, 2017
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
The Eskimos may have fifty words for “snow,” but did you know there are a whopping 1,190 rain-related words and phrases in the Japanese language?
By Aonghas Crowe on July 22, 2017
From killers to just creepers, here are five bugs you might encounter this summer in Japan — and ways to avoid inviting them into your home.
By Liam Carrigan on July 11, 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
From cozy to all-inclusive, here are the three types of barbecues you’ll have in Japan. Plus four spots in Kansai to partake in them.
By Liam Carrigan on June 27, 2017
Japan’s summer music festival season is back, bringing headliners like LCD Soundsystem and the Foo Fighters to mountains and stadiums across the nation.
By Dan Grunebaum on June 22, 2017
The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.
By Aonghas Crowe on June 9, 2017
As the temperatures rise and the air conditioning falls, this season presents plenty of inspiration to get in shape — here’s how to tackle it naturally.
By Liam Carrigan on June 6, 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
The lowdown on Osaka’s biggest and best festival, the Tenjin Matsuri.