If you want to tone down the cherry blossom celebrations this year, here are five alternatives for spring activities in Japan.
By GaijinPot Blog 6 min read
We asked hanami revelers if they knew the origins of cherry blossom viewing.
Non-native residents of Japan can now travel through all of Tohoku and beyond, for a discounted price previously only available to inbound tourists.
From locally sourced food to spiritual healing and incredible scenic views, traveling from coast to coast in Tohoku is an experience you shouldn’t miss.
A look into Nada Gogo’s centuries-old rustic wood warehouses that have turned into museums, shops and restaurants to tell the public the whole story of sake making.
Get the budget-friendly JR Kyushu Rail Pass and travel Japan’s scenic third island in comfort.
This traditional city in the wild mountains of Nagano is a must-visit for foreigners looking for the consummate Japanese experience.
Uncover the remnants of samurai, geisha and traditional crafts from the past.
The Mitsuboshi Kaidou is a well kept secret packed full of scenic spots and experiences surrounded by traditional Japanese culture.
Explore Hiroshima’s ‘Little Kyoto’ while enjoying its handmade crafts, local noodles, sake heritage and traditional family homes and warehouses.
The Japan Heritage official site has all the resources you need to plan the perfect Japanese cultural journey.
Discover some of the best places to visit in Japan next year. Featured are destinations that’ll get you back in touch with the best of nature and rural community.