There’s snow place like Japan when it comes to winter festivals.
By Sophie Skillett 6 min read
A symbolic death and rebirth in the mountains of Yamagata, but not without indulging in the local nightlife
Known as Haikyo or “ruins,” these spots are more than just apocalyptic photo ops.
Shred world-class powder in the Japanese mountains. Japow!
To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.
These locations are perfect for an autumn adventure.
Whether it's your first, fifth or fiftieth time in Japan—central Japan deserves your attention.
This tiny Saitama town on the Seibu Railway line will transport you back into Japan’s feudal days with its picture-perfect historical architecture and sites.
Eat like a local with the Yokohama West Gate Restaurant Guide.
Join GaijinPot in a new video as we travel step by step along the same ancient trails of a land ruled by samurai.
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Or just drink fancy cocktails at the rooftop bar till dawn. Who needs sleep anyway?