Even if you’re not the spiritual type, hiking the Kumano Kodo and staying with the monks of Mount Koya is a fulfilling experience.
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These Japan Heritage Sites in Iga and Koka show us how real ninjas lived and trained throughout history.
If you want to tone down the cherry blossom celebrations this year, here are five alternatives to squatting in the cold on a blue tarp.
Nine years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the stunning coastal towns of this disaster-affected region still deserve your attention.
Every year between February and March, groups of local citizens head deep into the forests of Niigata for a festival that involves copious amounts of straw and a large phallus.
Crackling ice forms this natural phenomenon over the lake that inspired the 2016 anime “Your Name” (“Kimi no Na Wa”). Will this elusive anomaly make an appearance this year?
Harness your inner strength and climb outside your comfort zone on Tottori Prefecture’s Mount Mitoku
A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.
An awesome tradition in Japan is "hatsuhinode," or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.
Tokyo is overrated. Head up to lesser-known Yamagata Prefecture where a more authentic Japan is ripe for discovery.
Here’s your chance to enjoy some festive Christmas cheer—the Japanese way!
Forget full moon parties in Koh Phangan or rickshawing through the streets of Hanoi, there’s a new budget paradise in town.