The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest metropolises in the world, a sprawling urban jungle that comprises sevel cities. One could live in Tokyo for a lifetime and still find parts of the city that they have never seen before, and as a tourist there are no two sights in Tokyo that you'll have to see twice if you don't want to. There is so much to see and to do in this gigantic city that it's easy to find yourself at a loss when it comes to sightseeing - where to go first? While there are more sights in ... [ read more ]

The best sporting events in Japan

The best sporting events in Japan

Sports are a very important part of Japanese culture for almost everyone, even for schoolkids who appreciation for sports is nurtured through yearly sports festivals primary school through high school. People enjoy baseball, track, basketball, football, and various other individual or team sports. But 'modern' sports are only one part of sports life in Japan - traditional sports like kendō (Japanese sword fighting), kyūdō (archery) or judo are only a few of the most beloved Japanese sport... [ read more ]

Travel on budget in Japan

Travel on budget in Japan

Japan is one of the most expensive countries on the planet, so surprise seeing as it also has one of the highest standards of living - good life doesn't come cheap! Many travelers stay away from Japan because it is infamously high-priced, and budget travelers or backpackers re definitely not the bulk of visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun. But despite all that, it is possible to visit Japan on a budget, provided it isn't too tiny. Although eating at elegant sushi restaurants and staying a... [ read more ]

Unesco World  Heritage Sites in Japan

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan

The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites comprises the most beautiful, unique and fascinating places on the planet, some very old and some brand new, some natural and some artificial. Japan has sixteen such places of outstanding value, and all of them are important tourist attractions. If you find yourself at loss when it comes to which Japanese attractions you should visit while in the country of the rising sun, world heritage sites are a safe bet that you'll have a great time while learning... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to Osaka

A traveler’s guide to Osaka

Tokyo has its landmarks and quirky attractions, Kyoto has its rich historical heritage, but Osaka is the beating heart of the Kansai region. A modern city that second only to Tokyo when it comes to urban delights, and with a considerable historical background that lies hidden behind the modern jungle. Osaka is a huge commercial center that at first sight may seem nothing but a sprawl of concrete buildings with little character of its own, but nothing could be further from the truth. Osaka is... [ read more ]

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Some of the best natural advantages of Japan are its hot springs (onsen), and moderately tall mountains with slopes that are just perfect for winter sports. Add this to the fact that Japan also has some of the most dramatic scenery in Asia, and you've just got yourself one perfect holiday destination for the cold season. Winter sports like skiing or snowboarding are quite popular in Japan, and many people go to one of the many ski resorts for weekend trips or longer holidays. One of the best... [ read more ]

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The northernmost island of Japan is hardly the first choice of travel destination for foreign tourists, and few Japanese tourists make it very far north either. But Hokkaido's famed untamed wildness is a genuine magnet for the more adventurous kinds of travelers, who can't resist the cultural and natural attractions of the island. The more touristy areas of Hokkaido have many examples of those most beloved Japanese tourist spots: hot springs, and Hokkaido becomes quite a popular destination ... [ read more ]

The best nightclubs in Tokyo

The best nightclubs in Tokyo

Tokyo doesn't have the same fame as nightlife capital of Asia like Bangkok for example, but although most people visit the Japanese metropolis in search of cultural experiences, there are more than enough travelers who are interested in getting to know Japanese nightlife. In a city with over 13 million inhabitants, it's hardly surprising that there are more nightclubs, bars and lounges than one can count. The young party goers of the city have an incredible array of nightclubs to choose from... [ read more ]