Shopping Guide to Kyoto

Shopping Guide to Kyoto

Kyoto, one of Japan's largest and most significant cities is famous not only for its touristic sights (amazing temples, Geisha districts, parks, museums, restaurants etc), but for its shopping areas as well. The unique style of Kyoto combines the aspects of a modern city with the traditional characteristics of an old Japanese city. In connection with the shopping places, you will find here hundreds of modern shops, malls, supermarkets etc, but on the other hand several shops, celebrating ... [ read more ]

Top 3 Most Luxurious Hotels in Nara

Top 3 Most Luxurious Hotels in Nara

Though Nara is not a very large city, it is one of the most important cities in the history of Japan: not only because it had been the capital for some decades, but for its historical heritages as well. It is no surprise that thousands of tourists decide to travel here and visit the most significant sights of the city. From the point of view of accommodation, Nara offers dozens of cheap and expensive hotels to the tourists who decide to spend their night(s) here. From four-star, elegant a... [ read more ]

Best Restaurants in Kobe

Best Restaurants in Kobe

If you spend a few days in a new city, it is important for every tourist to discover the most famous and interesting sights of the place. Although the majority of the tourists go for these attractions, you should consider other kinds of sights as well: such as bars, pubs or restaurants. Tourists visiting Japan always try out at least one traditional Japanese restaurant, while the novelties for the local people the Western-style restaurants. That's why every large Japanese city has dozens ... [ read more ]

Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Largest Manga Shops in Tokyo

Nowadays manga, the 100% Japanese 'comic book' is very popular all around the world. Not only kids, but adults enjoy the animated adventures of given characters as well. The topic of a manga can be action, adventure, sports, romance, comedy, drama, sci-fi, suspense, horror, business and almost everything you can imagine. Tokyo, the capital of the Land of the Rising Sun has hundreds of manga shops; which are also called otaku shops. If you happen to be in Tokyo and you are a fan of these c... [ read more ]

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

If you are a fan of anime and manga, then you surely know what a cosplay café is. But if you are not familiar with the term 'otaku', this article may be useful for you. Cosplay cafés and restaurants are places where the staff is dressed in cosplays (costumes which represent certain anime characters). These are usually maid and butler cafés (meido and shitsuji kafe), the waiters and waitresses are dressed in elegant maid and butler costumes. You may be surprised, but even males can be dres... [ read more ]

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Nara is one of Japan's major, though not too large cities. From the point of view of tourism, Nara is almost an equal rival to Kyoto or Osaka. The eight shrines, the amazing Nara Park and the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara attract thousands of tourists weekly. Besides these, museums, Japanese gardens and other parks are significant sights of the city as well. Tourists visiting Nara have a large variety of restaurants to choose from. From popular sushi bars to cheap fast-foods to Weste... [ read more ]

Shopper's Guide to Yokohama

Shopper’s Guide to Yokohama

Yokohama, one of Japan's largest cities in located in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo Bay. Although it has less traditional Japanese tourist attractions than other large cities (such as Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka), it is still visited by millions of tourists every year. As a city with more than 3 million inhabitants, Yokohama has dozens of tourist attractions: parks, museums, shrines, temples, and, as the topic of this article, shopping areas and districts. Minato Mirai 21 is the most importan... [ read more ]

Best Geisha Districts in Tokyo

Best Geisha Districts in Tokyo

Although Kyoto is known as the city of Hanamachi, Tokyo also has its own geisha districts. These are namely Shinbashi, Asakusa, Yoshicho, Kagurazaka, Hachioji and Mukojima. They are called collectively the 'Tokyo Roku Hanamachi'. The teahouses where geisha entertain the visitors have very strict rules, and one of these is that only Japanese people can participate on a Geisha event. It is very difficult and almost impossible for tourists to participate on such an evening, but if you know t... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Temples in Nagasaki

Most Beautiful Temples in Nagasaki

The city of Nagasaki is known for the tragedies of WWII all around the world. Since then, Nagasaki has recovered and became one of the most popular, important and most visited cities of Japan. Millions of tourists travel here every year to see the several memorial places and buildings of the city. Although the city has other sights as well, the memorial museums are the most acknowledged attractions of Nagasaki. If religion stands close to you, you may be interested in visiting the shrines... [ read more ]

Top 3 Museums in Osaka

Top 3 Museums in Osaka

Osaka, Japan's third largest city is one of the most visited areas of the Land of the Rising Sun. The city has dozens of amazing sights, such as the outstanding Osaka Castle, but other destinations attract tourists as well. Not only architectural, cultural and natural sights (parks, Japanese gardens), but historical and artistic attractions also enrich the beauty of the city. Officially, Osaka has 10 museums; all of them are focusing on different areas, such as art and science. The museum... [ read more ]