A Castle Surrounded By Pink Blossoms - The Sakura At Odawara Castle
If you would like to savor the sight of cherry blossoms against a distinctly Japanese landscape, then a trip to Odawara Castle in Kanagawa prefecture is ideal for you.
Looking for souvenirs while sightseeing can be really time-consuming if you're not careful. But at Ito Yokado, a comprehensive supermarket, you can find many different great Japanese products for affordable prices.
Did you know that you can enjoy the authentic Nagoya specialty of miso katsu in Ginza? Let's head to Yabaton and try some of their delicious wares.
MERIKOTI is a handmade room shoes, or slipper shop, near the Edo-Tokyo Museum where you can find cute and functional footwear you'll want to take everywhere you go.
The Hokuriku region of Japan can be easily reached from Tokyo by shinkansen, and is full of amazing cherry blossoms spots that you simply have to see to believe.
Although sakura may be the most well-known flower from Japan, fuji no hana are another representative flower of the spring. Today we visit Kameido Tenjinja Shrine in Tokyo, where these flowers grow in abundance
From March 13th-31st, we will have a booth for travelers visiting Japan set up on the 1st floor of Kinokuniya Bookstore in Shinjuku. Learn about unique cities like Koenji and Oku Shibuya and answer a survey to get postcards on these spots for free!
There are various classical performing arts such as kabuki and Noh in Japan. Shigin (reciting Chinese poems) and kenshibu (poetry recitation with dance) is one of these arts. Today we introduce the charms of shigin and kenshibu.
While it might seem expensive to travel in Japan at first, with ANA's great discount domestic flight tickets, you can criss-cross the country on flights that are up to 80% cheaper than most. Learn more about the ANA Experience JAPAN Fares!
Hakone Onsen is popular with visitors around the world for its views of Mt. Fuji from hot springs. Here is information indispensable for enjoying Hakone: hot spring effects, day trip bathing spots, recommended ryokan and more.
When speaking of Hida, Hida-Takayama is perhaps the most famous area, but today we'll visit Hida-Furukawa, where you can see charming old Japanese homes lining the streets still.
During the Sengoku era, the Tokyo region was dominated by the Hojo clan. Famous for Odawara Castle, they also had a castle of unparalleled technology in Hachioji too. Today let's look at the ruins of Hachioji Castle, a must-see for Japanese history fans.
A hanare or detached cottage is a charming, very Japanese place to stay while on vacation, and something that visitors of all kinds should have the chance to enjoy.
Takamatsu is the largest city in Kagawa, and easily reached from Osaka and Kyoto. From here you can easily access the outlying islands of Shodoshima, Naoshima, and Toshima by ferry. Here are top activities you can enjoy in this region!
Koshikijima is the largest outlying island in the Kyushu region, and is located in the southern part of Kagoshima prefecture. Divided into three parts, this island is full of sights and foods that you simply have to see to believe.
Many unique sightseeing trains travel through the Kyushu area, and one that everyone should try is the Orange Restaurant Express, on which you enjoy regional dishes as you watch the stunning scenery of Kagoshima go by.
Home of the ancient Jomon cedar, Yakushima in Kagoshima prefecture is mainly visited by those wishing to go trekking. Yakushima Tourism Center has climbing goods rental and sales, multilingual assistance, souvenirs, food, and more!
Yakushima in Kagoshima prefecture, a World Natural Heritage Site, is famous for its Yakushima cedar and forest, but is also a place to indulge your sense of luxury at a prestigious resort. Today let's pay a visit to Sankara Hotel and Spa Yakushima.
If you want to give someone you like handmade chocolates, or thank someone that's helped you out, why not make them some raw chocolates that will not only cheer up your mind but your body as well? Learn more at Emblem Hostel Nishiarai!
Famous for Sanuki udon and ohenro, Takamatsu in Kagawa prefecture is also an art spot, and the entranceway to Naoshima and Toyoshima. Here we detail how to reach it from Tokyo, Osaka and other major cities.
Kagawa prefecture is where you can find a wide variety of foods that you might not expect to see produced in Japan. In this article we discuss the best places to purchase Sanuki udon, olive oil, Japanese sugar and other local products.