Japan travel

Japan will officially reopen to independent foreign travelers in three weeks, prime minister announces

There’s good travel news for local residents too.

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Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

Travel restrictions finally set to be lifted as country returns to pre-pandemic entry procedures. 

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Where will you go this summer? Here are the top 10 Japanese swimming spots with the nicest water

One lake and nine beaches to add to your summer swimming bucket list!

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Don’t let the rain get you down! Here are Japan’s top 10 most beautiful rainy day travel spots

Beautiful landscapes, charming towns, peaceful gardens…you’ll find it all on this list!

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New Virtual Japan travel service has Japanese Internet in stitches over its terrible CG

The concept is great, but the execution? Not so much.

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2020’s most popular hot springs in Japan, as ranked by Japanese travelers

Add these to your Japan travel bucket list!

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Kumamoto Castle reconstruction well under way as the complex slowly reopens to visitors【Video】

Take a look at how one of Japan’s most popular castles is making its comeback. 

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Secluded sauna in Hokkaido lets you enjoy steamy sits and ice-water dips in one isolated location

A sauna of ice and fire.

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The 10 best Japanese hot spring resorts locals want to go back to again and again

These onsen town trips are so good they deserve an encore!

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Rakuten Travel reveals the top 5 best-rated, off-the-beaten-track Japanese ryokan inns

If you want a true getaway, one of these inns would be the perfect place to stay!

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The top 10 hot springs Japanese travelers want to visit this fall

Nothing’s nicer on a cold autumn day than a hot outdoor bath while gazing at the changing leaves.

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Want to be guided around Tokyo by a ninja? With an upcoming app, now you can!

You could also request a translator or a photographer, but who wants that when you can have a ninja?!

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Cute and comfy women’s-only hotel in Kyoto has everything you need for the perfect girls’ trip

This stylish new hotel has plenty of convenient amenities, and a great location to boot.

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Popular virtual YouTuber Kizuna Ai selected as ambassador for new “Come to Japan” campaign【Video】

The bubbly virtual girl has released her first video as part of the campaign, and it’s a great way to learn about the country’s charms.

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Designer’s tweets during first trip to Japan perfectly show why it’s such a great place to visit

In just the first day of his stay, designer tweeted more than 50 things that pleasantly surprised him about Japan.

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New stylish rental car turns heads, lets you zip around Japan in Asian-style sophistication

The perfect companion for your next trip to Japan.

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Akihabara’s first capsule hotel for women only set to open later this month

The otaku haven’s first women-only capsule hotel will celebrate its opening with an anime collaboration.

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We spend a night at Shibuya’s new Nadeshiko Hotel—a capsule hotel for women only

We recently visited the new Nadeshiko Hotel and were truly impressed. Find out what this women-only capsule hotel has to offer!

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JR East to introduce numbering system at all stations in Tokyo

East Japan Railway Co (JR East) will introduce a numbering system for all its stations in Tokyo starting in October, in a bid to to facilitate navigation for foreigners traveling within the capital ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Heads up—Japan’s Ghibli Museum will be closed for two months as of this May

If you’re planning to visit Tokyo’s world-famous Ghibli Museum later this year, you may want to reschedule.

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