tourism

Hot new landmark Shibuya Scramble Square offers a heart-stopping view of Tokyo

Twitter posts the highest highlight of Shibuya’s newest tourist spot: its vast and dizzying view.
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Now you can buy Hachiko, legendary loyal Japanese dog, as a luscious luxury chocolate

The deep irony is that Hachiko wouldn’t even have been able to enjoy this tasty souvenir for himself.

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Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads, 10,000 yen fine to violators

Trespassing of both property and people have led to this development.

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17 new designs unveiled in round two of regional Japanese license plates

These upcoming stylish license plate options showcase regional flavor and points of local pride throughout Japan.  

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Japan Travel: Explore a hidden cave on a tiny monorail roller coaster thrill ride in Nara

Step away from the mainstream and discover the mysterious side of Japan.

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Japan Travel: Mysterious rockstar Jizo statue found at Kiyomizudera temple

Mother Nature blesses a Buddhist statue with a full head of hair.

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Learn how to make sushi with a professional Japanese sushi chef in Tokyo

Because there’s no better souvenir than taking a skill home with you.

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Japan Travel: Mysterious landscape found near a park with severed heads

Escape to a world that appears to be from another dimension.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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Foreign tourists blasted for chasing maiko and geisha on streets of Kyoto【Video】

Tourists criticised for standing in front of traffic and treating the traditionally dressed women like objects.

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What it’s really like to join a Japanese festival and carry a mikoshi around Tokyo for a day

We join the festivities at Suga Shrine, made famous as one of the real-life locations from the hit anime film Your Name

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We channel Sen from Ghibli’s Spirited Away and travel to a Japanese train station by the sea

One of the most unusual stations in the country, where you’re not allowed to exit the station, but you can visit a secret park by the platform. 

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Advice for Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers: Dress like a Japanese ninja

This uniform will keep you cool and comfortable like a Japanese shadow warrior from the Edo period.

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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Ujicha Bus in Kyoto celebrates Uji matcha green tea with Japanese teahouse interior【Photos】

The bus even comes with a heart-shaped window like the one at a famous Kyoto temple.

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What it’s like to rent a kimono and stroll around Sensoji temple in Asakusa for an afternoon

There are benefits to wearing a kimono while sightseeing in Tokyo, even if you’re travelling alone.

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Pokémon and Iwate team up to elect Geodude as the tourism ambassador to the prefecture!

It even has a theme song and a bizarre costume.

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Explore Kyoto tourist site Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine with Unreal Engine 4 【Video】

Stunning exploration game lets you walk at your own pace, take photos with an in-game camera, and discover hidden areas without the crowds.

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Weird Al Yankovic visits Japan, takes hilarious travel pics around the country 【Photos】

The comedian makes us laugh at famous tourist spots from Tokyo to Kyoto. 

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