tourism

Slowpoke takes center stage at special collaborative festival at Takamatsu Airport this October

The official Udon Prefecture ambassador takes part in special events at the airport where you can also win fabulous prizes.

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The roller slide of terror: Treetop fun ride for kids is a terrifying experience for adult butts

When the only thing to save your buttocks from catching fire is a piece of cardboard.

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How hard is it to break Japanese tiles like a karate pro?

This Tokyo store lets you write a wish on a tile to help make your dreams come true.

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International tourists travel to Japan, spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo

First weekend following new entry procedures sees foreign visitors picking up loads of bargains, thanks to the weak yen.

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Visit the mythical cave that hid the Sun Goddess in Japanese mythology

An unsual tourist site shrouded in intrigue and mystery.

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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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What it’s like to spend the night in a Pokémon hotel room

Dreams come true for a Pokémon-loving father his equally obsessed six-year-old daughter. 

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Japanese government wants to encourage wealthy foreigners to travel deeper into Japan, NHK says

Agency will select areas outside major cities to promote to big-spending travelers, according to report.

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Travelling to Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine? Best to be a glass-half-full type of tourist

Heartfelt advice for those hoping to visit the World Heritage site before the end of the year. 

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Kyoto curry bread comes with a very special filling

Karepan gets a specialty upgrade at this renowned bakery.

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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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JR Central and Kyoto temple team up for the coolest temple tourism experiences you’ll ever see

Crafts, private art viewings, private lectures, exclusive tea tastings…you’ll want to do it all!

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Japanese travel agency reveals summer 2022’s most popular destinations domestically and abroad

Company also shares which departure dates are the most popular throughout the months of July and August so you can plan accordingly.

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Travel off the beaten path in Japan, to the point where three prefectures meet

Visit this unusual site and you can say you’ve been to three prefectures in a day.

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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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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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Travel off the beaten path to a secret spot in Japan where bamboo grows wild on an old train line

Like the bamboo grove in Kyoto, but with less tourists and more beauty. 

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Where to find the Great Floating Buddha of Ikebukuro

Tokyo ward known for its otaku culture holds a hidden gem not many people know about.

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Unusual guardians appear at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple

A surprise twist on traditional Japan that includes a giant kokeshi doll. 

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