tourism

Sakura report 2019: Cherry blossom season officially declared in Tokyo!

Hanami season began today in the capital, giving us a better idea of when to expect the glorious full bloom period.

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Sakura report 2019: First cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Tokyo

Cherry blossom season has officially arrived in Japan!

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Nara deer have a heartfelt message for tourists in new travel poster

A clever play on words tugs at the heartstrings.

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New Japanese train station has no entrance or exit, only used to admire the scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business.

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FlyStation Japan: We unleash our inner Captain Marvel with indoor skydiving near Tokyo【Videos】

Sexy superhero moves with no CGI involved!

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Spirited Away train station and submerged tracks attract Ghibli fans around Japan

But people aren’t happy about tourists trespassing and littering while they get the perfect photo.

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VR Ninja Dojo: Battle as a shadow warrior at new virtual reality world in Tokyo 【Video】

Learn ninjutsu techniques and then use them to slay monsters in the VR world.

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This beautiful video displays two very different sides of Japan【Video】

Japan’s diversity of culture and landscape is encapsulated in just three minutes.

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Next time you go sightseeing, use a tote bag instead of a cross-body bag, says Japanese traveler

The tote bag is a much safer option than other bags that tourists tend to use, according to this Twitter user. 

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Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

Foreign tourists among those sustaining serious injuries from the native animals.

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Japan travel: Best things to see, eat and do in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Cycle on water, visit scenic sites and enjoy some of the best sushi in the country at the westernmost tip of Japan’s main island.

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Japan travel: Best places to see, eat and stay at Nagato and Mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture

This is where you’ll find Japan’s largest cave, a BBQ by the sea, and a rural hotel where Russian President Putin slept in a room behind bulletproof glass.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, eat and see in Iwakuni and Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Day two of our epic adventure includes an ancient soy sauce factory, pressed sushi, and rabbit-eared samurai helmets.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, see and eat in Hagi and Yamaguchi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture

View a National Treasure, stop off at a former school for samurai sons, and stamp on a stone pavement that “sings”.

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New Welcome to Kanto Pasmo IC Card is the most kawaii way to ride trains on a trip to Japan

Only a limited quantity of these cute Mt Fuji sakura cards will be available.

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Sturgeons in Japanese village outnumber human population, used as marketing strategy

Sometimes, the best way to get your message across is with humor. Fish humor.

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Japan travel on a budget: Top 20 free attractions around the country, compiled by TripAdvisor

Enjoy some of the best tourist sites and experiences around the country without spending a single yen.

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Restaurants, Roads, Rats: How has Tsukiji changed after the fish market move?

Our reporter investigates.

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Tokyo accommodation: Capsule hotel offers unique sleep and sauna stay for women

Do-C provides Löyly and a warm pillar for an authentic Finnish sauna experience you won’t find anywhere else in Japan.

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Sushi Dai and other famous restaurants from Tsukiji fish market open at new Toyosu location

We pay a visit to the new market to find out if the restaurants from Tsukiji are still as good as they used to be.

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