Japan Travel: Most Popular Articles
List popular ways to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport.
Describes the climate in Japan generally, including characteristics of seasons.
Describes when the best time to see cherry blossom in Japan is.
Cherry blossom festivals are one of the most colorful events of the year in Japan. Describes hanami and cherry blossom festivals in Japan.
Tips for traveling during the winter holiday season in Japan. Know the typical dates of holidays celebrated in Japan to avoid crowds and save money.
Now that you've decided to visit Japan, you may be wondering when you should go. Here's a guide to what's happening during each season in Japan.
Describes about traditional Japanese weddings and provides tips on attending a wedding ceremony in Japan.
When you go to Japan, you might be eating sushi. Learn about sushi before you go.
Have you heard about obon or bon in Japan? Describes what the Japanese do during obon.
This article describes autumn in Japan- from the colors of fall foliage to recommended activities for travelers to holidays celebrated in the season.
When you go to Japan, you probably are looking forward to eating delicious food. Here are basic table manners in Japan.
How is New Year celebrated in Japan? Find out about the various new year celebrations in Japan and the the different customs celebrated during the holidays.
Tanabata are Japanese traditional festivals take place in summer. Read about history and traditions of the festival and find out where they are held.
Bowing, ojigi, is an important custom in Japan. If you know how to bow, you will earn a lot of respect from the locals.
If you're traveling to Japan, you'll probably expect access to Wi-Fi. Don't. It can be spotty in Japan, whose population mostly depends on smartphone connections for access to the Internet when not at home or the office. Here's how you can ensure you stay connected on your trip.
What currency is used in Japan? Find out information about Japanese yen bills and coins.
Do you like visiting aquariums around the world? Here is a list of great ones to visit in Japan. Descriptions, locations, and access are included.
Are you interested in seeing traditional festivals in Japan? Here is a list of popular ones to visit in places like Kyoto and Osaka.
Christmas is not an officially recognized national holiday in Japan, but that doesn't mean the Japanese don't have their own way of celebrating.
Japan's rail system is efficient, clean and usually a fun ride. But for people who speak little Japanese, the rail system can appear overwhelming. Here's what you need to know for your rail rides on the archipelago.
A brief guide to the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan. Also find information on how to get there as well as links for what to see and do in Sapporo.
Describes Golden Week in Japan. Japan Travel.
Are you going to Japan for the first time? Here are things you might want to know and help your travel planning.
There are many fun amusement parks and theme parks across Japan. Here is a list of ten popular ones to visit with different styles and attractions.
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A picture of Japanese daruma dolls. Page 4.
Are you looking for cheap flights to Japan? Here are some places to find discount airline tickets or travel packages to Japan.
Do you plan to go to Japan in the summer? Here is a list of popular swimming beaches to visit across the country, from Okinawa to Hokkaido.
Japanese fall foliage and Japanese maple pictures - autumn in Japan.
Lists some hotels located in the Narita area, Japan.
Where to go in Japan - travel destinations in Japan
A picture of Mount Kusatsu Shirane volcano in Japan. Page 6.
Pictures of Hiroshima, Japan. Japan Travel.
A list and brief descriptions of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Asakusa in Tokyo. Click the links for further information and details.
Are you a fan of anime and manga? Here is a list of popular attractions in Japan associated with some of the most popular series.
A list and short descriptions of amusement, theme, and water parks in Tokyo. Click on the links for the home pages of each location.
Many of Tokyo's high-rises have observation decks at the top floors with restaurants offering views of the metropolis along with lunch, dinner and desert.
A list of some ninja attractions, such as ninja houses and museums, in Japan. Addresses are listed and access from public transportation is described.
Describes who Japanese geisha are and what they do.
Many people dream of climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. Find out the best season and tips on how to climb the mountain.
A list of popular water parks in Japan. The list includes brief descriptions of each location, access, and dates of operation.
A collection of pictures of major attractions in Kyoto. Page 8.
A clickable map of Japan which shows locations of prefectures in Japan.
Do you like haunted houses? They are called obake yashiki and are popular attractions, especially in summer. Find out where popular ones are located.
Okinawa is the southmost prefecture of Japan and consists of many islands. It offers beautiful beaches, rich history, and lots more.
This article describes when the rainy season in Japan is and what it's like. Be prepared for rain and humidity if you're traveling during this time.
Planning your trip to Japan? Choosing the right airline will be key to how good your trip over there and back is. I tried Delta, so you don't have to. ...
Describes characteristics of traditional Japanese tattoo designs.
Find out what vaccines you might need when traveling to Japan, what drugs and medicines you can't bring into Japan and how to get permission for taking medicine to Japan.
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A quick guide to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, the first Universal Studios park built outside of the United States.
Are you traveling by air in Japan? Here are links to some major airports in Japan, to some of the most popular prefectures for tourists.
If you are packing for your trip to Japan, here are some brief tips on what to bring and some descriptions of cultural practices to keep in mind.
Want to take Fido to Japan with you? Here's all you need to know about getting through Japan's tough importation process so you can take your kitty or pup with you to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Here is a list of popular capsule hotels in Tokyo.
Despite what you may think, some things are best bought at the airport. And, others should be nabbed in shops in Tokyo. Here's your guide to what to buy at Haneda and Narita, and what to buy in the city.
Gift-giving is a very important aspect of cultural tradition in Japan. Learn more about this Japanese custom here, including prices and typical gifts.
Are you interested in seeing wild Japanese monkeys? Find out where to go to observe them in Japan.
A list of major events and festivals in Kyoto
If you are going to Japan and looking for ways to save some money on traveling cost, here are some budget travel tips.
Describes how Halloween is celebrated in Japan.
With such a long and often complicated flight, traveling to Japan can be tricky. Here are five tips to make life in transit a little bit easier.
Traditional Tokyo is alive and well in Asakusa, in particular the brand of Japanese folk culture that was the hallmark of the “shitamachi,” the working class culture that symbolizes everything neighborly and friendly to Tokyoites. And while Asakusa, like almost everything else in Tokyo, is a reconstruction, many of the stores and businesses that populated the “shitamachi” are still around, even though they have disappeared everywhere else. All of the following are within a five-minute walk from the subway and train stations serving Asakusa, including Asakusa station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Asakusa lines.
A guided tour of the Imperial Palace inner grounds. These pages include photos of each site as well as additional links.
Find out where to go to see Japan's UNESCO World Heritate Sites.
Thinking of traveling to Japan? Choosing an airline can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy your trip. I recommend considering Japan Airlines for the service and generosity of staff.
A brief description of Japanese capsule hotels and a link to a list of capsule hotels in Tokyo.
Find out where to go for shopping in Tokyo, Japan with this list of brief descriptions of popular shopping districts.
Have you wanted to go camping in Japan? Read this brief introduction and follow the links to read about camping resources.
A brief introduction to bullet trains in Japan. Find a list of the shinkansen lines from Kyushu to Northern Honshu here.
Japanese ATMs often will reject cards from other countries. Find out how to get yen from ATMs while in Japan.
Are you visiting Japan in summer? Here are ideas for things in summer.
A number of Japan's castles are reconstructions of the past. But these 12 are all original ones rich in history and beauty that survived war, weather, and earthquakes.
One of the best ways to take a guided tour of Tokyo is on an open-top bus, especially during the long spring and fall, and the hot Japanese summer. Here are the Top 2 tour buses.
Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most popular theme parks in Japan. Get basic information about the the park.
Japan is known for its temples and shrines of Buddhist and Shinto origin. But Christian churches can be found, and some posses great architectural design. Here are the Top 3 churches and cathedrals to visit in Tokyo.
A collection of Japan pictures. Japan Travel.
A collection of Japanese sakura pictures.
If you find yourself in Tokyo during the New Year's holiday, don't fret: Here are the Top 5 things to do Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 in the metropolis.
You don't know strawberries until you've tried a fresh one in Japan. The fruit is famous in the country, and farms all over the nation let you pick your own. Here's your guide to strawberry picking across the archipelago.
If you are looking for a hotel in Tokyo on a budget, here is a list of reasonable ones in the Shinjuku area. Addresses and access are included.
A collection of Mount Fuji in Japan.
What is Setsubun? Here is a brief introduction to the history and practice of this Japanese holiday at the end of winter.
What festivals are held during the autumn in Japan?
Here is a list of low-priced Japanese inns in Tokyo.
First unveiled in 1964 with the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Shinkansen is a high-speed railway network that races riders at speeds of 150-200 miles per hour up and down the archipelago. Though a new invention, the Shinkansen has become just as much a part of Japan as its oldest shrines and castles and is a must-see for visitors.
How to savor Shikoku island's best udon noodle dishes on the cheap.
If you have a plan to visit public bath or onsen facilities in Japan, it's helpful to know how to take a Japanese-style bath. Here are some tips.
A list of popular geisha shows in Japan.
Here is a list of popular onsen hot springs in Japan.
Find out what the Japanese do for New Year's preparations, including descriptions of customs, decorations, traditional food, and celebrations.
Move over postal service -- when it comes to sending your T-shirts, computers, dishes, books and other belongings to or from Japan, Yamato Transport is probably your best bet, despite the cost.
A brief overview of how Valentine's Day is celebrated in Japan. How is it different from Valentine's Day in the United States?
Okinawa Main Island is the largest island in Okinawa where the capital city of prefecture is located. Find out where to visit in the island.
Lists discount domestic airfares in Japan.
A list of night clubs in Tokyo. This list includes addresses, access from public transportation, and relevant notes, as well as links to the home pages.
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How to get around by car in Japan.
Learn basics of Japan before you go to Japan, including populations, regions, currency, climate, and so on.
The vast city of Tokyo can appear like a mass of concrete, glass and steel. But many sprawling parks full of trees and acres and acres of green occupy greater Tokyo -- the city and the prefecture. Here's a guide to the top parks of Japan's capital.
Hakone is one of the most popular onsen resorts in Japan. Here is a list of great places to visit there.
There are so many temples located in Kyoto. Here are popular ones to visit.
Lists fall foliage destinations in Japan by region.
Kamakura is a good day trip destination from Tokyo. Find out what to see in the city.
Though known for its tradition and technology, Japan offers plenty of offbeat things to do. Here are a few quirky activities to enjoy in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Futon are traditional Japanese beddings. This article describes kinds futon and how to care them.
Lists kanadoko dining spots in Kyoto.
There are many onsen (hot springs) theme parks and complexes in Japan. Find out where to go.
Profile of Kotohira shrine in Kotohira city in Kagawa.
A collection of Japanese cultural items and scenes.
If you plan to visit Japan in early summer, see this list of things to do during the rainy season in Japan and find out what you can do on rainy days.
Lists popular museums in Tokyo.
A collection of Japanese wedding pictures.
Lists Japanese national holidays.
Provides basic information about Japanese sake and sake drinking manners.
Often over-looked Osaka is a huge city by American standards and remains an economic engine in Asia. It's also a great place to visit, with its variety of top restaurants, towering castle, shopping destinations and close proximity to the Japan of old: Nara, Kyoto and Himeji castle.
Lists volcanoes to visit in Japan.
Statistically, your travel to Japan will likely carry a lower risk of crime than had you stayed in your home country -- that is if you use a reasonable amount of care and caution. But like anywhere, Japan is not without risk. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
A list of fall foliage viewing spots in Hokkaido.
If you plan to go to Mt. Fuji, here is a list of Mount Fuji tours in Japan.
Lists famous Japanese castles among tourists.
Pictures of Osaka, Japan.
Here is a simple how to on eating sushi.
Helps you plan a trip to Japan to see Japanese sakura.
Nine Hours hotel, which opens July 20, 2014, at Narita International Airport, promises to let you shower, sit back, and sleep (inside a pod) without leaving the airport. Just make sure you're not claustrophobic before checking in.
Provides resources for finding guest houses in Japan.
A list of what to eat in Osaka.
Short descriptions of the history and characteristics of kabuki, a traditional Japanese art form in the theater.
If you are looking for a hotel in Osaka on a budget, here is a list of reasonable ones.
If you are looking for a budget hotel in Tokyo, here are reasonably priced ones listed by areas.
Though Kyoto is a small city of 1.5 million, it's dense with destinations: It has dozens of temples and shrines and 17 World Heritage sites. So, if you've only got days in the old capital city, you might not know where to begin. Here's a short list of sights to whet your appetite.
Gion,with its quaint streets, old wooden buildings, and traditional shops, is considered the heart of Kyoto.
Getting a mobile phone in Japan isn't that hard if you know where to look. For visitors, several companies offer devices you can rent, and, for long-term residents, Japan's major phone carriers offer English-language websites with plenty of details on their plans. Or, if you're like me, you can always just carry around a bunch of heavy coins for the nation's huge number of old green pay phones that are still in use.
Describes basic weather conditions for Nagoya-city. Page 5.
Tanabata are known as Japanese star festivals and are held in various locations in Japan. Find out where to visit this festival in Japan.
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Hanami, or flower viewing, is one of the most popular activities in Japan during the spring. Here is a list of popular places to visit in Osaka for hanami.
Lists popular cherry blossom spots in Tokyo.
Matsuyama, one of Japan's bathhouse destinations, offers a window into feudal and 19th century Japan, with its famed hot spring bathhouses, massive 400-year-old castle, ancient shrines and temples, and traditional delicacies such as sweet bean snacks.
Describe Japanese new year cards.
A quick guide to sumo and sumo tournaments.
Deep in the countryside of Kagawa prefecture, a few hours from Osaka, are two small neighboring areas that produce 80 percent of Japan's pine bonsai. Tens of thousands of the dwarfed plants grow there in hundreds of nurseries that span as many acres, creating miniature forests of magnificently manicured and manipulated trees. Here's your guide to the small wonders of bonsai in Kinashi and Kokubunji.
Describes about Japanese furniture.
A picture of Mount Fuji in Japan. Page 2.
A guide to a Japanese pottery town, Mashiko.
If you are looking for a hotel in Tokyo on a budget, here is a list of reasonable ones in Asakusa area.
A collection of Japanese festival pictures.
Are you looking for a hotel in Tokyo on a budget? Here is a list of reasonable ones in Akasaka Roppongi Area.
Kyoto was Japan's ancient capital, and there are many sites listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Check out some of the popular places to visit.