Can you visit Japan without knowing a word of Japanese? Of course you can! However, being equipped with a sprinkling of useful words and phrases will make your visit far more enjoyable.
The unique Japanese art form of Anime is one of the best ways to learn about or experience the country. Naturally, it is also a great tool for mastering the Japanese language.
One of the longest Japan travel articles I’ve ever written, this is not just a run-down of the nation’s historical periods. It is specifically intended for tourists, especially first timers.
You can’t avoid “meeting” these Japanese historical figures when traveling in Japan. Thus, knowing who they are and what they represent will make your visit far more meaningful.
7 strange, unique, and poignant Japanese folktales. Nowadays, several characters from them are found throughout Japan as travel mascots.
Tips for Sakura viewing or hanami in Japan. This article includes suggestions on how else to enjoy the cherry blossoms, other than those found on the trees.
Easily the most distinctive form of Japanese architecture, all visitors to Japan should at least visit one castle. Here are seven of the most famous and most beautiful ones to choose from.
Tokyo, home to 13 million people, is an ever-changing metropolis of lights, architecture and people. For photographers, this means picture perfect opportunities every evening.
Personally, I find Japan so fascinating because it is such a harmonious blend of the ancient and modern. This is perhaps most evident in the huge metropolitan area of Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe. An area where history and the future, the East and the West, walk hand-in-hand.