Japan is a treasure-trove of unique experiences. With so many temples, delicious things to eat, snow monkeys and friendly deer to meet, we got the local insiders to share their ultimate experiences.
If you love the outdoors, and aren't so keen on trapsing the streets of Harajuku, we've got plenty of tips on where to go hiking and places to go scuba diving.
What to do in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Okinawa.
Don't be a gaijin and learn the do's and don'ts before you go.
Why you should buy your Shinkansen tickets before you leave.
Capsule hotels, ryokan, manga cafes and Japanese love hotels.
Sample okonomiyaki, slurp soba, drink all you can at namihodai.
Hike, bike, surf, ski, scuba... escape the urban jungle!
Japanese society runs like clockwork because everyone (well, almost everyone) follows the rules. That includes you, gaijin aka foreigner.
Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines are everywhere in Japan. We pick 11 of the most important and beautiful holy structures you have to see if you’re planning a trip to Japan.
Tokyo is filled with restaurants, food stalls and bistros – each serving some of Japan’s best food. Though dishes like udon and soba are obvious choices, the best ones, like unagi or Japanese curry, are lesser-known. Our local insider, Bjorn, shares his picks of Tokyo’s best bites.