With so many temples and shrines to explore, delicious things to eat, snow monkeys and friendly deer to meet, we asked the local insiders to share their ultimate experiences.
If you love the outdoors, and aren't so keen on traipsing the busy streets of Harajuku, we've got plenty of tips on where to go hiking, surfing, and scuba diving.
What to do in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Okinawa.
Don't be a gaijin -- 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 nomihodai.
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 – here are 11 of the most unforgettable.
Bjorn Koolen rounds up the best of Tokyo’s famous food scene.