Japan travel

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step further
Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

Last chance to be first to enjoy Japan’s 2014 cherry blossom season

In Okinawa, the pink beauties are now in full bloom. Here’s where to see them before they’re gone
Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'

Niseko's best restaurants: Where to eat in the 'Aspen of the East'

This Japanese resort town has become a world-class winter destination with a fantastic food scene to match
Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

Welcome to Kumano, brush-making capital of Japan

In the market for a luxurious makeup applicator? Calligraphy brush made out of your baby's first hairs? This Japanese town has you covered
Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Urban explorers: Uncovering abandoned sex museums and decrepit amusement parks

Tracking down and photographing society's crumbling edifices has become a growing hobby in Japan, home to plenty of risqué ruins
Look, but don't stare! Hanging out with Kyoto's macaques

Look, but don't stare! Hanging out with Kyoto's macaques

A CNN iReporter proves you don't have to brave winter weather to see Japan's adorable "snow monkeys" in action
Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Japanese cuisine by region-- which is best?

Our interactive map showcases the food and tells the stories of cuisines from 10 major Japanese destinations
Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Tokyo company takes your stuffed animals on vacation... without you

Sounds like the latest version of "Toy Story,” but for some the service is proving to have therapeutic benefits
Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Quality Japanese wine? It's no oxymoron

Put down that sake. Nearly 100 vineyards at the base of Mount Fuji are beginning to produce tasty bottles of vino
10 things that make Wakayama Japan's best kept secret

10 things that make Wakayama Japan's best kept secret

Hot springs galore, top notch ramen and tuna-cutting lessons are highlights of this southern slice of Honshu
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