Japan travel

Hiroshima atomic bomb attraction more popular than ever

Hiroshima atomic bomb attraction more popular than ever

Seventy years after the end of World War II, the Japanese city is a beacon for peace
10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

10 ways to avoid tourist trouble in Japan

Keeping abreast of customs can be a minefield for visitors to Japan, as Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick is finding out
Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

Welcome to Japan's 'Cat Island'

A cat lover's dream, felines vastly outnumber the human population on the Japanese island of Tashirojima
Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Ritz-Carlton's arrival means high-end travelers no longer have to fight over the city's few luxury ryokans
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' now open

Built at a cost of $442.2 million, Universal Studios Japan hopes its magical new attraction will bring in the big bucks
Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Super-car designer creates super-train in Japan

Japanese rail company JR East has released incredible images of its upcoming Cruise Train, created by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama
Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

Geisha hunting in Kyoto: 7 things to know before going to Gion

Always wanted to photograph a geisha? It's worth brushing up on your geiko/maiko etiquette first
The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

The Japanese inn that claims to make you beautiful

Kamigoten Ryokan has been run by the same family since 1658. Turns out high quality H2O is the key to its longevity
Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

Overnight on one of the world's most sacred mountains

In Koyasan, Japan, ancient forests share space with historic pagodas, temples and more than 200,000 gravestones
Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Naked men, pandas, white beaches: One weekend in Shirahama

Japanese bathing culture isn't the only thing you'll be exposing yourself to in this fantastic seaside town
Japan's Shimanami Kaido: One of the world's incredible bike routes

Japan's Shimanami Kaido: One of the world's incredible bike routes

The Island-Wave-Sea Route is an expressway made for cycling, offering amazing views of the Seto Inland Sea National Park
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
11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

Which apps to download, what cards to buy and what to pre-book before your trip
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
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