Tokyo has plenty to offer to visitors and residents, but for those times when you need something different, something slower, something roomier, here are few select days trips out of Tokyo. Enoshima yoshikazutCC BY 2.0 Take a day off and head to the beaches at Enoshima ...

When it comes to the imported tradition of Christmas-time illuminations, the ante is being raised each year in Japan. Naturally, they’re often the grandest near shopping areas. The illuminations are usually put in place around November, and kept up until the New Year, while ...

For obvious reasons, Thanksgiving tradition isn't celebrated by the general populace of Japan. In spite of this, the number of Turkey Day options has been growing steadily. At the end of the day, you don't need to be American to enjoy these classic culinary ...

Japan seems to always be celebrating food and drinks, whether it's classics like ramen and sake, or less-common fare like cheese and vegetarian dishes. Here is a roundup of tasty festivals that will leave you satiated and satisfied. Food Festivals: Cheese Festa Celebrate National Cheese Day this ...

The Halloween juggernaut continues to gather steam in Japan year after year. We give you our picks of the lot for 2014, from family-friendly to adult cosplay. For families and kids Disney’s Halloween 2014 Tokyo Disney Land and Sea’s annual event transforms the parks into the spooky ...

Sumida River Fireworks Festival The biggest fireworks show of the summer, this festival will see some 20,000 colorful explosions over the Sumida River (two locations, see the map) on July 25, 2015 from  7:05 PM - 8:30 PM Kanagawa Shimbun Hanabi Taikai Fired from boats in front ...

Seen enough views of Mount Fuji and suits of samurai armor? Here are 13 museums that will take you well off the beaten trail. Illusion Museum The Collaboration Research Center for Visual Illusion and Mathematical Sciences at the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences ...

Feel that breeze? If you're dining al fresco at one of these Tokyo restaurants, you sure do. T.Y. Harbor Brewery Tokyo’s first independent craft brewery, offers hearty, satisfying American cooking and a refreshing range of craft beers to complement its postindustrial waterside location. When the weather ...