Jun 7, 2019
Since 2016, Kumamoto has been associated more with the earthquake and aftershocks that damaged much of the city and prefecture than as a travel destination. Though reconstruction is complete in most areas, there is still evidence of damage, most notably to Kumamoto Castle, a prefectural icon whose walls and main keep are still undergoing extensive repairs.
May 11, 2019
May 3, 2019
Not sure what to see, eat and do while in Shanghai? Then read our guide to a Weekend in Shanghai. The city offers pockets of tranquility backed up with charmingly dressed-down neighborhoods, awe-inspiring architecture and some of the best food in Asia, making it a fantastic weekend getaway from Japan.
Apr 12, 2019
Little-known outside Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture hugs the coast to the south of Mount Fuji. Home to the Tokyo getaway of Izu, the prefecture is known as the starting point for three of the main hiking trails up Fuji, which forms the greater part of Shizuoka's northeastern boundary line, and for the volume of its tea production — some 40 percent of Japan's green tea is grown here.
Feb 9, 2019
Jan 11, 2019
Nestled along the east coast of Kyushu, the city of Oita is home to almost half a million people, making it by far the largest urban center in Oita Prefecture. However, aside from the prefectural art museum, there is little that is unique about this coastal conglomerate, especially when compared to larger cities across the country.
Dec 21, 2018
Everyone needs a break from the stress-percolator that is Tokyo. But heading off to a different sprawling metropolis for some peace of mind might not seem the most obvious play. Sometimes, though, heading to a new metropolis and surrounding yourself with new sights, smells and sounds can prove the refreshing break you need.
Dec 8, 2018
Oct 18, 2018