Travelers can visit sites across Japan linked to Saigo Takamori, the “Last Samurai”, an extraordinary swordsman who helped shape the country.
The most populous metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo celebrates its ancient traditions while embracing the latest in technology, fashion, and trends.
Both familiar and alien to visitors, Japan has the capacity to at once delight and befuddle. The upshot of this blend is a brand of accessible exoticism that hits the travel sweet spot.
Japanese chef known for zero-waste philosophy at Tokyo’s L’Effervescence is given a special award by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Naoshima, a previously obscure island in the Seto Inland Sea, has become one of Japan’s most compelling cultural destinations.
The Japanese capital’s knack of fusing ancient and contemporary can be experienced to thrilling effect in the city’s Taito ward.
Kyushu and Shikoku offer charismatic cities, a wealth of spiritual intrigue, and some of Japan’s most heartbreakingly beautiful nature.
Osaka’s Nakanoshima Island is the city’s highbrow hub with three key museums openings windows to science, ceramics, and fine art.
Can experience be shared through recollections? One writer sets out to find the answer in the Okinawa archipelago where his grandfather fought in one of the defining battles of WW2.
Japan’s artisanal traditions may date back millennia, but visitors can turn their hand to learning ancient skills through local knowledge.
An unexpected visitation in the 16th Century by Portuguese sailors blown off course by the weather kicked off a craze for baking in Japan that endures to this day.