Fascinating contradictions make for a fascinating country. Modern Japanese civilization is quite the eye opener for those of us who think we've seen it all.
A primer in the basics of travelling to and within Japan's capital and largest city, Tokyo.
A fairly comprehensive guide that teaches you the manners and customs of being a guest in someone's house in Japan.
Ikeda Castle was once the site of a mighty hilltop fortress that stood during Japan's Feudal Era. Today, it is a smaller reconstruction, part of a beautiful, peaceful park: Shiroato Koen.
Top 50 locations in Osaka for sightseeing, shopping, food, restaurants, parks, nature, arts, theater, entertainment, bars, nightlife and museums. Recommended by local Japanese living in Osaka.
A perfect blend of the past and present, night time Tokyo is sure to mesmerise even the most jaded traveller.
Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is a tiny abandoned island near Nagasaki. It shot to international fame after it was featured in the Bond film, Skyfall.
On the 3rd Saturday of every August, Kawanishi and Ikeda gather at the banks of the Inagawa River for a night of summer festivities and fireworks. Will the weekend's rain and thunder ruin the event?
Japan, beautiful, exotic, but yet occasionally deadly. Venomous snakes, poisonous spiders, and a multitude of biting and stinging insects with deadly diseases make Japan their home.
In Japan, nearly all funerals are Buddhist ceremonies, this includes the funerals of pets.