Found between the western Honshu and the island of Shikoku, the Seto Inland Sea has one of the highest concentration of attractions in Japan.
While the standard timing to view the cherry blossoms is the end of March, the trees reach their peak much earlier down elsewhere in Japan.
If you have a bit of cash to blow, the green car is one step above a normal seat and is a great way to travel in style when using local trains.
In Japanese geomancy, the direction of the northeast, the Kimon, is considered to be unlucky as it's believed evil spirits can enter from here.
This extremely NSFW article takes a look at what lurks below the neon glow of Japan and unveils the country's ubiquitous sex industry in detail.
As I am a known minimalist, I rarely bring much gear with me when exploring Japan's hidden gems. This article will show you all I carry with me.
While Japan is regularly considered to be the safest country on the planet, you still should keep your wits about you when traveling here.
While Shinto shrines regularly welcome people to take photos, this often isn't the case at Buddhist temples and this article explains why.
There's a lot to explore between Tokyo's stations but this can be hard to do on foot. Luckily, Docomo's share cycling service is there to help.
Golden Week is an annual string of holidays in late April and early May. It's one of the worst times for overseas visitors to Japan to travel.
Japan can be very pushy when it comes to alcohol. This article will tell you all you need to know to tactfully refuse a drink when out and about.
While Japan has an image of being a rather expensive country to visit, it can actually be done quite cheaply if you know where to skimp.