Tokyo Day Trips

Let’s Tour Sendai: Getting and Staying There

Nov 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 350 km (220 mi) to the northeast of Tokyo, the City of Sendai makes for a very pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Metropolis and...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to eat

Nov 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

No review of any part of Japan would be complete without talking about its contributions to the gastronomic scene, and Sendai has definitely done its part, and there are TONS...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to see & do

Nov 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

For a city its size (just over one million people, which is considered small by Japan standards), Sendai has a storied past, steeped in nature, and has a vibrant lifestyle...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Kawagoe City; Little Edo

Aug 31, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 60 minutes by train northwest of central Tokyo is the city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Because of its location in the Greater Tokyo area, it’s mainly considered...[ Click to read more ]

Mount Fuji

8 Popular Attractions Near Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture

Jun 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

A visit to Japan won’t be complete without a trip to the one of the most famous natural beauties in the world, Mt. Fuji. It’s majestic cone has its magical...[ Click to read more ]

Hakone and The Old Tokaido Road

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Hakone is usually more synonymous with skiing or being a jumping off point for tours to Mt. Fuji but it’s actually a great place to check out almost anytime of...[ Click to read more ]

Mother’s Farm: Mountaintop Petting Zoo and More in Chiba Prefecture

Feb 21, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Ok, that may have been a bit of an over-simplification. Mother Farm (マザー牧場) is an expansive working entertainment farm that is located in the Chiba’s central Boso Peninsula countryside sitting...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Alps Art Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

While the area is famous for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, when one thinks of the mountanous prefecture of Nagano, art isn't exactly the first thing that springs...[ Click to read more ]

Museum of Yebisu Beer, Tokyo

May 12, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

  In 1887, the Japan Beer Brewery Company cleared an area of farmland in order to build a brewery where they would make, using German methods, their new premium beer,...[ Click to read more ]

Day Trips From Tokyo – Kamakura, the Kyoto of the East

Apr 17, 2017 By Mark Guthrie

When tourist destinations claim to 'have it all', you can generally presume that this is short hand for 'there are a few things that are okay, but nothing of particular great...[ Click to read more ]