Himeji Castle, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

This is the only Japan travel guide you’ll ever need

A traveller’s guide to Japan, from the everyday essentials and navigating the prefectures to the best things to do while you’re there.

The onsen at The Green Leaf Niseko Village

The secret ski village in Niseko, Japan

While most visitors to Niseko will stay in Grand Hirafu, well-heeled travellers are finding their haven in this intimate village.

Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko, Japan

The ultimate Nikko guide from Tokyo

Take the Tobu Railway’s non-stop train from Tokyo to Nikko to enjoy central Japan’s charms.

Why you should try forest bathing

Feel the grass beneath your feet, listen to birdsong, watch light filter through tree leaves – trust us, ‘forest bathing’ is good for you.

Two cats rubbing noses

Cat Island Japan: a guide to visiting Aoshima

A unique rural islet where humans are outnumbered 10 to one, Aoshima is a cat lover’s paradise where kitties roam wild and free.

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Explore the best of Japan on this art-lover’s tour

It’s a heady mix of the old and new making it one of the most thrilling countries to visit anywhere in the world. 

Six new Tokyo hotels to explore Japan in 2024

Looking for a unique place to stay? There are plenty of new Tokyo hotels that are more than just somewhere to sleep.

Zojoji temple in Tokyo city

Tokyo districts: A guide to the trendiest neighbourhoods

Japan’s capital is a treasure-trove of history, architecture and cultural experiences. Here is your guide its coolest districts.

Janesco Japan tour

Tour Japan in five-star style

From high-end hotels to first-class bullet trains and gourmet dining experiences across an epic nine-day journey to uncover Japan’s best sights.

Janesco Japan in autumn

Unlock Japan on a whole new level

Look closer at the series: Dreams, Platinum and Elysium, and special gourmet tours, including the Japan Culinary Tour with renowned cook Adam Liaw.

Autumn in Japan

Uncover the autumn delights in Japan

October and November are a magical tapestry of colours and cultural festivities, making it an ideal time for a unique and unforgettable adventure.

New opening in Tokyo ©teamLab Bordless

12 cool new things to do in Tokyo

A round-up of Tokyo’s best new openings of 2023, from the Harry Potter Studio Tour to entertainment complexes, bars, restaurants and art installations.