Is it worth queuing for one of Tokyo's finest ramen? The answer is a resounding 'yes'.
Tattoos can have sinister associations in Japan.
A hostel vibe within a sophisticated design hotel is Japanese cool at its best.
Sapporo: things to see and do
Best visit now, before everyone discovers it.
If you've prepared properly (with warm clothes, food, sleep aids), you'll be in for a bargain-basement surprise.
An eating movement that celebrates basic cuisine punches way above its weight.
Udon is a way of life in Takamatsu.
Sublimely unique, Japan is beautiful, warm and inviting. This archipelago of islands, also known as the "Land of the Rising Sun", is meeting point between traditional and contemporary. With an abundance of cultural wonders from The Golden Pavilion to Nijo Castle; natural wonders from Mount Fuji to snow onsens; and modern pow-wows of high-rises, malls and restaurants.