Best Japanese TV shows to watch before visiting Japan

When you think of TV series from Japan, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely the huge output of anime processed in the country. However, aside from quality animation, there is also a huge range of television content produced in the country, from entertaining reality shows to high-class dramas.

Snow season in Japan: When to ski and where to enjoy winter snow

When many travelers think of Japan, they envision swaying cherry blossoms or stunning autumn foliage. However, Japan also boasts a substantial snow season, complete with all the winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice sculpting, at one of more than 500 resorts. Read on to learn about the unique winter adventures this country has to offer.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan: Travel advisory

With millions of tourists due to visit Japan, this page can help travelers to stay up to date with news about travel restrictions to Japan regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Below you’ll find information regarding whether it is currently safe to travel to Japan, essential safety measures, and the Japanese response to coronavirus.

Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavillion in Kyoto

The Ginkakuji Temple is also known as the Silver Pavillion, although, curiously, it is not coated in silver plating as one would expect from the name, although that was indeed the original intention of its designer. A Rinzai Zen temple located in Kyoto, Ginkakuji is situated in the Higashiyama eastern mountains in the city’s Sakyo ward and also goes by the name Jishō-ji, which means the Temple of Shining Mercy.

Kagoshima: Access and what to see

Located in Kagoshima prefecture at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu, Kagoshima is the largest southernmost city on the main islands of Japan and is often considered the friendliest Japanese city for visitors. Kagoshima has a long history as an important commercial port, especially during the medieval period and the Edo period from 1603–1868, is widely regarded as the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Japan. It was officially inaugurated as a city in 1889.

Typhoons in Japan: What you should know

In Japan, typhoons are regular and natural occurrences. These events involve little risk beyond rain and wind causing you to alter your outdoor tourism plans. However, it is useful to know what you should do if you are vacationing in Japan during a typhoon alert.