Things to do in Japan

We’ve compiled the ultimate bucket list of must-see temples, museums, castles, activities, restaurants (and more) that will blow your mind on your next trip to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Only in Japan can you can tackle a series of strange and wondrous food experiences, hike to the peak of a 12,000ft mountain, and sip saké while museum hopping. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel like you’ve landed on other planet. Plan to be blissfully bewildered as you navigate a landscape where ancient tradition, folklore and art are perfectly paired with futuristic technology, high-end fashion, and robots serving up ramen. Who can resist? Join us as we explore: things to do in Japan.

A Nerd’s Guide to Tokyo: 17 of the Best Things to Do

Tokyo, more than any other city on Earth, is a golden land of nerd culture. So much of nerd fandom originated here (and boy does it show). From video games to anime, samurai to geisha, there is so much to explore, discover, and adore in nerdy Tokyo. Akihabara District (Accessible via the Yamanote, Chuo-Sobu, and […]

Japan’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals for 2019

Cherry blossom season, also known as the sakura or hanami flower-watching season, brings life and magic to Japan each spring. Admiring the flowers’ fleeting beauty is a practice that dates back over a thousand years. The small, delicate pink sakura and ume plum blossoms flower at different times throughout the season. The massive bloom starts […]

44 of the Best Things To Do in Japan

Japan: one of the most fruitful (and beautiful) nations on Earth. While other travel destinations may have just a single city, mountain, museum, castle, or cuisine to draw travellers and tourists in, this island nation has it all. Plus some. There’s seriously no end to what Japan has to offer, and it’s possibly the only country […]

Mysterious Places: 10 of the Spookiest Spots to Visit on Earth

If you’re into all things mystical, spooky, and mysterious, then you’ve landed in the right place. The world is filled to the brim with landmarks that remain unexplainable…to this day. Mystery enthusiasts: just like you, we’re all about indulging our weird and unusual interests, so we’ve created this bucket list of mysterious places that you […]

Things to Do in Tokyo Beyond Shibuya Crossing

Neon lights everywhere, drunk salarymen stumbling in the streets, squishing yourself on the trains overflowing with hurried commuters, robots, steaming bowls of ramen, robots serving ramen — this is how everyone in the world views Tokyo — except those who’ve been there and found things to do in Tokyo outside of the electric city. Yep, […]

Mountain Peaks That (Nearly) Anyone Can Conquer

Some may call this the cheater’s collection of mountaineering feats, but we prefer to think of it as sensational bucket-list challenges that are totally within everyone’s reach. It’s important to note that not all of these ‘easy mountain peaks’ are a total breeze. Some are darn hard work. But what they have in common is […]

The Best Cities for an Epic New Year’s Eve

There’s no denying that some cities around the world have a thing for NYE. Usually, a sensational backdrop and tons of fireworks do the trick, but there’s more to it than that. The best cities to celebrate NYE in style offer that little something extra, be it the brightest fireworks display, the most unusual traditions, […]

The Best Asian Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of

To fully experience a culture is to experience a festival — one where locals congregate to celebrate their home, traditions, and seasons. Attending one of these lesser-known Asian festivals is a sure fire strategy of gaining insight into what life truly looks like in Asia. February 19, 2019 Standing on the beach in the February […]