A stunner of a place, mixing ancient and modern in a relatively compact area, with some of the finest ramen.
These local dishes are a must-try!
If you’re in the mountains of central Honshu and looking for a lovely day away from the crowds, Komoro in Nagano Prefecture is a great bet.
Visit Takasakiyama Monkey Park in Kyushu where you'll find one of the largest groups of monkeys in the world.
A practical guide to getting to and exploring Ainoshima, aka Cat Island.
Poor Uwajima. It has one of only 12 castles in Japan to survive from the Edo period, and yet all people want to talk about is the porn museum attached to Taga Shrine. That’s fair enough. Japan’s sex museums are on the decline (even the famous …