Traditional Ryokans in Kyoto
Kansai, Kyoto, Staying

10 Traditional Ryokan Hotels in Kyoto

The beautiful city of Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a 1000 years, and is probably the most visited city in the country today. With an incredibly rich history, uncountable ancient buildings and more than 1600 temples, Kyoto was spared during the second world war, and has become the historic center of Japan and …

Kanto, Staying, Tokyo

Tokyo’s Unique Hotel Haven, 5 unusual hotels

Tokyo, the vibrant and bustling capital city of Japan, is renowned for its captivating blend of traditional culture and modern innovation. As a global hub of art, technology, and entertainment, it’s no surprise that Tokyo is also home to some of the world’s most unique and avant-garde hotels. In this post, we invite you to …

Attractions, Okinawa

The Former Japanese Navy Headquarters

Kaigungo, known as the “Former Japanese Navy Headquarters” is the underground air-raid shelters and headquarters used by the Japanese Navy during the Battle of Okinawa in the second world war. The facilities are open for visitors today, as part of a museum with the same name. Book Activities in Okinawa Hotels in Okinawa Car Rental Okinawa  Visiting …

Tohoku Ryokans with Private Outdoor Onsen Baths. Photo by Koichi Hayakawa. CC BY-SA 2.0.
Staying, Tohoku

16 Ryokans with Private Onsen in Tohoku

This article lists a selection of the best ryokans in Tohoku. All the listed properties have private onsen baths (indoor or outdoor). Tohoku is a great place to go for a serene and authentic Onsen experience. In this northern part of mainland Japan you find mountains, forests, undisturbed villages, very few tourists and plenty opportunities to soak in some amazing …

Okinawa Tropical Dream Center. ©
Attractions, Okinawa, Parks and Gardens

Okinawa Tropical Dream Center

The Okinawa Tropical Dream Center is a botanical garden for exotic plants. The center has three huge green houses, and a vast outdoor area. The primary attraction is the large collection of more than 2000 exotic orchids. The outdoor area includes an observation tower where one can see the entire park and the ocean just …