Central Japan

Sakura spots in Kyoto

Once known as Heian-kyō (平安京, Capital of Peace), Kyoto is a destination rich in culture and history. The region is home to roughly 20% of Japan's...

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 3 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Looking to discover a side of Japan that you didn't know? Join one of JTB's extensive tour packages, where you can create your very own...

Southern Japan

Sakura spots in Kyoto

Once known as Heian-kyō (平安京, Capital of Peace), Kyoto is a destination rich in culture and...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 7 Kagoshima Prefecture

Our last prefecture in Kyushu region is rich in history, scenic and a hub for...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 6 Miyazaki Prefecture

Yet another lesser known prefecture in Japan, Miyazaki has an abundance of natural sights and...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 5 Kumamoto Prefecture

Looks familiar? That's right, this is Kumamon (くまモン), the poster boy for Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県)! Voted as...

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 5 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Get to know the hidden gems of Japan! Jet off on one of JTB's specially arranged...

What’s in Shikoku? Vol 2. Ehime Prefecture

Surrounded by the Aegean Sea of Orient, Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県) is blessed with a warm...

Western Japan

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 3 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Looking to discover a side of Japan that you didn't know? Join one of JTB's extensive tour packages, where you can create your very own...

Japan Travel & Beyond Vol. 4 – Perfect Seasonal Moments

Want to explore Japan at a leisurely pace without any worries? Try one of JTB's extensive tour packages and discover your very own perfect seasonal...

What’s in Chugoku? Vol 5. Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県), the westernmost prefecture on Honshu Island, can be considered a sleepy sort of place. This area is rural compared to the rest of...

What’s in Chugoku? Vol 4. Hiroshima Prefecture

While Hiroshima Prefecture is most known for being one of the prefectures that were bombed during the Pacific War, its lesser known history as...

Northern Japan

FIVE unforgettable experiences during our Yamagata Minshuku stay!

By Chew Yan Qiao About a month ago, my colleague and I were blessed with the opportunity to stay at a minshuku at Iide town...