Summer used to be mild and pleasant in Hokkaido. But now record-breaking temperatures are making residents and tourists pray for the humming of an air-con.
A scale model of Tokyo, showcasing the evolution of the sprawling city, is the brainchild of the late Minoru Mori — Japan's most influential building tycoon.
A cafe in Hokkaido is a haven for bird watchers and photographers eager to catch a glimpse of the fluff-ball cuteness and cheeky antics of the...
Japan has thousands of curry restaurants, but an unassuming, fallen-out-of-time restaurant in Ogikubo takes the top spot. Why? It's time to investigate.
By fighting misinformation about the HPV vaccine to save lives, medical doctor Riko Muranaka has shown the cost and value of defending scientific integrity.
Pio d'Emilia was a foreign correspondent and cultural ambassador for both his native Italy and his adopted country. Endlessly exploring, he was one of a kind.
Finally, after three years, the Sapporo Snow Festival is again drawing in visitors from inside and outside of Japan, albeit with toned-down festivities.
Huis ten Bosch in Nagasaki is Japan's biggest theme park. It recreates the Netherlands in surprisingly real ways. But attracting visitors has not been easy.
Among 2023's predictions, shochu has a couple of things going for it that fit into our troubled times: it's easy to store, easy to mix and...
In sake brewing, temperature is key. Compelled by climate change, Michizakura brewery moved from its home of 143 years to Hokkaido. But others aren't so lucky.
A decommissioned Japanese train built to withstand snowy, icy winters is getting a new lease on life as travel with a feel of luxury in tropical...
When fall comes and cold temperatures set in, a patchwork of brilliant colors is slowly moving from the peak into the valley.