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  • Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore, India
    Skip Europe: book a truly exotic trip to Asia this autumn
    Sri Lanka. Toyko. Myanmar, Burma. Perhaps you've heard about such places on TV shows such as Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" on CNN. But have you ever, seriously considered visiting them?Well, now's the time. For you can...
  • Tama the stationmaster cat mourned in Tokyo
    Tama the stationmaster cat dies: Cap-wearing feline was Tokyo tourist attraction
    Tokyo is in mourning for Tama the stationmaster cat, a feline that had become famous worldwide for her stationmaster role over the past decade. This calico cat made the Kishi station in Western Japan a tourist destination where folks from all...
  • Decomposing female body found in suitcase in train station storage locker
    Decomposing female body found in suitcase in train station storage locker
    Police in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo are working to identify the remains of an elderly female whose lifeless body was found in a storage unit and stuffed into a suitcase at Tokyo's main train station. The woman’s body measured 4...
  • Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour at Tokyo Dome on May 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
    Two sold out shows in Japan marks start of 1989 World Tour for Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift began her 1989 World Tour yesterday, May 5, with the first of two sold out shows in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome, able to hold 55,000 Swift fans, known as Swifties, each night. According to the Washington Post, the tour is expected...
  • Tokyo Disney expansion plans revealed
    Tokyo's $4.2 billion plan adds new lands and attractions
    Tokyo Disney's top of the line theme parks, often considered the best in the world, are about to get even better. The Oriental Land Company, official owners of the resort, have announced significant additions to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo...
  • Paul McCartney returns to the Budokdan
    Paul McCartney gets back to Beatles concert venue at the Budokan in Tokyo
    Paul McCartney brought back reminders of his days with the Beatles April 28 in a show at the Budokan in Tokyo with a shorter than usual concert that had a set list with, as usual, many Fab Four songs but also numerous set list changes from his...
  • Take a bow
    Paul McCartney brings back Wings classic for last Tokyo Dome show
    Paul McCartney closed out his three shows at the Tokyo Dome April 27 with a couple of minor set changes as he had two days earlier for the second show at the venue. He returned to his original Tokyo opener, “Magical Mystery Tour,” and...
  • Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney breaks out another Beatles song in second Tokyo show
    Paul McCartney's second of three shows at the Tokyo Dome April 25 featured a couple of set list changes from the first show two days earlier. He opened with a different Beatles song, “Eight Days a Week” instead of “Magical...
  • Godzilla
    Godzilla becomes a tourism ambassador for Tokyo
    Betcha Godzilla never saw this job opportunity (or any) coming. According to the Associated Press on Thursday, the central Shinjuku ward of Tokyo has officially announced the building-stomping, mutated creature has become their newest tourism...
  • Cherry Blossom Fest began March 7 with Smithsonian's Japanese screens exhibit
    Cherry Blossom Fest began March 7 with Smithsonian's Japanese screens exhibit
    "Might warm breezes be melting the frozen waters", urged the great Japanese poet Ki no Tsurayuki more than 1,000 years ago.This winter feels like it's lasting a thousand years. But the frozen waters and snow finally began melting, as...
  • Tokyo Tower
    Japan doubles tourism
    Japan tourism officials are on their way to boost the country's tourism to 20 million foreign visitors a year by 2020. That's the target year Japan hosts the Summer Olympics, from July 24 to August 9.Currently, visitors top about 10...
  • Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi prefecture
    Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture: home to Mount Fuji
    A short rail ride from hyper Tokyo, Yamanashi prefecture lies in a central valley wreathed by Japan’s tallest mountains, including the beloved Mount Fuji.Located in Japan’s Chubu region, Yamanashi comprises the Five Lakes region with...
  • Numazu, Japan - Izu Peninsula
    Numazu, Japan: seafood and great Mt. Fuji views
    Numazu, just 100 kilometers from Tokyo, is a favored escape from the city for lovers of the ocean, seafood, hiking, bicycling, golf, and superb views of Mount Fuji.The city is an easy stop on the JR Tokaido Main line between Atami and Shizuoka....
  • Japan's Kanagawa prefecture
    Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture: Tokyo’s choice getaway
    Within an hour of Tokyo’s manic pace lies much of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, strewn with varied nature, museums, quaint cities, hot springs and astounding views of Mount Fuji.Kanagawa’s capital is Yokohama, the deepest port in...
  • Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture: optimal views of Mt. Fuji
    Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture is home to stunning shrines and temples, and the area borders what to many Japanese is the country’s most sacred shrine: Mount Fuji.The prefecture follows the curve of the Pacific coast, and reaches the foot...
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