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From taxi manners to no-tipping policies, Kyoto's list of don'ts is a useful reminder for any traveler.
From Kyoto with Love: What Not to Do in the City
Kyoto has partnered up with TripAdvisor to release some of the city's important dos and don'ts for travelers.
Outside the Shinchaya Inn, a family-run guesthouse near Magome.
In the Footsteps of Samurai
Walking an ancient highway between Kyoto and Tokyo, rural rhythms mingle with echoes of a feudal past.
Mount Yotei as seen from a Hirafu gondola.
Niseko, On and Off the Slopes
Although famed for its powder, Japanese ski resort Niseko has character aplenty off the slopes as well.
A vintage photo of a banquet at the Hotel Okura's Emerald Room, where waiters still wear tuxedos and bowties.
An Ode to Tokyo’s Iconic Okura
The days are numbered for this landmark hotel, where echoes of 1960s glamor have long resided.
Rice steaming at the Hinomaru sake brewery in Akita, near the northern tip of Honshu.
The Story of Sake in Photos
A new book provides a rare glimpse into the artisanal world of Japan’s national drink.
Yuta (shaman) like Sadae Sakae on Amami Oshima help sustain the islands' ancient spiritual beliefs.
Why Life Is Longer In The Ryukyus
With bucolic scenery and healthy food, people live to the world's oldest ages in this Japanese archipelago.
A corridor at Benesse House Park.
Naoshima, An Art Lover’s Paradise
With works by artistic greats, past and present, the Japanese island proves a treasure trove.
The path to Kumano Hongu Taisha.
Japan’s Ancient Kumano Kodo Trail
Once a pilgrimage route for nobles, the trail is now enjoying a renewed interest from hikers.
Autumn leaves by the Windsor Hotel.
See Autumn Foliage in Japan
Fall is the best time to visit Japan's Lake Toya as the leaves turn fiery red and orange hues.
The interior of the Ark Nova, photos courtesy of Anish Kapoor.
The First Inflatable Concert Hall
The world's first inflatable concert hall by Anish Kapoor and Arata Isozaki stands in Matsushima.