Escorted tour from Honolulu “Autumn Tokyo & Kyoto”
Day 1-2: A total of 15 of us left Honolulu for Tokyo, a cosmopolitan city of about 13.6 million peopleRead more.
Escorted Hokkaido Autumn Tour from Honolulu
Day 1/2 Honolulu – Chitose Airport HA 441 to Chitose took off 20 min. behind schedule. It was a pleasant flightRead more.
Escorted Tour from Honolulu – Summer Tohoku Festival Tour
Day 1 Honolulu – Narita Our departure was smooth both at the China Airlines check-in and the security checkRead more.
Aomori’s “Snow Monsters” come to life during the infamous Tsugaru winter on Mt. Hakkoda. Although they are concentrated far atopRead more.
Escorted tour from Honolulu – Summer Family Fun in Tokyo
Day 1 Honolulu – Narita Our departure was on Memorial Day so that lines were short both at ANA check-inRead more.
Escorted Tour from Honolulu – Tohoku Sakura Tour
Aloha! Tour Escort William here to report on our tour to the Tohoku region of Japan to enjoy the bloomingRead more.
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
Hirosaki Castle is the quintessential jewel of the Tsugaru region. Every spring over 2 million people from all over JapanRead more.
Aomori Showa Daibutsu
Although the Daibutsu (lit: Giant Buddha) of Nara is considered the most famous, the distinction of the tallest seated Daibutsu goesRead more.
Escorted Tour from Hawaii Kyoto Tokyo Spring Break Tour
Day 1&2: A total of 21 people met at Honolulu Airport around 10:30 am. The airport was unbelievably busy withRead more.
Escorted Spring Kyushu, Suo-Oshima and Yamaguchi Tour
Day 1 Fly to Narita, then to Fukuoka with ANA. flight was very comfortable although it was full flight, foodRead more.
Hidden Gem in the Mountains: Ouchi-Juku, Fukushima
During the Edo period of Japan, Ouchijuku was no more than a small post station; it has since then beenRead more.
Situated at Sai on the southern tip of Shimokita’s axe-shaped peninsula is an elegant rock formation known locally as Hotoke-ga-Ura.Read more.
Matsushima Bay is not just one of three most beautiful and iconic views of Japan, but it’s also home toRead more.
The Bouncing Bunny Island of Okunoshima
Okunoshima is an island once used as a fishing village, hidden in plain sight and selected for its defensive locationRead more.
Kakunodate, the Samurai Stronghold Untouched by Time
Like many other locations in Japan (especially Kyoto), Kakunodate is a relic of Old World Japan from the Edo era.Read more.
The Big Beautiful Bay of Matsushima
Tohoku is a stunningly beautiful place, yet even by this notion, Matsushima Bay stands out as an especially beautiful location.Read more.
FLY FOR FREE WITH JTB: Spring Sakura Sweepstakes Event!
FLY FOR FREE WITH JTB! Join our Spring Sakura Sweepstakes Event! Spring season is peak season in Japan and JTBUSA isRead more.
Cherry Blossom Season in Japan
Spring time is the most popular time to visit in Japan! Among the most popular reasons to visit Japan inRead more.
Daisho-in Temple— the Crown Jewel of Miyajima Island
Resting in the holy mountain island of Miyajima the Daishoin Temple is just at the base of the mountain, surrounded byRead more.
“Okhotsk Sea’s Drift Ice,” A true Winter Masterpiece
Around this time of the year, the scenic drift ice can be observed up north, in the Okhotsk SeaRead more.
JAPANESE PROVERB, “Jigoku de hotoke ni atta yo u” “Jigoku no sata mo kane shidai” ETC..
Here is some of popular proverbs people in Japan still use in daily conversations. If you know these proverbs, notRead more.
Ryokan vs. Hotels Which is Right for You?
If you’re interested in going to Japan, or you’ve been numerous times, chances are that you’re familiar with what aRead more.
3 Kinds of Gardens You’ll See in Japan
Like temples and shrines, the ubiquity of gardens is something you’ll notice when you visit Japan. Gardening culture stretches farRead more.
8 Things to Remember When You Get Lost in Japan
It happens to us all; you’re sure you saw that landmark before, then you look around and everything begins lookingRead more.