Thinking about going to Japan? Looking for interesting places to go while on your trip? Or just want to learn more about Japanese culture?
Our very own Snakku blog tries to provide some really neat information, but there’s only so much we can cover. And we know that there are a lot of other sites that provide great information about Japan. Here is our pick of the top 10 sites about traveling in Japan and Japanese culture:
Japanista:Your guide to visiting and experiencing Japan!
Japanista is a great all-around site for everything Japan. They have travel guides, Japanese culture info, local event info, and general news about what’s happening in Japan.
Here's a couple of their most recent articles:
Japan Info:Genuine information about Japan by the Japanese.
Like Japanista, Japan Info has a great posts about the unique Japanese culture, amazing places in Japan, and even a few restaurant guides.
QoolJan:Good Experience Only In Japan
QoolJan is a small but well designed site. They introduce unique and interesting things that you can see and do in Japan. They have a very interesting list of ’71 Things To Do In Japan’ in addition to their blog.
Japan Travel Mate:Photo Blog and Travel Guide
This is a beautiful site with lots of great travel guides and HD photos of Japan. They also have a section providing travel tips and “best of” locations in Japan. A must visit for people planning a trip to Japan
Taiken Japan:Explore Japan
Another beautiful site with nice travel guides. But Taiken also offers a glimpse of what Japanese people are talking about and what’s happening in Japan.
Definitely the most comprehensive Japan travel guide site. They have so many guides that if printed back-to-back, it would be longer than the Encyclopedia Britannica. A must visit site for anyone remotely interested in Japan.
Tsunagu Japan: Sharing travel information for Japan
Tsunagu is probably our favorite go to site for Japan travel info. They post a lot of listicles but are very well put together with information that you can’t find anywhere else.
Matcha:Japan Travel Magazine
Matcha has a little bit of everything, from posts about Japanese culture, to travel guides, to restaurant tips, to ‘how to’ guides to help tourists. It might not be the prettiest site, but it has a lot of useful information.
Tadaima Japan: Japan Culture Web Magazine
Tadaima literally means “I’m home” and their site should be your first stop when planning a trip to Japan. They have amazingly beautiful guides and a great YouTube channel as well.
Around Akiba:Opening Akihabara to the World!
This site is a must for anime, manga, and gaming fans! There are just so much happening in Akihabara and so many stores to check out. Fear not! AroundAkiba has you covered with the latest and best info.
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Nagano is not often spoken of as a primary tourist destination in Japan. But a couple of notable claims-to-fame make Nagano a very interesting place to visit indeed.