Japan

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

A hot springs resort turns into a flower park in Japan’s most extravagant light display each winter
The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Get your raw fish fix at the capital’s sushi institutions
And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

Asian, European capitals dominate top of the list of safe cities according to a new study
CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavor
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo in Hokkaido: Snow, onsen and 300+ beers

CNNGo explores Japan's northernmost island, a winter paradise for lovers of snow, hot springs, seafood and beer
Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

The rail gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're celebrating with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's top traffic hub
World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

This is what you get if you cross Atlantis with screenplay for Kevin Costner's 1995 hit movie "Waterworld"
Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

Riding the Seven Stars: Japan's answer to the Orient Express

In Japan's super-speed train culture, Seven Stars is a slow affair limited to 30 passengers that takes in volcanoes, onsen and shorelines around Kyushu island