If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.
Driving overseas can be a daunting task at the best of times. Throw in one of the worlds largest urban landscapes and you've got one nervous driver. Tom Shuttleworth bares white knuckles to help guide us out of Tokyo.
Most travelers want to visit Tokyo in the spring or fall, but writer Christina Nellemann found that visiting the metropolis in winter is cheaper, empty of tourists and a great time to experience a Japanese onsen and heated toilet seats.