Sustaina-Week: Seeking a Better Future
Boost your sustainability game with tips, products, and services from environmentally friendly Japanese companies
Discover Gems of Japan in the Mount Fuji Area
Mount Fuji peeks between high-rises across the Greater Tokyo Area. Though magnificent even from afar, the sacred mountain begs a closer look! One of the best ways to explore it is by roaming around Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa prefectures.
Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido
Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!
JR East International Residents Rail Pass
Great news for foreign residents of Japan; as of October 16, 2020, JR East will begin selling a special limited pass available to all foreign passport holders, regardless of visa or residence status!
The New Works Playhouse Presents Karoshi
The New Works Playhouse presents Karoshi, an online production.
Kinosaki Onsen Celebrates 1300th Anniversary
2020 is the 1300th anniversary of Kinosaki Onsen, a historic onsen town in Hyogo Prefecture, with seven bathhouses located within walking distance of each other.
Take a Virtual Tour 'Beyond Tokyo'
Amid continued travel restrictions and pleas to stay at home to help combat the COVID-19 epidemic around the globe, we figured you might want to check out a unique way to tour one of Tokyo's most popular neighborhoods.
Help Local Businesses & Give Back in Japan
Five easy ways to help the local businesses, give back to those in need, and pick up some good deals along the way!
JP Post Suspends Mail from Select Countries
In response to the spread of COVID-19, the Japan Postal Service has temporarily suspended mail service from select countries.
Non-Smokers Rejoice: Ban Implemented in Japan
A law generally prohibiting indoor smoking was fully implemented across the country on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Rejoice! The JR Pass Will Be Sold Online
The JR Pass is easily one of the best ways to get bang for your buck while traveling in Japan! Fortunately, the process to purchase it is about to get even easier!
First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2020
It's that time of year again! If you're planning to come see Japan's gorgeous cherry blossoms this year, you'll want to start planning now.
Pocket Change: The Money Travel Hack Machine
Leaving the country with a pocket full of yen coins? Visit a Pocket Change kiosk to transfer them into valuable digital currency!
Getting Back to Nature in Kochi
Get away from tourist-filled Tokyo and Kyoto, and explore the nature, food and friendly villages of Kochi. Bring your sense of adventure!
Show Us the Money: Japan's Currency Redesign
The Ministry of Finance has revealed new designs for the Japanese yen banknotes set to debut in 2024, and they look awesome! Check out the new designs, as well as their inspirations.
Updated 2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast!
According to the latest forecast by the JMC, the first blooms are only a little over one month away!
Enjoy Flower Fun at the Tanto Tulip Festival
Every April the countryside town of Tanto in Hyogo Prefecture holds the Tanto Tulip Festival, which displays over one MILLION tulips of some 300 varieties.
The First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2019
Just 10 days into 2019, the Japan Meteorological Agency released their first forecast for the upcoming cherry blossom season!
Saying 'Sayonara' to Japan? It'll Cost Ya!
As of January 7, 2019, Japan has launched a departure tax that applies to both residents and visitors leaving Japan.
The 5 Best Value-for-Money Food Fukubukuro
New Years in Japan means one thing: fukubukuro (lucky bags)! Stock up on tasty treats with our favorite lucky bags for foodies and even save a few yen in the process.