All About Japan

Deck Out Your Living Room with these 7 Items

Enjoy these wonderful items that will give your living room a Japanese feel.

Innovations in Japan Blue

'Ai' indigo dye, known as Japan Blue, has been in use since the year 1500, with new applications continuously being innovated over time.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

IT Brings Big Business to Island Town

A small town in Tokushima has been gaining attention for its ability to get firms to open satellite offices as part of the Tokushima Village Restoration Project.

The 11 Spookiest Spots in Japan

Whether they’re haunted, abandoned or just plain old creepy, these spots will definitely show you a chilly side of Japan you may never yet have known.

Navigating Japan's Regional Ramen

Though most diners categorize ramen into shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu types, here we examine the basic characteristics of a number of established regional styles—and just barely scratch the surface!

16 Splendid Shikoku Castles

The island of Shikoku may be small, but who would've guessed it once contained 16 amazing castles, all in various shapes and forms!

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

Japan's 3 Great 'Bon Odori' Dance Festivals

Summer is the season of the festival in Japan, and these three celebrations will have you literally dancing in the streets.

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