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Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

Prepared to be Terrified While Drinking a Brew

With its frightening interior and nail-biting ghost stories, this is one Japanese pub thrill seekers and horror enthusiasts, won't want to miss!

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)

Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.

Tohoku's Late-Blooming Sakura Wonderland

Join our writer Nick as he travels with the JNTO to capture a glimpse of some of northern Japan's beautiful cherry blossom scenery.

4 Weirdly Themed Tokyo Izakaya

Looking to change things up for your next pub crawl? Why not grab your drinks in Japan's Warring States Period—or an elementary school classroom?

5 Ways to Recover From Your Shibuya Hangover

Shibuya is not only famous for Hachiko and the world's busiest pedestrian crossing, it also happens to be one of Tokyo's most popular drinking spots. Luckily when in Shibuya, there are ways to treat or prevent a hangover! Here are our top 5 solutions.

Stunning Photos Capture Tokyo Nightscape

Transport yourself to a bustling, real-life anime world with this breathtaking photo collection.

Japan—Where Tradition Meets the Future

Centered around a slick video of 45 locations across three regions of Japan, the JNTO's new European campaign is a beauty to behold.

Top 4 Spots in Tokyo to Woo a Date

Got a big date and need a good recommendation on where to go? We've got you covered with our Top 4 romantic areas around Tokyo.

Sakura in Hirosaki City

Hirosaki is a city in western Aomori Prefecture known for its beautiful castle and cherry blossoms. The city holds a Cherry Blossom Festival every year from April 23 to May 5.

A Quick Guide to Japanese Gay Bars

Here's a quick, smart guide to a segment of Japanese nightlife you're not going to find in your regular guide book.

Where to Dine & Drink in Tokyo Outside Shibuya

Shibuya is surely a hotspot for food and fun in Japan's capital city, but there are more alternatives in Tokyo worth exploring for wining (or whining) and dining, or plain ol' bonding with buds over Buds!

Diving Deep into the Nightlife of Hachinohe

Join our writer Nick as he goes headfirst into the vibrant nightlife of Hachinohe with the help of the travel app YORIP.

The Rise of Halloween in Japan

How did Halloween go from an unknown word to a month-long festival of freaky fun all over Japan?

3 Practical Tips for the Karaoke Beginner

With no shortage of options throughout Japan, it can be daunting for the karaoke box beginner to make their amateur singing debut. Luckily, we've got the three key tips you'll need to master the mic.

This Ramen's on Fire... Literally!

Think you can take on the flaming ramen challenge? Then head over to Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto!

All About Love Hotels

With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016

In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

10 After-Midnight Time Killers Around Tokyo

There are many ways to spend time in the never-sleeping city of Tokyo. But what happens when you have too much fun out and miss the last train home? We've got some ideas!

8 Key Phrases for Navigating 'Izakaya'

Don't speak Japanese? Walk into a Japanese-style pub and order with ease using these eight key phrases!

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'