How to Navigate a Japanese Air Conditioner
A handy guide to navigating all of the complicated settings on a Japanese air conditioner—trust us, when summer heats up you'll be glad you read this!
Tokyo Excluded From Go To Travel Campaign
Japan’s government will go ahead with a domestic travel campaign starting July 22, but has excluded Tokyo due to a growing number of new cases of coronavirus. Travelers and firms participating in the travel subsidy program will also need to abide by a li
New KitKats Combine Mint, Peach & Rum
These Japan-exclusive alcoholic chocolates seem designed to keep you feeling cool and refreshed even during the hottest time of the year!
Want to Write for All About Japan?
Do you love Japan? So do we! If you have something interesting to say about your experiences living, working, and traveling in Japan, we're always on the hunt for creative individuals.
Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies
With a record-breaking warm weather trend, it was only a matter of time before Tokyo would get struck by a thunderstorm. But the number of thunderbolts reached up into the thousands!
Japanese Beach Basics: Rules, Tips & Etiquette
Looking to soak up a little sun on one of Japan's gorgeous beaches? Check out our helpful tips to make the most of your time by the seaside! Plus, get recommendations for beaches near Tokyo and Osaka.
5 Iconic Japanese Ice Creams to Beat the Heat
Beat the heat with these six only-in-Japan ice cream treats, all for under ¥200! These creamy concoctions, fruity popsicles and even bean-flavored bars will help you cool down like a local.
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
14 Stunning Sunrise & Sunset Spots in Japan
It's a tradition to watch the sunrise on the first day of the year in Japan. And the nation's national parks offer countless breathtaking options for both sunrise and sunset at any time of year!
Catch Some Waves with Pikachu at LaLaport
In Chiba, not far from the heart of Tokyo, the LaLaport in Tokyo Bay is a popular shopping destination with more than 400 shops ranging from fashion to homeware to specialty stores.
Akagawa Festival Lights Up The Night
These stunningly skillful creations have some saying they look like they’re projection mapped, but it’s all master-level pyrotechnics.
Fanbrella: the Coolest Way to Beat the Heat!
Fanbrella, a parasol equipped with a fan and a mist emitter, is arguably the coolest way to beat the heat
Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!
Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!
Chill Out in This Cool Tokyo Neighborhood
If you're sweltering in the summer heat, swing over to Tokyo's Nihonbashi neighborhood to cool down! Dress in yukata, listen to the faint whispers of chimes against the breeze, eat delicious sweets and visit the Art Aquarium.
Party with 2,000 Pikachus
For an entire week, over 2,000 Pikachus invade and parade through Yokohama's Minato Mirai area with five huge shows and many mini events.
Stay Cool: 7 Best Shaved Ice Shops In Tokyo!
Shaved ice—known in Japan as 'kakigori'— is a traditional summer dessert that is a must-try for international visitors. These seven Tokyo-based shops are a great way to beat the summer heat!
Wearable Tech to Keep You Cool This Summer
While summers in Japan can be miserably hot, Sony has a new solution to handle the heat.
Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons
A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!
Best Beach Views Near Tokyo
Although Tokyo is a modern metropolis that conjures images of bright lights, towering skyscrapers and packed trains, there are still plenty of opportunities for a nature enthusiast or beach bum to catch some fun in the sun at beautiful nearby shores.
Exploring Japan's Three-Star Road
Japan's Three-Star Road is home to a host of Michelin-recognized sites and wonders, comprising a compact area that covers four prefectures. With the new Three-Star Ticket option, exploring this stretch of Japan is easier than ever before.
New Season, New Starbucks Merch!
As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?
Keep Cool in Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata
What better way to stay (and look) cool than with a 'yukata' that represents your favorite characters from the hit series, Sailor Moon?
The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo
Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!