All About Japan

Iriomote—Japan’s Last Secluded Isle

Known locally as Iriomotejima, this remote Okinawan island is almost entirely covered in virgin subtropical forest and mangrove trees, and is often called “Japan’s last secluded island.” Iriomote is also home to rare plants and animals!

All About's Guide to Ramen

Ramen has gained a legendary culinary status worldwide, and we're here to help you understand why. So let's learn all about ramen!

Aomori Nebuta Festival

The Aomori Nebuta Festival enthralls millions of visitors every year from August 2 to 7, with brightly lit, intricate and boldly colored floats known as nebuta.

Global Stars Shine Light on Tohoku-Made Goods

Yamagata casting is considered one of the national treasures among traditional Japanese crafts, as seen on the TV program 'Streets to Tohoku and Hokkaido, Japan.' But thanks to online shopping, you don't have to fly to Japan to own a piece of history.

Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life

A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.

Kawaii Conan Spotted in Harajuku

After landing in Japan, the late night American comedian Conan O'Brien took to the streets of Harajuku to try out a unique Japanese fashion subculture.

Ponyo: Coming to a Tasty Treat Near You!

The adorable character Ponyo joins Studio Ghibli fan-favorite Totoro in dessert form at the well-known Tokyo café, Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, for a limited time.

7 Tricky English to Japanese Translation Fails

Communicating in a foreign language isn't just a matter of translating what you want to say word for word. If you do, you might end up conveying a completely different meaning than your intended one!

Rebun: The Flower Island

Two hours away by ferry from Wakkanai City in Hokkaido, Rebun Island is especially cool and delightful during the summer as hundreds of types of flowers bloom among its mountains and on its shores, and the surrounding sea offers up delectable fare.

Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map

Created by a Japanese designer and map enthusiast, the Tokyo Last Train Map lays out all of Tokyo's trains in radial form, along with the times they leave their first stop and arrive at their last.

The Rugby Fan’s Guide to the Japan 2019 World

The wait is almost over! In less than a year the 2019 Rugby World Cup will kick off, and the Land of the Rising Sun is gearing up in a big way.

10 Great Spots in Kyoto for Walkers

If you are planning a trip to Kyoto, here are 10 spots you definitely cannot miss, according to our friends at Trip101!

6 Unique Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo has all sorts of accommodation, but no trip to Japan is complete without staying in one of their unique capsule hotels!

An Electronic Pop Homage to Kyoto

How many famous Kyoto sites can you spot in Clean Bandit's Japanese music video of "Solo feat. Demi Lovato?"

10 Decadent Sweets Shops in Tokyo

Got a sweet tooth? Here are 10 shops that you should visit when touring around Tokyo, curated by Trip101!

Unlock East Hokkaido's History & Nature

The following 10 locations are filled with scenery and natural monuments that are bound to amaze you!

Stylish Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails & Kit Kats

The first ever Kit Kat and cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates alongside their nationwide release.

Conan Arrives in "Conan Town" to Settle Beef

Despite one major mishap along the way, Conan O'Brien managed to make it to the town of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture, where he met the mayor and served up some delicious hamburgers.

A Backpacker's Guide to Kochi

Join Stephen Schreck from A Backpacker's Tale as he visits Kochi Prefecture to do what he does best—learn the ins and outs of the region, and what makes it a fantastic destination for those looking to get off the beaten path!

2018 Autumn Foliage Forecast

It's that time of year again! As the weather turns from the heat of summer to the crisp air of autumn, the countryside is covered in a cascade of colorful leaves!

Escape Reality at Surreal New Tokyo Café

The Chamber of Raven is a new Gothic and steampunk-inspired café that feels like a fantasy sprung to life.

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