All About Japan

AAJ Editorial Team

AAJ Editorial Team

All About AAJ Editorial Team
We love Japan, and we hope we can help you find something you can love about it, too! We're always looking for something fun, weird, exciting or intriguing to highlight just how fascinating this place can be.

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Big in Japan: A Look at the Price of Fame

Big in Japan: A Look at the Price of Fame

Australian and self-professed human guinea pig Dave Elliot-Jones packed his bag for Japan to interview foreign celebrities that have made it big in the Land of the Rising Sun, and try to find his own way into the limelight.

6 Tokyo Day Trips Less Than 2 Hours Away

6 Tokyo Day Trips Less Than 2 Hours Away

From incredible views of Mount Fuji to a museum that feels like it's right out of a mummy movie, these fantastic spots are less than 2 hours from Tokyo, which means they're the perfect way to spend a day when you want to get out of the city!

10 Super Spicy Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo

10 Super Spicy Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo's bowl runneth over when it comes to ramen restaurants! But for those looking to spice things up, here are ten restaurants that are sure to test the stomachs and wills of any ramen enthusiast!

10 Must-Try Gyoza Restaurants in Tokyo

10 Must-Try Gyoza Restaurants in Tokyo

These chewy, crunchy, juicy and delicious dumplings are a staple of Japanese cuisine. If you dine out at one of these Tokyo-based restaurants, you'll soon see why!

6 Shrines for Strange Wishes in Tokyo

6 Shrines for Strange Wishes in Tokyo

In Japan it's common to visit shrines to pray for good luck. But where do you go if you have a more specific wish, like to lower your golf handicap or tame your unruly hair? These 6 shrines can help fulfill your oddly specific hopes & dreams!

10 Tidy Tips for Rainy Season

10 Tidy Tips for Rainy Season

A month of near-constant rain and intense humidity can make cleaning a real chore. But these simple tips can help you keep you and your home clean and tidy during rainy season.

Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo

Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo

Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!

Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.

Retro Gaming in Tokyo

Retro Gaming in Tokyo

Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews

Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews

With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!

See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best

See Tottori Cherry Blossoms at their Best

Tottori Prefecture is home to some of the earliest evidence of human settlement in Japan. Few people make it all the way west to enjoy the region today, but these lovely cherry blossom spots might just change your mind!

Basic Etiquette at Japanese Temples & Shrines

Basic Etiquette at Japanese Temples & Shrines

Wondering what to do at a Japanese temple or shrine? This quick video will walk you through the basics!

360-Degree Japanese Hot Spring Tour

360-Degree Japanese Hot Spring Tour

How often do you get to take a camera into a Japanese hot spring bath? Even if you've never been interested in hot springs, this extended 360-degree tour will make it easy to appreciate the differences between one bath and the next!

Beautiful Scenes of Snowy Tottori

Beautiful Scenes of Snowy Tottori

Japan is always beautiful—but it takes on a special serenity when covered in snow! Check out these lovely scenes of historic Kurayoshi City under a white, fluffy blanket.

What Your Fave Final Fantasy Says About You

What Your Fave Final Fantasy Says About You

In the last 30-odd years there have been almost as many Final Fantasy games as there are types of people on earth. Which one is your favorite might just say something about who you are as a person!

9 Hotspots in L.A. Using Japanese Ingredients

9 Hotspots in L.A. Using Japanese Ingredients

From authentic tempura, sushi and 'yakiniku' to fantastic French cuisine, we're bringing you nine Los Angeles restaurants that use ingredients from Japan to offer a rich variety of flavors.

7 Taiwan Eateries Using Japanese Ingredients

7 Taiwan Eateries Using Japanese Ingredients

Allow us to introduce seven popular restaurants from Taiwan’s impressive food scene that use ingredients from Japan to deliver culinary masterpieces.

6 Spots in Taiwan to Enjoy Japanese Spirits

6 Spots in Taiwan to Enjoy Japanese Spirits

Check out these six great bars, 'izakaya' restaurants, sake shops and other venues that specialize in sake, whiskey and more from all over Japan, bringing the deep culture of Japanese spirits to Taiwan.

7 Sweet Spots in Taiwan to Get Food from Japan

7 Sweet Spots in Taiwan to Get Food from Japan

From confectioneries to fruit markets, bakeries, cafés and more, we're going to introduce seven great spots in Taiwan to buy foods from all over Japan.

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