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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The Skills of a Sushi Chef

The Skills of a Sushi Chef

An "itamae" is a multi-talented artist who oversees the complex operation of the sushi bar. Think it's simple? You may be in for a surprise!

How to Enjoy Sushi 'the Japanese Way'?

How to Enjoy Sushi 'the Japanese Way'?

We're not sure exactly what that "the Japanese way" is, but this infographic will walk you through all the steps of dining in a high-end sushiya with confidence!

This Toilet is Smarter than You

This Toilet is Smarter than You

The short film "A.I. Toilet" imagines a lavatory so advanced that it can take control of your life.

Whole Baby Pumpkin Gratin

Whole Baby Pumpkin Gratin

To up the scare factor, carve a face into the side to make jack-o'-lantern brain stew!

3 Great Pumpkin Snacks With a Japanese Twist!

3 Great Pumpkin Snacks With a Japanese Twist!

Sharpen your sweet teeth: here are three healthy, nutritious and easy-to-make Halloween sweets with plenty of pumpkin!

Our Top 5 Bento Sites

Our Top 5 Bento Sites

Check out any of these inspiring sites to learn more about the brilliance of bento!

The Kyaraben Behind the Cover

The Kyaraben Behind the Cover

Kyarabenist.jp works to foster a love of "kyaraben," or character bento.

10 Unforgettable Old-School Cafés in Kyoto

10 Unforgettable Old-School Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto's hip coffee culture is nothing new. Check out these 10 cafés that are decades-old relics (or at least look like one), and are full of character.

9 Tokyo Cafés that Love Kids!

9 Tokyo Cafés that Love Kids!

High chairs, changing tables, play space and more: these cafés will welcome your kids with open arms!

5 Swish Cafés to Hit After Shopping in Ginza

5 Swish Cafés to Hit After Shopping in Ginza

Find some swanky spots for a sip after wearing out your pocketbook.

6 Super Sites for Coffee Seekers

6 Super Sites for Coffee Seekers

If you’re looking for something specific for your next cup of joe, these sites offer a broad selection both in Tokyo and across the country.

10 Tokyo Cafés Your Date Will Love

10 Tokyo Cafés Your Date Will Love

Here's the goods on date-worthy cafés in some of Tokyo's trendiest neighborhoods.

11 Hot Cafés & Lunch Spots in Namba

11 Hot Cafés & Lunch Spots in Namba

Where can you catch a casual yet tasty bite in Osaka's prime entertainment district? Read on!

7 Great Cafés in Kamakura

7 Great Cafés in Kamakura

One of Japan's former capital cities has a great café scene.

5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka

5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka

If you're not near pancakes right now, avoid these mouth-watering images at all cost.

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

14 Wacky Wilderness Onsen

Onsen critic Isamu Gunji risks his naked life to bring us 14 unforgettable outdoor hot springs that are barely on the map.

Spend the Night at this Onsen from Just ¥1980!

Spend the Night at this Onsen from Just ¥1980!

Just in case you need another reason to visit an onsen in Oita, why not dive into the mountains for one of the cheapest stays you can find?

10 Beautiful Onsen in Kyoto

10 Beautiful Onsen in Kyoto

Did you know that Kyoto’s actually a hot springs hotspot? We’ve put together a list of onsen you can drop into just for the day during your travels!

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

Snowbound Onsen In Nikko

Snowbound Onsen In Nikko

While much of the Kanto area is flat and snow-free, the mountains north of Tokyo in nearby Tochigi have some great winter weather.

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