Gifu Festival Celebrates 700 Years of Swords
Seki City in Gifu Prefecture has been forging samurai swords for over 700 years. On the second weekend of October every year, the Seki Cutlery Festival celebrates the region's long history of blade-making—and offers gorgeous works at discount prices!
Discover the Beauty of Tohoku
Japan's northeastern Tohoku region offers the comforts of refreshing nature, beautiful scenery and time-tested traditions—concentrating the best of Japan into a single incredible area!
The Melon Pan of Asakusa
After you're done exploring Senso-ji Temple, duck around the corner to grab some sweet melon pan, one of Japan's oldest bread-based snacks.
Get Creative with 5 Cool 'Irasuto-Pan' Recipes
Want to add a bit of character to your home-baked breads? Try out these 'irasuto-pan' recipes and create cuteness from crust to core.
5 Baking Tutorials from Bread Channel
Want to become a better baker? Then you 'knead' to check out these five great video tutorials from Bread Channel.
Perfecting the Art of Bonsai
Bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi explains how he came to the art and its growing global appeal—and why you should visit Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo!
Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
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.
4 Japan Bus Options That Won't Break the Bank
While traveling Japan by train is a snap, it can put a hole in your pocketbook after a while. Here are four popular bus options—both for tours and travel—that can save you money while taking you straight to the heart of Japan.
Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami
Let these YouTubers show you how to create your very own goods based on the extremely successful multiplayer game.
8 Original Pokémon Origami Tutorials
Gotta Craft 'Em All!
Intense Times at the Sanja Matsuri
YouTuber Sharla in Japan jumps into the action as revelers compete to shoulder one of Asakusa Shrine's three official 'mikoshi' on the final Sunday of Tokyo's massive Sanja Matsuri.
6 Truly Horrifying Halloween Makeup Ideas
Halloween is all about celebrating the creepy, spooky and downright terrifying, and these makeup videos will teach you how to create the most horrifying effects to amaze (and disturb) your friends and passersby.
6 Adorable Japanese-Style Halloween Recipes
YouTuber Ochikeron has already stolen our hearts with her bento and ramen recipes—and her Halloween ideas have only solidified her vampiric hold.
A Jack-o'-Lantern That Bridges Cultures
Jack-o'-lanterns might have originated in Ireland, but this pumpkin uses motifs such as flowers, vegetables and fruits that are reminiscent of traditional Thai carvings.
5 Cute Kumamiki Halloween Makeup Tutorials
Need some ideas for Halloween? Let YouTuber Kumamiki inspire you with these five great videos.
Have You Ever Heard of Kelp Water?
'Kombu' is known for having lots of nutrients and various vitamins and minerals. This time, we'll be showing you a way to easily make delicious, healthy 'kombu' water.
Dive into a Daiso
Take a four-minute tour through all the weird and wonderful stuff at Daiso, Japan's largest ¥100 chain.
5 How-To Vids for Bakers on a Budget
The ¥100 store always has incredible goods on offer, and with these five videos you'll learn how to make delicious treats and impress your friends while saving loads of cash.
Japan's Largest Desert
Japan has a desert? That's right! The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest desert, a 16 kilometer by 2 kilometer (9.9 x 1.2 mi) strip of sand located on the Sea of Japan.