The Secrets of 'Gokon'
What's the deal with mysterious Japanese group dates, or 'gokon'?
All About Love Hotels
With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?
Takachiho: Climb into the Land of the Gods
Take a tour through Takachiho, home to the cave where the sun goddess once hid herself away, and possibly where her grandson descended to Earth to found Japan's imperial line.
How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda
Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
4 Cool Things You Probably Missed on SnowJapan
As with any big site, there are many great parts of SnowJapan that get overlooked, even by frequent users. Here are four things you probably didn't know you could do!
Dean & DeLuca Bread, Ranked
Dean & DeLuca offers some great bread in Japan—but which buns are worth the funds, and which should stay at the back of the rack?
How to Make Lord of the Rings Origami
Check out these seven fantastic options for Lord of the Rings origami. We hope you've got One Ring to fold them all!
All About Japanese Bread
A history of Japanese bread and the key varieties you can expect to find in bread shops in Japan.
Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage
Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 22 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.
7 Outstanding Origami YouTube Channels
Looking to step beyond paper cranes, but not sure where to go? These seven origami channels offer a great selection that will take you to the next level and beyond!
Kamizumo: The Art of Paper Sumo
The history of 'kamizumo,' or paper sumo, reaches back to the popularization of flesh-and-blood sumo as a sport during the Edo Period. It's still played by kids—and some surprisingly dedicated adults—to this day.
Make These 12 Awesome Origami Dragons!
Want to know how to make an origami dragon? These videos will walk you through the steps, from basic to advanced—and beyond!
How to Make Star Wars Origami!
May the folds be with you!
The History of Origami
Modern Japanese origami is actually heavily influenced by traditional European paper folding!
All About Japanese Festivals
There are an estimated 600,000 festivals held in Japan every year—an average of 50,000 per month!
8 Gorgeous Japanese Lantern Festivals
Japanese lantern festivals are held to ward off evil or send off the dead, or just to warm up a chilly winter.
Japan’s Key National Celebrations
There are a handful of huge festivals and national traditions that are celebrated all across Japan each year.
A Day at the Sumo
Like visiting Kyoto, climbing Mount Fuji and catching a Japanese baseball game, watching a live sumo match is one of those things that 'must be done' while in Japan.