4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo
Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!
Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations
Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!
9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan
When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.
48 Hours in Kyoto on a Budget
This isn’t Kyoto for the faint-hearted. So lace up your comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement!
Building the &Tokyo Brand
The &Tokyo campaign aims to promote the city as one that constantly generates new styles while bringing tradition and innovation together.
Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days
From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!
A Primer on Christmas in Japan
From KFC and Christmas cakes to illumination and impending 'o-shogatsu,' YouTuber Mimei will walk you through the keys to the season.
New Godzilla Trailer is a Whole Lot of Shaky
The first teaser trailer for 'Shin Gojira' offers a whole lot of Cloverfield-style shaky-cam from co-directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.
Michelin Guide Tokyo 2016
Tokyo has maintained its title as the world's most Michelin-starred city—but more importantly, for the first time in history, a ramen shop has received a Michelin star!
Book Michelin-Starred Restaurants in English!
Pocket Concierge lets you book premier Tokyo restaurants online from anywhere.
Stylish, Mid-Range Sushi in Nakameguro
Opened in early 2015, Tsumamigui aims to occupy the space between cheap and easy conveyor belt sushi and more formal (and expensive!) sushiya.
One-Touch Sushi Transformers!
Think Cybertron has it bad? In another distant system, the transforming Nigiri and Makare are battling to bring peace to planet Sushilias.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Do you sometimes dream of food? You probably don't dream about it like Jiro.
The Prodigal Ramen Burger Returns
Now with three shops in New York and another in Los Angeles, Ramen Burger's Keizo Shimamoto opened his first Japanese branch in May 2015, located just a few blocks south of Nakano station on Tokyo’s west side.
Kendo Looks Awesome in Kyoto
This incredible video will make you want to pick up a sword and visit Kyoto. In a good way.
Laugh Your Way to Linguistic Enlightenment
Canadian rakugo sensation Katsura Sunshine offers a brilliant breakdown of some of the key quibbles of the Japanese language.
How to Navigate Japan With Just One Word
When people travel to a foreign country, they tend to try to pick up a few key phrases before they go: how to say hello, how to ask for the bill at a restaurant and so on. You can do that for Japan as well, but the truth is, you actually don’t need to.
5 Reasons the Japanese Language is Crazy
2,000 years of development can leave a pretty big linguistic jumble.
Toto's Toilet Showroom is Nuts!
Did you know that the newest Japanese toilets offer automatic sterilization, a dryer and even a massage option?
The Goddess of the Toilet Will Make You Cry
No, it's not an ad for domestic cleanser: "Toire no Kamisama" is a 10-minute acoustic elegy for Kana Uemura's grandmother, and quite possibly the sweetest thing you'll ever hear in a Kansai accent.