A Crash Course on Tokyo's Plum Blossoms
Spring is one of Japan's most anticipated times of year, with good reason! Plum blossoms pop up in late February, and are the herald of the changing season. Find out what they are, how they're different and where you can see them in Tokyo!
All About's Guide to Yokohama
Tokyo's next door neighbor Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan! We're here to help you discover the sights, sounds and scenery of one of Japan's most vibrant port cities.
5 Retro Hangouts in Greater Tokyo
From old-world market streets to neighborhoods populated by old books, here are some of the city's most unique and fascinating retro hangouts.
6 Sake Brewery Day Trips from Tokyo
One of the great things about visiting Tokyo is that in the (unlikely) chance you’ve managed to see, do, drink and eat everything you wanted in the city, there’s a whole cluster delightful breweries to explore just a train ride away!
7 Japanese Foods Beyond Sushi
Japan is a nation with incredible food and a strong sense of regionalism and seasonality when it comes to cuisine. As such, it's home to a countless, eclectic selection of unique foods that sometimes get left behind in favor of staples like sushi.
All About the JR Pass
A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!
6 Reasons You Have to Visit Ehime in 2018
Filled with history, culture and mikan, Ehime is a must-add to your 2018 Japan itinerary.
AAJ Adventures: Shibuya's Cutest Hedgehog Café
Play with hedgehogs in this new custom-designed mini hedgehog village just two minutes from Shibuya Station.
Tohoku in Fall: The Ultimate Koyo Experience
Anyone who has visited the Tohoku region knows about the area’s unique and stunning beauty all year round, but during fall the area truly comes alive.
The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan
Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.
Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music
Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.
Aussie Producer Turns Ghibli Music Hip-Hop
Meet Ghosting, an Australian music producer who reworked Studio Ghibli soundtracks into a tidy hip-hop instrumental mixtape.
The 5 Best Ways to Eat Chocolate in Japan
Belgium and Switzerland aren't the only places to get amazing chocolate.
3 Practical Tips for the Karaoke Beginner
With no shortage of options throughout Japan, it can be daunting for the karaoke box beginner to make their amateur singing debut. Luckily, we've got the three key tips you'll need to master the mic.