All About Japan

All About Robert Kodama
Writer, director and photographer based in the Kansai region of Japan. Passionate about finding unique places to travel to, and also the performing arts.
Kyoto Butoh-Kan

Kyoto Butoh-Kan

The world's first-ever dedicated theater space for the Japanese art of Butoh.

5 of the Best SIM-Only Contracts in Japan

5 of the Best SIM-Only Contracts in Japan

Our guide to the cheapest options for getting a phone contract in Japan.

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai

Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai

Check out some of the best theme parks the Kansai region has to offer.

5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai

5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai

Save some cash and discover cheap flight options for a beach getaway from Kansai to Okinawa with these tips.

Leave Naha for These 4 Hidden Okinawa Islands

Leave Naha for These 4 Hidden Okinawa Islands

Okinawa Prefecture is full of smaller islands with stunning nature and beaches. Why not take a quick trip away from the busy capital of Naha and find a secluded beach all to yourself?

Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route

Guide to the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route

Come along for a ride along the Shimanami Kaido cycling route and experience 70 kilometers of incredible views and glorious fresh air.

Top 5 Spots on Tropical Ishigaki Island

Top 5 Spots on Tropical Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki Island is home to some of the best spots to visit in Japan, and we've got five incredible places for you to check out while you're in the area!

Using the ili Translator in Rural Japan

Using the ili Translator in Rural Japan

Our writer Robert went on a cycling trip around western Japan and had an opportunity to test out the ili translation device in a few rural areas. Let's see how it works!

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido

Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido

Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai

How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai

We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.

Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest

Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest

Walking through the famous forest that sits at the bottom of Mount Fuji is an interesting experience and, at times, somewhat frightening.

Top 5 Don'ts for Hiking Mount Fuji

Top 5 Don'ts for Hiking Mount Fuji

Sure you can find a list of to-dos before hiking your way to the top of Mount Fuji, but here's our list of five don'ts to ensure you have the best and safest hike on the tallest mountain in Japan.

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

3 Brilliant Beaches for a Lake Biwa Barbecue

3 Brilliant Beaches for a Lake Biwa Barbecue

Take your family out on a day trip to the beach for a relaxing BBQ on the shores of Lake Biwa, the largest natural lake in Japan. We've got three great options for you.

From Kansai to Hokkaido on Public Transport

From Kansai to Hokkaido on Public Transport

While it's on the other end of the nation, there are still several easy ways of getting out to Hokkaido this year for those of you residing in the Kansai region.

Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai

Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai

Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.

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