Japanese Beach Basics: Rules, Tips & Etiquette
Looking to soak up a little sun on one of Japan's gorgeous beaches? Check out our helpful tips to make the most of your time by the seaside! Plus, get recommendations for beaches near Tokyo and Osaka.
Top 5 'Okonomiyaki' in Osaka & Hiroshima
There are many places that offer the gooey, savory Japanese pancake, 'okonomiyaki.' Osaka and Hiroshima Prefectures are the top two hotspots around the country, with two distinctly delicious styles of this supremely cravable dish!
7 Hidden Temples & Shrines in Tokyo
If you're looking to avoid temples and shrines congested with tourists, you may want to try visiting one of these other traditional places of worship!
5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors
Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!
10 Onomatopoeia Terms You Need to Know
Whether you're a first-time visitor to Japan, a current resident or simply studying the language, if you want to impress your friends with some Japanese try out these incredibly useful onomatopoeia expressions!
TripAdvisor's Top 10 Japan Spots for 2018
Debating where to go in Japan? We break down TripAdvisor's Top 10 choices for 2018!
10 Shockingly Cheap Tokyo Ramen Shops
Trying to find a ramen bowl that’s in-budget, but still mouth-wateringly delicious can be frustrating.
8 Clever Post-it Notes from Japan
Tired of plain, old yellow post-it notes? Why not spice things up by writing your memos on a Rilakkuma—or a 3-D sticky note cube?
7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles
The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!
5 Next-level Maid Cafés
Warrior maids, gaming maids, toy maids, magical maids and massage maids await!
An Intro to Japan's 5 Big 'Eikaiwa' Companies
These five English conversation schools have some key differences you may want to study before choosing where to work.
English Conversation School 101
Thinking of applying to teach at an 'eikaiwa'? You might want to read up on some things you can expect from English conversation schools in Japan.
Top 4 Makeup YouTubers
Dying to know how to apply makeup for the next Japanese festival outing? Or maybe you just want to know the best Japanese cosmetic brand for eye shadow? No matter the question, these girls have you covered!
Top 3 Cosplay Makeup YouTubers
Thinking of dressing up as your favorite anime or Disney character at a convention or for Halloween, but can't seem to get the makeup just right? Let these hot YouTubers lend you a helping hand!
The Oldest Japanese Grocery Store in the US
Providing quality Japanese ingredients and products since 1907, Katagiri offers a wide array of Japanese foodstuffs that can be shipped within the continental U.S.
Saitama's Top 5 Foody Souvenirs
After taking in the sights in Saitama, why not bring back some goodies to enjoy at home, or as gifts to your friends and coworkers?
Sweet Santa Strawberry Treats
Cut out Santa's cookies this year and try making these quick strawberry cuts that bear a striking resemblance to Kris Kringle.
Tottori’s Winter Season: Lights & Sand Dunes
When most Japanese people think of Tottori, the first thing that pops into their minds is the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. The summer is a great time for sand—but Tottori also has some unique offerings in winter, too!
Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima
Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
This video, taken in the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama showing the snow-caped mountains and thatched roofs, is enough to make anyone pack their bags and head to Gifu Prefecture.