Be Absolutely Dazzled by Tokyo at Night
Tokyo consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the world, and these three night viewing spots will help you understand what makes the city so magical.
Afuri's Mouthwatering 'Yuzu' Ramen
It's so delicious, you'll honestly want drink all the soup!
We Eat Mushrooms, But What Do Mushrooms Eat?
While wild mushroom hunting is a well-known hobby in Japan, not many of us know how mushrooms are farmed. Come take a closer look at the cultivation process for one of Japan's most famous mushrooms, the earthy, meaty shiitake.
Count on us to help you find the perfect seaweed to go with a variety of Japanese dishes.
Add a Bit of 'Neba-Neba' to Your Diet
Looking for some adventurous yet healthy food options? Get a hold of these three sticky, slimy foods—if you can!
Hikers, Beware the Bear!
Don't let your guard down when you hike through Japanese forests—bears are not cute and cuddly when alarmed!
How 'Alien Species' Invade Japan
Invasive species bring unintended negative consequences to local ecosystems, often preying on and competing with native species or even threatening cultural customs such as 'hanami' (cherry blossom viewing festivals).
Where Do Wild Boars Outnumber Humans?
There's no stopping them! Numbers of wild boars keep growing despite challenges posed by the sea, radiation or hunters.
Discover the Underwater Galapagos of Asia
If you're on your way to the heights of Tokyo Skytree, take a moment to look into the depths of the ocean as well!
This 'Izakaya' Truly Is Stranger than Fiction!
Read only if you're up for a wacky 'izakaya' experience.
3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities
We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.
Hunt Through 2 Million Handmade Items!
HandMade in Japan Fes presents a weekend full of crafts, music, performances, food, drinks and farmers markets conveniently packed in one venue.
Rainy Days are the Perfect Excuse for Pottery
A rainy day doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. Pottery anyone?
5 Tools for Getting Started with 'Sumi-e'
Japanese 'sumi-e' ink wash painting is a great hobby to pick up—it's cheap and easy to get started!
Hidden Gems in Emerald-Green Yakushima!
See if you already know about these five interesting things to look out for while hiking in Yakushima.
Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park
With free scopes and binoculars available for checking out dozens of species, the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park is an unexpected natural oasis just north of Haneda Airport.
5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Your Mount Takao Trip
Variety is the spice of life—so enjoy your Mount Takao trip in more ways than one!
5 Things to Expect from Japan’s Countryside
Countryside Japan is quite different from cosmopolitan areas like Tokyo or Osaka. We'll help you get out there, get off the Shinkansen and go exploring!
The Birds & the Bees of Sakura Trees
Three fun facts about the reproductive ecology of Japanese cherry trees.
Where Do Old Trains Go?
Most people envision Japan's trains as shiny, advanced, and new—but where do the old trains go when they're no longer needed?