All About Japan

6 Unique Capsule Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo has all sorts of accommodation, but no trip to Japan is complete without staying in one of their unique capsule hotels!

Working in Japan: 6 Expats Spill the Beans

What is working in Japan REALLY like? We asked six foreign residents about their experiences and tips for making a living in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map

Created by a Japanese designer and map enthusiast, the Tokyo Last Train Map lays out all of Tokyo's trains in radial form, along with the times they leave their first stop and arrive at their last.

Can You Survive USJ's Spooky Halloween Hotel?

Are you brave enough to stay in a scary hotel? Travelers to Universal Studios Japan can spend a hair-raising night at a haunted hotel.

An Electronic Pop Homage to Kyoto

How many famous Kyoto sites can you spot in Clean Bandit's Japanese music video of "Solo feat. Demi Lovato?"

Awesome iPhone Cases Show Off Surreal Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Shinji Tsuchimochi created his own '100 Views of Tokyo,' and has turned some of his whimsical & surreal prints into gorgeous iPhone cases!

Food Fight: Instant Noodle Warriors

An eclectic Japanese graphic designer creates awesome warrior sculptures using imitation food, packaging and utensils. Who will win this epic food fight?

Surreal Illustrations Are a Slice of Life

A Japanese illustrator by the name of Marumichi combines food with everyday life to create charming, surreal illustrations.

Conan O'Brien Calls Out Japan's "Conan Town"

The American late night talk show host has one simple demand for the town: pay three trillion yen (US$270 billion) for the appropriation of his given name or face a lawsuit! But the mayor of the town has a few demands of his own...

Catchy Summer Jam is an Ode to Osaka

Relive your last trip to Osaka (or fall in love with the city for the first time!) with this music video from the band Room 39!

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

This frosty brew from Echigo Beer in Niigata Prefecture gets its seal of approval (and label!) from the masterful animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki.

Tradition Meets Totoro in New Stoneware Set

One of Japan's most enduring traditions combines with one of its most beloved characters for an adorable, unmissable combination!

Kawaii Conan Spotted in Harajuku

After landing in Japan, the late night American comedian Conan O'Brien took to the streets of Harajuku to try out a unique Japanese fashion subculture.

Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology

Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.

All About Idol Insanity

What's all the fuss about J-pop idols? How did they start in the first place? Find out answers to these questions and more as we take a look at the phenomenon of Japanese idols!

Conan Arrives in "Conan Town" to Settle Beef

Despite one major mishap along the way, Conan O'Brien managed to make it to the town of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture, where he met the mayor and served up some delicious hamburgers.

Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life

Currently based in Tokyo, Polish artist Matto beautifully captures the streets of Tokyo with watercolor illustrations.

Ponyo: Coming to a Tasty Treat Near You!

The adorable character Ponyo joins Studio Ghibli fan-favorite Totoro in dessert form at the well-known Tokyo café, Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, for a limited time.

Conan O'Brien is Coming to Japan

After meeting the outlandish demands of Hokuei's mayor, the American comedian will be coming to Japan to collect three trillion yen in indemnities.

Tokyo's Bizarre Architectural Wonders

There's no doubt that Tokyo is an architectural marvel! But with so many buildings, there's bound to be a few that stand out for their unique design. Check out these five examples of Tokyo's most bizarre architectural wonders!

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