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YTG Presents: The Full Gamut

This double-bill of physical theater in Yokohama offers both comic clowning and silent reflection.

Baby Tiger & Baby Lion Become Besties

Their time together is limited, but for now, these two make an adorable pair!

Something Wicked to Tokyo Comes

Japan’s oldest, largest English-language theater company retells the timeless tale of a man brought low by his lust for power.

Spend a Night at this Classy Japanese Prison

When staying at this century-old correctional facility, you might hope they lock you up and throw away the key!

All About the Yokohama Theatre Group

Founded in 1900, this theater group is about being part of the Yokohama community.

5 Tokyo Cafés Featuring Famous Animals

If animals and furry friends make you say 'kawaii,' go ecstatic as you enjoy coffee and good food in these cafés inspired by the world's favorite animals.

Hanazono Remixes Traditional Japanese Music

Audiences may not know what to expect when Naomichi Hanazono appears on stage. Dressed in garb inspired by traditional Japanese garments, he could have stepped out of a kabuki play. Then Western pop music starts up, and Hanazono springs into action!

Sakura: A New Non-Verbal Musical Show in Tokyo

Non-verbal shows have proven to be a huge hit in Korea, attracting audiences of international visitors and even going on worldwide tours. Now Meijiza is bringing this accessible musical style to Tokyo!

The 'Capital Dragon' of Dance & Theater

Kyoto's very own 'Dinosaur House' has been teaching and presenting dance, movement and physical theater since 1997.

Unmasking the World of Kabuki

Thanks to kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa XI, the public can now get a special look at what goes on behind the scenes.

Dance as a Camera on Life

For more than 40 years, Kei Takei has been redefining dance in both the U.S. and Japan.

7 Popular Insects in Japan

Japan has a deep fascination with insects that dates back to the age of the samurai. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular insects in Japan and what makes them so popular.

The Dresser in Tokyo

Even in Tokyo, you can savor the bleak humor of a classic play dissecting the fading days of a touring British theater troupe.

All About Kangeki Theatre

Created in 2014, Kangeki Theatre (stylized Kan劇) is just one of the theater groups bringing quality multicultural shows to Nagoya. We talked to one of the founders to learn more about the group and the state of English-language theater in central Japan.

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

Eat Naruto's Top Ramen at the Real Ichiraku!

Whether you’re a Naruto fan or a ramen fan, Ichiraku Ramen in Fukuoka offers the best of both worlds!

7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside

What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!

Italian Knows Enough Noh to Teach in Kyoto

Noh scholar Diego Pellecchia shows how it's done.

Fight the Lines to Kirby Café Tokyo 2016!

This adorable, limited-time café at Tokyo Skytree is so full of Kirby-ness, it just might burst!

Now Serving: Hot Autumn Performances

If you think the only thing delectable in Japan is the rich cuisine, you're missing a lot. There's a vast menu of performances to enjoy in Tokyo in the early days of autumn—served hot, even as summer ends.

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