All About Japan

5 Places to Buy Traditional Crafts in Tokyo

When shopping for traditional crafts in Tokyo, the options can be dizzying (if not absolutely exhausting) to sort through. So to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stores!

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.

Keep Cool in Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata

What better way to stay (and look) cool than with a 'yukata' that represents your favorite characters from the hit series, Sailor Moon?

Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time

A new year-long exhibit at the famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo showcases their masterful use of color to depict the passage of time, time of day, seasonality and more!

All About's Guide to Ramen

Ramen has gained a legendary culinary status worldwide, and we're here to help you understand why. So let's learn all about ramen!

5 Classy Cocktail Hideouts in Ginza

Japan is known for its artisanal, creative flair in the culinary industry, which naturally jumped into the world of making cocktails. Tokyo's Ginza area is at the forefront of this thriving cocktail scene, and here are some places to enjoy it!

Destination Denim: How Jeans Bring in Tourists

Among aficionados, Japanese denim is known for its high quality and meticulous craftsmanship. As international visitors to Japan increases, so too does global interest in Japanese denim production.

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?

"Fall" for this Incredible Coloring Technique

Japanese artist and Twitter user Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork.

How to Buy a (Cheap!) House in Japan

Looking for affordable property in Japan? With a few tips (and by thinking beyond Tokyo) you may be able to snag a lovely house, apartment or tract of land for a steal! But of course, terms and conditions apply.

Hokusai's "Great Wave" Splashes in Moscow

Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is perhaps one of the most iconic images that Japan has ever exported. And it’s now emerged as a giant mural on the facade of a new development in Moscow.

All About's Guide to Sapporo

Sapporo is Hokkaido Prefecture's vibrant and eclectic capital city. Its varied climate and laid back-vibe make it one of the nation's most interesting tourist destinations in any season!

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!

5 Hot Sake for Winter!

Japanese sake is the nation's favorite drink. As the chill of winter sets in, the temperature of the sake rises, which is the perfect way to stay warm!

9 Craft Beers Perfect for Spring

Is there anything better than beer, sunshine and friends? A nice CRAFT beer, sunshine and friends! These nine beers are perfect for spring (or any season!), and are sure to take your hanami or picnics to the next level!

Watercolors Bring the Streets of Tokyo to Life

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

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!

Stay Warm and Look Cool in a Kimono Parka

This awesome Japanese kimono parka combines traditional fashion with modern streetwear!

Uji: An Awesome Day Trip from Kyoto

Home to some of the best green tea and one of the most recognizable temples in Japan, Uji is a destination that shouldn't be missed if you're exploring Kyoto and the rest of the Kansai area!

Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art

A Japanese design firm has developed a distinctly Japanese version of the classic memory game, Concentration, using the awesome art found on manhole covers throughout the country!

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