All About Japan

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs

The central feature of a traditional Japanese inn—or 'ryokan'—is the communal hot bath.

Shoryudo: See More, Do More, Travel Smarter

Not sure where to go in Japan and only have a short time to visit? Why not do it all in central Japan? Get a major dose of culture, food, shopping, history and fun, all of which can be found in the Shoryudo region.

Experience the Beauty of Japan in 8K Video

From the rugged mountains of Hokkaido and verdant forests of Kyushu to spectacular festivals of Aichi and the Tokyo skyline, this video stunningly captures the beauty of Japan in under three minutes.

Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route

Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.

Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events

What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!

Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya

Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.

Take a Peek at Ghibli Theme Park Concept Art!

The long-anticipated opening of the new Studio Ghibli theme park has had us dreaming of what would be inside. With the release of some new concept art, we're finally getting a glimpse of which Ghibli properties will get their day in the sun!

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

After a 12-Year Hiatus, Utada Hikaru Is Back!

After 12 years, fans finally have a chance to see 'Kingdom Hearts' and 'Evangelion' singer Utada Hikaru live once more! And a strategic purchase will boost your odds of getting tickets to her upcoming shows!

30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge with Coke

These limited edition Coca-Cola bottles feature lovely designs that highlight regional history and culture!

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

Cherry Tree Made of 880,000 Lego Bricks!

This incredible cherry blossom tree is made up of more than 880,000 Lego pieces—but you can only see it until May 6!

Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route

Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.

Where to Go in Japan for the Best Live Music

Tokyo has a number of suburbs that are overflowing with live music hubs, many of which accommodate specific genres. No matter your taste there’s a venue (or live house) for you, even if you're not in Tokyo.

'Ranma 1/2' Café Set to Open in 3 Cities

Longtime 'Ranma' fans can indulge in a bevy of lovingly crafted dishes with clever nods to the series and even experience some VR entertainment while waiting for their orders.

5 Great Snow Getaways from Nagoya

When there's snow, think of these five places in the Chubu region of Japan. From visiting hot spring villages to seeing bathing monkeys, you'll be enjoying the cold!

12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project

As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.

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