All About Japan

Stylishly Slurp Down Curry Udon at cuud

In Haneda Airport, get a taste of the perfect bowl of curry udon at cuud. Whether you just need a quick bite to eat or want to watch in luxury as chefs prepare udon from scratch, you won't be disappointed.

New Narita Airport Control Tower Adds Safety

Looking to further enhance safety and security, the construction of a new control tower has been completed at Narita International Airport.

Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL

If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.

Japan Domestic Air Travel Down 65% in August

It should come as no surprise that the number of passengers traveling by air within Japan during the summer holiday season in August dropped 65 percent from last year.

'Catch 'em All' with Pokémon Vending Machines

Instead of wandering the grass looking for wild Pokémon, you can now get them even easier with new Pokémon vending machines conveniently located throughout Tokyo.

New Low-Cost Carrier Unveils Cabin Interior

Zipair, a new low-cost carrier, is coming to Tokyo, and the company just released footage of its snazzy new airplane cabin.

Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo

As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?

Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Narita

Narita International Airport will introduce a facial recognition system to help speed up the boarding process come 2020.

Japan Airlines Testing Remote Customer Service

Japan Airlines is providing customer service remotely using an avatar on a trial basis.

Saying 'Sayonara' to Japan? It'll Cost Ya!

As of January 7, 2019, Japan has launched a departure tax that applies to both residents and visitors leaving Japan.

Electronic Customs Declaration Gate at Narita

The electronic customs declaration gate at Narita Airport is now available for use by all travelers arriving at Terminal 3!

Check Out a Tricky New Sign at Haneda Airport

A train operator gets creative using optical illusions in the hopes of enhancing safety of passengers from Haneda Airport.

What's in Haneda's Unique Vending Machines?

For better or worse, Japan is known for their unique vending machines. And at Haneda Airport, you'll find some very special vending machines.

ANA Amps Up Emergency Procedures with Kabuki

The Japanese airline ANA has upped their pre-flight safety game with videos that utilize an essential and unforgettable Japanese art.

Santa Claus Comes to Japan

Finland’s Santa Claus Foundation sent an official representative on a plane (not a sleigh) to Narita Airport to spread Christmas cheer.

Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R

No loyalty program or first-class ticket is required to utilize this open-to-anyone oasis in Kansai International Airport, which is complete with free drinks, loaner Nintendo Switch systems and even shower booths!

Saliva Testing for COVID at Japanese Airports

Japan’s government will nearly double the coronavirus testing capacity at international airports such as Haneda by introducing antigen examinations using saliva samples whose results take only about an hour.

Japan to Ban Travelers from US, China & Korea

Japan is set to ban all travelers from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe, including those who have been to those countries within 14 days.

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

JR West & Hello Kitty Combine for Max 'Kawaii'

JR West teams up with Hello Kitty to clad its Kansai Special Rapid train in kawaii decals, which means passengers can ride from Kansai Airport to Kyoto in a colorful Kitty train cabin!

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