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Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Spring

From plum blossoms to cherry blossoms and hydrangea, there are wonderful things to discover in Ibaraki from February to late June.

All About Mount Fuji: A Comprehensive Guide

From viewing the mighty mountain in traditional artwork to witnessing an incredible sunset at the mountaintop, there's so much to love about Mount Fuji!

Toshihiko Hosaka's Incredible Sand Sculptures

Check out the unbelievable sand sculptures by Japanese artist Toshihiko Hosaka, who takes playing in a sandbox to new levels!

Fireflies Light up the Night in Amazing Photos

One Japanese photographer perfectly captures the natural beauty of Japanese summer nights by focusing on fireflies.

Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art

Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!

Spruce up the Home With 'Floating' Flower Art

Create the illusion of floating flowers with the Kaki Flower Vase.

5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo

There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?

Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento

One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.

From Chocolate Wrapper Drab to Totally Fab

To an artist, inspiration can come from anything, even chocolate candy wrappers.

Takeshi Miyakawa's Solo Sculpture Exhibition

Brooklyn-based Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa currently has a solo exhibition at John Doe gallery. On display are a series of sculptural pieces, both abstract and functional, that capture Miyakawa’s knack for reframing the small and ordinary.

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap

Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.

Kiyohiko Azuma’s Urban Sketches of Japan

Manga artist Kiyohiko Azuma draws the main character of his popular work 'Yotsuba&!' as an adorable cartoon, but his cityscapes are incredibly realistic in contrast. Take a look at a few of his wonderful sketches.

The Spectacular Story Behind Keiko's Kimono

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hawkins is back with another poignant look at the world of Japanese craftsmanship, but this time focusing on one remarkable artisan in particular: Keiko Tanabe, a master of the 'yuzen' kimono dyeing process.

10 Free Spots in Hokuriku

Japan's Hokuriku region offers plenty of appealing tourist attractions—and not all of them will cost you anything! We're here to show you 10 free spots in the region that are too good to miss!

How to Draw Intimate 'Boys Love' Scenes

From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male BL scenarios.

Anime Artist Creates Stunning Movie Trailer

Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.

Stylish Flower Vases Showcase Metallic Beauty

Yokohama Makers Village teamed up with Japanese product designers to create a line of metallic flower vases.

Marvel at Intricate Fruit & Vegetable Carvings

Japan has a rich tradition of food carving, but in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations!

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