All About Japan

Ring in the New Year at Tokyo Disneyland!

Visitors can stay up and party all night in the happiest place on Earth on New Year's Eve 2018!

Deep Dive Kanto Day Trips

More than just the beloved mega metropolis, Tokyo, the Kanto region is home to many local areas, each with their own unique charms. If you want to explore another side of Japan, these day trip ideas from Tokyo are the perfect way to do it!

Rain Turns Tokyo Disneyland into Wonderland

Tokyo Disneyland proves dreary weather doesn't have to dampen your day, and that even in rain dreams can still come true!

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.

Year-end Cleaning at Naritasan Shinshoji

Buddhist monks spruce up Naritasan Shinshoji Temple for the annual end-of-year cleaning.

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.

Sand Sculpture Asks Japan to Protect Oceans

One Japanese artist created an elaborately carved full-page editorial featured in the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper on a beach in Chiba to implore everyone to take care of the beautiful oceans on which Japan depends so much.

Muddy Fun at a Music & Organic Vegetable Fest

About 150 festival-goers got muddy and munched on fresh organic produce at a festival in Chiba Prefecture.

Bungee Jumping into Adulthood

Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.

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!

Discover Secret Scenic Spots in Japan

Japan’s natural scenery and local cultural experiences are drawing more and more international visitors off the beaten path.

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

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

Transforming Vacant Japanese Schools into B&Bs

A hotel with a difference—old schoolhouses in Japan are getting a new lease on life, by being transformed into hotels for visitors.

Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?

If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.

Fireball in Japan Identified as Meteorite

Researchers have identified a fireball seen streaking across the night sky over wide areas of Japan in early July as a meteorite.

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.

Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge with Coke

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

Where to Avoid the Crowds Near Tokyo

Tokyo may be one of the busiest cities on the planet, but veer slightly beyond the prefectural borders and you'll find all sorts of less-charted regions, free from the crowds.

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!

Catch Some Waves with Pikachu at LaLaport

In Chiba, not far from the heart of Tokyo, the LaLaport in Tokyo Bay is a popular shopping destination with more than 400 shops ranging from fashion to homeware to specialty stores.

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