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5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures

Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.

A New Form of Japanese Traditional Art

Merging ‘kyogen’ comedy, ‘nihon buyo’ dance and ‘wadaiko’ drums, 'infinity' aims to merge Japan’s historical traditions and folk art into a new-age form of entertainment.

Discover the Sunrise in Chiba!

Too much hustle in Tokyo? Travel to Choshi: you’ll find one-of-a-kind views from its observatory and in the Inubosaki Lighthouse, and you can even relax in a Japanese bath.

Onsen with an Ocean View

Wowing guests with a 35-meter-high (115-ft) panoramic view overlooking the ocean, this Chiba Prefecture 'ryokan' is sure to delight hot spring lovers. And getting there from Tokyo is easier—and cheaper—than you think!

How to Get the Most Out of Fireworks in Japan

One of the centerpieces of the Japanese summer is the fireworks festivals that run through July and August. Find out how to get the most out of the experience!

Top 10 Historical Hotels & 'Ryokan' Inns

Stay at an accommodation that once served Japanese feudal lords or one that has been around since the Edo Period!

Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks

Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!

Get Spirited Away into the World of Ghibli

This stunning view will transport you to another world.

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!

Muji's Keeping Housing Simple

The long-awaited release of the Muji Hut has finally arrived, and the first lots for sale come complete with a garden.

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

How to Hatch an Egg Without Its Shell

While it doesn’t answer the age-old question of which came first, this high school class experiment is a pretty amazing one nonetheless.

4 Natural Nirvana Finds Just Outside Tokyo

Find your inner peace and a bit of fresh air at one of these four areas of natural wonder, each only an hour or two away from the city center of Tokyo.

Convert Your Pocket Change into Cool Souvenirs

Before you board your next flight at Narita Airport, head over to the huge capsule toy area to buy some cool figurines and rid yourself of all the leftover pocket change you've accumulated.

Japan's Top Music Festivals

Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!

Experiencing 'Overseas' Resorts in Japan

Exotic resorts abroad are popular with Japanese tourists, but not everyone can make the trip overseas. We did some sleuthing and found four faux-'foreign' resorts you can stay at right in Japan!

3 Reasons Why I Like Tokyo DisneySea

If you had to choose between Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, which would you choose?

9 Can't-Miss Souvenirs from Tokyo Disneyland

If you have a chance to go to Tokyo Disneyland, you must check out these souvenirs. Don't forget to buy a gift for yourself too!

An Industrial Warehouse Converted to a Café

You don't have to be in a populated center to find a third-wave coffee shop—and this one might be worth the trip for the decor alone.

'Hambaagu' Discovered by Celebrity Heartthrob

This 'hambaagu' shop was revealed to the eyes of the nation when SMAP heartthrob Shingo Katori and some celebrity pals walked through the doors with a TV crew in tow.

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