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Niigata Lantern Festival

No need to venture all the way to Thailand to view this lantern festival. Just hop on the bullet train to Niigata!

Dotonbori During the Tenjin Matsuri

Check out the cool atmosphere of Osaka's Dotonbori area during the Tenjin Matsuri.

Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.

Funassyi Meets Ozzy Osbourne

It's official: Funassyi will be participating in Ozzfest Japan 2015.

Japanese Festivals: Setsubun

Setsubun is the last day of winter in the traditional Chinese calendar, which is celebrated on February 3 each year in Japan. Find out how to celebrate with sushi!

6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu

Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.

Okinawa's Feast of the Dragon God

Featuring everything from dragon dances to taiko drums and massive-scale shodo calligraphy, Uruma City's Feast of the Dragon God festival is a lavish indulgence in local culture.

Naha's Tsuboya Pottery Festival

The Tsuboya area has been known as "the town of pottery" since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It celebrates this heritage every November.

Japan's 5 Most Elegant Christmas Trees

Grab some hot cider and head out the door to view these classy Christmas trees.

Tenjin Festival Taiko Drums

Enjoy the various taiko drummers of Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri.

Top 3 Part-Time Jobs During the Holidays

The end of December is the busiest time of year in Japan, so almost everywhere is looking for extra help!

The Biggest Temple You've Never Heard Of

While many regions of Japan are world-renowned for their shrines and temples, sometimes it's the ones you've never heard of that leave the biggest impression.

5 Fabulous Japanese Makeup Tutorials

Japanese makeup can almost be a way of life. While these sometimes classic, sometimes ultra-trendy and wild makeup looks appear difficult, they’re actually quite easy to pull off with a little practice.

5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo

Discover the best sights and things to do in snowy Sapporo during the winter months, including a few options off the beaten path. You'll see there's more to Sapporo than just the local ramen!

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