5 Reasons Tipping Isn't Done in Japan
Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story!
Life in Japan: Where to Begin when Moving In
On the hunt for a new apartment? Even without the language barrier, moving in Japan can be pretty tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help!
Reenacting a 30,000-Year-Old Voyage to Japan
Five people reenacted a canoe ride their ancestors likely took from Taiwan to Japan some 30,000 years ago!
Explore the Sumo World at Kokugikan Street
The best place to experience authentic sumo wrestler culture is at Kokugikan Street in Ryogoku. You can learn about sumo wrestling, watch a sumo match, and even eat like a sumo wrestler.
10 Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to Japan
Make the most of your visit to Japan and avoid some serious stress with these tips from a longtime Tokyoite! Find out when to avoid trains, how to find ATMs, when to travel and more.
Sleep at Futuristic Luxury Capsule Hotel 9h
Experience both a capsule hotel and an award-winning, futuristic living experience all in 9h.
Travel Back in Time at the Edo-Tokyo Museum
If you're a history buff, you can't miss the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a museum filled with hands-on exhibits and displays to help you imagine how life was in Japan back in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Top 10 Things to Do in Hiroshima
Check out our list for all the inspiration you need to visit this dynamic, cosmopolitan city!
There's Still Fresh Seafood at Tsukiji Market
Any fan of sushi or seafood in Tokyo knows that the best place to eat is the Tsukiji Outer Market, even after the famous inner market and wholesale auction moved to Toyosu in 2018.
Conquer Tokyo in One Day with the SKY BUS
SKY BUS TOKYO offers guided and hop-on tours all around Tokyo via their open-top double-decker buses. For those that have limited time, you can see all of Tokyo's must-visit landmarks quickly and efficiently—leaving your schedule open for more activities.
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.
Daiba 1-chome Shotengai: Time-travel to 1960s
The Showa era might be over, but you can still take a trip back in time at Odaiba's Daiba 1-chome Shotengai—a mini-theme park made of 10 stores and 7 entertainment facilities with the retro feel of the 1960s.
Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum
At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.
Find Your Next Best Pal at the Mameshiba Cafe
Unfortunately, there aren't that many chances to meet a Shiba dog in Japan for tourists—until now. At the Mameshiba Cafe located in Takeshita Street in Harajuku, for 880 yen for 30 minutes, you can play with the 12 friendly canine staff members.
Look Down on the Metropolis from Tokyo Tower
The Tokyo Tower Deck Tour brings you 333 meters up the famous red landmark, showing you 360 degree views from the center of Tokyo.
Bask in the Cuteness Overload of @home cafe
You only live once, so you might as well go to a maid cafe at least once too. At @home cafe, surround yourself with cute maids in cute outfits, serving you cute food in a cute manner. Did we mention it's all so very cute!
All About’s Guide to Nara
As Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara is home to a wealth of historical and cultural delights—and deer, lots of deer! Check out our guide to find out how to make the most of your time in this ancient area.
Tokyo Tower Souvenirs to Remember Forever
Remember your trip to Tokyo's landmark red tower with the gift shop that has almost every souvenir imaginable.
Shin-Okubo: Korea Town of Tokyo
If you don't have the time or money to take the flight to South Korea, visit Shin-Okubo instead for a mini taste of the best of trending Korean street food, cosmetics, idol goods, and more.
2019 Ranking of Japan's Rudest Train Behaviors
Every year, commuters participate in an annual survey to determine the most aggravating behaviors observed on trains and at stations. Learn what not to do on Japanese transportation with the 2019 poll results.