All About Japan

Hayao Miyazaki Is Back & You Can Work With Him

It seems Hayao Miyazaki, the master film director and patriarch of Studio Ghibli, can't stay away from making animated movies and if you've got the talent and the Japanese language ability (regardless of nationality), you too can work on his next film.

Documentary on Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki On Sale

This NHK special documentary follows master animator Hayao Miyazaki as he comes out of retirement to work on his next projects.

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

11 Anime You Have to Watch Before You Die

Everyone has on opinion on the 'best' anime. But which are the anime that—regardless of quality—you simply have to watch before you die? These 11 are the ones you need to see!

20 Absolutely Romantic Date Spots in Tokyo

No trip to Tokyo is complete without checking out these Tokyo dating spots.

Tokyo Side Trips for Every Type of Traveler

While Tokyo alone could satisfy your craving for a yin and yang experience—say, a taste of city life in Shibuya coupled with the greenery of Shinjuku Gyoen—there's more to enjoy beyond the city limits of Tokyo!

Studio Ghibli Set to Open New Theme Park

While Tokyo is busy hosting the Summer Olympic Games, a new Ghibli Park is slated to open in 2020 in Aichi Prefecture.

Hayao Miyazaki Reveals Details About Next Film

Looks like Hayao Miyazaki has finally come out of retirement to work on his last full feature film.

Ghibli's Kiki Is Back & Delivering Cup Noodle

Relive the magic of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' with this commercial that takes place four years after the original movie.

Bring a Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchenware

Iconic characters from the popular Hayao Miyazaki anime 'Spirited Away' are ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

Watch 100 Years of Anime History in One Video

This year, anime turns 100! And to celebrate, the Association of Japanese Animations has spliced together some of the most significant and popular anime to date.

Ghibli Artist's Bread Ad Will Melt Your Heart

A former Studio Ghibli animator has created a heartwarming new anime commercial to promote a pastry shop in Fukuoka. Just try not to get the feels!

Surprise: 'My Neighbor Totoro' Has a Sequel!

Have you seen all the Ghibli movies? All of them. Including the 'My Neighbor Totoro' sequel that only plays in one theater in all of Japan!

'Road to Laputa' Scenery Gone for Good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning 'Road To Laputa,' which looks like Studio Ghibli’s 'Castle in the Sky' come to life, may close permanently.

A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other

This kind of bathing system is straight out of 'Spirited Away'!

5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families

No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

Aussie Producer Turns Ghibli Music Hip-Hop

Meet Ghosting, an Australian music producer who reworked Studio Ghibli soundtracks into a tidy hip-hop instrumental mixtape.

Food-Themed Exhibition Coming to Ghibli Museum

Ghibli films have a magical way of romanticizing everyday, ordinary events—including the simple act of eating. Come relive some of the fantastic food-related moments on display at the Ghibli Museum from May 27, 2017.

Functional & Funny Cosplay T-Shirts

Now you can transform yourself into popular characters like No Face, Slime, Ryuk and Spider-Man, simply by pulling your shirt over your head!

know-before-you-go
All About Japan Travel Awards 2017 All About Japan Travel Awards 2017