All About JapanAll About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

The Natural Beauty of 'Satoyama'

While Japan's countryside always offers breathtaking views of nature, these man-made farms built near mountains are true wonders to behold in rural communities.

5 Retro Hangouts in Greater Tokyo

From old-world market streets to neighborhoods populated by old books, here are some of the city's most unique and fascinating retro hangouts.

See 1000-Year-Old Bonsai at Omiya Art Museum

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum features over 70 different exquisitely cultivated bonsai plants on display every season. From forests to dragons, each masterpiece is sculpted to perfection to embody different meanings the same as traditional paintings.

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!

4 Rock-Climbing Paradises Right in Tokyo

Tokyo isn’t known for nature. But if you visit the western part of the prefecture, you'll run into Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, an excellent getaway for both the avid hiker and the extreme mountain climber!

10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo

Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

6 Hiking Trails Close to Tokyo

No need to go far for great trails, it only takes 90 minutes (or less!) to get to all these hiking spots from central Tokyo. Lace up your boots, and discover six mountain escapes under an hour and a half away from the capital

7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo

If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track

A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.

Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews

With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!

Enjoy Seaside & Flowers in Ibaraki

Sakura season may be over, but the floral fun is just beginning at Hitachi Seaside Park, where the Nemophila are already in bloom for 2018!

Tokyo's Beautiful 'Sakura' Winter Wonderland

As spring snow fell in the nation's capital, the cherry blossoms turned into beautiful snow-capped buds.

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!

Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled

We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Top 8 Best Areas to Live in and Around Tokyo

What are the best areas in and around Tokyo to live? Tokyo’s much-ballyhooed Kichijoji only makes it to No. 3, while an outsider with easy access to Tokyo takes the top spot!

The Modernization of Japanese Bathhouses

Traditional Japanese bath houses in Tokyo are looking to boost their profile among younger and international clientele with the help of a popular Japanese fashion brand.

Starbucks Blends into Edo Japan

Blending seamlessly into this old castle town just north of Tokyo, Starbucks' new Kawagoe location will let you enjoy your coffee with a side of Edo-style charm.

Fresh Seafood BBQ Kaisaku in Enoshima

Take a trip to Enoshima's Nakamise Benzaiten Street, where you can find unique souvenirs and fill up on the freshest seafood like clams, squid and whitebait.

know-before-you-go