Preview of Tokyo Game Show 2017
Coming to you live from Tokyo Game Show 2017, it's Wendell, the Managing Editor of All About Japan, along with writer Jack and Yoshitaka, our editorial assistant. And we're bringing you along as we take our first look at TGS 2017!
The Spectacular Story Behind Keiko's Kimono
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hawkins is back with another poignant look at the world of Japanese craftsmanship, but this time focusing on one remarkable artisan in particular: Keiko Tanabe, a master of the 'yuzen' kimono dyeing process.
Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel
When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.
4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals
As much as you might see about summer fireworks, there are also a number of other fantastic festivals happening in different corners of Tokyo that are very much worth heading out for!
This Beer Garden is Offering Summer Kimono
Not only do you get an incredible view, a three-course meal and all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages, but you even get a 'yukata' for an unbeatable price!
Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo
The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!
Top 20 Power Spots in Japan
Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.
Zipline Adventures Accessible from Tokyo
Why not make use of Japan's many mountains for some ziplining? There are even a few zipline options fairly easily accessible from Tokyo!
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!
5 Adrenaline-Junkie Adventures in & Near Tokyo
Tokyo has been called a haven for shopping, food tourism, technology and cultural sightseeing. But not many know that within Tokyo and near the perimeter of the prefecture, adrenaline-pumping adventures await.
5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo
There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?
13 Places to Go Canyoning in Japan
With so many rivers and mountains, Japan offers plenty of prime canyoning territory. Here are 13 great places to go canyoning in Japan!
4.5 Million Flowers Keep This Park Blue
Even if you missed the cherry blossoms, you can still catch the powdered blue fields of Hitachi Seaside in Ibaraki.
Top 5 Food Spots You Need to Try by the Beach
If you're a fan of summer, yet beach bumming just won't do, why not satisfy your tummy at one of these yummy beach joints? Before summer ends in Japan, go out and explore our Top 5 spots for summer eats!
Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events
What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!
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.
3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals
Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!
Good Breakfasts After a Bad Hangover in Tokyo
After a night of intoxication, the best way to start your day is by having a really good breakfast. This list of good and filling breakfasts may even end up being a reason to wake up early beyond the need of nursing a hangover.
Beaches Near Tokyo Perfect for a Day Trip
Some people crave listening to the crashing waves and feeling the sand between their toes. For those who live in Tokyo, you're in luck: a good number of beaches are just a local train ride away!
8 National Records in the North Kanto Region
From the world's biggest standing bronze statue to the nation's highest bungee jump, the North Kanto region sets records on both a national and global scale!