Get Spirited Away into the World of Ghibli
This stunning view will transport you to another world.
Super Cheap Japan's Top 10 Fall Color Spots
Want to know the best, cheapest spots for fall colors in Japan?
Tokyo Marathon: The Day We Unite
Launched in 2007, the Tokyo Marathon now draws up to 37,000 competitors, over 10,000 volunteers and more than 1.5 million spectators, and has become one of the world’s dominant marathons.
Cosplay as Samurai & Walk through Kamakura
When you visit Kamakura, you can not only look like a samurai—you can also eat like one!
The 12 Top Spots for Autumn Colors in Japan
Think you know your 'koyo'? Here's the autumn color hall of fame!
The Tomioka Silk Mill
Located in Gunma Prefecture, the Tomioka Silk Mill is a well-preserved symbol of modernization and international cooperation. It was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2014.
All About the Yokohama Theatre Group
Founded in 1900, this theater group is about being part of the Yokohama community.
Sakura: A New Non-Verbal Musical Show in Tokyo
Non-verbal shows have proven to be a huge hit in Korea, attracting audiences of international visitors and even going on worldwide tours. Now Meijiza is bringing this accessible musical style to Tokyo!
Hot Autumn Leaves Spots a Few Hours from Tokyo
If you take just two to three hours to get outside of Tokyo, you'll be able to have some truly wild and beautiful autumn adventures!
UNESCO Sites in the Tokyo Area
Tokyo is great for food, shopping and relaxation. But you should know there are also a handful of stellar World Heritage Sites right in the area!
Beauty Inside & Out: World Heritage Art Museum
Of the 17 World Heritage buildings that make up 'The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,' Tokyo boasts the only one in East Asia.
Top 5 Tea Places for Ladies Who Just Lunched
Yes, girls just wanna have fun! And for some, this means a long chat over tea in a calming environment that grants breathing space. While big name tea franchises abound in Japan, here are Tokyo and Yokohama's best kept secrets.
An Inside Look at Hakone Marquetry
See the incredible dedication required to produce the beautifully intricate designs of Hakone marquetry.
True Colors: Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Attracting almost 2 million visitors every year, Nikko Toshogu Shrine is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
Surf & Cycle on Tokyo’s Subtropical Islands
Head down to two of Tokyo's islands for a tropical getaway full of good waves and relaxing hot springs.
Take a Hike in Kamakura
Only one hour away from Tokyo, why not try hiking the trails at the ancient capital of Kamakura.
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
5 Things I Learned Doing Japanese Improv
If you're getting tired of JLPT textbooks, kanji apps and watching TV you don’t understand, why not think about using improv comedy to study the language?
8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan
Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!
Matto's 'Tokyo Storefront' Illustrations
Mateusz Urbanowicz is a Polish artist making his living here in Japan as an animator and artist. And when he's not working on hit films, like "Your Name," he's working on his own projects. One cool example are these fascinating Tokyo storefront drawings!