All About Japan

HIROSHIMA

3 Distinct Cities, 3 Amazing Stories

Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka—three main cities of Japan, yet so different!

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.

Full List: Japan’s UNESCO Shrines & Temples!

Japan is home to thousands of historic shrines and temples, and a good few of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A visit to just one can give insight into Japanese culture.

Momiji Manju: A Snack Worthy of Miyajima

Made by wrapping adzuki bean jam in a castella-like dough, momiji manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape.

The History of Japanese Cosmetic Brushes

These high quality, hand-made products carry a long history and unique manufacturing process that makes each and any one of them a true art work.

Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!

Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!

Around Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, & Hiroshima

Take a three-minute video tour around some typical (and slightly atypical) scenes in Japan.

A Visual Love Letter to Japan

There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.

Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!

KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.

Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture

There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.

8 Beautiful Bags from Around Japan

Here you'll find an environmental friendly corrugated cardboard bag, as well as the so-called "Bank Robber" bag, which would definitely work well in a big-budget Hollywood heist movie!

The National Research Institute of Brewing

The National Research Institute of Brewing in Higashihiroshima City carries out advanced analysis, evaluation and research on alcoholic beverages.

A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan

Some of us came to Japan for work, others for fun and adventure. For Ari Beser, Japan held the answers to understanding his family's past and gave him the tools he needed to help shape the future.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Home Movies of Pre-War Hiroshima

This home movie from American Marlin D. Farnum offers a glimpse into ordinary citizens' lives in Hiroshima back before World War II.

Take a Breakneck Video Tour of Japan!

Filmed during a three-week railway journey through Japan, this stupendously edited collection of memories reminds us of what can be so fascinating about this island nation.

Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days

From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!

Japan's Top 5 'Hanami' Hikes

Japanese culture is deeply tied to nature, and there's no better time to appreciate the Japanese wilderness than cherry blossom season.

Suvé Body Brush

The brush tips create a foamy, rich lather and gently cleanse the skin, leaving a feathery, light feeling. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it can be used comfortably by children.

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