All About Japan

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'

Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

Meet a Giant Panda at Kobe Oji Zoo!

Kobe has plenty of tourist attractions, but how many people know where to meet a panda face-to-face in the city?

Top 10 Historical Hotels & 'Ryokan' Inns

Stay at an accommodation that once served Japanese feudal lords or one that has been around since the Edo Period!

Testing out the ili Translation Device in Kobe

Our writer Eric headed out to Kobe to check out the Sannomiya nightlife, and he brought an ili translation device along for the ride with amusing results.

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Top 10 'Hanami' Spots in Japan

The transient nature of cherry blossoms is an essential part of their beauty, but no one wants to be left in the dark when it comes to finding the perfect spot to see them.

Japan's 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

While some ancient castles may be hard to find in Japan today, many of their surrounding villages are still standing strong.

Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai

Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.

Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai

Check out some of the best theme parks the Kansai region has to offer.

Top 5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hyogo

When viewing the cherry blossoms in the Kansai region, it would be easy to get lost in the beauty of Kyoto and Osaka and forget Hyogo Prefecture. But these sites are well worth traveling to as well. Check out our Top 5 picks!

Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

Go From Osaka to Kyushu on an Overnight Ferry

For just ¥10,000 you can travel halfway across the country in your sleep on the Bullet Ferry.

7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures

Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!

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