All About Japan

Japan’s Newest Hot Spring is in Downtown Kobe

After digging to a depth of roughly 1,000 meters (3,281 ft), an excavation team at Sannomiya Station discovered water springing from the bedrock.

Michelin 2016: Kyoto, Nara, Kobe & Osaka

All About's Kansai gourmet guide analyzes Michelin's 2016 guides to the best restaurants in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka.

7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016

2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

10 Michelin-Starred Lunch Spots in Kansai

At lunch time, hot Michelin restaurants can be within the reach of even a more modest budget!

Move Over Godzilla: Local Kaiju are Coming!

Did you know that each of Japan’s 47 prefectures has a designated monster?

12 Incredible Onsen Getaways from Osaka

Choose from large spas, private family baths, mixed-gender onsen and more!

5 Great Couples’ Onsen Getaways

Private baths let you have some alone time in the tub.

Miyako: A Short Film

I was searching for a train station, the kind you rarely see: small, countryside. We found it—and by accident, found something else, someone else: Miyako, the station master.

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #1 Japanese Sake

Sake is probably the best known Japanese drink in the world.

5 Great Lesser-known Onsen Towns

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, then give these towns a try!

Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!

5 Delectable Kansai 'Bib Gourmand' Restaurants

"Bib Gourmand" refers to the Michelin Guide's listing of casual restaurants offering reasonably priced, great-tasting food. Here we've selected five great Bib Gourmand-recommended restaurants from the 2016 area guides.

Bathroom has 31 Female Stalls to 1 Male Stall

Japan’s all-female Takarazuka theater has an enlightened 31.5:1 female to male bathroom stall ratio.

Timber Slats Catch the Light on Awaji Island

The IZUE architecture firm, powered by three talented architects, decided to construct the perfect island getaway on the Seto Inland Sea.

The 3 Most Famous Hot Springs in Japan

Edo-Period philosopher Hayashi Razan identified the three best onsen in all of Japan.

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