All About Japan

10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku

Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!

7 Exquisite Bowls from Different Materials

From wood and lacquerware to porcelain and glass, Japanese artisans have used a number of innovative materials to produce some of the most wonderful creations.

7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options

Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.

Attention to Detail is Key

Don't take your eyes off this video for a second, or you'll miss seeing the precision and concentration that it takes to design a single bowl.

Using Carbon Fibers for Earthquake Reistance

Unveiled on November 13, 2015, Kengo Kuma's three-story "fa-bo" has been billed as the world’s first use of carbon fibers as earthquake-resistant material.

Wonders of Japan: Hospitality

Experience the welcoming culture of hospitality that is the pride of Japan.

A Taste of Green Tourism in Traditional Japan

Despite their combined population of only 900, the villages of Shunran no Sato drew 11,000 visitors in 2014, attracted by the prospect of experiencing traditional Japanese life from locals only too happy to share.

Central Japan's 11 Best Edible Souvenirs

Chubu is the central region of Japan's main island, Honshu. No visit to the beautiful, historic region is complete without bringing home some of its most delectable souvenirs.

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!

Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.

Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans

Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.

5 Stunning Walks in the Japanese Countryside

Locals share secret trails with incredible views of the Japanese countryside!

Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature

Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.

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