All About Japan

Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels

For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.

Mountainside Embedded with Geothermal Homes

Explore this undulating, seven-unit residential building inserted into the side of a mountain in Kagawa Prefecture.

6 Great Innovations from Japan's Countryside

From urban planning and fish farming to food recycling and the re-invigoration of traditional techniques, a number of great ideas have come out of Japan's smaller towns and cities.

Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku

While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!

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.

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!

Walk Inside a Work of Art

'Oiwa Island 2' is an immersive painting created inside an inflatable vinyl dome that you can not only view, but walk into!

Feel Like a Feudal Lord in Ritsurin Garden

There isn't just one reason why Kagawa Prefecture's Ritsurin Garden has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide—there are thousands of them!

7 Premium Dashi Ingredients

’Dashi' soup stock comes in several flavors and varieties. Here's a great selection of ingredients to help you create the real taste of traditional Japanese soup in your own kitchen!

A Great Selection of Sake from Across Japan

Here's a fantastic selection of sake of varying tastes, from special brews to top-class "daiginjo"! What more could you ask for?

5 Expert-Level Chopstick Sets

Chopsticks, or 'ohashi' as they are locally known, are synonymous with Japanese cuisine, and the nation has long loved crafting its own smooth, attractive sets. Here are five of the best!

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