All About Japan

Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!

The latest in Nestlé Japan's line of local KitKat flavors, Yokohama's debut is based on a famous local souvenir.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

Snow Falls West of Tokyo

Some parts of Japan's Kanto and Koshin regions, west of Tokyo, were hit with over 30 cm of snow this past week!

Deep Dive Kanto Day Trips

More than just the beloved mega metropolis, Tokyo, the Kanto region is home to many local areas, each with their own unique charms. If you want to explore another side of Japan, these day trip ideas from Tokyo are the perfect way to do it!

Lawson’s First Register-Free Store

Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.

Pop Idols Sing for Prison inmates

Female duo Paix2 holds its 500th prison concert to encourage inmates to rehabilitate and return to society.

Japan's State of Emergency: What Does It Mean?

If you were thinking of traveling to Japan, there are new restrictions to heed.

Eat Authentic Ainu Food in Yokohama

You don't need to go all the way to Hokkaido to eat authentic Hokkaido food. Instead, go to Wacca from Hokkaido, located in Yokohama but run by a Hokkaido native.

Famous Raw Egg Coffee at Yokohama's Café Giang

Vietnam's famous egg coffee has finally made its way to Japan. You don't need to wait to experience this unique concoction—try it now at Café Giang's newly-opened Yokohama branch.

Bungee Jumping into Adulthood

Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.

Lawson Tries Out Unmanned Store Operation

Convenience store giant Lawson is experimenting with operating an outlet that's unmanned overnight to tackle labor shortage.

Gyoza + Beer Lovers Unite at Dandadan Sakaba

If you've got a craving for juicy gyoza and cheap beer, get yourself to the fastest growing gyoza + beer izakaya chain in Kanto—Dandadan Sakaba.

From the Mountain to the Sea

Fuji-Hakone-Izu is the most popular national park in Japan by far, receiving over 100 million visitors every year. Unlike most of Japan’s national parks, it consists of four distinct areas united by the volcanic activity.

Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!

Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!

Shop in Yokohama's Historical Warehouse Port

The Yokahama Akarenga (Red Brick Warehouse)'s iconic red bricks have served as Yokohama's representative for over 100 years. Nowadays, the two-part building serves as a shopping complex and event venue where you can leisurely shop to your heart's content.

Take a Peek at These 'Pika Pika' Popscicles

Poké-fans have three new ways to stay cool, thanks to the Drink and Ice Shop by Pokémon Café pop-up shops that’ll be open during the Pikachu Outbreak, taking place between August 6 and 12.

Rescue Dogs Brighten Up Nursing Home

These dogs used to live in shelters and needed a place to live. They found one—in a nursing home in Kanagawa Prefecture. And they brought smiles to the faces of the residents and staff.

Rugby Fans Quench Their Thirst in Yokohama

As rugby fever sweeps through Japan, fans from across the globe are celebrating with beer—and tons of it!

Winter Sledding with Santa

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.

Try International Ramen at the Raumen Museum

At the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, you can savor the best ramen from all around Japan in one convenient location.

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