All About Japan

5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan

There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!

A Guide to the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

Winding through the Kii Peninsula, these are the only UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage trails in Japan.

A Day Out at Ise Shrine

How to enjoy Ise Shrine in one day.

Japan by Rail: An Eye-Opening Experience

Three minutes of stunning high-definition scenery taken around Japan.

Michelin Guide Octopus Balls!

The 2016 Michelin Guide contains not just one but several restaurants specializing in takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and other “B-Class Gourmet” foods famous around the Kansai area.

An Incredible Adieu to Kansai

Hien Tran walks us through a moving farewell to the Kansai area, from the classic temples and shrines to the little things like festivals, ice cream, cat cafés and farewell parties. Just try not to be moved!

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.

Brother & Sister in Japan

Watch this brother and sister enjoy exploring Japan, from Tokyo to Kansai, and from temples to roller coasters.

10 Michelin-Starred Lunch Spots in Kansai

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

Love Knows No Boundaries

Equal Wedding Japan offers traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies to all nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations in locations like on a Noh stage or in a samurai village.

Five Days in Kansai

Take a graphics-enhanced tour of Nara, Kyoto and Osaka!

5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos

These five videos will instantly transport you to some of the most vivid temples and shrines in Japan!

Smile, You're on Hanshin Camera!

In an effort to curb the use of people looking at their cellphones while walking, Hanshin Railway Company decided to build a rather ingenious device that singles people out.

9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees

Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?

Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

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

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.

Share a Gorgeous Passion for Otsu

Osamu Hasegwa is one of our favourite filmmakers, and in his latest film, “Passion for Otsu—Youngest Mayor in Japan: Naomi Koshi,” he combines his stylistic technique with a vivid storyline.

6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen

Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.

Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!

How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits

How to Choose a Geisha Experience in Kyoto

From private dinners with maiko to evening walks to catch a glimpse of the famous entertainers, get the lowdown on the various ways you can meet Kyoto's renowned geisha!

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