Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami
Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.
Time Travel with Japan's "Warlord" Clocks
Tokyo's Daimyo Clock Museum showcases unique Japanese clocks and the old way of measuring time used in the Edo period.
Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations
The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!
Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany
In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.
Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief
Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.
Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement
People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.
Learning Japan's Ancient Horseback Archery
Yabusame is a traditional samurai martial, involving shooting an arrow at a target from the back of a horse galloping at full speed. I attempted to learn this in one day. And so can you.
“Chibafornia” : Japan’s hottest surfing coast
Chiba’s Pacific coast was chosen as the very first site for Olympic surfing for some perfectly good reasons: its surfing culture, its location not far from Tokyo, and very consistent waves.
Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway
Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.
5 Awesome Plant-Based, Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo
Tokyo is known as the restaurant capital of the world, and vegans don't need to miss out. Here are some of the tastiest vegan restaurants in Tokyo that don't just serve salad.
The Shonan Coast's Best Brew Pubs and Taprooms
The scenic stretch of shoreline just southwest of Tokyo has become a significant center for craft beer. Here are some of the best.
Toilet Wonders of the Architectural World
Head to Shibuya in Tokyo to experience toilets like you've never experienced them before.
Nine Treasures of Japan You NEED to See. Here’s How!
Japan classifies certain precious objects as "National Treasures." Each has so much to teach us about Japanese history and culture. How many do you already know?
Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series
Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.
A Day Trip Exploring Japan's Feudal History in Mito City
The city of Mito is within easy access of Tokyo or Narita Airport, perfect for a day trip.
The Old Town of Sawara: The Ideal Day Trip from Narita Airport
From centuries-old buildings to botanical gardens and picturesque canals, the Edo-era town of Sawara is a joy to discover—and a short distance from Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
Worms, Sewers, and Mummies! Tokyo’s 7 Weirdest Museums
In a city with hundreds of museums, it's easy to overlook Tokyo's smaller museums. But bigger doesn't always mean better! From parasites to sewer pipes, Tokyo's museums offer something for everyone!
More Autumn Colors: Glorious Rose Gardens Near Tokyo
As the leaves of trees all over Japan begin to change colors, don't forget to also check out these autumn roses coming into full bloom!
Masks for Musical Instruments
Masks have become an everyday necessity in the coronavirus age, and now there are masks for musical instruments.
5 Great Reasons Why You Should Go Out to a Japanese Baseball Game
Although Sumo is nominally Japan's national sport, baseball is what the people really play and watch here. The experience surrounding a Japanese baseball game is unique and an absolute must if you are living in or visiting the land of the rising fastball.