All About JapanAll About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

Go From Osaka to Kyushu on an Overnight Ferry

For just ¥10,000 you can travel halfway across the country in your sleep on the Bullet Ferry.

Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season

Japan is a country with clearly defined seasons, which allows Japanese farmers to grow specific fruits that are seasonally popular. We'll teach you the two top fruits from each season to be on the lookout for no matter when you visit Japan.

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

Offbeat Japan: Water & Greenery in Kumamoto

Join Jordy Meow as he traverses the idyllic, natural side of Kumamoto.

Top 5 Luxurious KAI Ryokan Inns Across Japan

Explore the natural beauty of Japan’s hidden luxuries at one of these splendid traditional Japanese inns.

13 Places to Paraglide in Japan

There are over a dozen places where you can paraglide across Japan. Most are located in the central regions, but there are also paragliding options in Hokkaido and the southern islands if you know where to look!

Japan's Top 5 Roadside Service Stops

If you're planning a road trip in Japan, you may just want to stop by one of these rest areas for a soak in a hot spring, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and scenic views.

Why Is This Sushi Roll White Instead of Red?

'Tekkamaki' tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.

A Powerful Message of Peace From a Café

Nagasaki Starbucks marks the anniversary of World War II's end with a powerful message of peace on its chalkboard.

10 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Japan

Ranging from historical to natural to cultural, these 10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan will make you want to travel there now!

'Road to Laputa' Scenery Gone for Good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning 'Road To Laputa,' which looks like Studio Ghibli’s 'Castle in the Sky' come to life, may close permanently.

One Man's Journey Through Japan by Motorbike

One biker captures the beautiful and varied scenery of Japan as well as the friendliness of fellow travelers in two short montage videos.

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!

Escape into a Magical Forest in Fukuoka

This forest in Fukuoka Prefecture looks eerily similar to the scene in Princess Mononoke when the forest spirit meets Ashitaka.

10 Cool Autumn Spots in Japan's National Parks

When autumn comes to Japan, there's no better place to see it than the nation's national parks. One look at these 10 picturesque spots and we're sure you'll agree!

Our 6 Favorite Veltra Discount Packages

Looking to save a few yen on some of Japan's big tourist spots? These packages offer discounts and special deals rolled into the regular price, from Hokkaido to Okinawa—including limited-time discounts to the Robot Restaurant!

5 Cosmic Night Views in Japan's National Parks

Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean there's nothing left to enjoy in a national park. Whether on a lonely beach or a mountain plateau, reduced light pollution often offers a brilliant chance to glimpse a once-in-a-lifetime night view!

Most Livable Cities in the World 2017 Edition

Three Japanese cities made it to the top 25 of most livable cities in the world, and you may or may not believe what is No 1!

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

know-before-you-go
All About Japan Travel Awards 2017 All About Japan Travel Awards 2017