All About Japan

12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project

As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

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

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!

15 Beautiful Beaches in Japan's National Parks

Japan offers countless stunning beaches along its nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline. Some are directly accessible by train from Tokyo, while others are surrounded by 1,000 kilometers of open sea!

5 Incredible Japanese Illumination Locations

While illuminations are typically associated with the Christmas holiday season, here are five places in Japan where you can see these dazzling displays throughout the year.

5 Ways to Get Active in Japan's National Parks

There's more to do in Japan's national parks than simply look at nature—lovely as it may be. There are plenty of ways to get your hands dirty and your feet wet as well!

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!

5 Fun Festivals in Japan's National Parks

Japan's national parks are not only sites of natural beauty, but long-inhabited locales where the local people have developed both new and longstanding traditions for showing their thanks for nature's bounties.

Head to This Hotel if You're Keen on Katana

If you want to see Japanese swords and armor, and you don’t happen to have a time machine, usually you’ll need to head to a museum. However, we recently came across an astounding collection of katana not in any museum or gallery, but inside a hotel.

The Battle of Kawanakajima Rages on in Mie

The legendary feud between prolific samurai Takeda Shingen and Kenshin Uesugi rages on in Mie! 100 people don armor and wield weapons to reenact the ferocious Battle of Kawanakajima.

Iga Ninjas Clean Up the Town

The town of Iga in Mie Prefecture was home to a renowned clan of shadow warriors. In conjunction with their annual Ninja Festival, the garbage men donned shinobi garb to get in on the action!

14 Stunning Sunrise & Sunset Spots in Japan

It's a tradition to watch the sunrise on the first day of the year in Japan. And the nation's national parks offer countless breathtaking options for both sunrise and sunset at any time of year!

University Entrance Exam Adds Ninja Section

If you don’t know your 'mizugumo' from your 'kunai,' then I’m afraid you might not be Mie University material.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Theme Parks in Japan

There’s more to theme parks in Japan than just Disney Resort and Universal Studios; there’s also ninjas, go-karts and more!

10 Key Spots to See in the Ise Area

From famous shrines to ninja experiences and sweet-filled shopping streets, there's plenty to see and do in the Ise area of Mie Prefecture.

Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

2018 Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit

The Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit is one of Japan's biggest and best annual sporting events. But the fun goes way beyond the race itself, offering up an entertaining mix of attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

22 Animals to See in Japan's National Parks

While Japan may have an image as a land of trains and modern technology, the nation's 34 national parks offer a wealth of wildlife waiting to be discovered.

30 Stunning Flowers in Japan's National Parks

From June hydrangeas to September spider lilies, here are 30 reasons for flower fans to fall in love with Japan's 34 flower-filled national parks!

10 Great Resorts in Ise Shima & Toba

Here are 10 great resorts in the Ise Shima and Toba region you should definitely consider when visiting!

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