All About Japan

Japan's 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Every traveler to Japan should be sure to visit at least a few of the nation's stellar World Heritage Sites, ranging from 1,000-year-old temples and shrines to breathtaking natural biospheres.

Chow Down on Some Gluten-Free Ramen

An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen!

Film & Solo Exhibition: The Whispering Star

Radical film director Sono Sion enlightens us with his solo exhibition, showcasing one of his most talked about films to date.

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

Seasonal Beauty in South-Central Tokyo

In addition to its historical art objects, the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art offers a garden that's worth a look in itself!

Osaka Gets Its Own Zombie Museum

This museum is perfect for those who want to experience living in a post-zombie-apocalypse world.

Japan's Top 12 Amusement Parks

Looking for a thrill, but don't know where to start? Check out the 12 best amusement parks in Japan!

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

Yanbaru Forest Toy Museum in Okinawa

This toy museum on the northern end of Okinawa's main island is basically a big room full of wooden toys!

Hakone: A Checkpoint in History

Less than than two hours away from Tokyo, Hakone's hot springs and stunning views has been attracting visitors for more than 1,000 years.

Kyushu National Museum

Visit Japan's first new national museum in more than 100 years, and see through a stunning range of exhibits how Asian cultures influenced the development of Japan.

Japan's Miniature Architecture Model Museum

Miniature models are only occasionally made available to the public, and usually pulled out of storage when an architect is featured in an exhibition. But finally, Japan's getting its first museum dedicated to miniature architecture models.

Cursed Swords on Display at Kuwana Museum

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

7 Lesser-Known Art Galleries You Should See

In Japan you can find delicate scrolls, exquisite pottery and incredible kimono art along with works by Yoshitomo Nara, Henri Matisse or Pablo Picasso—you just need to know where to look!

Be Dazzled at Hakone’s Glass Forest Museum

Take a glittering tour of one of Hakone’s classic museums.

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

This museum beside Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine attempts to unravel the mysteries of one of the most important religious sites in all of Japan.

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

Beauty Inside & Out: World Heritage Art Museum

Of the 17 World Heritage buildings that make up 'The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,' Tokyo boasts the only one in East Asia.

Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

Travel northwest of Tokyo to see this museum full of rocks that resemble faces—even a few famous ones!

An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'

Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!

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