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All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

The Best 'Hanami' Spots in Each Prefecture

Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.

Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan

While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!

Top 10 Islands Around Okinawa for Beach Lovers

Can’t get enough of the island life? This article has got you covered!

Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

2 Doritos Flavors Found Only on 2 Islands

For a limited time, test your tastebuds with wasabi or takoyaki sauce Doritos, available only in Taiwan and Okinawa.

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.

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

11 Lesser-Known Sporting Competitions in Japan

While the Tokyo Marathon may get a lot of attention, there are a number of other prime sporting events you can watch or take part in throughout the year, from triathlons and trail running to snowboarding and surfing.

Get Your 'Glamp' On at an Okinawa Beach Resort

The 'glamorous camping' experience comes to Okinawa with luxurious tents and amazing views that will have you wanting to stay here forever.

15 Unique Festivals Only Found in Japan

There are a variety of interesting festivals in each prefecture of Japan throughout the year.

Seaweed Pairings

Count on us to help you find the perfect seaweed to go with a variety of Japanese dishes.

A Guide to Okinawa's Best Foods

Wondering what to eat in Okinawa? These are the Top 10 foods in Okinawa that you've simply got to try!

Different Types of Soba Around Japan

Do you know that there are places across Japan with local ways to enjoy soba? Let's go on a tour together to check out several delicious kinds of unique soba!

10 Totally Instagram-Worthy Spots in Japan

Japan is a wonderfully photogenic country, perfect for photo fans and Instagrammers. Take envy-inducing shots at some of the country's finest spots!

Full List—Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Beyond its 20 spectacular World Cultural Heritage Sites, Japan has 21 traditions recognized by UNESCO as elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Miyazaki Plans Idyllic Nature Park for Kids

The director of My Neighbor Totoro is planning a children's park on an island in Okinawa. The real question is, how will he keep the adults away?

Full-Day Bus Tour to Kouri Island & Churaumi

Explore the turquoise blue seaside of Okinawa, and one of the largest aquariums in the world, with this low-price bus tour.

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

Top 10 LGBT+ Pride Events Outside Tokyo

While Tokyo Rainbow Pride is probably Japan's best-known pride extravaganza, there are plenty of rainbow flags flying across the country. Here are Japan's best-kept-secret prides!

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