All About Japan

Larger Than Life Attractions Coming to USJ

'Big' is looking to be the operative word for 2017's Japanese pop-culture-themed attractions at Universal Studios Japan. We're talking 'Monster Hunter,' 'Godzilla' and 'Attack on Titan' big!

Japan's Top 11 Reconstructed Castles

Like a phoenix rising from the flames, so too have these restored beauties come back to life to prosper again on our list of the best reconstructed castles across Japan.

7 Awesome Japanese Castles Made of Lego

While there have only been a few official Japanese-style Lego castles, brick fans have been more than happy to do the rest!

Japan’s Three Famous Castles

Called 'sanmeijo' in Japanese, the three castles on this list have been chosen based on their significance to history and culture, as well as their scale and grandeur.

The 'Combini' in the Castle

Exploring a castle can be thirsty work. So why should you have to leave the grounds when you want to recharge with a cool drink or a tasty snack?

Go 'Deep' in Osaka on an Amphibious Bus Tour

Not everyone can say they've seen Osaka Castle while inside of an amphibious vehicle. Here's your chance!

Superfly Rocks Osaka Castle

Watch an amazing vocal performance of 'Beautiful' by Japanese rock act Superfly—with full 360-degree views at Osaka Castle's Nishinomaru Garden!

The Oldest Business in the World

Founded over 1,400 years ago, Kongo Gumi is a Japanese temple-building company that's responsible for a number of the most famous structures in the Kansai area.

7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles

The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!

Five Days in Kansai

Take a graphics-enhanced tour of Nara, Kyoto and Osaka!

5 Instagram-Worthy Castles for Every Season

Winter, spring, summer or fall, you'll fall in love with these sites, and snap a photo as you do!

Top 5 Sakura-Viewing Sites in Osaka

From castles to riverbanks, Osaka has some amazing spots for viewing cherry blossoms with your friends and family. Check out these sites during your next visit!

Sssssip With Care At These 4 Reptile Cafés!

In a country where sipping tea with cats and boozing it up with penguins aren’t (so) out of the ordinary, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that coffee with reptiles is also now an option.

8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan

Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!

Brother & Sister in Japan

Watch this brother and sister enjoy exploring Japan, from Tokyo to Kansai, and from temples to roller coasters.

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