All About Japan

Historic Photos of Japan Brought to Life by AI

A new technique developed by researchers at Waseda University is giving old photographs a vibrant and colorful new life.

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Bonsai Artist Explores the Depths of Tradition

The Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma finds inspiration in presenting the natural world in an unnatural way.

12 Photogenic Spots Perfect for a Tokyo Trip

There are many cool places to visit with fantastic photo opportunities in and around the Tokyo area.

In & Around Tokyo: Off the Beaten Track

A typical trip to Japan would likely include Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo or a perhaps day trip to the countryside. However, from ancient treasures to modern marvels, there's richness and rewards for those, like André Mazzone, who take the road less traveled.

12 Instagram-Perfect Spots Just Outside Tokyo

Tokyo is great, there’s no doubt about that, but sometimes you just want to escape and see another side of Japan. And we’re here to help you do just that with these easy day-trips from Tokyo that are perfect for your Instagram feed.

Glimpse the Artistic Side of Yokohama

One artistic taxi driver uses photography to capture the everyday poetry of his job.

10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram

If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.

The Weird Art of Everyday Life

This Japanese artist uses their keen photographic eye to capture strange, intimate moments of everyday life found on city streets.

Flying the Nest Heads to Miyagi for Winter Fun

Stephen and Jess head to Miyagi for a winter wonderland full of powdery snow, winter sports and even a crafting experience.

Zooming Across Japan to Miyazaki Prefecture

From the most famous spot in Takachiho, the Takachiho Gorge, to the magnificent power spot Amano Yasugawara, Jasmine of Zooming Japan is going on a journey taking you all around the prefecture to experience the marvelous nature, culture and food.

Finding Beauty in the Crowd

Tokyo is one of the world's most densely populated metropolitan cities, and one artist is finding beauty in the everyday clutter.

Our 12 Favorite ’First Time in Japan’ Photos

Every person's first time in Japan is unique and exciting. Here's a compilation of our 12 favorite pics from people who made the journey for the first time!

Share Your Pics of Japan's National Parks!

Enjoy Japan's national parks? Until December 31, share your photos with the My Favorite National Parks campaign hashtags and help share the nation's beautiful parks with the world!

Grandma Proves Art is Timeless

An 89-year-old photographer teaches us all a lesson in lifelong learning, and keeping a sense of humor.

Vending Machines: Beacons in the Snow

Vending machines are ubiquitous in Japan and can be found even in the most remote of areas. One artist was transfixed by the juxtaposition of these machines against the snow-covered landscapes of Hokkaido's winter.

Instagramable Shopping Street Kagurazaka

In the middle of Tokyo, there's a calm shopping street that is visited mainly by locals: Kagurazaka. Its photogenic stores have started to attract tourist attention and their camera snaps. Let us introduce you to our Insta-bae (Instagramable) selections!

These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!

A Kyushu-based photographer is snapping shots of adorable strays while they demonstrate their purrfect form!

6 Stylish Cafés in Tokyo Perfect for Instagram

We're rounding up the most stylish cafés in Tokyo to snap an Instagram-worthy moment to post on your feed and impress your friends.

Take a Photo Trip to the Tohoku Sanriku Coast

Come along with us as we visit the Sanriku Coastal Area, a beautiful coastline in the northeastern part of Japan's largest island with breathtaking geographical variety.

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