All About Japan

'Rurouni Kenshin' Has a New Spinoff Series

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki takes readers back to Japan’s Meiji Period for a tale of criminals and treasure.

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.

The Coexistence of Old & New

One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.

Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor

Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

Long Lost Samurai Sword Returns to Japan

Progressive samurai Yoshida Shoin was denied his dream of crossing the ocean, but his 'tanto' still made it to California.

Cosplay as Samurai & Walk through Kamakura

When you visit Kamakura, you can not only look like a samurai—you can also eat like one!

7 Samurai Doing 7 Extreme Sports!

These samurai warriors from Japan are fearless not only in battle, but also on a BMX bike, skis, a pogo stick and on a surfboard.

Kanazawa's Geisha & Samurai Districts

One of Japan’s best-kept secrets, Kanazawa is a beautiful city famous for its rich culture and history, including areas frequented by geisha and samurai.

Samurai Signs Teach Bathing Etiquette & More

Trying to navigate your way through the myriad rules in Japan? These signs are hilariously informative!

History of Same-Sex Samurai Love in Edo Japan

Thinking about samurai conjures up images of swords, honor, battles and blood. Chances are, homosexual relationships didn't enter your mind... until now.

Cut Through Paper with Katana Scissors

Not only are these scissors in the shape of Japanese swords, but their designs are inspired by four famous samurai.

Dress Up As a Samurai or Geisha in Kyoto

Dress up like a maiko, geisha or samurai in Kyoto, where you’ll discover the traditional landscape of a classic Japanese city.

Become a Modern Samurai in These Stylish Coats

This contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.

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!

Our 5 Favorite Tours in Kamakura

Not sure what to do and where to go in Kamakura? Let us give you some options for an unforgettable tour with a qualified guide.

These Aren't Your Average Origami

This Japanese Twitter user stunned us with his amazing origami skills by using only one single piece of paper to create elaborate animals and historical figures.

Legendary Katana Now On Display in Tokyo

The legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan's Five Swords Under Heaven, is now on display and is a hit with history buffs and video gamers alike.

Captain America Turns Samurai Warrior

Chances are, figurine collectors who are obsessed with Marvel characters probably already have one or two Captain America figurines, but this one from Bandai is the perfect blend of the beloved American comic book hero and historical Japanese warriors.

Hoof It to Soma-Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima

Head down to the Soma region of Fukushima to witness a thousand-year-old festival that's still a barrel of fun today.

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