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The Custom of Communal Cleaning

While the spirit of cleaning is taught in Japanese schools, the principle very likely originated in Zen Buddhism, and continues on into adulthood.

The 'Court House' is a Slam Dunk!

What happens when you combine a spacious house with a basketball court? An awesome, one-of-a-kind home that scores major points with sports fanatics! You'll have to see it to believe it!

9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan

When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?

A Gold Medalist's Running Route

Olympic gold medalist Naoko Takahashi gives us the lowdown on one of her favorite running spots—in the mountains!

Tokyo’s New Olympic Stadium Design Revealed

Architect Kengo Kuma's design is a marriage of wood and forestry, incorporating the surrounding trees of Jingu Shrine to create a stadium of wood and greenery.

Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

Logo Designs Revealed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Now's your chance to voice your opinion on the designs that have been shortlisted to represent Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Ride With the Gods in Tottori Prefecture

Go for a ride on a Tottori road that's protected by a mountain where gods reside!

Pokémon's Epic 20th Anniversary Super Bowl Ad

The official Pokémon website has posted the full version of the live-action commercial that will air during Super Bowl 50.

GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko

Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.

5 Cool Things to Do in Saitama

From forest adventures to illuminated walls of ice, there's plenty to see and do.

Knights vs. Samurai—in Real Life!

Ever wondered who would win in a fight of knights versus samurai? At the Japan Armored Battle League, you can finally find out!

Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos

Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!

4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo

Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!

7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016

2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!

Escape the Rat Race by Running in Shinagawa

Olympic runner Yuko Arimori lets us in on her best-kept secret—a dirt road in Tokyo's Shinagawa area that's perfect for a jog!

Jogging the Tokyo Imperial Palace

The circuit around the Tokyo Imperial Palace is almost exactly 5 kilometers long, making it an excellent running course with a spectacular view.

Kicking It Old School

If you happen to be in Kyoto around the turn of the New Year, you won't want to miss this spectacle of men and women dressed in Heian-style robes playing their version of soccer.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

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