Global Warming Behind Japan’s Extreme Weather
A panel of experts at the Japan Meteorological Agency say global warming is contributing to torrential rain, flooding and heat waves in the country.
Akagawa Festival Lights Up The Night
These stunningly skillful creations have some saying they look like they’re projection mapped, but it’s all master-level pyrotechnics.
Stay Cool: 7 Best Shaved Ice Shops In Tokyo!
Shaved ice—known in Japan as 'kakigori'— is a traditional summer dessert that is a must-try for international visitors. These seven Tokyo-based shops are a great way to beat the summer heat!
Deer Dare to Cool Down in Ditch
A herd of deer tries to cool off in a ditch as temperatures continue to soar in Nara, western Japan.
10 Best Waterfalls in Japan
Do you want to be at peace in nature when visiting your next dream destination? Learn about the best waterfalls in Japan that we've compiled for you here.
The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo
Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!
Spend Your Summer in Japan in Cool, Cool Hakuba
Temperatures sizzling hot? Here’s how to plan a nature-filled getaway to Hakuba in the summer.
Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies
With a record-breaking warm weather trend, it was only a matter of time before Tokyo would get struck by a thunderstorm. But the number of thunderbolts reached up into the thousands!
Party with 2,000 Pikachus
For an entire week, over 2,000 Pikachus invade and parade through Yokohama's Minato Mirai area with five huge shows and many mini events.
Wearable Tech to Keep You Cool This Summer
While summers in Japan can be miserably hot, Sony has a new solution to handle the heat.
Fanbrella: the Coolest Way to Beat the Heat!
Fanbrella, a parasol equipped with a fan and a mist emitter, is arguably the coolest way to beat the heat
Sea Surface Temperatures in Japan Soar
The monthly average temperature of sea surfaces around Japan reached a record high in August, with the Japan Meteorological Agency warning that could bring about more powerful typhoons.
Tokyo Excluded From Go To Travel Campaign
Japan’s government will go ahead with a domestic travel campaign starting July 22, but has excluded Tokyo due to a growing number of new cases of coronavirus. Travelers and firms participating in the travel subsidy program will also need to abide by a li
New KitKats Combine Mint, Peach & Rum
These Japan-exclusive alcoholic chocolates seem designed to keep you feeling cool and refreshed even during the hottest time of the year!
New Season, New Starbucks Merch!
As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?
Have Fun Surviving Japan's Hot Summers!
Here are a few ways to stay cool and have fun while surviving the high temperatures that mark Japan's summers!
Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!
Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!
Top 5 Sights in Izu
Whether you like surfing, exploring history, petting capybara or just relaxing in a hot spring, the Izu Peninsula has you covered!
How to Navigate a Japanese Air Conditioner
A handy guide to navigating all of the complicated settings on a Japanese air conditioner—trust us, when summer heats up you'll be glad you read this!
Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons
A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!