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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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

New Season, New Starbucks Merch!

As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo

Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!

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!

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