The Living Appeal of Bonsai Art
Bonsai, the art of planting and tending to miniature trees in pots, is a noteworthy offshoot of Japan’s vaunted gardening culture. Bonsai gained worldwide notice in the 1970s, and its popularity only continues to grow.
Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.
Japan's Open Air Folk House Museum: Fascinating, Photogenic, Foreigner-Friendly
Historic homes and rural lifestyles are the focus of this sprawling outdoor museum near Tokyo.
Omiya's 2,000-Year-Old Hikawa Shrine
Contemplate life's journey as you make your way down the path of gates of this historical shrine.
10 Wine Tasting Spots in Yamanashi
Just a train ride away from central Tokyo, Yamanashi Prefecture's Katsunuma region is home to over 30 wineries, perfect for a day trip from Japan's capital.
Smash at Tokyo's Latest Unique All-You-Can-X!
The latest in Tokyo's expansive line of "all-you-can" experiences, Reeast Room is a unique facility that allows people to destroy whatever is in the room!
Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!
A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.
Going to Gotokuji, The Lucky Cat Temple
If you are obsessed with cats, then if there is one temple you should visit: Gotokuji Temple—the temple adorned with hundreds of maneki neko, or lucky beckoning cat statues.
Tsukiji Ready to Welcome Back Customers
Stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji Outer Market have suffered drops in sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. But workers are trying to bring back customers ahead of the year-end peak season.
Top 10 Onsen in Tokyo
Love hot springs but don't want to leave the big city? Our resident hot spring expert has put together a list of the top 10 onsen and onsen hotels in the Tokyo area, so start planning your next luxurious getaway now!
New Attraction Touches Down at Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea is one of the biggest draws for residents and tourists alike. And an exhilarating new flight simulation ride is hoping to bring even more guests to the park.
All Aboard WWII Museum Ship Hikawa Maru
After 30 years of service at sea, the ship now serves as a maritime museum where you can stroll around the decks and witness the elegant first-class cabins, preserved as it was over a half-century ago.
All About's Guide to Yokohama
Tokyo's next door neighbor Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan! We're here to help you discover the sights, sounds and scenery of one of Japan's most vibrant port cities.
13 Budget-Friendly Tokyo Day Trips
When we say budget-friendly, we mean it! All of these trips will cost less than ¥5,000 round-trip on Japan's extensive railway network, and will show off another unique aspect of the country.
A Walk Through Tokyo History: Yotsuya to Shinjuku on the Koshu Kaido Road
Historical Site Tokyo Day Trips
A guide to walking through the center of Tokyo on the course of the Koshu Kaido road, one of the five routes that connected the old city of Edo with the provinces. Among the modern buildings and bustling streets are remnants of a remarkable past.
All About's Guide to Kamakura
Head out of the Tokyo metropolis to find history, food, beaches and stunning views—all of which are waiting for you in nearby Kamakura. We're here to help you plan an epic day trip, complete with all the hot spots and money-saving travel advice.
Tokyo Motor Show Ready to Kick Off
A biennial event essential to Japan's automotive industry, the Tokyo Motor Show typically showcases the future of vehicles.
Boats Could Ease Tokyo Olympic Congestion
Tokyo may offer boat rides to help alleviate congestion on public transportation during the 2020 Olympic Games.
7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo
If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!
Waste Oil Helps Illuminate Tokyo in Winter
Vibrant lights are illuminating Tokyo this winter, and some of them are actually powered by oil that would otherwise have been discarded!