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Photograph Japan With the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide is known widely as a rating system for restaurants, but that's not the only type of guidebook created by Michelin. They also produce tourism guidebooks for worldwide travel destinations—great for shutterbugs looking for a fresh angle!

Meet the Director of the Cup Noodles Museum

Yukitaka Tsutsui explains the philosophy behind Yokohama's Cup Noodles Museum, where kids can get hands-on with their food.

Because Ninja Need Naps Too!

This themed capsule hotel in Yokohama offers ninja a place to lay down their heads.

Mechanical Marvels: Japanese Tin Toys

Would you pay $50,000 for a tin can of California tomatoes?

Navigating Japan's Regional Ramen

Though most diners categorize ramen into shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu types, here we examine the basic characteristics of a number of established regional styles—and just barely scratch the surface!

6 Super Sites for Coffee Seekers

If you’re looking for something specific for your next cup of joe, these sites offer a broad selection both in Tokyo and across the country.

The Bridge Beneath the Sea

Umi-hotaru is a man-made wonder built to relax and entertain the tired traveler.

This Ferris Wheel Will Play Tricks on You!

Face the Cosmo Clock at Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 district at around 10:10 p.m. for an optical illusion so perplexing you have to see it to believe it!

5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan

There's nothing like bright lights to bring in the New Year!

10 Japanese Christmas Cakes—By Price!

There are plenty of kinds of Christmas cakes in Japan, and the limit may only be the size of your wallet!

Tokyo in 360-Degree Spherical Time-Lapse

Crane your neck to watch this innovative tour of major sites in the metropolitan area.

More Than Just a Ramen Shop

This weird Yokohama restaurant threatens to curse you if you don't finish your noodles on time.

Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days

From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!

Top 5 Busiest Train Stations in the World

A whopping 88 percent of the world's busiest stations are located in—you guessed it—Japan! But which stations made it to the Top 5?

21 Best Places & Things to Do in Yokohama

Get the digs on Yokohama from Ada at Travel in Boots!

Step into Japan's Photographic Past

Travel back in time to an era of Japan where trains were just starting to pop up and skyscrapers didn't yet dot the landscape with these late 19th century photographs.

How to Enjoy Studying Abroad in Japan

Follow this dancing girl all through her amazing study abroad experience in Japan, and be sure to watch for some stunning respect from a well-antlered deer!

A Picturesque Glimpse into the Past

This collection of postcards, dating back to the early 1900s, provides a beautiful snapshot of Japanese history.

8 Ways to Learn Japanese for (Almost) Free!

Learning Japanese can be easy, fun, and nearly free if you're ready to take on the challenge of getting more locally immersed!

5 Ramen Festivals Around the World

Much like the elasticity of its noodles, ramen’s notoriety has stretched to the corners of the Earth.

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