All About Japan

Shrine Maidens Turned Off-Road Racing Queens

In this newest commercial from Toyo Tires, these girls literally drive away ogres during Japan’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing festival.

Students Get Choices For Their Uniform

One brand new middle school is letting students of any gender wear whatever uniform components they feel comfortable in out of consideration to LGBT+ youths.

Zooming Across Japan to Miyazaki Prefecture

From the most famous spot in Takachiho, the Takachiho Gorge, to the magnificent power spot Amano Yasugawara, Jasmine of Zooming Japan is going on a journey taking you all around the prefecture to experience the marvelous nature, culture and food.

10 Stunning Places to Visit in Hakata, Fukuoka

Hakata, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, is known for amazing food and beautiful ocean views. The city also has temples, shrines, festivals, castle ruins, beaches, islands, shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

Top 10 Dating Spots in Kansai

Love exists all over Japan and we're here to help you find it with the 10 best dating spots in Kansai.

Tidying Up Made Easier at This Japanese Inn

For two days, two lucky applicants will be able to stay at a traditional Japanese inn where slippers, tables, cushions and even TV remotes slide back to their original spots by just the click of a button.

22 Animals to See in Japan's National Parks

While Japan may have an image as a land of trains and modern technology, the nation's 34 national parks offer a wealth of wildlife waiting to be discovered.

10 Excellent Hotels for a Superb Sapporo Stay

Find the best hotels in Sapporo with this helpful guide.

15 Places for Sapporo’s Local Delights

If you are planning to visit Sapporo, a great place where you can enjoy not just the delicious Sapporo ramen and soup curry but other local delicacies as well. Tourists will never get bored of dining out in this delicious city; we'll show you why.

Beauty Beyond Be-‘leaf’ in Matsushima

Gorgeous throughout the year, Matsushima offers an incredible nighttime illumination of autumn leaves that has to be seen to be believed!

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Command an Eva from an Entry Plug in Shinjuku!

Have you ever wanted to sit in an Evangelion entry plug and fight Angels? How about charging up a 'kamehameha,' with real force feedback? Head to VR Zone Shinjuku, just opened in July 2017!

5 Places to Visit Namahage on Oga Peninsula

Believe it or not, some fierce-looking legendary ogres can be found on Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture, an area so far off the beaten path that it doesn't even appear in most English guidebooks!

Find the Best Food Around Tsukiji Fish Market

If you're in Tokyo, visiting Tsukiji Fish Market is a must! There's lots of street food to sample, sushi to eat and great restaurants to visit. Want to know what's the best of the best around the area? We'll teach you!

Starbucks Unveils 2018 Sakura Drink Line

With cherry blossom season right around the corner, Starbucks is gearing up to start selling their sakura-infused drink line up, which for the first time ever includes a cherry blossom tea.

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Visit Kanagawa & Get a Free Phone

While you can only use the phone for three days, it comes with access to the internet, free domestic and international calls, and sightseeing information for Kanagawa Prefecture.

The Exotic Charm of Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki, located in western Japan, is a city heavily influenced by Western culture. In the 1500s, Portuguese explorers landed in the area, which soon became a trading port. Today, Nagasaki is famous for its European-style cityscape and night views.

The Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 Is Here

Presenting the 2018 sakura speculation map and dates for each prefecture in Japan released by Japan Weather Association.

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