All About Japan

Travel Dates to Avoid in Japan

Japan is great all year-round, but there are some dates that are more expensive and more popular than others! Find out when NOT to travel in Japan if you want to avoid large crowds and price hikes!

Racing to the Future: Accessibility in Japan

As Japan gears up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games, government agencies look to Kyushu's Oita Prefecture as an innovator and model of accessibility and barrier-free tourism.

All About’s Guide to Nara

As Japan’s first permanent capital, Nara is home to a wealth of historical and cultural delights—and deer, lots of deer! Check out our guide to find out how to make the most of your time in this ancient area.

Tokyo's Top 5 Winter Illumination Events 2018!

Tokyo's winter illuminations are some of the highlights of the calendar year. People flock from far and wide to catch a glimpse of these dazzling visual displays! Here are 5 of our favorites!

Discover Your Spiritual Side at Koyasan

Mount Koya is one of Japan’s most sacred spots, and the perfect place to experience an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple.

Riding the Rails: The Sagano Scenic Railway

The Sagano Scenic Railway runs the popular sightseeing train known as the Sagano Romantic Train, which takes you on a seven-kilometer journey between Kyoto’s Arashiyama district—a tourist spot in the Sagano area famous for fall foliage—and Kameoka.

An Ode to Oze National Park

Oze National Park is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, one that offers new highlights every season!

Yakushima: Island of Thousand-Year-Old Cedars

Registered as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1993, Yakushima’s Yakusugi have flourished for over ten centuries, and the islanders have revered these cedar giants as sacred since ancient times.

TripAdvisor's Top 20 Free Attractions in Japan

If you're looking to explore Japan on the cheap, the price is right for these 20 attractions around the country.

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.

Ichibangai: Retail Therapy in Tokyo Station

Whether you're in need of souvenirs, pop-culture-themed presents or traditional Japanese gifts, look no further than Tokyo Station's Ichibangai shopping complex. It also contains some of the best food in the city, from Japanese cuisine and beyond!

Minakami: An Awesome Onsen Getaway in Gunma

Minakami is picturesque onsen town lying on Gunma's northern border to Niigata Prefecture. It's a nature lover's paradise, bursting with natural hot springs and other outlets for an assortment of seasonal outdoor activities!

Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Held in the welcoming city of Oita in Kyushu, this thrilling race attracts top-level athletes from across the world.

"Fall" for this Incredible Coloring Technique

Japanese artist and Twitter user Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork.

Do's & Don'ts: Japanese New Year

Ringing in the New Year in Japan is an awesome experience, but it does come with some unique challenges. If you're going to be here over the winter holiday, find out what to expect!

All About's Guide to Sendai

If you're looking to explore a different side of Japan, there's no better place to visit than the northern region of Tohoku! As the region's largest city, Sendai has something to offer every type of traveler.

New Wave Japanese Tea Shops in Tokyo

Although tea has always been a big deal in Japan, recently there's been a boom of new ways to enjoy it. Here are some new, modern shops in Tokyo that specialize in Japanese Tea!

All About Pensions in Japan

We answer important questions about Japanese pensions: who has to contribute, how much you have to pay, when you can receive benefits and how much you can get back?

10 Great Sights in Kamakura & Enoshima

Filled with numerous historical sights and beautiful beaches, a trip to Kamakura or Enoshima is perfect for history and culture lovers, as well as beach bums!

12 Must-Try Dishes from Nagoya

Located in the center of Japan's main island, Aichi Prefecture's capital city Nagoya is an incredible hub for food.Here are 12 recommended local specialties in Nagoya that you simply must try!

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