All About Japan

10 Exotic Fruits You Can Find Cheaply in Japan

Craving the tropical fruits that Hawaii, Okinawa or other tropical areas offer? If you think tropical fruits aren't available in Tokyo, or that they'll cost you a fortune, we've got some good news for you!

10 Free Spots in Hokuriku

Japan's Hokuriku region offers plenty of appealing tourist attractions—and not all of them will cost you anything! We're here to show you 10 free spots in the region that are too good to miss!

Top Ranked Fruits in Japan for Each Season

Japan is a country with clearly defined seasons, which allows Japanese farmers to grow specific fruits that are seasonally popular. We'll teach you the two top fruits from each season to be on the lookout for no matter when you visit Japan.

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Take Your Singing to New Heights

Enjoy a round of karaoke on a Ferris Wheel with an amazing Tokyo view!

Gorgeous Blue Pond Is Worth a Trip Up North

If you're thinking of making a trip up to Japan's northernmost main island, be sure to check out the pristine blue waters of Blue Pond.

Hilarious Comedian Shares Her Beauty Tips

Naomi Watanabe will have you in stitches as she explains her beautifying technique.

Our 6 Favorite Veltra Discount Packages

Looking to save a few yen on some of Japan's big tourist spots? These packages offer discounts and special deals rolled into the regular price, from Hokkaido to Okinawa—including limited-time discounts to the Robot Restaurant!

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!

Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art

Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!

Muji Is Set to Open Its First Hotel

Get details on the upcoming Muji Hotel, where all furniture and amenities will be items from the beloved brand’s catalog.

5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo

There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?

Kizuna Festival: Coming Together in Tohoku

Join our intrepid writer Nick on a journey to the inaugural Kizuna Festival in Sendai to celebrate the community, cooperation and cultural diversity of the Tohoku region.

Testing out the ili Translation Device in Kobe

Our writer Eric headed out to Kobe to check out the Sannomiya nightlife, and he brought an ili translation device along for the ride with amusing results.

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

Discover Kanzanji Temple in Shizuoka

Head to central Japan to recharge your batteries at this incredible power spot, and have the best freshwater eel you've ever tasted while there!

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

This Beer Garden is Offering Summer Kimono

Not only do you get an incredible view, a three course meal and all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages, but you even get a 'yukata' for an unbeatable price!

Eat, Drink & Be a Merry Cosplayer!

With photo booths, cosplaying staff and costume rental for diners, this is one of the most unusual food courts you’ll find in Japan.

Celebrate Tanabata at Tokyo Tower

On July 7, head over to Tokyo Tower for a dazzling Milky Way Illumination. And be sure to come in a summer kimono to get a discount!

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