Enjoy Cross-Cultural Festivals at Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park is one of the largest and most popular of Tokyo's green spaces, and is a hotspot for events that celebrate culture from Japan and around the globe. Here's a quick guide on the various cross-cultural celebrations in Yoyogi over a year.
Shibuya's 2018 Halloween Highlights
Tokyo’s famous scramble crossing district came alive with hilarious, sexy, cute and genius outfits for Halloween.
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!
Tokyo's New Seafood Paradise: Toyosu Market
Now that Tsukiji has closed its doors and the operation has moved to Toyosu, we decided to check out how the new market in Tokyo Bay was shaping up. And we weren't disappointed!
Battling Child Poverty One Offering at a Time
Nearly 1,000 temples throughout Japan are banding together to help combat child poverty thanks to devotional offerings and the charitable organization, the 'Otera Oyatsu Club.'
Jimbocho: Tokyo's Town of Literature & Art
Tokyo's historic Jimbocho neighborhood is a melting pot of creative pursuits. With bookstores, libraries, art galleries, music shops and theaters, it's a must-visit destination for the artistically inclined!
Ghostly Tales from Japanese Folklore
Japan has many old ghost stories that are still being told today. With Halloween on the horizon we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the best of these spooky tales handed down throughout the ages!
Stay Cool: 7 Best Shaved Ice Shops In Tokyo!
Shaved ice—known in Japan as 'kakigori'— is a traditional summer dessert that is a must-try for international visitors. These seven Tokyo-based shops are a great way to beat the summer heat!
How Inheritance Tax Hits Foreigners in Japan
If you’ve lived here for more than 10 years—even without a permanent visa—you may be on the hook for taxes on inheritance anywhere in the world.
Questions to Ask Before Moving to Japan
Japan is a dream destination for many. But before immigrating, be sure to ask yourself these important questions.
Daughters of Meiji: Women's Education in Japan
At the dawn of the Meiji Period, three young girls were sent to live in the United States to experience American education and society firsthand and bring their knowledge back to Japan.
Catch All 151 Original Pokémon at Tokyo Café!
Craving caffeine and LOVE Pokémon? As of November 16, 2018, you can enjoy awesome latte art of all 151 original Pokémon at Tokyo's Pokémon Café for a limited time!
Hopping Around Rabbit Island
Just off the coast of Hiroshima, Okunoshima is an island best known as a haven for over 1,000 adorable rabbits! It's also packed with history, which makes it a travel destination that shouldn't be missed!
10 Reasons to Visit Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi Prefecture is an incredible travel destination that is overlooked far too often. With a rich cultural identity, incredible landscapes and architectural marvels, delicious food and more, check out why it should be at the top of your itinerary!
How to Get a Working Holiday Visa for Japan
A working holiday visa enables residents form certain countries to spend a whole year living, working and traveling in Japan. So what are you waiting for? Learn how to get that application started now!
5 More Fantastic Kansai Hikes
Kansai is home to some amazing hiking spots that offer both interesting trails and stunning views. So what are you waiting for? Grab those shoes and get trekking!
The Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition is Here!
The newest exhibit in Roppongi's Mori Art Center Gallery is based off of the popular shojo manga series 'Cardcaptor Sakura!' With free cosplay, English-language support and a memento to take home, there's plenty for fans to enjoy!
The Roots of Tonkatsu: A Delicious Fusion
Tonkatsu—the breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet so popular with the masses—was originally one of many Japanese twists on Western recipes imported to Japan. Learn the history of tonkatsu according to the first restaurant in Japan to put the dish on its menu.
Life in Japan: Where to Begin when Moving In
On the hunt for a new apartment? Even without the language barrier, moving in Japan can be pretty tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help!
From France to Tokyo: Working in Japan
Frenchwoman Samantha Lassaux is a sales manager for Meiji Shrine’s event hall, known as the 'Meiji Kinenkan.' Lassaux talks about her work at the historic venue, which was built in the Meiji Period and originally served as a state guesthouse.