All About Japan

Henro: A Mystical Pilgrimage Through Shikoku

Learn more about the Henro, a sacred pilgrimage that takes travelers deep into the heart of Japan's smallest island, Shikoku.

TIME-LAPSE: Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Check out this time-lapse of the construction of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium (2015-2019)!

Can You Survive on Only ¥150,000 a Month?

Is ¥150,000 (US$1,389) a month enough to live on in Tokyo? That’s plenty for life in Japan’s capital, claims a twenty-something Japanese woman. But could you live like her?

Shibuya's Tallest Building Open to the Public

The tallest building in Shibuya has opened and it is already attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. You won't want to miss this incredible view!

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

Tokyo Olympic Swimming Venue Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Exploring Art in the Ultimate Tokyo Staycation

If you're looking to dive deep into the art and culture of three of Tokyo's coolest neighborhoods without running yourself into the ground, this staycation itinerary is for you!

Early Morning Fog Catches Tokyo Skytree Shadow

The cool, early morning weather sometimes sees Tokyo shrouded in dense fog. One such morning in late October saw Skytree's shadow dancing in the fog!

Explore the Sumo World at Kokugikan Street

The best place to experience authentic sumo wrestler culture is at Kokugikan Street in Ryogoku. You can learn about sumo wrestling, watch a sumo match, and even eat like a sumo wrestler.

Imperial Couple Visits Ise Jingu

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit Ise Jingu Shinto shrine to mark the completion of enthronement ceremonies including November's Daijosai.

A Foodie's Guide to Three Tokyo Neighborhoods

Did you know that Tokyo has the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world? The Gaien area is centrally located next to some of the city's coolest 'hoods, and is the perfect place to start your culinary and cultural journey of Japan's capital!

New Sake Season, New Cedar Ball

Tenryou Sake Brewery in Gero, in Gifu Prefecture announces its new sake with a yearly event - hanging a cedar ball.

Book a Room & Grab a Book at Book & Bed

Let's take a look at Book and Bed, capsule hotels for bookworms where you can get a piece of privacy in the city and kick back and relax with a good book.

Current Harajuku Station to Be Demolished

Back in June 2016, East Japan Railway announced it would be rebuilding Harajuku Station ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and after three years of consultations, the fate of Tokyo’s oldest wooden station building has finally been revealed.

Marvelously Modern Metal Company's Work Space

Located in one of Japan’s industrial hubs of Osaka is Nakanishi Metal Works, a company that manufactures metal components. And it's about time the 95-year-old metalworking company got a makeover of its own.

Snow Crab Fetches Record $46,000!

Meet one of the world's most expensive crabs! The first year's haul of this winter delicacy went for a record setting price.

Designer Apples Fetch $2,300!

It's common knowledge that fruit is more expensive in Japan. Three of producer Chisato Iwasaki’s designed apples went for $2,300 at auction in Aomori Prefecture.

Cruise Around Okinawa with The Wandering Quinn

Join travel blogger Ellie Quinn from The Wandering Quinn, as she island hops around Okinawa!

TIME-LAPSE: Tokyo Olympics Ariake Arena

Time-lapse video of constructing the Ariake Arena and Ariake Gymnastics Center (2014-2019). Camera position: KDX Toyosu Grand Square, near Ariake Tennis Park.

Tokyo R&R with Mitsui Garden Hotel Jingu-Gaien

The Mitsui Garden Hotel Jingu-Gaien Tokyo Premier offers a luxurious stay in one of Tokyo's most vibrant areas, just a stone's throw from the new Olympic Stadium! With the hotel as your home base, you can explore this awesome area at your leisure.

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