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Become Part of the Past at Edo Wonderland

The Edo Period is still alive in this interactive theme park in Nikko, Tochigi where you can dress up as an Edo resident and relive the history of Japan.

Get Artsy at This Gorgeous Art Retreat Garden

Found at the foot of the Nasu Mountains just north of Tokyo is Art Biotop, an art retreat offering classes in pottery and glass-blowing along with spa treatments. But a major highlight is the water garden created by master architect Junya Ishigami.

Food or Art? Flower Desserts Too Pretty to Eat

Hana no Babaroa makes beautiful Bavarian cream desserts that are works of art. These gelatin cakes are made with edible flowers and gold leaf, making them almost too pretty to eat.

How to Apply to Japanese Language School

So you're ready to take the plunge and learn at a Japanese language school! What's the process like and where do you start? We're here to help.

Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL

If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.

Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e

One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.

Learn Real Ninja Skills Fighting VR Monsters

Experience ninja training and use your skills on an immersive 3-D battleground.

Look Down on the Metropolis from Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower Deck Tour brings you 333 meters up the famous red landmark, showing you 360 degree views from the center of Tokyo.

Ultimate Itinerary: Koyasan in Wakayama

Whether you’re planning a day trip or a full stay, read on to discover how you can get the most out of this magical and spiritual destination. Welcome to the ultimate itinerary for a trip to Koyasan in Wakayama, from Osaka.

Visit One of the World's Biggest Aquariums

Japan's largest world-class aquarium is home to thousands of species as well as a few of the world's largest aquarium guests.

Try Japanese Tea Ceremony in English!

One of Japan's unique cultural charms is the art of tea ceremony. However, it can be hard to truly experience this piece of Japanese culture because of the language barrier. Unless you visit Jidaiya for English tea ceremony!

Cuddle With Adorable Micro Pigs at Mipig Café

The newest player in animal cafés is here: micro pigs. The Mipig Cafe in Meguro is a four-story playpen for its 10 friendly resident micro pigs. Experience the cute cuddliness of of baby and adult micro pigs.

New Emperor Ascends to Chrysanthemum Throne

Emperor Naruhito proclaims his enthronement to the Japanese people and the world in a ceremony with 400 dignitaries from around the globe in attendance.

This Owl Café in Akihabara Is a Hoot!

Looking for a unique animal experience in Tokyo? Akiba Fukurou just may be the solution.

Meguro's One-of-a-Kind Parasitological Museum

Check out over 60,000 different species of parasites at this one-of-a-kind parasite museum in Tokyo's Meguro neighborhood.

10 Best Ski Resorts In Japan For Beginners

Skiing and snowboarding are on many of our bucket-lists. Let's explore the top 10 Japan's top recommended ski resorts for beginners.

Asakusa's Sanja Matsuri Carrying on Tradition

Join a party of 1.8 million people in this giant festival in the third week of May that parades through the streets of Asakusa.

Mount Fuji Sports First Snow Cap of the Season

An essential part of the transition from summer in Japan, Mount Fuji has finally donned its iconic snow cap.

Old Town Nostalgia at Yanaka Ginza Street

Enjoy a stroll down an old town road famous for its cat themed shops and wholesome small town feel.

Tokyo Motor Show Ready to Kick Off

A biennial event essential to Japan's automotive industry, the Tokyo Motor Show typically showcases the future of vehicles.

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