Kagawa's Stunning Slowpoke Manhole Covers
Each species of Pokémon has its own set of stats and parameters, but Slowpoke hasn’t usually scored particularly high in the respect department.
Imperial Couple's Summer Vacation
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko visit a community of returnees from postwar Manchuria in Nagano.
Muddy Fun at a Music & Organic Vegetable Fest
About 150 festival-goers got muddy and munched on fresh organic produce at a festival in Chiba Prefecture.
Kanazawa Geisha Training
Tourists get a glimpse of the training regimen of Kanazawa geisha.
Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo
As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?
Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo
Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.
The Best Autumn Leaves Spot in Kyoto
The stunning visage of the Eikando-Zenrinji Temple in the historical area of Kyoto makes this one of the most-loved spots for autumn leaves.
Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!
The latest in Nestlé Japan's line of local KitKat flavors, Yokohama's debut is based on a famous local souvenir.
Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e
One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.
Ritsurin: Shikoku's Finest Daimyo Garden
Ritsurin is a 400-year-old daimyo garden in Kagawa Prefecture's capital city, Takamatsu. It is a stunning landscape of idyllic ponds, wooden bridges and expansive greenery.
Opening Ceremony Held for Olympics Museum
Japan’s first Olympic Museum recently held an opening ceremony. Located near the new National Stadium, it features an exhibit on the history of the Olympics.
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!
15 Awesome Festivals in Japan
Plan your trip in advance and make sure that you catch all of the festivals (known as 'matsuri’) in your area. Let’s take a closer look at the best 15 festivals in Japan.
Tokyo & Osaka Among Top 3 World Safest Cities
"The Economist" published the latest iteration of its Safe Cities Index, which ranks 60 major urban centers from around the globe. Asia-Pacific metropolises had a strong showing in 2019, accounting for six of the top 10 slots and sweeping the top three.
Emperor Naruhito Harvests First Rice
Emperor Naruhito harvests rice from paddies at the Imperial Palace for the first time since becoming emperor.
Top 10 Autumn Leaves Spots in Tokyo
We’ve plodded our way across the streets of Tokyo to bring you what we think are the 10 Autumnal leaves-viewing spots in the city. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Japan and get ready to enjoy the top 10 autumn leaves spots in Tokyo.
Stylish Tokyo Townhouse—Only $6,000 a Night!
The Trunk Hotel that opened 2 years ago is inspired by everything that Tokyo stands for: the new and the old, the Japanese and the foreign. And now it's up for rental.
Electronic Customs Declaration Gate at Narita
The electronic customs declaration gate at Narita Airport is now available for use by all travelers arriving at Terminal 3!
Izu Peninsula: Top 5 Outdoor Adventures
The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture offers some of the best and most interesting activites to be found in rural Japan. Better yet, it's just over an hour from Tokyo by train, making it perfect for a day trip from the capital!
Shine on at the Yamaga Lantern Festival
Witness one thousand women dancing with gold and silver lanterns on their head, reenacting an ancient mythical tale.