All About Japan

Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.

Olympic Torch Relay Route Decided

Set to begin March of 2020, the route across Japan for the Olympic torch relay has been decided! It is expected to stop at myriad World Heritage sites and historical hotspots.

New Japan-Exclusive Seasonal Fanta Flavor

This Japanese-exclusive flavor comes from abroad, and is only available in vending machines!

Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Narita

Narita International Airport will introduce a facial recognition system to help speed up the boarding process come 2020.

How to Navigate a Japanese Air Conditioner

A handy guide to navigating all of the complicated settings on a Japanese air conditioner—trust us, when summer heats up you'll be glad you read this!

Toshimaen Amusement Park Hydrangea Festival

Toshimaen is one of Tokyo's premiere amusement parks, and at the beginning of summer it hosts a gorgeous hydrangea festival to add some seasonal beauty to the fun!

5 Places to Experience Zen Meditation in Japan

Looking to get hands-on with some of Japan's oldest traditions? Zen meditation is a great way to practice mindfulness and relax, and there are plenty of great places around the country where visitors can enjoy it!

The Prettiest Beach You've Never Heard Of

Hidden away in Kochi Prefecture is a truly unusual museum. The Sunabi Museum is a stretch of beach so beautiful that it is considered a natural art gallery by the locals!

6 Tohoku Festivals in 1!

Tohoku's Kizuna Festival takes place in one of its six prefectures every year in the hopes of a full recovery from the 2011 disasters.

Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons

A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!

Luxurious Onsen Hotel in the Heart of Tokyo

Yuen Shinjuku is a new hot spring hotel in Tokyo that brings the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of a traditional ryokan to the heart of Japan's capital city.

Social Media Motivates Paper Cutting Artist

Social media is motivating a paper cutting artist to continue creating incredibly intricate works of art out of a single piece of paper.

Rugby World Cup Trophy Arrives in Japan

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, the prestigious trophy that will go to the winning team—the Webb Ellis Cup—arrived in Japan!

Incredible Night Views in Tokyo in Stunning 8K

This incredible video captures the stunning nighttime beauty of Tokyo in crystal clear HD!

Explore Shikoku on a Luxury Sightseeing Train

Japan's new luxury sightseeing train will show visitors a part of the country most never see—Shikoku!

Tourists Flock for a Glimpse of Old Japan

Townscapes that preserve the atmosphere of Japan's yesteryear are attracting more international visitors than ever before.

The Main Stadium for 2020 is Nearly Complete!

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics main stadium is 90% complete, one year before the games begin.

Best Book Hotels & Hostels in Japan

Attention bookworms! If you're traveling to Japan and looking for a relaxing place to stay, here are the best book hotels and hostels where you can read the day away!

Hyper-Realistic Cat Art Helps Cope with Loss

Wakuneco, a Japanese needle felting artist, works to help people cope with the loss of their beloved feline friends with incredibly realistic replicas made from felt.

Top 10 Hydrangea Flower Spots in Kyoto

Kyoto is gorgeous throughout the year, but especially when covered in beautiful flowers! Here are the top 10 hydrangea flower spots in Kyoto!

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