Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool
This cool sakura-themed bar is set to open on March 22, 2019, which coincides with the predicted bloom date for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!
10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo
Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!
A Gourmet Train Journey to Sample Shinshu
Rokumon is a sightseeing train run by the Shinano Railway that puts you in touch with the Shinshu region’s culture and cuisine. Take a ride and spend a leisurely time enjoying stunning scenery and delicious dishes.
Men Bare Souls (& Bodies) for Good Fortune
This winter festival in Aomori sees a few dozen men strip down to pray for good health and a good harvest!
Robot Housekeepers in the Near Future
This housekeeping robot can keep your home spic and span while you're away!
Luxury Sightseeing Train Coming to Hokkaido
The Royal Express luxury sightseeing train is coming to Hokkaido, but if you can't wait, it's already running in the Tokyo area.
Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R
No loyalty program or first-class ticket is required to utilize this open-to-anyone oasis in Kansai International Airport, which is complete with free drinks, loaner Nintendo Switch systems and even shower booths!
Trade YouTube Videos for All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
Grab your camera and your chopsticks, because conveyor belt sushi chain Kappa Sushi is making popular YouTubers an offer they won’t want to refuse!
Bread Artists Creations Look Too Good to Eat!
One Japanese artist has been heating up the bread community with her adorable toast art.
Experience the Dance of the Golden Dragon
Twice a year in Asakusa, a golden dragon appears at Sensoji Temple...
Johnnie Walker Gets a Japan-Only Makeover
Johnnie Walker's premium Blue Label Scotch whisky is getting a Japan-only limited edition, with bottles so beautiful you might not want to open them.
Telling the Tales Behind Historical Sites
World Heritage Site listings and the designation of Cultural Properties are primarily intended to protect sites. But Japan Heritage introduces the stories and historical context behind local Tangible and Intangible Cultural Properties.
Starbucks Japan's First Sakura Drink of 2019
Starbucks Japan is always looking for ways to help people drink in the sakura during hanami season—literally! Here's the first sakura-themed drink of 2019!
122-Year-Old Video Shows How Tokyo Has Changed
Jump back into history with this awesome video of Tokyo from a hundred years ago. Many of the people in the video spent their early lives living in a Japan that was ruled by a shogun!
Capturing the Perfect Pink of Sakura
The pastel pink of Japan's cherry blossoms paints the country for nearly a month in spring. One artisan has spent years trying to capture this color from nature and use it to dye fabrics.
Photographs of Snow Covered Tokyo
Japanese photographer Yusuke Komatsu's "Snow in Tokyo" series shows the beauty of Japan's huge metropolis on the rare occasions it receives snowfall.
Lantern Festival Transforms Japanese City
The Nagasaki Lantern Festival gives the city an amazing ethereal atmosphere akin to Studio Ghibli's film "Spirited Away" for just a few nights every February.
The 70th Sapporo Snow Festival Kicks Off
The Sapporo Snow Festival is underway in Hokkaido, with more than 190 snow and ice sculptures on display around the city between February 4 to February 11.
Updated 2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast!
According to the latest forecast by the JMC, the first blooms are only a little over one month away!
The Origins of the Tough G-SHOCK Watch
Over a hundred million G-SHOCK wristwatches have been shipped for sale to customers around the world since the brand debuted in 1983. This shockproof line of timepieces is a prime example of Japan’s high-quality manufacturing.