All About Japan

Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Tokushima

Shikoku may be the smallest of Japan's main islands, but with places like Tokushima, it's truly full of heart. Come along with Nick as he dives headfirst into some of the natural wonders of Tokushima Prefecture!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Try Amazing Food at Tanabata Matsuri in Sendai

It was very hot when we went to Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, to see this gorgeous Tanabata Masturi, but nothing can stop us from having fun!

Tidying Up Made Easier at This Japanese Inn

For two days, two lucky applicants will be able to stay at a traditional Japanese inn where slippers, tables, cushions and even TV remotes slide back to their original spots by just the click of a button.

Capturing Tohoku's Summer Passion

In 2017, All About Japan sent a team up to Tohoku to capture some this northern region's summer vibe. From its craggy coasts and crater lakes to plunging falls and samurai festivals, there was plenty of energy to go around!

Visit Kanagawa & Get a Free Phone

While you can only use the phone for three days, it comes with access to the internet, free domestic and international calls, and sightseeing information for Kanagawa Prefecture.

Japan's Most Amazing Summer Fireworks Festival

Fireworks festivals are a staple in Japanese summer. We'll take you to the biggest firework festival in Japan, Omagari Firework Festival, where you can bear witness to 20,000 fireworks by masters from all over Japan shot over the course of an evening.

Japan vs. China — Preserving Traditional Roots

Japan and China share traditional roots, but Japan preserves those roots to the present day.

Preparing to Drive Around Snowy Areas in Japan

When traveling around snowy regions in Japan by car, you'd better prepare your vehicle in advance to survive scary road conditions and frosty weather. Check out our to-do list before departing for snow-covered lands such as Hokkaido, Tohoku and Hokuriku.

Shrine Maidens Turned Off-Road Racing Queens

In this newest commercial from Toyo Tires, these girls literally drive away ogres during Japan’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing festival.

5 Reasons to Visit Tohoku in Summer

Summer is the season where things really heat up in Japan's northern region of Tohoku. Here's why you definitely don't want to miss it!

Kairo: Japan's Top Secret to Warmth in Winter

Here's our quick guide to the different heating pads you can purchase in Japan to keep your whole body warm.

6 Reasons You Have to Visit Ehime in 2018

Filled with history, culture and mikan, Ehime is a must-add to your 2018 Japan itinerary.

Hanagasa Matsuri: Grab Your Flower Hat!

While Yamagata Prefecture may be locally known as the land of cherries, it's also home to a rather unique flower hat festival!

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Command an Eva from an Entry Plug in Shinjuku!

Have you ever wanted to sit in an Evangelion entry plug and fight Angels? How about charging up a 'kamehameha,' with real force feedback? Head to VR Zone Shinjuku, just opened in July 2017!

Beauty Beyond Be-‘leaf’ in Matsushima

Gorgeous throughout the year, Matsushima offers an incredible nighttime illumination of autumn leaves that has to be seen to be believed!

Cheap Winter Escapes to 5 Warm Global Spots

Keep these five budget-friendly travel options in mind when you want to beat the bitter Japanese cold.

Tohoku in Summertime: Green Means Go!

The colors of northeastern Japan are vibrant and beautiful, from the pinks of spring to the wintry whites. But on this tour of the region, we focused on the emerald greens of summertime in Tohoku.

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