All About Japan

Guide to Hiking Hokkaido's Rebun Island

Rebun Island (礼文島) is a hiker's dream and a hidden secret nestled just off the main island of Hokkaido Prefecture. Why not make 2018 the time to visit Rebun Island and enjoy the stunning views this place has to offer.

Top 5 Winter Activities in Wintery Gifu

Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, is one of the best places to experience the wide range of winter activities that are available. From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and snow rafting, there's bound to be some winter fun for everyone.

5 Sites You Need to Teach English in Japan

So you’ve decided to come to Japan, and found that teaching English is the easiest way to get a visa, an apartment and a job. Here are our five favorite sites that are going to help you be better at your job—and make more money!

New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

There's only one place in the entire world you can see this new Ghibli short: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style

New Year's cards are an important Japanese tradition, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of the most stylish cards from Japanese artists around the country.

12 Photogenic Spots Perfect for a Tokyo Trip

There are many cool places to visit with fantastic photo opportunities in and around the Tokyo area.

8 Great Guesthouses & Capsule Hotels in Osaka

Guesthouses and capsule hotels are perfect for those who want comfortable accommodation in Japan while minimizing expenses. Don't overpay for a hotel room again. Here are some of our recommended budget stays in Osaka!

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

Chasing Waterfalls in Tohoku

Come along with Nick as he explores the wetter, wilder side of Tohoku in the summer!

16 Authentic 'Japan' Experiences around Tokyo

How do you get an 'authentic Japan' experience in the Tokyo area? It depends on what you mean by 'authentic,' and what you mean by 'Japan!' Here are 16 'real Japan' options around Tokyo, running the gamut from the very old to the very new!

5 Family Fun Activities in Kyushu

Kyushu is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Maybe best known for the city of Nagasaki and its tragic past, or for the recent earthquake damage to Kumamoto Castle, Kyushu has many places that offer a fun day out for the whole family.

Snow-Clad Onsen Has Us Ready to Pack Our Bags

These ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.

The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku

Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!

Stay in 'Real Japan' at this Traditional Home

If you want to set foot in 'real Japan,' the ideal accommodation is waiting for you in Inami, a small rustic town in Toyama Prefecture where more than 200 active carvers chisel wood.

Getting Out & About in Miyagi Prefecture

Located in Japan’s Tohoku Region just a couple hours north of Tokyo by shinkansen bullet train, Miyagi Prefecture is full of delights for travelers eager to venture off the beaten path. We went on a two-day journey to experience Miyagi's inland cities.

5 Great Snow Getaways from Nagoya

When there's snow, think of these five places in the Chubu region of Japan. From visiting hot spring villages to seeing bathing monkeys, you'll be enjoying the cold!

Learn Japanese Through the Craziest Video Ever

With the help of ladies in kimono, sumo wrestlers and schoolgirls in fox masks, you too can learn to speak the distinct dialect of Japanglish.

A Bathing Experience Unlike Any Other

This kind of bathing system is straight out of 'Spirited Away'!

The 20 Most Romantic Date Spots in Kyoto

While Kyoto is a very traditional city, with more than 1,000 years of history, it's also an open-minded place and full of hidden romantic spots to enjoy with your loved one.

Top 5 Ski & Snowboard Areas for 2019

Japan has long been known for its soft powder snow and first-class ski and snowboard resorts that offer high-quality facilities and a wide range of attractions and activities. But some facilities are among the best of the best! Here are our 2018 picks.

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