All About Japan

Skytree Marks 100 Days to Olympic Torch Relay

The world's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, was lit up in pink gold on December 15 marking the start of a 100-day countdown until the Olympic Torch Relay.

4 Days in Tohoku's Treasureland

Japan's northeastern region of Tohoku is full of incredible cultural traditions, breathtaking landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine, and more. Join Noam as he makes his way through this beautiful treasure land.

Hatsune Miku Might Be Getting an Airport!

Japan’s first, and most popular, "vocaloid idol" has long been an ambassador for Sapporo. However, Miku just may also be attaching her name and star power to Sapporo's Okadama Airport.

See Ueno Subway Workers Install Platform Gates

For those subway train otaku curious about how Tokyo Metro installs its safety gates station platforms, we've got you covered!

Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree

One of the most modern and innovative designs we've seen this year for Christmas trees features the traditional craft of 'mizuhiki' hand-twisted cords.

Get Hands-on in Rural Japan: Akita Farm Stay

By giving people unique first-hand experiences, green tourism can help revitalize and re-popularize the lifestyles and customs of rural Japan.

Plan a Perfect Trip with GoodDay Hokkaido

Japan's northernmost island is at the top of many travelers' must-visit lists, and with good reason. Plan your perfect trip to Hokkaido at GoodDay Hokkaido, the revamped website of the Hokkaido Tourism Organization!

Tsukiji Ready to Welcome Back Customers

Stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji Outer Market have suffered drops in sales this year due to the novel coronavirus. But workers are trying to bring back customers ahead of the year-end peak season.

Huis Ten Bosch Illumination Warming Up Winter

Huis Ten Bosch is enticing visitors to don their masks and head out for some outdoor holiday cheer featuring 13 million colorful LED light bulbs.

Imperial Bonsai Ready for New Year

Imperial Household Agency gardeners are preparing traditional potted plants that will be used as decoration in the New Year period.

Japan Considers State of Emergency for Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says he is considering declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.

Feeling Hungry? How about a US$200k Tuna?

A 208.4 kilogram tuna fetches nearly ¥20.8 million at Toyosu Market's first auction of the year.

Reconnect to Nature: Daisen-Oki National Park

Exploring a little bit of everything that Daisen-Oki National Park has to offer

Tokyo Daily COVID Cases Reach Record High

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reports a record daily high of 1,591 new cases of coronavirus infections and a total of 113 COVID-19 patients who are severely ill.

Japan Expands State of Emergency

The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.

Japan Declares Second State of Emergency

Japan declares a state of emergency over the coronavirus for the second time, with the pronouncement covering Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.

Autonomous Buses Planned for Olympic Village

Toyota Motor has conducted a demonstration of e-Palette self-driving buses planned for the Olympic village next year.

Now You Can Stay in Arata Endo's 1928 Villa

If you're a fan of the prairie-style architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, you have to check out the works he inspired under the talented hands of Japanese architect Arata Endo. One villa in particular, just outside of Tokyo, is ready for short-term stays.

Hakone's Venetian Glass Crystal Trees

Two crystal trees are wooing visitors at Hakone Glass no Mori Venetian Glass Museum, southwest of Tokyo.

New Bus Service for Travelers to Japan

An airport limousine operator started a new bus service for travelers to Japan on December 16 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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