All About Japan

A Train That Conveys the Spirit of Recovery

A journey on Minami Aso Railway’s trolley train, which trundles past the Aso Caldera—one of the world’s largest volcanic craters—gives riders the leisurely opportunity to marvel at the natural splendors of Kumamoto’s landscape.

Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies

With a record-breaking warm weather trend, it was only a matter of time before Tokyo would get struck by a thunderstorm. But the number of thunderbolts reached up into the thousands!

Iriomote—Japan’s Last Secluded Isle

Known locally as Iriomotejima, this remote Okinawan island is almost entirely covered in virgin subtropical forest and mangrove trees, and is often called “Japan’s last secluded island.” Iriomote is also home to rare plants and animals!

5 Reasons Tipping Isn't Done in Japan

Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story!

Tokyo Tips for 6 Types of Travelers

Are you a culture vulture or a photo fanatic? Traveling with kids, or looking to explore Japan on a budget? Find out which spots in Tokyo are perfect for you!

Rebun: The Flower Island

Two hours away by ferry from Wakkanai City in Hokkaido, Rebun Island is especially cool and delightful during the summer as hundreds of types of flowers bloom among its mountains and on its shores, and the surrounding sea offers up delectable fare.

All About's Guide to Yokohama

Tokyo's next door neighbor Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan! We're here to help you discover the sights, sounds and scenery of one of Japan's most vibrant port cities.

Visit Japan's First Glass Torii Gate

If you're looking to see a one-of-a-kind shrine gate, head over to Kagoshima to see Japan's first torii made from glass!

5 Mouth-Watering Restaurants in Nara

Japan's old capital, Nara, is an incredibly popular tourist hot spot steeped in history. If you need a break from temple and shrine hopping, stop at one of these restaurants for some delicious regional specialties!

The World's in Love with Zen

Zen concepts and practices have heavily influenced prominent people in the West in all fields, from business to entertainment to the arts. What is it about Zen that attracts them?

Journey to Another Planet with TeamLab

Visionary digital art collective teamLab is back at it again! Their latest installation in Toyosu features huge, color-changing balloons and digital koi fish, and will be open until autumn 2020!

Ring in the New Year at Tokyo Disneyland!

Visitors can stay up and party all night in the happiest place on Earth on New Year's Eve 2018!

How to Get a Permanent Resident Visa in Japan

The Permanent Resident visa, or 'eijuken,' is the Holy Grail for many foreign workers in Japan. So how do you get one? Once you've met the time requirement, it's actually pretty easy!

Can You Survive USJ's Spooky Halloween Hotel?

Are you brave enough to stay in a scary hotel? Travelers to Universal Studios Japan can spend a hair-raising night at a haunted hotel.

All About's Guide to Osaka

It's almost impossible to plan a trip to Japan without paying a visiting Osaka! Between its enduring history and culture, laid-back attitude and incredible food scene, there's tons to see and do. Make the most of your time with this guide!

Aomori Nebuta Festival

The Aomori Nebuta Festival enthralls millions of visitors every year from August 2 to 7, with brightly lit, intricate and boldly colored floats known as nebuta.

Kawaii Conan Spotted in Harajuku

After landing in Japan, the late night American comedian Conan O'Brien took to the streets of Harajuku to try out a unique Japanese fashion subculture.

All About's Guide to Nagoya

While the majority of visitors to Japan elect to spend their time in Tokyo or the Kyoto/Osaka area, if you want to see the heart of the country you should make time to visit Nagoya!

Akagawa Festival Lights Up The Night

These stunningly skillful creations have some saying they look like they’re projection mapped, but it’s all master-level pyrotechnics.

10 Great Spots in Kyoto for Walkers

If you are planning a trip to Kyoto, here are 10 spots you definitely cannot miss, according to our friends at Trip101!

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