All About Japan

Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks

A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.

Best Book Hotels & Hostels in Japan

Attention bookworms! If you're traveling to Japan and looking for a relaxing place to stay, here are the best book hotels and hostels where you can read the day away!

6 Tohoku Festivals in 1!

Tohoku's Kizuna Festival takes place in one of its six prefectures every year in the hopes of a full recovery from the 2011 disasters.

10 Hotels Around the Olympic Stadium

In order to get a fully enjoyable experience, we’d like to introduce you to the top 10 hotels around the Olympic Stadium or hotels that are within walking distance to the stadium!

Float On, Giant Princess Kaguya

This year’s Tachinebuta Festival in northeastern Japan has a new, and very tall, princess.

Flip Out at This Unique Iwate Event

People compete in Iwate Prefecture to be the best table-flipper, venting their frustrations or shouting out their hopes and dreams.

Luxurious Onsen Hotel in the Heart of Tokyo

Yuen Shinjuku is a new hot spring hotel in Tokyo that brings the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of a traditional ryokan to the heart of Japan's capital city.

Awesome Ukiyo-e Posters for Shibuya Bon Odori

Designed by contemporary artist Masumi Ishikawa, these posters advertise the Bon Odori Festival taking place in Shibuya for the third year running!

Enjoy a Day Trip to Hayama Isshiki Beach

Just a short train ride south of Tokyo in the Shonan area of Kanagawa, here is our list of exciting things to do while you enjoy a day trip to Hayama Isshiki Beach!

Olympic Planners Study Tokyo's Sizzling Summer

2020 Olympic planners test ways to deal with the extreme heat at the Sea Forest Waterway rowing and canoeing venue.

10 Things to Do in the Kerama Islands

The Kerama Islands have more to offer than just pristine beaches and crystal clear water. If you're planning on paying the area a visit, you'll want to check out our list of top 10 things to do there!

All About's Guide to Fukuoka

Fukuoka is the largest city on the island of Kyushu. It's a hotspot of tourism, food, culture history on more! Check out our full in-depth guide to one the nation's most overlooked cities.

5 Places to Experience Zen Meditation in Japan

Looking to get hands-on with some of Japan's oldest traditions? Zen meditation is a great way to practice mindfulness and relax, and there are plenty of great places around the country where visitors can enjoy it!

Smash at Tokyo's Latest Unique All-You-Can-X!

The latest in Tokyo's expansive line of "all-you-can" experiences, Reeast Room is a unique facility that allows people to destroy whatever is in the room!

Tokyo Cracking Down on Drones

Drone shots of the gorgeous cityscape are truly unbelievable, but be sure you have permission before flying! A U.S. military lecturer was referred to prosecutors for illegally flying a drone in downtown Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympic Medals & Countdown Clock Reveal

2020 Tokyo Olympic medals and a countdown clock were unveiled exactly one year before the Games officially open.

Toshimaen Amusement Park Hydrangea Festival

Toshimaen is one of Tokyo's premiere amusement parks, and at the beginning of summer it hosts a gorgeous hydrangea festival to add some seasonal beauty to the fun!

7 Superb Festivals in Nara

Try and catch one of these fantastic events on your trip to this picturesque and historic city!

Unmanned Stations, Gorgeous Scenery

Unmanned stations on Japan's smaller train lines are becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, and one glimpse at the views some of them offer is all you'll need to understand why!

Top 8 Fireworks Festivals In the Kanto Region

Witness the Hanabi Taikai or the Japanese fireworks festival in and around the Kanto region.

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