All About Japan

This Hot Spring Is in a Dungeon?!

This picturesque hot spring is hidden in a dilapidated old building in Tochigi, offering a unique experience to those brave enough to enter!

Wanted: Professional Cosplayers

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

Stay at These Inns & Get the Kyoto Experience

Kyoto is one of Japan’s most unique cities, with its thousand-year history as Imperial Japan’s capital. There’s no better way to experience the city’s culture than by staying at these fantastic inns to get the complete Kyoto experience.

6 Must-Visit Spots Around Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi (called Kawaguchiko in Japanese) is the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes that lie at the foot of Mount Fuji. There are many wonderful spots from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Fuji, and we're here to introduce them.

4 Rock-Climbing Paradises Right in Tokyo

Tokyo isn’t known for nature. But if you visit the western part of the prefecture, you'll run into Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, an excellent getaway for both the avid hiker and the extreme mountain climber!

5 Fun Festivals in Japan's National Parks

Japan's national parks are not only sites of natural beauty, but long-inhabited locales where the local people have developed both new and longstanding traditions for showing their thanks for nature's bounties.

'Hanami' Manners Matter

Don't want to be shamed on Japanese television for having poor manners while enjoying cherry blossoms? Here are the four rules you need to follow to avoid causing a small scandal.

10 Key Spots to See in the Ise Area

From famous shrines to ninja experiences and sweet-filled shopping streets, there's plenty to see and do in the Ise area of Mie Prefecture.

Tokyo Tower 'Top Deck Tour' Now Open

Visitors to Tokyo Tower's new Top Deck viewing platform get to enjoy VIP treatment along with the stunning Tokyo skyline.

Catch a Peek of USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride!

USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride is only around until June 24, so be sure to catch it while you can!

See, Do & Eat It All in Miyagi Prefecture

If you're interested in experiencing nature, culture and food while traveling around Japan, but don't have a lot of time to hop from city to city, Miyagi Prefecture may be the perfect place for you!

5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Kagoshima

Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Kagoshima will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to Mother Nature in Japan at its most majestic and regal, nothing short of invigorating and inspiring.

One of the Quaintest Train Stations in Japan

Stop off here and you'll feel as though you've been thrown into a scene from an anime movie.

Make the Most of Your Time in Sendai!

Available now, the new Sendai City Guidebook is your one-stop shop for planning the perfect trip to Miyagi Prefecture!

Diamond Route Japan Shows Off Hidden Treasures

This stunning video tourism project will leave you ready to plan your next trip north of Tokyo!

Springtime Hits Kawaii Monster Café

Kawaii Monster Café Harajuku has just released a new seasonal spring menu, and it looks like the insanely colorful offerings won’t disappoint!

Top 10 Accommodations in Kobe's Arima Onsen

Arima Onsen (Arima Hot Springs), located in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the oldest hot spring areas in Japan. So, naturally, there are some wonderful places to stay while you're there.

Ginza Line 'Sakura Train' Blooms Underground

For a limited time, passengers on the Tokyo Metro Ginza subway line can enjoy cherry blossoms underground.

360-Degree Japanese Hot Spring Tour

How often do you get to take a camera into a Japanese hot spring bath? Even if you've never been interested in hot springs, this extended 360-degree tour will make it easy to appreciate the differences between one bath and the next!

Our 12 Favorite ’First Time in Japan’ Photos

Every person's first time in Japan is unique and exciting. Here's a compilation of our 12 favorite pics from people who made the journey for the first time!

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