All About Japan

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!

Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks

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

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.

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.

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!

Top 10 Autumn Leaves Spots in Tokyo

We’ve plodded our way across the streets of Tokyo to bring you what we think are the 10 Autumnal leaves-viewing spots in the city. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Japan and get ready to enjoy the top 10 autumn leaves spots in Tokyo.

The Best Autumn Leaves Spot in Kyoto

The stunning visage of the Eikando-Zenrinji Temple in the historical area of Kyoto makes this one of the most-loved spots for autumn leaves.

Float On, Giant Princess Kaguya

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

7 Superb Festivals in Nara

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

15 Awesome Festivals in Japan

Plan your trip in advance and make sure that you catch all of the festivals (known as 'matsuri’) in your area. Let’s take a closer look at the best 15 festivals in Japan.

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!

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!

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!

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.

Top 8 Fireworks Festivals In the Kanto Region

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

Tokyo Olympic Medals & Countdown Clock Reveal

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

Kanazawa Geisha Training

Tourists get a glimpse of the training regimen of Kanazawa geisha.

Izu Peninsula: Top 5 Outdoor Adventures

The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture offers some of the best and most interesting activites to be found in rural Japan. Better yet, it's just over an hour from Tokyo by train, making it perfect for a day trip from the capital!

Shine on at the Yamaga Lantern Festival

Witness one thousand women dancing with gold and silver lanterns on their head, reenacting an ancient mythical tale.

Ritsurin: Shikoku's Finest Daimyo Garden

Ritsurin is a 400-year-old daimyo garden in Kagawa Prefecture's capital city, Takamatsu. It is a stunning landscape of idyllic ponds, wooden bridges and expansive greenery.

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