All About Japan

Onsen & Karaoke: Sing While You Soak!

Feeling embarrassed about doing karaoke? How about going to hot springs? If you answered yes, then you need to check out this Japanese inn in Nagano, where you can do both in private at the same time!

Ryokan 101

There's a lot to learn and consider when it comes to staying at 'ryokan,' traditional Japanese inns.

7 Great Hotels for a True Kyoto Experience

Here are seven superb hotels in Kyoto that will help you make the most of your time in Japan's ancient capital.

A Guide to TeamLab's Interactive Light Museum

Before you head to Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless, there are a few things you’ll need to know.

Trekking Through the Mosaic

Each year about 38,000 visitors hike through the verdant trails of the Shin-Etsu trail in northwestern Japan.

5 Incredible Japanese Illumination Locations

While illuminations are typically associated with the Christmas holiday season, here are five places in Japan where you can see these dazzling displays throughout the year.

Spend the Evening 'Lost in Translation'

If you've ever wanted to recreate the iconic scenes from the widely acclaimed film 'Lost in Translation,' look no further. These spots in Tokyo were used as locations for five scenes in this bittersweet tale of missed connection.

Walk Undersea Between Two Japanese Islands

If you want an unforgettable way to go between Kyushu and Honshu, look no further than the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel!

Don't Flip Out, Flip Tables Instead!

In Iwate Prefecture a surprising contest allows contestants to unleash their pent-up stress, or unrequited hopes by... flipping tables!

6 Tokyo Day Trips Less Than 2 Hours Away

From incredible views of Mount Fuji to a museum that feels like it's right out of a mummy movie, these fantastic spots are less than 2 hours from Tokyo, which means they're the perfect way to spend a day when you want to get out of the city!

5 Totally Awesome Tokyo Alleyways

Tokyo's 'yokocho' alleyways offer some of the best nightlife experiences in the city. If you're looking for some down-to-earth drinking dens, we've got five that are ideal for an evening of bar hopping.

7 Easy Hikes Near Tokyo

If you're an outdoor enthusiast and have already hiked Mount Takao—or would like a similarly gentle hike with fewer people—these seven spots near Tokyo are perfect!

Live in the Moment in Tokyo with Meditation

In the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, it can be difficult to find a calming atmosphere. But not anymore, thanks to Muon, a Tokyo-based studio that focuses exclusively on meditation.

Get Schooled About Fish at New Kochi Aquarium

Upon first glance this building in Kochi Prefecture might seem like your standard aquarium. But this repurposed elementary school is the perfect place to study marine life!

All About Climbing Mount Fuji

For both short-term visitors and lifelong residents of Japan, Mount Fuji is a peak that many feel called to climb at least once in their lives. We've put together a guide to help make this challenging but beautiful experience as simple as possible.

All About Purikura!

If you're not familiar with the exaggerated features and photographic fun of 'purikura,' you're in luck! This article takes a deeper look at the rise of these 'kawaii' Japanese photo booths, and what to expect when you visit one.

Forgetting Time on the Resort Shirakami

The Resort Shirakami is a travel experience that combines the romance of the railways with traditional culture and beautiful scenery.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences

From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.

Best Beach Views Near Tokyo

Although Tokyo is a modern metropolis that conjures images of bright lights, towering skyscrapers and packed trains, there are still plenty of opportunities for a nature enthusiast or beach bum to catch some fun in the sun at beautiful nearby shores.

15 Spots In Osaka You Have To Visit

Osaka may be smaller than Tokyo, but that just means that all the fun things to do and tasty eats are more concentrated. Here are 15 spots you cannot miss when visiting this wonderful city!

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