All About Japan

Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 2)

The saga continues for the best places to visit in Japan, as complied by our friends at RocketNews24.

Memoirs of Being a Black Sheep in Japan

One of our writers recounts his experiences living in Japan as an African-American, how he is perceived in society, and how life here compares to life back home.

Start the Year off Right at This Zen Garden

Get a little balance and peace in your life by making Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in Hiroshima one of your top destinations of 2017.

The Sound & the (Lack of) Fury of Japan

While we know that silence is definitely golden in Japan, there is, on the other hand, an interesting relationship to noise here.

Take a Ride on the 'Tokyo Roller Coaster'

As part of the Toei Oedo Line's 25th anniversary campaign, the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation has released the slickly produced promotional video 'Tokyo Roller Coaster,' featuring a first-person view of the line's twists and turns.

Life in Japan for a Trans Woman

As part of our 'Life in Japan' feature, we endeavor to feature people in Japan from all different walks of life. And we were very lucky to learn about the daily life and challenges of a transgender woman living and working in Tokyo.

The Spotlight's on D. H. Rosen

If you're tapped into the art scene in Japan, then you've likely come across artist/writer/curator/producer Daniel H. Rosen, the go-to guru in the creative community.

10 Hot Japanese Makeup Tips

If you're looking to explore Japan's bevy of beauty and makeup products, but are unsure of how to start channeling your favorite idol or model, look no further!

5 Outside-the-Box First Date Ideas

There's no better way to get to know your date than to dive into a first-time experience for both of you. Here are five outside-the-box ideas you can try in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas that are sure to give you insight into one another!

Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!

Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!

My Life in Japan as an Openly Gay Foreigner

Homosexuality has a long and documented history in Japan, but somehow most people who identify as LGBT would still rather keep their sexuality under wraps. Allow us to share with you one person's perspective on the coming out experience here.

Finding an Apartment in Japan

If you're considering moving to Japan, or even just looking to get out of that share house, read on to learn about your options!

Kaikado Is Serving up Style (& Tea) in Kyoto

Read on to learn about this Kyoto building's dramatic transformation from an abandoned government building to a stylish café and creative space.

Top 4 Spots in Tokyo to Woo a Date

Got a big date and need a good recommendation on where to go? We've got you covered with our Top 4 romantic areas around Tokyo.

Get Ready to Pack Your Bags for Kusatsu

Experience this charming onsen town like you've never seen before in this stunning 4K video!

Top Places to Visit in Each Prefecture (Pt. 1)

The folks over at RocketNews24 have compiled a bucket list for the top places to visit in each prefecture—and we have to say these pictures have us already packing our bags!

All About Love Hotels

With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

Dating & Exoticism in Japan

Does being foreign really help one date in Japan?

Top 5 Onsen in Gifu

With its stunning mountain ranges and natural spring water, Gifu Prefecture is one of the best places in all of Japan to experience hot spring baths. Check out our favorite picks!

Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo

Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

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