All About Japan

Must-See Art Festivals After Summer

Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!

Tap Dancing Their Way Into Our Hearts

From graceful Awa Odori dance movements to routines in kimono at a New York subway, his tap dancing duo are turning heads everywhere they go.

Get Your Fill of Food & Games at Namja Town

If you like gyoza, ice cream, cute cats, weird fishing games and frightening toilets, Namja Town in Ikebukuro is the perfect park for you!

Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya

Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.

The Japanese 'Taiko' Drum Goes Electronic

The world's first ever electronic 'taiko' drum will be played on stage with the internationally recognized performance group Kodo.

AAJ Adventures: Kitayamazaki

While checking out a few other spots in Iwate Prefecture, we just had to see the sights from the observation decks of Kitayamazaki. And the views were truly breathtaking. We've got the video to prove it.

Japan's Top 5 Roadside Service Stops

If you're planning a road trip in Japan, you may just want to stop by one of these rest areas for a soak in a hot spring, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and scenic views.

Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel

When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.

Where to Eat Your Heart Out in Okinawa

A tropical paradise ain't a perfect haven without places where your tummies can be filled. Apart from idyllic seascapes, Okinawa has ideal food escapes for every kind of foodie.

All You Need To Know About Sanrio Puroland

Does your heart flutter every time you see Cinnamoroll's fluffy ears pop up in a shop? Is Gudetama your idol and inspiration? Did you grow up surrounded by Hello Kitty merchandise? Then you simply cannot miss the Sanrio Puroland indoor park!

AAJ Adventures: Goishi Coast

What's waiting for you along the cliffside shore of Goishi Kaigan in Iwate Prefecture? A team of AAJ editors and a videographer head out to Ofunato to capture the natural wonder of the region.

Getting Back on Track With Disaster Prevention

Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Tohoku region sustained a substantial amount of damage from the tsunami. However, in a tremendous effort to educate the locals and visitors on prevention, Sanriku Railway is running a recovery train.

Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events

What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!

Get Your Own Personal Pocket Guide to Japan

You're only a click away from having your very own guided tour of Japan's most popular spots without spending a dime.

Incredibly Affordable Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

Put the money you would have spent on sleeping in a fancier room towards a longer stay in Japan at this Shinjuku hotel.

5 Things to Do for the First Timer in Okinawa

If you think that Japan is only the 'Land of the Rising Sun,' you may think twice once you get to see the glorious sunsets of Okinawa. Beyond sunrises, there's more to enjoy in this subtropical paradise only a short plane ride from Tokyo.

Anime & Gaming Attractions Coming to USJ

Universal Studios Japan announces its first-ever tie-up with a pair of massively popular anime and video game franchises.

Beating the Heat at Summer Comiket

With temperatures skyrocketing, cosplayers have tapped into their creativity to create a splash of cool.

Go From Osaka to Kyushu on an Overnight Ferry

For just ¥10,000 you can travel halfway across the country in your sleep on the Bullet Ferry.

Experience Paradise in Southwest Japan

While Okinawa Prefecture consists of a number of beautiful islands, Ishigaki Island is one of the most popular destinations among them, gaining an international reputation as a gateway to paradise.

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