All About Japan

Five Young Japanese Women Making a Difference

A look at some young Japanese women making waves and inspiring others in their respective fields. Our “A list” includes an actress, an artist, an athlete, an author and an advocate for social change.

Good Reads: A Passion for Japan

In this new book, 31 foreigners who have made Japan their long-term home share their passions, from sumo to baseball, traditional festivals, martial arts, the tea ceremony, and many more.

Touring the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

As TEPCO struggles to decommission the nuclear power plant wrecked in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, visitors can safely tour the facility on regularly scheduled tours.

How to See Japan's Imperial Treasures

A little known museum in central Tokyo offers a peerless collection of Japanese art, and a fascinating glimpse into the elegant and cultured lives of Japan's Imperial Family.

My Perfect Weekend in the City of Sapporo

Delaina Miyazaki shares her unique insider perspective on how to really make the most of a weekend in her adopted hometown of Sapporo

7 Japanese House Features That Every Home Should Have

Some typical Japanese home features to improve life are worth adopting regardless of where you live.

The Perfect Weekend on the Yokohama Waterfront

Yokohama is often overlooked by the bigger, brighter lights of Tokyo and Osaka. Big mistake! Japan’ second largest city has developed a unique identity influenced by Western and Chinese culture. We’ve complied a guide for the perfect two day trip.

Exploring Azabudai Hills, Tokyo’s Latest Luxe Urban Microcosm

Mixing office, residential, retail and culture, Azabudai Hills is a bid to enhance Tokyo’s status as a competitive global city and a remarkable gamble in an era when remote work has become a serious challenge to traditional downtown office real estate.

Shop for the Best Japanese Denim on Kojima Jeans Street

If jeans are your thing, the Japanese town of Kojima is calling. It's a major center of denim and jeans production, and Jeans Street is lined with over 30 boutiques that showcase the best of the best!

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

A long-time resident shares her knowledge of mouth-watering local food spots, great shopping and open green space in one of Japan's most fascinating regional capitals.

Worms, Sewers, and Mummies! Tokyo’s 7 Weirdest Museums

In a city with hundreds of museums, it's easy to overlook Tokyo's smaller museums. But bigger doesn't always mean better! From parasites to sewer pipes, Tokyo's museums offer something for everyone!

Kobe: Japan’s Jazz Capital Celebrates 100 Years of Great Music

Kobe has been Japan's jazz capital for 100 years, and the scene remains lively with a healthy schedule of performances at bars and clubs, and annual jazz festivals.

Defeat the "Attack on Titan!" in the City Where It All Started

For fans of the manga, a must-visit destination is Hita, Oita Prefecture, where you not only can learn about the iconic comic, but also engage in the story via augmented reality (AR).

A Visit to Japan's Keith Haring Collection

The only museum in the world dedicated to the works of Keith Haring, the legendary king of 1980's New York City street art, is is nestled in the forests of Yamanashi Prefecture.

The Perfect Weekend in Okayama

One of a series of Perfect Weekends in Japanese cities. Lovers of art, food, history, and nature will all find something to help them spend a fantastic weekend in Okayama.

Hope for Fukushima’s Hamadori: Preserving the Past for the Sake of the Future

The coastal area of Fukushima is undergoing a resurgence of hope with the return of displaced residents. We take a look at memorials to the disasters of March 2011 in this first part of a two-part series.

Tokyo Midtown Yaesu: The City's Trendy New Dining/Shopping Spot

This new complex boasts high-end shops, gastronomic delights, prime office space and the first Japan outpost of Bulgaria Hotel.

A Guide to the Top Six Rooms at the New teamLab Borderless

teamLab Borderless finally reopened in the lower depths of the Azabudai Hills complex. Check out our guide to the top 6 rooms at the incredible new complex.

Small Spaces, Part 1: Japanese Ideas for Small and Tiny Homes

Innovative, space-saving methods from traditional and modern Japanese architecture that can be used in any home, regardless of size. The first of a series.

Japan's Himekuri Calendars: Amazing Almanacs

Japan's traditional page-a-day himekuri calendars are fascinating windows into traditional ways of keeping track of everything from seasonal events to festivals and lucky days.

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