All About Japan

Taste a Candy Cloud in Your Drink

This café has a uniquely cool way to cool down your drink.

Reserve Your Shinkansen Ticket on Your Phone

Overseas tourists can finally make shinkansen reservations thanks to a new English-language reservation app from JR Central and JR West.

6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo, Japan

Hokkaido’s main city, Sapporo, is among the various popular tourist destinations in Japan.

Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs

The central feature of a traditional Japanese inn—or 'ryokan'—is the communal hot bath.

Stay at an Inexpensive Overnight Internet Café

With overnight stays costing as low as the price of two meals, travelers can save big and relax in comfortable rooms situated right in the heart of the otaku capital.

One Man's Journey Through Japan by Motorbike

One biker captures the beautiful and varied scenery of Japan as well as the friendliness of fellow travelers in two short montage videos.

Savor Seafood & Study Reconstruction in Miyagi

Each small town in Miyagi Prefecture has its own specialty seafood dishes and we were dying to try them during our visit. And while we were at it, we took a look at the incredible reconstruction efforts of Tohoku, making for a fascinating trip.

Can You Solve the Tokyo Metro Mystery?

One part scavenger hunt and one part mind puzzle, these clues will have you racing from one Tokyo metro subway station to the next.

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.

Top 5 Luxurious KAI Ryokan Inns Across Japan

Explore the natural beauty of Japan’s hidden luxuries at one of these splendid traditional Japanese inns.

Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium

For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.

Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route

Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.

Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

Create Your Own Personalized Kit Kat Box

Customize your very own Kit Kat box to take home with you and share with your friends and family.

Giant Robots Battle It out, but Who Will Win?

The giant robot battle between Team USA and Team Japan that was two years in the making finally comes to an end, but it's only the beginning of giant robot fights.

How Hard Is It to Live in Japan as a Foreigner

You asked us, and we heard you. A few of our writers are offering their thoughts on being a foreigner living in Japan.

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

How to Conveniently Travel by Train in Tokyo

Train travel in Tokyo can be either the most tiring or the most exciting experience with the seemingly countless number of network lines. Here are some tips to help you move around the capital of Japan and get the most out of your money.

Hands-On Fun Along the Shoryudo Dragon Route

After experiencing the unforgettable Ukiyo-e Route of the Shoryudo (Rising Dragon Road), we made our way up north to learn all about the treasures of Chubu, Japan's central region.

The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan

Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.

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