All About Japan

Picture-Perfect Hidden Gems in Tokyo

Tokyo is a massive metropolis, with many hidden areas you're unlikely to find in any guidebook. Check out these lesser known spots just begging to be photographed!

New Cat Café Has Historic Style

Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!

10 Unique #BucketList Goals in Kyoto

If you're planning a visit to Japan's ancient capital, check out this list of unique, Kyoto-only experiences!

Tokyo Eatery Serves Japanese Comfort Food

Based in Asakusa, the simple eatery Misojyu specializes in a type of Japanese comfort food. They're serving up delicious variations on miso soup and 'onigiri' rice balls.

The 'Inns' & Outs of Japanese Accommodations

Japan has many types of unique accommodations, but it can be hard to keep them straight! Unsure of the difference between a 'ryokan' and a 'minshuku?' Have a look at our recommendations for conventional (and not-so-conventional!) places to stay!

Top 5 'Okonomiyaki' in Osaka & Hiroshima

There are many places that offer the gooey, savory Japanese pancake, 'okonomiyaki.' Osaka and Hiroshima Prefectures are the top two hotspots around the country, with two distinctly delicious styles of this supremely cravable dish!

Shaping Things That Endure

Australian potter Euan Craig has shaped his craft in Japan for decades, following a folk craft tradition that blends creativity and beauty with utility.

10 Super Spicy Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo's bowl runneth over when it comes to ramen restaurants! But for those looking to spice things up, here are ten restaurants that are sure to test the stomachs and wills of any ramen enthusiast!

Kyoto's Spectacular Matcha Green Tea Souvenirs

Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan for matcha lovers! With some many great green tea souvenirs to choose from, how do you know what's best?

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!

The Big Tokyo Travel Guide

Tokyo is a city of old and new, where modern skyscrapers rise up from the remains of centuries-old castle walls. The Big Tokyo Travel Guide will help you find whatever you're looking for in Japan's capital city.

Greater Tokyo: Sightseeing & Gluten-Free Food

Japan is becoming increasingly aware of different dietary lifestyles, which is great! But the language barrier can prove especially difficult when trying to find some gluten-free grub to enjoy in Tokyo or Yokohama. Don't worry—we're here to help!

Top Hydrangea Spots Around Tokyo

Need some colorful flowers in your life? Check out these hand-picked spots to find gorgeous hydrangeas in Shinjuku, Kamakura and other areas in and around Tokyo this rainy season!

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!

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.

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.

Where to Work Remotely in Tokyo

Looking to set up an important meeting but don’t have a permanent office? Or maybe you want to avoid the crowds of popular cafés like Starbucks. If you work remotely, Tokyo is chock-full of work spaces to help get your creative juices flowing!

How 5 Tokyo Neighborhoods Were Named

Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Asakusa and Akihabara are incredibly popular areas, and at the top of many traveler's 'To See' lists! Learn how these famous Tokyo neighborhoods got their names.

Bathe in an Onsen Before Your Next Flight

Got a layover in Sapporo? Instead of walking around aimlessly in the gift shops or trying to spread out in the lounge areas, why not soak in a hot spring and relax?

7 Hidden Temples & Shrines in Tokyo

If you're looking to avoid temples and shrines congested with tourists, you may want to try visiting one of these other traditional places of worship!

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