The Perfect Hotel for Digital Nomads
Prince Hotels opens an accommodation facility where everything from making reservations to checking out can be done with a smartphone.
Secret Shopping Sprawls Under the Train Tracks
Welcome to Hibiya Okuroji, a new alleyway underneath Tokyo's railroad system that's filled with shops and eateries.
24-Hour PCR Center Set up at Narita Airport
Narita International Airport now has a PCR testing center that operates around the clock. Travelers can get tested for the coronavirus at Terminals 1 and 2.
Narita Airport Prepares for Increased Traffic
Staff at Narita International Airport have undergone training ahead of the expansion of the 'Go To Travel' program to include Tokyo.
Okinawa’s Shuri Castle Celebrating Rebirth
A festival took place at Okinawa’s Shuri Castle where a major fire burned down six buildings a year ago.
Travel Ban Eased for China & 8 Other Locations
The Japanese government eased travel restrictions for nine countries including China on October 30.
Toyosu Fish Market Resumes Public Viewings
The Toyosu fish market in Tokyo resumed public viewing of tuna auctions after about eight months. The observation deck had been closed to the public since February 29 due to the coronavirus.
Fall Leaves Redder than Usual in Central Japan
Visitors to Mount Norikura in central Japan can now enjoy fall foliage. And wow are they in for a treat this year!
Mie's Wondrous Walking Sea Otter
A sea otter at an aquarium in central Japan has learned to walk on two feet.
Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab
Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.
JR East International Residents Rail Pass
Great news for foreign residents of Japan; as of October 16, 2020, JR East will begin selling a special limited pass available to all foreign passport holders, regardless of visa or residence status!
A Day in a Tokyo Park Amid the Pandemic
Tokyo’s Hibiya Park takes precautions against the novel coronavirus as people visit for leisure and work.
Red Kochia Are Attracting Visitors to Kagawa
Head to this national park in Kagawa Prefecture to enjoy red Kochia plants.
Kumamoto Castle's Renovation Observation Path
Kumamoto Castle is letting visitors have a backstage pass to see how the renovation work is proceeding after the major 2016 earthquake.
Ginza Station Renovations Finally Completed
Tokyo Metro has unveiled the completed renovations of Ginza Station, right in the heart of the Japanese capital.
10 Anime With Real-life Locations in Japan!
Discover the real-life locations of 10 popular Japanese anime, including 'Your Name,' 'Evangelion,' and more!
Delivering Holy Stones to a Mountaintop Shrine
Shinto priests are on a mission to deliver holy stones to a shrine on the summit of Mount Tsurugi in central Japan.
Travel Styles Are Changing Across Japan
New travel styles are emerging in Japan amid the novel coronavirus.
Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home
Pride House Tokyo opened on October 11 as Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities.
Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots
Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!