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Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama

Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.

Permanent Digital Art Museum to Open in Tokyo

As of June, 2018, digital art collective teamLab will have its own permanent museum in Odaiba, Tokyo!

Taste 50 Kinds of Sake at This Ramen Resturant

This Tokyo ramen restaurant offers all-you-can-drink sake—along with all-you-can-eat 'gyoza' and fried chicken—paired with a single bowl of ramen.

Zooming Around Dotonbori!

One of Osaka's most iconic areas, Dotonbori is bursting with shops, restaurants, arcades and more. Find out why this downtown area is a must-see when visiting Osaka!

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!

4 Things to Do on a Weekend in Osaka

Accessible in about two and a half hours from Tokyo, Osaka makes for an excellent weekend trip from the nation's capital. But what do you do once you're there?

Rent-a-Cat Rooms at This Ryokan are Purrfect!

A Twitter user caused a ker-'fluff'-le with adorable photos from her lodgings in Hakone, in Kanagawa Prefecture, where you can pick a cat to accompany you during your stay.

New Cat Café Has Historic Style

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

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!

Rain Turns Tokyo Disneyland into Wonderland

Tokyo Disneyland proves dreary weather doesn't have to dampen your day, and that even in rain dreams can still come true!

Japanese Umbrella Etiquette

When rainy season comes to Japan, it's a good time to invest in a sturdy umbrella. But good manners when it comes to using umbrellas are appreciated year-round!

Get a Glimpse of the Hello Kitty Shinkansen!

The Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors featuring pink arm rests and a photo spot for you to take pictures of you and Kitty-chan.

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!

All Aboard This Luxurious New Shinkansen

This new bullet train from JR West will allow passengers to travel in comfort like never before, with six unique cars that cater to the needs of different types of travelers.

10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan

Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!

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.

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!

The Nobel Prize Road Between Toyama & Gifu

A little known fact about Japan: there is a long road between Toyama and Hida Takayama that just happens to be the connecting thread between five Nobel laureates, which has earned this stretch of highway the nickname of "Nobel Prize Road".

Instagram-Worthy Rainy Day Spots in Japan

Believe it or not, there are some places in Japan that are even more beautiful when it rains! Once you see these photos, you'll surely want to visit them and see first-hand!

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.

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