All About Japan

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Cherry Tree Made of 880,000 Lego Bricks!

This incredible cherry blossom tree is made up of more than 880,000 Lego pieces—but you can only see it until May 6!

Moomin Theme Park Set to Open in Japan

Schedule to open in March 2019, the much-anticipated Moomin Valley Park will allow guests in Japan to dive into the world of these beloved Finnish characters.

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Japan Spots for 2018

Debating where to go in Japan? We break down TripAdvisor's Top 10 choices for 2018!

Say Hello to the Hello Kitty Bullet Train!

This summer, Hello Kitty wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train!

10 Excellent Hotels for a Superb Sapporo Stay

Find the best hotels in Sapporo with this helpful guide.

Take a Peek at Ghibli Theme Park Concept Art!

The long-anticipated opening of the new Studio Ghibli theme park has had us dreaming of what would be inside. With the release of some new concept art, we're finally getting a glimpse of which Ghibli properties will get their day in the sun!

Discover Another Side of Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is often overlooked by tourists when exploring Tokyo's many neighborhoods. But with tons of shopping, temples and shrines, fun activities for the whole family and more, Ikebukuro is a great add to any Tokyo itinerary.

Tokyo Rainbow Pride Guide 2018

Tokyo Rainbow Pride, an annual event taking place in Tokyo every year since 2011, has become a celebration of diversity and more inclusivity for all colors of the sexuality rainbow.

7 Major Otaku Areas Outside Tokyo

Tokyo is famous for 'otaku' hotspots like Akihabara, Ikebukuro and Nakano. But where do you go if you're not in the Tokyo area? We've got your 'otaku' needs covered in seven other major cities around Japan!

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

Ginza Line 'Sakura Train' Blooms Underground

For a limited time, passengers on the Tokyo Metro Ginza subway line can enjoy cherry blossoms underground.

A Whirlwind Weekend in Miyagi

Head out to northeastern Japan with Selena for a magical weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

One of the Quaintest Train Stations in Japan

Stop off here and you'll feel as though you've been thrown into a scene from an anime movie.

See, Do & Eat It All in Miyagi Prefecture

If you're interested in experiencing nature, culture and food while traveling around Japan, but don't have a lot of time to hop from city to city, Miyagi Prefecture may be the perfect place for you!

Catch a Peek of USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride!

USJ's Final Fantasy XR Ride is only around until June 24, so be sure to catch it while you can!

Top 8 Best Areas to Live in and Around Tokyo

What are the best areas in and around Tokyo to live? Tokyo’s much-ballyhooed Kichijoji only makes it to No. 3, while an outsider with easy access to Tokyo takes the top spot!

5 Unmissable Reasons to Visit Kagoshima

Just a short two-hour flight from Tokyo, Kagoshima will bestow you with rare, incredible experiences that will connect you to Mother Nature in Japan at its most majestic and regal, nothing short of invigorating and inspiring.

Tokyo Tower 'Top Deck Tour' Now Open

Visitors to Tokyo Tower's new Top Deck viewing platform get to enjoy VIP treatment along with the stunning Tokyo skyline.

Top 6 Places to Visit in Akita

Akita tends to be pretty far off the beaten path, even for those who do make it to Tohoku. However, Akita is rich in both history and natural beauty, well worth a visit.

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