All About Japan

Checking Out Tokyo Game Show 2017

Come join us as we take you on a tour of Tokyo Game Show!

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.

Taste a Candy Cloud in Your Drink

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

'My Little Pony' Café Coming to Tokyo

Snack on desserts that are inspired by your favorite 'My Little Pony' character and stock up on some merch as well!

Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs

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

Harajuku Girls' Top 10 Themed Cafés

Follow the cool crowd and head to these little-known cafés for unusual themed experiences you won’t ever forget.

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.

Top 10 Museums as Chosen by Overseas Tourists

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

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.

Learn to Code Alongside a Cute Maid

This school in Tokyo aims to please maid fans while helping both maids and the students learn a new essential skill set for the 21st century.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy Culture Along the Shoryudo Ukiyo-e Route

Get out of Tokyo and Osaka and make your way to central Japan, where art and cultural history are often a part of daily life.

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.

Amazon Isn't Just an Internet Giant Anymore

For a limited time, the internet retailer giant is opening up its first brick and mortar location to serve alcohol and food.

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.

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.

Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?

Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.

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