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.
Taste a Candy Cloud in Your Drink
This café has a uniquely cool way to cool down your drink.
Top 5 Luxurious KAI Ryokan Inns Across Japan
Explore the natural beauty of Japan’s hidden luxuries at one of these splendid traditional Japanese inns.
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.
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.
Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations
Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.
Rikuzentakata: Where Dreams Go Global
Let's look at how the city of Rikuzentakata is being rebuilt in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 as the city works toward the dream of becoming a truly global community.
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.
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.
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.
Starbucks Opening at Two Surprising Locations
The global coffeehouse chain has two stunning stores planned close to these world-famous tourist spots.
Japan’s 8 Most Gorgeous Ryokan Hot Springs
The central feature of a traditional Japanese inn—or 'ryokan'—is the communal hot bath.
Shoryudo: Enter Japan’s Dragon Route
Journey along with Greg as he embarks on a weeklong adventure around central Japan's 'Rising Dragon Region,' or Shoryudo, enjoying food, culture, history and laughs along the way.
6 Budget Hotels & Hostels In Sapporo, Japan
Hokkaido’s main city, Sapporo, is among the various popular tourist destinations in Japan.
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.
Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium
For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.
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.
Sip on Latte Spiked With Sake
After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.
Create Your Own Personalized Kit Kat Box
Customize your very own Kit Kat box to take home with you and share with your friends and family.
Stay at an Inexpensive Overnight Internet Café
With overnight stays costing as low as the price of two meals, travelers can save big and relax in comfortable rooms situated right in the heart of the otaku capital.