All About Japan

5 Great Things for Animal Fans to Do in Japan

Want to sit in a café with your favorite furball? Watch monkeys play in hot springs? Feed semi-tame deer? All you need to know is where to go and Japan has your answer!

Discover the Underwater Galapagos of Asia

If you're on your way to the heights of Tokyo Skytree, take a moment to look into the depths of the ocean as well!

How 'Alien Species' Invade Japan

Invasive species bring unintended negative consequences to local ecosystems, often preying on and competing with native species or even threatening cultural customs such as 'hanami' (cherry blossom viewing festivals).

Hikers, Beware the Bear!

Don't let your guard down when you hike through Japanese forests—bears are not cute and cuddly when alarmed!

Top Photogenic Spots in Shikoku, Japan

One of Japan's four main islands, Shikoku is full of charm. Being a remote island, it has a lot of unique attractions that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Get ready with your camera and take shots of these picturesque spots!

3 Ridiculously Cute Animal Destinations

Check out these three adorable destinations just for animal lovers!

Where Do Wild Boars Outnumber Humans?

There's no stopping them! Numbers of wild boars keep growing despite challenges posed by the sea, radiation or hunters.

Explore This Cat Island Close to Tokyo

Get up close and 'puursonal' with these kitties on an island that's just a hop, skip and a jump away from Tokyo.

16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu

Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!

Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train

There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!

7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside

What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.

The 11 Cat Islands of Japan

If you are dying to see some kitties out in the wild, you'll want to stop by these islands that have cats galore!

Top 10 Islands Around Okinawa for Beach Lovers

Can’t get enough of the island life? This article has got you covered!

6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'

Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

Asahiyama Zoo Lets You Entertain the Animals

This incredible Hokkaido zoo has been attracting 3 million visitors per year by making the visitors the animals' toys.

Japan's Largest Desert

Japan has a desert? That's right! The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest desert, a 16 kilometer by 2 kilometer (9.9 x 1.2 mi) strip of sand located on the Sea of Japan.

Moss Garden Café Has Us Enchanted

With amazing outdoor eating spaces set on moss-covered grounds in the middle of the woods, this is a secret haven for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

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