Japan's Super Expensive Seasonal Watermelons
A pair Hokkaido's homegrown Raiden watermelons fetched ¥300,000—about US$2,700—at the first auction of the season!
How to Navigate a Japanese Air Conditioner
A handy guide to navigating all of the complicated settings on a Japanese air conditioner—trust us, when summer heats up you'll be glad you read this!
Kyoto's Amazing Gion Festival
Kyoto's incredibly historic, long-standing Gion Festival reached its thrilling climax!
Top 10 Hydrangea Flower Spots in Kyoto
Kyoto is gorgeous throughout the year, but especially when covered in beautiful flowers! Here are the top 10 hydrangea flower spots in Kyoto!
Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags
Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.
Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!
The latest in Nestlé Japan's line of local KitKat flavors, Yokohama's debut is based on a famous local souvenir.
New Japan-Exclusive Seasonal Fanta Flavor
This Japanese-exclusive flavor comes from abroad, and is only available in vending machines!
Emperor Naruhito Harvests First Rice
Emperor Naruhito harvests rice from paddies at the Imperial Palace for the first time since becoming emperor.
Ritsurin: Shikoku's Finest Daimyo Garden
Ritsurin is a 400-year-old daimyo garden in Kagawa Prefecture's capital city, Takamsatsu. It is a stunning landscape of idyllic ponds, wooden bridges and expansive greenery.
The First Sunrise of Fuji Climbing Season
People gathered, as they do every year, on Mount Fuji to take in the first sun rise after the southern side opens to climbers.
Mount Fuji Sports First Snow Cap of the Season
An essential part of the transition from summer in Japan, Mount Fuji has finally donned its iconic snow cap.
Food or Art? Flower Desserts Too Pretty to Eat
Hana no Babaroa makes beautiful Bavarian cream desserts that are works of art. These gelatin cakes are made with edible flowers and gold leaf, making them almost too pretty to eat.
Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!
A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.
Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo
Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.
Cruise Around Okinawa with The Wandering Quinn
Join travel blogger Ellie Quinn from The Wandering Quinn, as she island hops around Okinawa!
Boats Could Ease Tokyo Olympic Congestion
Tokyo may offer boat rides to help alleviate congestion on public transportation during the 2020 Olympic Games.
New Sake Season, New Cedar Ball
Tenryou Sake Brewery in Gero, in Gifu Prefecture announces its new sake with a yearly event - hanging a cedar ball.
Meguro River Cherry Blossom Viewing
Enjoy Tokyo's most acclaimed cherry blossom viewing destination where you can see beauty in its highest form at day or night, but only for a couple weeks in spring.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Arrives in Japan
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September, the prestigious trophy that will go to the winning team—the Webb Ellis Cup—arrived in Japan!
Meet the Weirdest Soft Drink Company in Japan
A beverage maker in central Japan makes sodas ranging from eel to fish-egg flavor… and they may be coming to a market near you!