All About Japan

Ashikaga Flower Park Shines in Winter

An illuminative spectacle is enchanting visitors at Ashikaga Flower Park, north of Tokyo, with nearly five million LED light bulbs.

Reconnect to Nature: Daisen-Oki National Park

Exploring a little bit of everything that Daisen-Oki National Park has to offer

Feeling Hungry? How about a US$200k Tuna?

A 208.4 kilogram tuna fetches nearly ¥20.8 million at Toyosu Market's first auction of the year.

Delight Your Valentine with Pokémon Chocolates

What do you get for the Pokémon fan who has caught 'em all this Valentine's Day? Your heart in the form of these chocolates!

Imperial Bonsai Ready for New Year

Imperial Household Agency gardeners are preparing traditional potted plants that will be used as decoration in the New Year period.

Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution

Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist

A Cherry Blossom Light-up at Kenrokuen

Cherry blossoms are just as beautiful at night! Join us on a sakura light-up tour through Kenrokuen Park in Kanazawa

Tokyo Daily COVID Cases Reach Record High

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reports a record daily high of 1,591 new cases of coronavirus infections and a total of 113 COVID-19 patients who are severely ill.

Central Japan's Husband-Throwing Festival

You won't believe this wacky winter ritual where locals throw a married man down a snowy hill to his wife.

Annual Bean-Tossing Events Held Across Japan

In a way to welcome good fortune and drive out the bad, Setsubun festivities were held in various parts of Japan on February 2 with limited participants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Snowshoe Adventures in Japan’s Powder Snow

Looking for a way to enjoy Japan’s winter wonderland besides skiing? Snowshoe trekking offers you the freedom to leave the trails and explore Japan’s unspoiled mountain landscapes.

Sapporo's Snow Festival Going Online This Year

The annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off on February 4, but you don't have to leave your warm home to see it this year!

Japan Expands State of Emergency

The Japanese government expands its state of emergency over the coronavirus to seven prefectures such as Osaka and Kyoto in addition to the four in the greater Tokyo area that was originally included.

Ice Bubble Phenomenon Photographed in Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Lake Nukabira is home to an unusual natural phenomenon where gases bubbling up to the surface actually freeze as they make their way up.

Huis Ten Bosch Illumination Warming Up Winter

Huis Ten Bosch is enticing visitors to don their masks and head out for some outdoor holiday cheer featuring 13 million colorful LED light bulbs.

Discover Gems of Japan in the Mount Fuji Area

Mount Fuji peeks between high-rises across the Greater Tokyo Area. Though magnificent even from afar, the sacred mountain begs a closer look! One of the best ways to explore it is by roaming around Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa prefectures.

Discovering Fukuoka's Autumn Treasures

Looking for an underrated time of year to explore Kyushu? This autumn, come to the city of Fukuoka for seasonal fun & feasting for the whole family!

2021 Cherry Blossom Forecast Is Finally Here

It's high time to start making your cherry-blossom-viewing plans.

Hakone's Venetian Glass Crystal Trees

Two crystal trees are wooing visitors at Hakone Glass no Mori Venetian Glass Museum, southwest of Tokyo.

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