All About Japan

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

Mask Shortage Amid Fears of Coronavirus

Stores in Japan cannot keep face masks in stock as people around the country stock up to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Fresh Seafood BBQ Kaisaku in Enoshima

Take a trip to Enoshima's Nakamise Benzaiten Street, where you can find unique souvenirs and fill up on the freshest seafood like clams, squid and whitebait.

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.

Explore an Ancient Land of Volcanic Power

Experience the sacred lands that birthed Japan, whose living legacy lingers in legend in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park!

First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2020

It's that time of year again! If you're planning to come see Japan's gorgeous cherry blossoms this year, you'll want to start planning now.

Get Lucky with Starbucks' New Years Drink

It’s all about fortune and fun for the first New Year of Reiwa!

An Incredible World in Miniature

A short journey from Kumamoto or Oita prefectures will bring travelers to Aso-Kuju National Park, a beautiful area that is one of the first official national parks in Japan.

See 1000-Year-Old Bonsai at Omiya Art Museum

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum features over 70 different exquisitely cultivated bonsai plants on display every season. From forests to dragons, each masterpiece is sculpted to perfection to embody different meanings the same as traditional paintings.

Cruise Around Okinawa with The Wandering Quinn

Join travel blogger Ellie Quinn from The Wandering Quinn, as she island hops around Okinawa!

Hokkaido Receives Largest Snowfall This Winter

The capital of Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido receives the largest amount of snowfall this winter.

Winter Sledding with Santa

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.

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.

Discover an Alpine Land of Natural Beauty

Home of the northern Japanese Alps, Chubusangaku National Park is a fantastic destination for lovers of the outdoors!

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.

Frozen Pants Stand on Their Own!

Hokkaido has 79 cm of snow on the ground and -30°C temperatures, cold enough to freeze clothing into stand-alone sculptures.

Snow Falls West of Tokyo

Some parts of Japan's Kanto and Koshin regions, west of Tokyo, were hit with over 30 cm of snow this past week!

Chill at the 71st Annual Sapporo Snow Festival

The 71st annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan.

Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods

Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.

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