Get Lucky with Starbucks' New Years Drink
It’s all about fortune and fun for the first New Year of Reiwa!
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.
Coastal Culture & Living History
A secluded paradise of maritime folklore, history, and adventure awaits just three hours by train from Tokyo Station (or just an hour and a half from Nagoya Station): Ise-Shima National Park.
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.
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.
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.
Winter Sledding with Santa
In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.
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.
Japan’s Ocean Paradise
From diving, snorkeling and whale-watching to hiking and visiting historic sites, the Kerama Islands of Kerama-Shoto National Park really offer something for everyone.
Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!
A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hokkaido Receives Largest Snowfall This Winter
The capital of Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido receives the largest amount of snowfall this winter.
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.
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!
Japan’s Government Policy Regarding Corona
Japan’s government adopts a basic policy to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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.