All About Japan

Catch a Glimpse of 'Sakura' in the Winter

One popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo has transformed its riverside property into a sakura tree light display.

Designers Ring in the Year of the Dog in Style

New Year's cards are an important Japanese tradition, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of the most stylish cards from Japanese artists around the country.

A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience

Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.

10 Cool Autumn Spots in Japan's National Parks

When autumn comes to Japan, there's no better place to see it than the nation's national parks. One look at these 10 picturesque spots and we're sure you'll agree!

5 Great Snow Getaways from Nagoya

When there's snow, think of these five places in the Chubu region of Japan. From visiting hot spring villages to seeing bathing monkeys, you'll be enjoying the cold!

The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku

Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!

Chasing Waterfalls in Tohoku

Come along with Nick as he explores the wetter, wilder side of Tohoku in the summer!

Top 5 Ski & Snowboard Areas for 2019

Japan has long been known for its soft powder snow and first-class ski and snowboard resorts that offer high-quality facilities and a wide range of attractions and activities. But some facilities are among the best of the best! Here are our 2018 picks.

Snow-Capped Landmarks Glisten in White Powder

Sensoji Temple, the Ghibli Museum and Tokyo Disneyland are always worth a visit, but especially on snowy days like this.

Miyagi: Land of Samurai History

Experience the home of one of Japan's greatest ever samurai warriors with historic castles, ancient temples and colorful shrines less than two hours from Tokyo.

The Beautiful Nature of Miyagi

With the Pacific Ocean coastline on one side and stunning mountain ranges on the other, Miyagi is home to some of Japan's most breathtaking natural scenery.

Top 5 Winter Activities in Wintery Gifu

Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, is one of the best places to experience the wide range of winter activities that are available. From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and snow rafting, there's bound to be some winter fun for everyone.

The Shrine with the Best View of Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi Prefecture offers what is possibly the single most definitive view of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Snow-Clad Onsen Has Us Ready to Pack Our Bags

These ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.

How to Bathe in 'Sento' for Beginners

Have you ever bathed in a public bath in Japan? While it may seem cool for international travelers, some hesitate at the idea of stepping inside because the rules and manners of 'sento' are veiled, creating an air of mystery.

Tohoku in Fall: The Ultimate Koyo Experience

Anyone who has visited the Tohoku region knows about the area’s unique and stunning beauty all year round, but during fall the area truly comes alive.

Do You Wanna Build a Snow Pokemon?

With the sudden snowfall in Japan many people hit the streets to create some rather odd choices for snow sculptures.

A Village Made Entirely Out of Snow?!

On Shikaribetsu Lake in Hokkaido lies a gorgeous village that you can only see for about two months out of the year before everything melts away.

A YouTuber's First Time in Japan

Follow New York-based filmmaker and YouTuber Kraig Adams as he spends one fascinating week in and around Tokyo.

The Sendai Tanabata Star Festival

We're seeing stars at the Sendai Tanabata Star Festival!

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