All About Japan

All About's Guide to Naha

Naha is the capital city of Japan's subtropical prefecture, Okinawa. It's a thriving coastal city that fuses Japan's Ryukyu culture with American and Chinese influences, and has an unbeatable relaxed vibe..

Four Fantastic Things to Do in Kagoshima

Take a trip to Kyushu’s southernmost big city: a land of sunshine, hot springs and spectacular scenery, all watched over by the mighty volcano, Sakurajima!

A Week in Tokyo (+ Day Trips) for Under $500?!

Just how low can you go while still having a great time in Tokyo? A longtime Tokyo resident shows you how to enjoy Japan's capital without making your wallet cry.

10 Great Things to Do in Saga Prefecture

For many visitors to Japan, Kyushu is an overlooked destination. Which is unfortunate, because Saga Prefecture offers uncharted waters to explore, with its inspired history, bountiful natural resources and unique cultural activities.

How to Apply for a Japanese Spouse Visa

Getting married to a Japanese national? Confused about how to apply for a spouse visa? This easy how-to will show you all the steps you need to take to apply and (hopefully!) make a good impression.

6 Romantic Offbeat Spots to Propose in Japan

Thinking of proposing to your partner during your trip to Japan? These lesser-known spots in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima are perfect for popping that all-important question!

Saying 'Sayonara' to Japan? It'll Cost Ya!

As of January 7, 2019, Japan has launched a departure tax that applies to both residents and visitors leaving Japan.

All About's Guide to Fukuoka

Fukuoka is the largest city on the island of Kyushu. It's a hotspot of tourism, food, culture history on more! Check out our full in-depth guide to one the nation's most overlooked cities.

Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R

No loyalty program or first-class ticket is required to utilize this open-to-anyone oasis in Kansai International Airport, which is complete with free drinks, loaner Nintendo Switch systems and even shower booths!

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to Japan

Make the most of your visit to Japan and avoid some serious stress with these tips from a longtime Tokyoite! Find out when to avoid trains, how to find ATMs, when to travel and more.

Top 10 Things to Do in Hiroshima

Check out our list for all the inspiration you need to visit this dynamic, cosmopolitan city!

Izu Peninsula: Top 5 Outdoor Adventures

The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture offers some of the best and most interesting activites to be found in rural Japan. Better yet, it's just over an hour from Tokyo by train, making it perfect for a day trip from the capital!

Head to This Hotel if You're Keen on Katana

If you want to see Japanese swords and armor, and you don’t happen to have a time machine, usually you’ll need to head to a museum. However, we recently came across an astounding collection of katana not in any museum or gallery, but inside a hotel.

How to Apply to Japanese Language School

So you're ready to take the plunge and learn at a Japanese language school! What's the process like and where do you start? We're here to help.

All About Investing for Retirement in Japan

In this short introductory guide to investing in Japan, we’ll cover the three main options to invest your hard-earned cash and prepare for retirement... in plain English!

Travel Like a Pro with the WOW! JAPAN APP

With the in-depth info of a guidebook and special discounts and coupons you can use on your trip, the WOW! JAPAN APP is one of the best tools for visitors to Japan!

Getting to Grips with Plastic in Japan

Tips on how to navigate and—more importantly—avoid the ubiquitous, single-use plastic you'll find all over Japan.

All About Earthquakes in Japan

Japan has thousands of earthquakes every year, which can be scary if you don't know what to expect! Learn all about earthquakes in Japan, including how to prepare and what to do when it happens.

Winter Tips for Visiting Japan

While Japan is famous for its stunning cherry blossoms in spring, red leaves in the autumn and countless festivals in summer, Japan is also a veritable winter wonderland! Here are some tips for making the most of your time in Japan in its coldest season.

How to Open a Bank Account in Japan

Your straightforward guide to the important (and somewhat intimidating) process of setting up a bank account in Japan.

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