All About Japan

5 of the Best SIM-Only Contracts in Japan

Our guide to the cheapest options for getting a phone contract in Japan.

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

Matsushima: The Shining Jewel of Miyagi

We're proud to present a guide to Matsushima, one of Japan's three most beautiful views, brought to you by our friends at Spoon & Tamago.

5 Things to Expect During a Teaching Interview

With the increasing demand for Japanese people to speak English fluently, there's also the need for English teachers to help them achieve this goal. But if you think simply being a native speaker is all it takes to get a teaching job, think again.

Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel

When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.

Anime & Gaming Attractions Coming to USJ

Universal Studios Japan announces its first-ever tie-up with a pair of massively popular anime and video game franchises.

Surprise: Tokyo Cheaper than Most Major Cities

20 years of economic stagnation has had an incredible effect that few people have realized: thanks to inflation everywhere else, Tokyo is now actually cheaper than most major cities in the rest of the industrialized world!

All You Need To Know About Sanrio Puroland

Does your heart flutter every time you see Cinnamoroll's fluffy ears pop up in a shop? Is Gudetama your idol and inspiration? Did you grow up surrounded by Hello Kitty merchandise? Then you simply cannot miss the Sanrio Puroland indoor park!

Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)

JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.

15 Popular Shops in Shibuya

Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!

Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya

Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.

Niseko: A Winter & Summer Sport Wonderland

Looking for an extreme sport paradise any time of the year? Then you've got to get out to Niseko!

Head & Torso Mounted on Japan's Newest Gundam

The Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo from nearly 20 meters above the ground.

Japan's Top 5 Roadside Service Stops

If you're planning a road trip in Japan, you may just want to stop by one of these rest areas for a soak in a hot spring, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and scenic views.

5 Adrenaline-Junkie Adventures in & Near Tokyo

Tokyo has been called a haven for shopping, food tourism, technology and cultural sightseeing. But not many know that within Tokyo and near the perimeter of the prefecture, adrenaline-pumping adventures await.

Incredibly Affordable Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

Put the money you would have spent on sleeping in a fancier room towards a longer stay in Japan at this Shinjuku hotel.

How to Get Around Naha by Yui Rail

Okinawa was the only prefecture in Japan without a railway until 2003. But now the adorable Yui Rail line runs from Naha Airport to Shuri Castle, offering a convenient transportation option for travelers.

5 Unique Types of Accommodations Around Japan

While the service and pampering offered at five-star hotels is very enjoyable, there are other alternatives to experience when in Japan. These unique accommodations are truly one for the books!

The Perks of Joining a Volunteer English Camp

Perhaps teaching English in Japan has crossed your mind as a way to stay in Japan longer than a vacation. But as teaching jobs that offer visa support typically bind you to a year-long contract, why not first experience being teacher for a day or two?

Top 5 Theme Parks in Kansai

Check out some of the best theme parks the Kansai region has to offer.

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