All About Japan

All Aboard the Pikachu Train!

This adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for a tsunami-damaged region of Japan.

Discover Something Unexpected at Expected Inn

Make a journey to Fukuoka, where you can't get closer to Hogwarts than at this inn.

5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo

There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?

All About Mount Fuji: A Comprehensive Guide

From viewing the mighty mountain in traditional artwork to witnessing an incredible sunset at the mountaintop, there's so much to love about Mount Fuji!

Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists

Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!

How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai

We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.

Gorgeous Blue Pond Is Worth a Trip Up North

If you're thinking of making a trip up to Japan's northernmost main island, be sure to check out the pristine blue waters of Blue Pond.

Hike From the Sea to the Summit of Mount Fuji

New bilingual Japanese/English maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 ft) of Japan’s tallest mountain.

Top 5 Don'ts for Hiking Mount Fuji

Sure you can find a list of to-dos before hiking your way to the top of Mount Fuji, but here's our list of five don'ts to ensure you have the best and safest hike on the tallest mountain in Japan.

Pay to Stay at a Real Japanese Juvenile Prison

Spend the night in a former 700-person prison in Nara. Of course there will be extra added amenities like a café and bar!

Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport

Kansai International Airport, the principal international airport close to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away!

Celebrate Tanabata at Tokyo Tower

On July 7, head over to Tokyo Tower for a dazzling Milky Way Illumination. And be sure to come in a summer kimono to get a discount!

Muji Is Set to Open Its First Hotel

Get details on the upcoming Muji Hotel, where all furniture and amenities will be items from the beloved brand’s catalog.

Check out the Sober Side of Roppongi Nightlife

If you're tired of the usual 'drink til you drop' kind of nightlife in Roppongi, we've got five suggestions to help you discover Roppongi anew.

Hilarious Comedian Shares Her Beauty Tips

Comedian Naomi Watanabe will have you in stitches as she explains her down-to-earth beauty techniques.

10 Exotic Fruits You Can Find Cheaply in Japan

Craving the tropical fruits that Hawaii, Okinawa or other tropical areas offer? If you think tropical fruits aren't available in Tokyo, or that they'll cost you a fortune, we've got some good news for you!

Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan

Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!

Cycle to the Hidden Beaches of Shimanami Kaido

Get a bicycle and make your way through some of the best beaches on the Shimanami Kaido, a gorgeous island-hopping route connecting Japan's main island to Shikoku.

Have Girls' Night at This Hotel & Get a Kimono

Tokyo hotel offers a cool summer deal for the ladies, including a summer kimono that’s yours to keep.

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

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