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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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..
Tourists Can Finally Buy JR Rail Passes Online
After years of complicated and added-expense hoops to jump through, JR will start letting international travelers buy their passes online and inside their home countries.
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!
Top 10 Things to Do in Hiroshima
Check out our list for all the inspiration you need to visit this dynamic, cosmopolitan city!
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!
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.
Pocket Change: The Money Travel Hack Machine
Leaving the country with a pocket full of yen coins? Visit a Pocket Change kiosk to transfer them into valuable digital currency!
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.
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!
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!
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.