All About Japan

Hokkaido Flowers Spring into Bloom

The often-overlooked Doto region of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido is off the beaten path, but should be on your itinerary. Spring starts a little later, treating visitors to beautiful flowers reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

'Itadakimasu!' Basic Japanese for Dining Out

Japan has an almost overwhelming amount of delicious food to choose from when dining out, but the language barrier can be intimidating. With these helpful phrases for navigating Japanese restaurants deciding what to eat will be the hardest part!

Dine on the Best Udon in Fukuoka

You'd better reserve your seat at this Michelin-recommended udon restaurant, since it only dishes out about 30 set meals per day!

Where to Shop in Tokyo

From fashion and electronics to books and bargains, Tokyo is a shopper's paradise. If you're searching for tips on where to shop, look no further!

How to Get to Hida Takayama

Find out the best way to get to Hida Takayama from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Learn Japanese with These 4 Instagram Accounts

Learning Japanese has never been easier with the help of these four fun Instagram accounts geared toward key aspects of Japanese study!

12 Key Phrases for Getting By in Japan

Whether you're visiting for the first time or staying for a while, these simple phrases can help you get around in Japan without getting lost—or lost in translation!

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

How to Text Like a High School Girl

Japanese is a multi-faceted language, with many differences in how the language is written and spoken. The ubiquity of smartphones has created a whole new category of strange slang, which is especially popular among high school girls!

5 Japanese Activities to Do Indoors

Shake off the rainy season blues by taking up one or more of these 5 traditional Japanese activities!

All About the JR Pass

A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!

Tips to Enjoy Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Learn how to make the most of your time in Tokyo without breaking the bank!

All About Japanese Currency

What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!

Top 5 Spots Around Hida Takayama

Hida Takayama is a picturesque old castle town in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, and offers visitors a truly authentic, traditional Japanese experience.

Hop on a Highway Bus to Hida Takayama

Major cities in many regions of Japan operate highway bus terminals, which are a great way to save time and money on your way to Hida Takayama.

Temple Stays Made Simple with Terahaku

Experiencing life in a Buddhist temple in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier! Thanks to the website Terahaku, users can book their very own temple accommodations online.

10 Onomatopoeia Terms You Need to Know

Whether you're a first-time visitor to Japan, a current resident or simply studying the language, if you want to impress your friends with some Japanese try out these incredibly useful onomatopoeia expressions!

TripAdvisor's Top 10 Japan Spots for 2018

Debating where to go in Japan? We break down TripAdvisor's Top 10 choices for 2018!

How to Save Money in Japan in 5 Easy Ways

Get more bang for your yen with these tips for saving money while traveling or living in Japan!

What's the Best Way to Travel in Japan?

Japan offers many different transportation options for visitors. Find out which one is best for you.

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