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For travelers, subway maps can be a struggle. Between the colors, directions, and station names, figuring out which way you need to go can be one of the... Read More

If cat cafes aren't quite your thing, you've got options—specifically, you can now visit an eatery in Tokyo's Roppongi District filled with hedgehogs.... Read More

Police raided a members-only restaurant in Osaka, Japan on Monday after they discovered the secretive establishment was serving tiger blowfish liver, a... Read More

The Easter Bunny may reign supreme this weekend, but there’s one place where rabbits hold court all year round. Okunoshima, Japan (unofficially... Read More

Travel in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier. A new bullet train (shinkansen) running from Tokyo to Hakodate is set to debut this Saturday that... Read More

This story originally appeared on Time.Japan's tourism agency has asked spas to welcome foreign tourists with tattoos, in the hope that a relaxed policy... Read More

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a ninja, you now have a shot. Japan's Aichi region has placed an advertisement to hire six full-time ninjas as part of... Read More

As if we needed another reason to head to Japan, news outlet Sankei is reporting that Nintendo and Universal Parks will open their... Read More

When Shuzo Nagumo makes a cocktail at Mixology Laboratory (1-6-1 Yaesu, 3rd floor, Chuo-ku; 81-3-6262-3946), the process often resembles a science... Read More

Now is the time to be in Tokyo. Thanks to warmer-than-usual temperatures, Hama-rikyu Gardens are currently a-blossom with vibrant yellow rapeseed... Read More

Like Czechoslovakian and French cars before them, Japanese cars are finally getting their due in the global collector market, with innovative limited... Read More

Fans of modern Japanese luxury accommodations can thank Emperor Meiji for the experience. In 1868, he decided to westernize Japan, setting up... Read More

One of the most fun things to do in Tokyo is to visit the famous Tsukiji Fish Market first thing in the morning, so make time to catch a tuna auction... Read More

With 30 stores from Miami to Tokyo and collections from home furnishings to men's neckwear, designer Jonathan Adler is in a constant state of motion.... Read More

On February 20 a mountain in Hokkaido, Japan will erupt. Not in the traditional explosion of lava and ash, but in a hail of snowballs: It’s the 28th... Read More

Before you jump in a taxi on your next trip to Japan, you might want to check the back seat. Several taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, in Northern Japan’s... Read More

David Chang may be at the heart of New York's restaurant scene, but his food loving heart lies thousands of miles to the east—in Tokyo.In the most... Read More

Otaku cafes are not a new thing—you're likely to catch a glimpse of one (or two) around every corner in Japan. But let's step back a minute with a ... Read More

Back in 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that the three Michelin-starred restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro—the subject of the documentary Jiro... Read More

The ethereal beauty of Japan’s northern countryside may be less familiar than the excitement of cities like Tokyo, but anyone can appreciate Japanese... Read More

It’s no secret why certain sights become famous, and their perennial crowds underscore their enduring allure. But every once in a while, it’s worth... Read More

Frequent flyer miles can be incredibly powerful—used wisely, they let you travel in ways that might otherwise be out of reach, or at least painfully... Read More

For Tokyo residents themselves, the Christmas holiday can be a bit of a letdown. There are no days off, no big family gatherings, no 12-course meals,... Read More

There's plenty to love in Japan's famed capital, from the efficient and sprawling transportation system to the excellent high quality food, and to the... Read More

It’s hard enough to get a reservation at Tokyo’s world-famous Sukiyabashi Jiro, let alone persuade the three-Michelin–starred sushi restaurant to break... Read More

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