travel

Things go from scary to sweet when Japanese traveler meets tattooed man on bus overseas【Manga】

A true story of coins, buses, and Pokémon.

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Japanese prefecture that named a Pokémon as its governor to install 16 new Pokémon manholes

Or should these artistic salutes to Slowpoke be called “monholes?”

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Japan’s first dedicated e-sports hotel to open this spring with three full floors of gaming gear

A place for digital competitors to stay in the birthplace of the Japanese fighting game community.

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Face to face with Ibaraki’s giant Daidarabotchi, not so bad after all and a bit of a looker

The 15-meter-tall miniature of the legendary yokai puts it in a whole new light.

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Keanu Reeves visits Hideo Kojima and a rural art island in Japan before John Wick premiere

Reeves took in some contemporary art with rumoured girlfriend Alexandra Grant in the heart of the Japanese countryside. 

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Learn how to make sushi with a professional Japanese sushi chef in Tokyo

Because there’s no better souvenir than taking a skill home with you.

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SoraNews24’s Seiji goes to England to find fame with the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen

In preparation for his music festival debut, our reporter once again summons the spirit of a Swedish guitar hero.

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The top 10 Castles in Japan to visit in 2019, as ranked by TripAdvisor users

It’s time to plan your sightseeing campaign across Japan! Read More

Shinkansen will require reservations for large suitcases, charge penalty fees for those without

Japan Railway boss says passengers “will be happy” about the new regulations.

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15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan【Survey】

In a country famous for its manners and famous for its trains, of course there are plenty of train manners to keep in mind.

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Our reporter visited a dangerous torii at a Shinto shrine and almost had a heart attack

“Don’t wear headphones if you go there”: this important piece of advice will make sense in a moment.

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Japan Travel: Mysterious landscape found near a park with severed heads

Escape to a world that appears to be from another dimension.

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Ridiculously powerful hot spring bath in Japan earns both our respect and our fear【Videos】

Massaging waterfall-type onsen feels more like a martial-arts pummeling.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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Starbucks adds Japanese soba noodles to its menu…in Hong Kong?!?【Taste test】

SoraNews24’s resident soba expert finds out what happens when an American coffeehouse whips up some Japanese buckwheat noodles in Hong Kong.

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Visiting the burial site of the head of Japan’s most evil demon in Kyoto

Don’t worry, our writer brought a Pikachu with him for protection.

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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New Hello theater restaurant blends music, dancing, and food for a fun family outing

The dreamy Hello Kitty Show Box in Hyogo Prefecture celebrates the world’s beloved Sanrio mascot. 

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Beautiful art museum Shinkansen finally coming to Tokyo for a limited time this fall【Photos】

Whether you think of the Genbi as the world’s most beautiful built train or its fastest art gallery, it’s a rail experience like no other.

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