Sakura season 2018 officially declared in Tokyo as first cherry blossoms begin to bloom

Hanami flower-viewing season begins nine days earlier than average as the city’s official “sample tree” sprouts its first blossoms.

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Soak in a secret Japanese onsen hot spring…in a dilapidated old building

This is one of the most unusual onsen in all of Japan.
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Oregon as a Studio Ghibli film – Gorgeous tourism video shows the state as a Miyazaki wonderland

Inspired by the works of Japan’s most celebrated anime icons, short animated video captures the magic of the state across the Pacific.

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This beautiful Kyoto dry landscape garden…is part of a Starbucks?!?【Photos】

The coffeehouse carries on Japanese traditions in Uji, the country’s most famous tea-growing town.

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Edge The Harukas: Japan’s tallest building has a thrilling new open-air rooftop attraction

Come with us as we walk through what it takes to hang out over the edge of a skyscraper.

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Tokyo Tower opens up new “Top Deck Tour” with futuristic interiors, free drinks and extra services

Visitors to the new Top Deck viewing platform get to enjoy VIP treatment along with the stunning Tokyo skyline.
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Starbucks opens up new coffeehouse in traditional Japanese building near Tokyo

Now you can enjoy your coffee with a side of Edo-style charm in this old castle town.

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Narita Airport starts free cultural event series with kimono-wearing, manga creator experiences

The Tokyo-area’s much-maligned international air hub is giving us a new reason to actually enjoy going there.

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Japan’s most famous hot spring resort runs ad telling us to go to…a different hot spring resort

No reverse psychology here, just some straightforward, heartwarming compassion.

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Japan’s most famous cat island moving towards plan to spay, neuter all of its kitty inhabitants

Aging, shrinking human population says it can no longer take care of all of the frisky felines.

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Kabuki stagehand taxi service starts, offers silent cab drivers that’ll give you a story to tell

With their drivers’ faces hidden, these taxis are a peek into Japanese theater culture.

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Tokyo train adding family-only cars to evening commuter express in March

Test program reserves space for parents traveling with kids, would possibly mean fewer crying babies on adult-accessible carriages.

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Ninja to officially appear before Japanese parliament to outline goals and perform “other activities”

Japan Ninja Council sending delegation to speak, show their shinobi skills at National Diet House of Representatives session.

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Survey reveals Japan as the top travel destination for Southeast Asians, but not for Westerners

Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency claims the country isn’t exciting enough to appease the Western crowd.

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We take a trip to China to explore one of its four ancient cities: Langzhong!

Experience the venerable beauty of a city that is more than 2,300 years old.

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Japanese travel provider has a clever psychological solution to reclining seat aggravation

Whether the person in front of you adjusting the seat angle is a good or bad thing is all a matter of perspective, Tokyo-bound overnight bus shows us.

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Cherry blossom forecast 2018: Sakura expected to come to Tokyo earlier than usual this year!

Sakura speculation map and dates for each prefecture in Japan released by Japan Weather Association.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Travelers’ misguided attempt to earn good luck is damaging Japan’s most famous torii shrine gate

While in Japan, you absolutely should visit Hiroshima’s Miyajima island, but while there, you definitely shouldn’t do this.

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Capsule hotel in Osaka offers VR, 100,000 volumes of manga, saunas, possibly a capsule

You may not even want to bother getting a capsule when visiting Grand Sauna Shinsaibashi.

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