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6 Secret Photography Lighting Techniques For Capturing A Good Photo

Everyone loves to take pictures. With the easy availability of cheap DSLR cameras on the market and the advent of affordable <b>photography gadgets</b>, who …

Photography

Inside Tokyo's audiophile venues

With a rich network of sound-obsessed cafés, bars and small clubs, Aaron Coultate explains why Tokyo might be the best place in the world to listen …

Japan

How to Make Real Wasabi: Visiting a Traditional Wasabi Farm in Tokyo

There is nothing quite like Japanese food. Japan is just absolutely awesome for its cuisine, and this comes side by side with one of its most famous …

Japan

Which one’s the prettiest? Top 5 sweets in Kyoto for Instagrammers! | Sharing Kyoto

1Tea and Sake room TasukiTea and Sake Room Tasuki is on the first floor of the shop PASS THE BATON’s Gion Store, and it’s famous for its …

Cotton Candy

5 places to go in Singapore for great ramen

June 06, 2018 3:30 PM<br>The ramen craze in Singapore remains unabated with three new ramen brands in town.

Enjoying Tokyo’s Nightlife: 3 Chill Spots to Catch Some Jazz near Shibuya

After a day of seeing the sights around Tokyo, it’s time to sit back and relax—sipping on drinks and listening to some great music. The city has a …

Tokyo ramen restaurant has 50 kinds of all-you-can-drink sake, unlimited gyoza and fried chicken

The <b>sake</b> offer reeled us in, and with the <b>dumplings</b> and <b>karaage</b>, this downtown eatery now basically owns our souls.In Japan, it’s customary to cap off a …

Ultimate guide to wagashi

Traditional Japanese teatime sweets, known as wagashi, are in a league of their own. While western desserts are often equated with excess and …

Behind the Design of Soy Sauce Bottles

Buddhist monk turned creator of things, Kenji Ekuan has had an influence on Japanese culture. He's designed for Yamaha and the Bullet Train, but …

Soysauce

Watching Japan’s King of Tuna Cut Fish is Mesmerizing

Inside the world's largest fish market, a master shows where Tokyo's best sushi comes from.<p>Most days each week, a little drama plays out inside the …

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

This Man Photographed Mount Fuji for 7 Years—Here's the Result

Despite taking hundreds of trips to Japan's iconic mountain, this photographer has never climbed it.<p>For the second time in its history <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> went to Your Shot, National Geographic’s photo community, to find the cover image for its June/July Issue: The Trip That Changed My …

Japan

A Guide to the Otherworldly Island of Yakushima

The small, remote island of Yakushima, which lies off the southern coast of the southernmost of Japan’s four major islands, Kyushu, is shaped something like the Hawaiian isle of Kauai. And just as on that other circular bit of rock over 4,000 miles away across the North Pacific, visitors arrive …

Japan

Made (Better) in Tokyo

TravelFar & Away<p>There’s far more to the dining scene than sushi and soba. In fact, the Western food in Japan’s capital is some of the world’s best.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>IN 2007, IVAN ORKIN, a self-described “Jewish guy from Long Island” became the first …

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Japanese hotel’s amazing mechanized bed rises to the ceiling to give you more floor space【Video】

Japan has a reputation for cool gadgets and efficient interiors, <b>but this is on a whole new level!</b>Choosing a <b>hotel</b> is often a matter of compromises. …

An Inside Look at the Newest and Biggest Pokémon Center with First Official Pokémon Café!

As some may know, the biggest Pokémon Center in all of Japan has opened this spring in the Takashimaya department store in Nihonbashi, a very …

Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines

The Japanese city known for its temples is also filled with under-the-radar shops, cafés, and markets.<p>Japan’s historic cultural capital is known for its interesting mix of traditional arts and an avant-garde scene, according to Lucille Reyboz, cofounder of the Kyotographie photography festival. …

This dreamy cluster of cabins houses light-filled live/work spaces in Hokkaido

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has carved out a slice of live/work paradise with this cluster of cabins in Hokkaido. While each mono-pitched …

Where To Get A Good Cup Of Coffee In Tokyo

Sure you can get bananas, condoms and surgical masks from vending machines in Tokyo, but there’s no need to lower yourself to coffee in a can (well, …

Japan's Shimotoyama House Fuses Modern Innovation With Cultural Charm

The best of both worlds.<p>Nestled within the Ritto region of Japan lies this 53-year-old home that was purchased by a young family with the aim of renovating its core structure while simultaneously preserving its heritage charm. With that said, ALTS Design Office was approached with the task of …

All-you-can-eat sandwiches for 300 yen?! Our Japanese-language reporter dutifully investigates

You can also tack on <b>all-you-can-drink soft drinks for a total of less than 500 yen</b> at this cafe in Tokyo!Buffets in Japan are not like your average …

Photos of the Tsukiji Fish Market

With an area of about 230,000 square meters, Tsukiji fish market is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Inside there are also many …

Miho Imada Is Quietly Brewing Some of the Best Sake in the World

Out of 1000 or so sake breweries operating today, only 20 are run by women tōji. But Miho Imada isn’t counting.<p>I was sent a list of rules: No perfume. No pictures. Be punctual.<p>You must follow these when you visit Imada Shuzō in Akitsu, Hiroshima, a small brewery in rural Hiroshima that is producing …

The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Tokyo

Here now, Eater returns to <b>Tokyo, Japan</b>, to focus on 15 newish restaurants that have been getting some serious buzz. Once again, <i>Japan Times</i> food writer and prolific Instagrammer Robbie Swinnerton has kindly offered up his picks for the hottest openings of the past year or so.<p>Highlights include a …

Japan

Sweet Souvenirs: The Top 10 Sweets at Ameyoko’s Niki no Kashi

Ameya Yokocho, or simply Ameyoko, is Ueno’s fun and lively shopping street that is on the must-see list of pretty much everyone coming to Japan. …

Beyond Tokyo: 8 of Japan's best foodie destinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know about Tokyo 's amazing sushi, ramen and tempura.<p>Japan's capital is a gastronomic wonderland -- that comes as no surprise.<p>But if you want to really experience Japan's rich culinary canon, you'll need to get out of Tokyo and eat your way across the country.<p>"Japan has one of the …

Japan

Japan's Cherry Blossoms Made a Beautiful (Early!) Appearance, and the Photos Are Breathtaking

If you needed a beautiful Spring pick-me-up, we have good news: Japan's got you covered. The country's famous cherry blossoms made an early appearance in Tokyo this year, and have now reached full bloom, a sure sign of springtime. Crowds have gathered throughout the nation's capitol to appreciate …

Issey Miyake Converts 132-Year Old Kyoto Machiya into a New Boutique and Gallery

Sumi, a shade of charcoal grey that comes from Japanese calligraphy, served as the inspiration for fashion designer Issey Miyake’s new Kyoto …

Japanese Culture

Tokyo Food Guide: In Search of the Best Tokyo Gyoza

If you dream of gyoza, you're in the right place. Join us as we search for the best Tokyo gyoza. Cheap, fast, and delicious, gyoza does it all.

Cooking (Canada)

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …