Yuri Azami

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A brilliant Instagram about Japanese restrooms shows that public toilets don’t have to be awful

There’s no shortage of wonders to photograph in Japan. But while most snap images of vibrant urban street life and colorful fashion, or cherry blossoms and snow-capped mountains, Tokyo-based photographer Hidefumi Nakamura has his eye on one of Japan’s lesser-appreciated gems: the public …

Japan

13 Curious Things You Never Knew About Wasabi!

Love it or hate it, wasabi is one of the more well-known condiments served with Japanese cooking, most commonly served with sushi. Mixed with soy …

Japan

A Barrel-Aged Japanese Rice Whisky You Can’t Get in Japan

Established in 1823, fifth-generation, family-run Fukano Distillery in Hitoyoshi City, Japan, is producing some of the most uniquely superlative …

Whiskey

Travel Alert June 2018: Earthquake in Japan

At least four fatalities were reported; a minimum of 300 people were injured; and others are reported missing as a result of a major earthquake which …

Flying

What You Should Know About Traveling to Japan Now that Airbnb Laws Are Changing

It’s not a good time for Airbnb hosts or renters in Japan right now: The private residence renting service was recently forced to cancel thousands of …

Japan

Disaster Preparedness Handbook

・Download the Kyoto Prefectural International Center’s Disaster Guide, a 16-page guide available in ten languages. (Japanese is included) A simple …

Kyoto

Why 2019 is the best year to visit Japan

Want to visit Japan in 2019? Here’s how to beat the crowds, get a great deal, and see the cherry blossom on your Japan holiday.<p>1. It’ll have its glad …

Japan

Disaster Preparedness Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual called “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo” (Tokyo Bousai*) to help households get fully prepared …

Preparing for Accidents and Emergencies

Earthquakes<p>Earthquakes occur frequently in Japan. Please prepare for earthquakes before one occurs.<p>1 Predictable Earthquakes in Osaka (Learn the …

Traffic

Surviving Disasters in Japan: It’s the Simple Things That Will Save You

I have lived in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan since 1974. During that time, I have experienced at least three major earthquakes, including the …

Municipal Government

Osaka-Kyoto Diaries – Days 1-2 – Visiting Japan for the Very First Time

Visiting Japan has always been a lifelong ambition of mine and one that needed to be crossed off the bucket list long ago. I’m not sure what it is …

Japan

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

Ukiyoe Small Museum

A tiny collection of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, open only when the owner feels like it.<p>The sign outside this studio is enough to make …

Japan

5 Unique Photography Spots And Public Art Works In Tokyo

Tokyo is full of fun places to visit, exciting things to try, and of course delicious foods to eat. More and more people are visiting this megacity …

Japan

Trip Report: JTB Tour from Tokyo to Hitachi Seaside Park and Ashikaga Flower Park

Buenos dias everyone! I recently found this article gathering dust in the vault, and decided to clean it up and share it with you all. When we …

Japan

Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan

When my husband and I first came to Japan, we asked a few local friends and colleagues for ideas of things to do. With striking frequency, they …

Japan

Prices in Japan: All You Need to Know About Renting a Short-Term Apartment!

Japan has a reputation for being notoriously expensive. When you’re looking for a short-term rental while on vacation or an extended business trip, …

Real Estate

Elizabeth McGovern, Amanda Abbington and David Suchet to star in Theatre Royal Bath summer season

Elizabeth McGovern and Amanda Abbington will star in a 10th anniversary production of God of Carnage, staged at Theatre Royal Bath later this …

What to do in Oxford? Visit Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Sites

Oxford Morse sites are very popular with visitors to our city. We would love to help you find these sites and show you around some of them.<p>Colin …

Roger Bannister

What Japanese Really Buy At The Supermarket! Check Out Japan’s Top 10 Instant Noodles

Keio Store, a supermarket chain operated by Keio Group (the same company which operates Keio Railways and Keio Department Store), is a familiar sight …

Top 10

7 Secrets about Daiso, Japan’s Fun and Quirky 100-Yen Shop!

Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for …

Japan

GO BEYOND THE OBVIOUS: Why Nagasaki in the Kyushu Region should be your next flight to Japan

By Sponsored Stories<p>12 Jun 2018<p>The big draws in Japan – Tokyo and Kyoto – will give you a taste of this amazing country, but you can fully immerse …

Japan

Kyoto Station: The Futuristic Gates Into The Ancient City

Let’s call it an uncommon first trip to Kyoto since it fits all three definitions of the word: 1. out of the ordinary; 2. unusual; 3. remarkably …

Japan

Tokyo's Events in June and July ’18 - Beat the Heat with Happiness!

Summer has taken over and the temperatures are steadily on the rise, not even yielding to the rainy season. It’s the best time to be outside and …

Japan

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

TOKYO — Keiko, a defiantly oddball 36-year-old woman, has worked in a dead-end job as a convenience store cashier in Tokyo for half her life. She lives alone and has never been in a romantic relationship, or even had sex. And she is perfectly happy with all of it.<p>Her creator, Japanese novelist …

Japan

What does Japan’s new vacation rental law mean for travelers?

<b>AS Japan clamps down on private lodging services across the country, accommodation vendors such as Airbnb are acting quickly to avoid costly</b> …

Hospitality

Majestic Photos Of Mount Fuji At Dawn That Will Inspire Your Week

These photos of Japan's Mount Fuji capture the majesty and quiet beauty of the iconic sight.<p>Shot by Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa, these …

Photography

This Japanese Cat Cafe Also Has Hedgehogs

For years, there have been cat cafes in Japan. Hedgehog cafes are not new, either. But now, starting this spring, it has a cat <i>and</i> a hedgehog cafe.<p>Cat …

Cat Cafe

I Stripped Down for a Bath in Japan's Sulfuric Hot Springs — Here's Why You Should Too

In Japan, the bath is not for getting clean.<p>In Japan, home to tens of thousands of mineral-rich onsens (hot springs), hydrotherapy isn’t just an …

Japan

Forget the Cherry Blossoms, the 'Three Shibas' Are the Best Tourist Attraction in Japan (Video)

When traveling in Japan, there are a few iconic things every first-time visitor should see, such as the cherry blossom bloom, the geishas performing …

Japan