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Your Everything Guide to Japan's Fuji Rock Festival

If you've ever wanted to dance to sick beats in an unexpected destination, Japan should be on your list. The Fuji Rock Festival is unlike any other …

Japan

Goldfish, Bright Lights in Tokyo Special Exhibition - ASHARQ AL

Tokyo, London- A Japanese artist has used thousands of fish in illuminated tanks to create a sprawling psychedelic visual art installation, drawing …

Middle East

Kawagoe: 'Most Japanese' destination of all?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tight streets lined with gabled buildings and tiled roofs -- it's an image many visitors, particularly those of an older, pre-Pokemon vintage, hope to find when they come to Japan for the first time. Sadly, with most Japanese cities having the architectural appeal of a pile of gray …

Japan

6 must-see places when you're in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Visitors to Japan have so many sights to see and things to do. It's impossible to fit them all in one trip.<p>But if you want to see some of the most essential places there, make like a local and head straight for these "pure Japan" spots:<p>1. Ancient Kyoto<p><b>Why:</b> Let's face it -- most travelers …

Japan

I Can't Stop Cooking Square Eggs: The Joy of Dashi-Maki Tamago, Japan's Rolled Omelet

How to make the sweet and savory egg dish that almost drove Jiro mad<p>It’s been the summer of Japanese eggs in the Saveur test kitchen, and I’m not …

Breakfast

Hokkaido’s breathtaking Blue Pond is exactly as advertised【Photos】

After turning brown for a brief period, <b>the body of water is back to beautiful blue</b>.<p><b>Hokkaido</b>, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is filled with …

Japan

Warm Sake: This Winter’s Hottest Drink

Brett Carboni has his work cut out for him. The Perth-based sake importer and owner of Mosman Park izakaya Tsunami believes winter is the perfect …

Food blogger captures her visit to a remote, mystical Japanese restaurant

When she heard about a remote Japanese restaurant run by a master calligrapher and serving up exquisite tofu dishes, Italian food blogger Andrea Soranidis of The Petite Cook knew she had to visit. Teaming up with the guys at Great Big Story, she chronicled her journey in this beautiful short …

Calligraphy

These exotic Japanese gins are now available to buy in the UK

British gin lovers can now get their hands (and mouths) on some exotic flavours from Japan.<p>Five Japanese gins are finally being made available to buy …

Japan Travel: A Walk Through the Magical Wisteria Tunnel

Appearing as if it came from a fairytale, the Wisteria Tunnel is a spectacular wonder that exemplifies Japan’s perception of beauty and architecture. …

Japan

As Japan falls out of love with sake, the world orders another glass

Number of breweries is falling along with sales, but exports are rising as the West develops a taste for the rice wine<p>Perched on the side of a hill deep in the forests of Tokyo’s western fringe, Ozawa Shuzo has been turning rice into sake for more than 300 years.<p>Drunk chilled – and at a sensible …

Japan

Sake Diary - Gem by Moto: Ebisu

The original Moto standing bar in Shinjuku has been a longtime favorite thanks to their top-notch sake selection and creative food menu, so we came …

Customers

The best shops in Nakameguro and Daikanyama

If you prefer to shop in a less hectic environment, make a trip down to Nakameguro or Daikanyama, the two neighbouring locales which are home to a …

This Is What Elderly Millionaires Spend Their Cash on in Japan

The president of Kyushu’s biggest railway had a problem: too few people were riding his trains. The population was getting older, and since retirees …

Trains

A Look Inside Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market

Mostly closed to the public, the biggest fish market in the world is an almost impossible ticket to get.<p>The Tsukiji Fish Market in Toyko has become …

Japan

Japan's zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS

<b>Japan's space agency has released the first images taken by a drone it operates on the International Space Station (ISS).</b><p>The so-called Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and video of the work of the astronauts.<p>The drone can float in a zero-gravity environment and is operated from …

Space Exploration

An Adorable Floating Robot Is Helping Astronauts on the ISS

Japan’s space agency has released photos and videos taken on board the International Space Station (ISS) by its grapefruit-sized robot drone.<p>The …

Space

Dragon Quest Monument Erected In Japan

To mark <i>Dragon Quest</i>’s 30th anniversary, a <i>DQ</i> statue has been erected in Sumoto, Japan.<p>Located on Awaji Island, Sumoto is famous for its oranges, …

Anime

Inside the secret world of Japan’s elite sumo wrestlers

NAGOYA, Japan – The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo “stable” in the Japanese city of Nagoya, as 11 gigantic …

Japan

The Ultimate Japan Bucket List: 50 Things to do in Japan

Looking for things to do in Japan? I've compiled the ultimate Japan bucket list full of adventures, cultural experiences, and must-see sights.

Bucket Lists

Mouthwatering photos of the best airport food in the world

Located in Terminal 1, Sushi Kyotatsu is a must-try.<p>Some people will make special travel arrangements just to be able to try the sushi, which is made …

Japan

How much does it cost to eat out in Japan?

Or what can you eat for what kind of price? The options for eating out are myriad in Japan both in terms of how much it costs and what's on offer. …

Japan

Lost your phone in Japan? You'll probably get it back

How efficient lost property management in Japan reunites lost wallets, phones, keys and umbrellas with their owners.<p><b>Osaka, Japan -</b> When Maithilee Jadeja reported her lost phone to police in February 2017, she had both a precise and vague location. It was in a shallow crevice, somewhere near the …

Japan

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

<i>Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency, writes this opinion column for Skift on hospitality, innovation, and</i> …

Hospitality

'No, no, no!' – What do top Japanese chefs make of Britain's high-street sushi?

As the sticker rips on the third of our sushi lunch boxes, chef Yuya Kikuchi freezes, eyes fixed on a prawn nigiri. “Crazy,” he says, “no, no, no.” In all his 19 years making sushi, this prawn is one of the least appetising ingredients he has ever seen.<p>“This is too small, too thin. It’s crazy,” he …

Japan

Tokyo to begin seeking names for star giant panda cub

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital says it will start collecting suggestions this week for the name of a recently born giant panda cub.<p>Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, Japan's oldest, has not shown the cub directly to the public. But it released a video of the cub born on June 12 showing the squeaky baby snuggling with …

Japan

Shibuya crossing to celebrate 1st ever “Bon-Odori” dance festival

Tokyo’s famous Shibuya crossing is scheduled to be closed off early August to make way for its first “Bon Odori” dance festival.<p>The Japanese …

Japan

KFC Japan to open new specialty take-out store in Sendai with wholesome deli food!

Think these items look appetizing? You’ll have to go to a <b>unique KFC store in Sendai</b> in Miyagi Prefecture to get them!<p>That’s right, Kentucky Fried …

A beginner’s guide to drinking sake - Wine + Champagne

Jul 28, 2017<p>Sakeshop owner Leigh Hudson guides Sam Coutts through the world of Japanese rice wine.<p><b>Sydney’s first stand-alone sake store Sakeshop, has</b> …