Ready to Rock? Our Fuji Rock 2013 Preview
Pop Culture

Ready to Rock? Our Fuji Rock 2013 Preview

2013 marks the 17th installation of Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest and most popular outdoor music festival. The three-day festival has been a staple of Japanese summers…

Climbing Mount Fuji 101
Outdoor

Climbing Mount Fuji 101

Mount Fuji, the iconic 3776 meter active volcano a stone’s throw from Tokyo, is arguably the most celebrated landmark in Japan. With over 300,000 people…

Day Tripping: Cool off at Tokyo Area Water Parks
Outdoor

Day Tripping: Cool off at Tokyo Area Water Parks

Tokyo offers a plethora of refreshingly cool getaways right in the heart of the city to help you keep your cool amidst the blistering heat. The weather is hot and water cool; why not take a dive?

Tenjin Matsuri: Festival of the Gods
Heritage

Tenjin Matsuri: Festival of the Gods

Tenjin Matsuri, literally translated to the Festival of the Gods, is ranked as one of the “Top Three” festivals in Japan, along with Gion Matsuri…

Welcome to ‘Only in Japan’
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Welcome to ‘Only in Japan’

There is so much to experience in Japan that is, well, uniquely Japanese. Whether it’s youth fashion on the back streets of Tokyo, a spiritual…

Tourist Information Centers
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Tourist Information Centers

    In order to better accommodate the expected over 30 million foreign visitors to Japan in the near future, JNTO has certified 342 tourist…