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2019 Events


Nightmare on Dotonbori: Top Halloween Spots in Osaka

Five spooktastic places for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.

By 4 min read


Design Festa: From Party Origins to Asia’s Biggest Art Event

The story of this ever-evolving creative institution that helps artists showcase their work on a global stage.

By 7 min read


Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

By 7 min read


Tokyo Pride Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Biggest Parade Yet

More visibility and support for the LGBTQ community in Japan was on display at this year's Tokyo Pride.

By 3 min read


Ultimate Guide to the Most Popular Japan Art Festival: Setouchi Triennale

Advice from a local expert on how to get the most out of Japan's No. 1 scenic art destination.

By 20 min read


A One-Day Itinerary to the Chichibu Shibazakura Festival

Want to see the shibazakura this spring? Try this one-day itinerary featuring a spectacular flower festival, a brand-new onsen resort and dinner on a traveling restaurant.

By 6 min read