Towels might not be your first choice abroad, but in Japan, they’re a meaningful and practical gift. Why is that?
By Cassandra Lord 4 min read
Enjoy the essence of a classic 'yokocho' (side street) in a more contemporary setting by heading to a neo-yokocho in Tokyo.
See what the sport has to offer in every corner of Japan. One fan made the full journey and ranked every pro ballpark.
Travel with Fergus to Fukui and Mie and discover some of the most important sites of worship in Shinto and Zen Buddhism.
The reason why Japan isn’t called Nihon involves a gradual change over millennia and the many countries that had an influence on it.
Learn about Day of the Ox and why people in Japan can't get enough eel in summer.
The journey of a thousand meals starts by pushing a single button.
How much does Japan's star festival actually have to do with the stars?
If there’s one thing Japan loves more than paperwork, it’s rules. And boy, do gyms in Japan have a lot of them.
Learn why a cat is lucky, why pregnant women want to have a dog's day and why you should never mess with crabs.
Not only is Ise Grand Shrine Japan's most important Shinto site—but it's also a great deep dive into Japanese culture and history.