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Thinking of going back to the drawing board? Or maybe you want to try your hand at being creative for the first time? A megalopolis like Tokyo offers countless online and in-person…

There are thousands of rare figurines to collect in Japan, but nobody will have one quite like this. Become a warrior without leaving your home with this year’s IS JAPAN COOL? campaign, “SAMURAI AVATAR,”…

The Japan Area Home Builders Network (JAHBnet) is focused on bringing people together. Made up of building contractors whose members come from all of Japan’s 47 prefectures, the group strives to create connections not…

Shiga is generally noted for surrounding Japan’s largest enclosed body of water, Lake Biwa, but the area has much more to offer than just its impressive lake-side scenery. Though often overshadowed by…

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the opulent Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is commemorating the occasion by holding the Wano Akari x Hyakudan Kaidan Illumination Art Festival. Taking place from July 7 to…

Yuzawa Quattro provides the familiar comfort of a Four Seasons with the aesthetic of a traditional Japanese homestay. Each individually themed suite comes equipped with comfy luxurious beds, a private open-air hot spring bath and balcony, and modern facilities like LCD TVs, Bose audio system, free Wi-Fi and a coffee machine. A traditional Japanese multi-course dinner is served every night, and guests can request a Western-style breakfast served in their room. Easily accessable, the Four Seasons Yuzawa Quattro is a 5-minute walk from JR Echigo-yuzawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station. Free pick-up services are offered from the station and luggage storage services are offered for free as well. Ski equipment rental is available onsite, and Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort and NASPA Ski Garden are both within a 10-minute drive.   Address: 〒949-6101 Niigata Prefecture, Minamiuonuma District, Yuzawa, 1926-4 Website: www.quattro-yuzawa.jp Tel: 03-5379-5668

After Japanese journalist Shiori Ito began speaking out about the alleged assault she endured by a prominent fellow journalist in 2015, she became the face of the #MeToo movement in Japan. Now, the…

Meet your new Shinkansen conductor: Hello Kitty! West Japan Railway Company is launching the first Sanrio bullet train, open to the public on June 30. It will run a daily 2.5 hour…