Enjoy the best of the cherry blossom viewing season with this list of the top spots to see sakura around the country.
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The ever-growing series of traditional artworks is grabbing everyone’s attention for its beauty and humour.
The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.
A fearsome giant is no match for a powerful travel spot in this impressive video.
One of the most magical events of the season combines traditional bathing with the iconic blossoms of spring.
It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.
From beer bottles to Pokémon and short-skirted anime girls, these Japanese students know how to celebrate their last day at university.
Because nothing catches people’s attention like a crowd of spiky-haired students strutting around en masse.
Find out how you can create the name of a prefecture simply by moving just one of these matchsticks.
The staff at this cafe are dedicated to promoting the concept of natural beauty and spreading the no-makeup trend around Japan.
Schoolgirls, demons and anthropomorphised characters show us their best side at this year’s event dedicated to all things anime.
Japanese customers took to social media to let us know how they felt about the announcement.
We try the delectable new drink that’s so exclusive it’s only available in four of the country’s prefectures.
Now you can enjoy the flavours of some well-known characters from the acclaimed animation studio.
We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.
Find out what the country’s most well-known onsen look like as a cute idol group in their very first video.
A getaway home becomes a family home, with a young father who says his ties to family are stronger thanks to downsized living.
No matter how many times the cups are moved, this cat always knows which cup the ball is in.
There’s no better way to promote the nation’s rice crops than with a grandmother and two girls in kimono dancing at famous landmarks around Tokyo.
Now you can nap in a $9,000 bed and enjoy mood lighting and soothing music with your coffee for a limited time in Tokyo.