Culture

Japan’s culture is iconic, offbeat, spiritual, yet accessible.

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Sakia Knife Osaka

Handcrafted Knives of Sakai

Old industrial town on the outskirts of Osaka, from where famous chefs of the world source their knives.

Tokyo National Museum

Gateway to Asian cultures...

Lake Ikeda

The home of Japanese Loch Ness!

Nichieiyu Bathhouse

Nichieiyu Bathhouse

One of Nagasaki’s oldest-standing local hangouts.

Demon Fireworks of Noboribetsu

Is the path to hell paved with good intentions, or fireworks?

Daio Wasabi Farm

A spicy taste of rural Japan.

Narita

More than an airport.

Tashirojima (Cat Island)

Tashirojima (Cat Island)

For friends of felines.

Sato Yosuke Udon Workshop

Make your own noodles at Japan’s top udon shop!

Okinoshima

Call it Okinoshima or Tomogashima — this mysterious tiny island has big history.

Kuroe

Discover this small town in Wakayama Prefecture where the traditional art of lacquer making dates back centuries and is still alive and well.