Culture

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

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Sado Island Earth Celebration

Every August, it's the beautiful island's main event: A post-hippie island drum fest.

Kanazawa

Kyoto's rival is a city of as much elegance and historical significance—just more compact.

Sea salt adventure in Kochi.

Saltybe Sea Salt Making Workshop

Don’t be salty — appreciate the gifts of the sea and take a little Kochi home with you after this interactive workshop.

Rockabillly Gang Men Jeans Twist Dance Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi

Chilled-out picnics, samurai, iconic food and street performers.

Chojuan food Final kochi

Chojuan Inn

Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.

Iwami Ginzan houses

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

The ancient silver of the far east. What once was Japan's largest silver mine is now its most historic.

Oda shimane Kagura

Yunotsu Onsen

Home of rustic onsen and fighting demons.

Tokyo Shiki Theatres

The Lion King, Wicked, West Side Story, Cats: See the best of Broadway right here in Japan.

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!