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National Noh Theatre

Watch historic Japanese plays with subtitles in a dedicated venue

Hie Jinja Shrine

A shrine with an impressive tunnel of red torii gates and home to Tokyo’s famous Sanno Festival.

Oharano Shrine

Also known as Kyoto Kasuga, the shrine is a small piece of Nara in a Kyoto mountain suburb.

Sado Island in Niigata

Sado Island

A little nihonshu, nature and... De Niro? Plus taiko drums!

Fake Food replicas in Japan

Plastic Food Replica Shops in Gujo Hachiman

The birthplace of Japanese plastic food.

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.

What are Tengu?

Nebuta Festival

Cool off in Aomori this summer and dance among giant floats at Japan’s most iconic festival.

Oda shimane Kagura

Where to See Kagura Dance in Japan

A wild — yet dying — tradition. Catch these dance performances before they're gone.

Rockabillly Gang Men Jeans Twist Dance Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi

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

Kashima Soccer Stadium

Watch a J-Soccer league game at the home of the Kashima Antlers!

Chojuan food Final kochi

Chojuan Inn

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