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From omotenashi and kimono to anime and cosplay, explore the fascinating world of Japan’s cultures and subcultures as well as the intricate aspects of Japanese traditions and customs.

Tokyo Ghost Stories

If there’s one thing Tokyoites love, it’s ghost stories. With the popularity of “ukiyo-e” (woodblock prints), rakugo and kabuki theatre in the 1800s, ghost stories or “kaidan”, became a key part of popular culture...

The things that go bump in Japan’s nights

Summer is the season of ghost stories in Japan, with Obon, Japan’s holiday honouring ancestral spirits, being held in mid-August. To get into the spirit of the season, WAttention sat down with Hiroko Yoda...

The Mysterious World of teamLab Borderless

Imagine a world without rules, constraints or limits, a universe alive with shapes, colours and sounds, inspired by Japanese art from the past, yet off ering something refreshingly innovative and new. Welcome to teamLab...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

WAttention Tokyo 32 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019 New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO is Tokyo’s next shopping and entertainment landmark. This huge complex...

The Four Seasons in Nagano City & Travel Tips

The rugged mountains that define the outline of Nagano City are a popular destination for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In the summertime, the cool air provides relief from Japan’s boiling hot climate found...

Matsushiro Area:A historic town of samurai, powerful clans and castles

If you are interested in the history of Japan, then you cannot miss the chance to visit Nagano city. In this historic district, ninjas and warlords familiar from games and manga lived and played...

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning nature

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a grief-ridden Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, hid herself in a...

IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASONS: Mt. Suribachi

There is one place in Ueno park where I especially enjoy sitting on the grass. It is under an old cherry tree. I am told the fleeting nature of cherry blossoms reminds us of...

Tokyo: A city of two worlds

While Tokyo is often thought of as a modern metropolis, a step beyond the glistening skyscrapers and a wander down the winding side streets will reveal a pathway to the city’s spiritual side. Tokyo...