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2019 Famous illumination in Japan


December 24, 2019

The illumination in the clear air in December is exceptional. This time, we will introduce the illumination which you can see outside of Tokyo. The “Illumination Awards 2019” was announced on November…

The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition, an “analog-digital” dimension produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo


December 20, 2019

Combine light, art, tradition and a festive mood to warm your cold winter days in Tokyo. The Edo Tokyo Light Exhibition produced by Japan Art Illumination Expo will run from December 6, 2019 to Februa…



December 18, 2019

Moominvalley Park, which opened this March in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, is celebrating its first WINTER WONDERLAND in MOOMINVALLEY PARK. Scenes from the book, “Moominland Midwinter,” come alive …


The interview with Fu Takahashi who plays “L” in the new production of “DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL”: “On the stage, I will have to be just as enthusiastic as our audience are!”


December 16, 2019

Recently, musicals and plays which are based on manga, anime or video games have entered into the limelight in Japan’s show business world. We often call them “2.5-dimensional musicals.” More and more…

Must to See Setouchi!


December 10, 2019

The Setouchi area has many must-see places with various features, from beautiful views to places of cultural and historical significance. Setouchi is readily accessible from Osaka, and it is recommend…

Take Tsukuba Express to Enjoy Winter!


December 10, 2019

One of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, Mount Tsukuba, comprising the double peaks of Mount Nyotai (877 meters) and Mount Nantai (871 meters), is a perfect place for your day-trip hiking, since it i…

Enjoy Local Sake and Delicious Dishes in Setouchi!


December 5, 2019

Blessed with nice warm weather and abundant nature, Setouchi naturally has a wonderful variety of food ingredients, leading to the development of the food culture unique to the area. Part of the great…

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Enjoy the Cold Winter in Onsen North Kansai


January 17, 2020

Located across the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture and the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, North Kansai has many onsen sites. The area is popular not only for onsen but also for fresh local crab …

The 18th Ink Cover Photo Contest Results


December 9, 2019

The Best Performance Prize Title: Adorable Penguins Taken by NG PEK HON (Singapore) Place: Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido Date: February, 2009 Comment: The beauty of natural animal life in snowy Asahikawa …

The 19th Ink Cover Photo Contest Entry Start!


December 9, 2019

Thanks to all, “att.JAPAN,” a free magazine for foreigners, is approaching its 20th year since the publication of the issue of the first edition of the magazine in 2000. To thank all of you for your l…

“Frozen 2” special collaboration café serving dishes with themes from Elsa and Anna!


November 28, 2019

Disney’s much anticipated “Frozen 2” premiered simultaneously on November 22 in the US and Japan. In celebration, limited-time pop-up cafés are offering a look into the enchanted world of Elsa and Ann…

Popular Illumination Events in Tokyo for 2019


November 25, 2019

Now in November, illumination events with various themes have started here and there all over in Tokyo. Colorful LED lights and electric decorations add both lively and romantic feelings to a winter n…

Ever Evolving Shibuya


November 21, 2019

Shibuya, Tokyo is the cutting-edge town in fashion, culture, and youth culture. With the large-scale development projects in process in front of Shibuya Station, new buildings are opening one after an…

【Editor’s Blog】A quick visit to the Frozen 2 OH MY CAFE


November 18, 2019

Nov. 14, 2019, Madoka To celebrate the release of Disney’s new film “Frozen 2” and allow the public to explore its world and characters, special cafe have been created. We visited the one in Tokyo, ho…

Savor Local Food and Drink of Setouchi!


November 27, 2019

The Setouchi region refers to the coastal area of the Seto Inland Sea and consists of that sea and coastal areas of several prefectures – Hyogo, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime. Okonom…

Enjoy Snow in Japan!


November 19, 2019

Japan has all kinds of snow activities to offer with great scenery and fun events all over Japan from the north to south during winter. Here are some of them. NISEKO HANAZONO Resort (Hokkaido) A snow …

The new face of Shibuya, SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE


November 12, 2019

The East Wing, the first wing of the “Shibuya Scramble Square,” a new facility in the Shibuya redevelopment area, opened on Friday, November 1, 2019. ⒸShibuya Station District Joint Buildi…

Finding Beauty in the Setouchi Region: Five Local Treasures


November 12, 2019

Thanks to its warm climate, scenery of islands, abundant seaside and mountainside nature, and activities like cycling along the Shimanami Kaido (Nishiseto Expressway), the Setouchi region has become v…

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Handmade Craft Fairs in Kyoto, Outdoor Flea Markets


November 8, 2019

In Kyoto, a variety of fairs and markets, including handmade craft fairs, morning fairs, and antique markets, at temples, shrines, and parks every month. Here are two of them. Hyakumanben-san No Tezuk…

Participating in the JAPAN Sake Tasting Competition


November 1, 2019

I had the chance to participate in the International Category of the 39th JAPAN Sake Tasting Competition, organized by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association. The competition caters to sake amat…

COREDO Muromachi Terrace Vol.2


October 29, 2019

On September 27, 2019, a commercial facility, “COREDO Muromachi Terrace” opened on the 1st basement floor, the 1st floor, and the 2nd floor of Nihombashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower. Large rooftop space “C…

COREDO Muromachi Terrace Vol.1


October 28, 2019

On September 27, 2019, a commercial facility, “COREDO Muromachi Terrace” opened on the 1st basement floor, the 1st floor, and the 2nd floor of Nihombashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower. “COREDO Muromachi Terr…

‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum


October 31, 2019

We went to an exhibition called ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum. (Please see the back story of our news gathering in the ‘Editor’s Blog’which can be accessed by clicking this link: htt…

Introducing the renewed Tokyo Tower!


October 10, 2019

Tokyo Tower has long attracted people as a symbol of Tokyo as well as serving as one of the must-see sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Tokyo Tower has just finished the full-scale renovation project that be…

Shirabu Onsen: A quiet time surrounded by pure white snow


October 11, 2019

Located in Yonezawa City, Yamagawa Prefecture, Shirabu Onsen is a long-established onsen with a history of more than 700 years. Featuring a clear and colorless sulfur spring with various healthful eff…

Rich in blessings from the mountains! 7 recommended places in Southern Kyushu for you to visit this autumn Vol. 1


October 4, 2019

On Kyushu Island, which is located in the south of the Japanese archipelago, Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures are warm in climate and rich in nature because of their southern location. Among other a…

Great access from central Tokyo and airports! Have fun at night at “Tokyo City Keiba.”


October 2, 2019

Taking 8 minutes by Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsucho Station, I arrived at Tokyo City Keiba (Oi Racecourse), which is a short walk from Oi Keibajo-mae Station. Tokyo City Keiba offers a night-race …

[Editor’s Blog] We went to an exhibition called ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum


October 28, 2019

Writer:Saki Yayoi Kusama is known all over the world for creating impactful polka dot motifs. Prior to the opening of the exhibition ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum, several members of…

[Editor’s Blog] COREDO Muromachi Terrace opens in Nihonbashi – where tradition meets the new future – on September 27


September 27, 2019

Writer: Saki As a newcomer in the editorial department, I went to COREDO Muromachi Terrace in Nihonbashi yesterday before its grand opening on September 27. Nihonbashi is a traditional and historical …

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Abundance of fresh vegetables! Introduction to the attractive points of Tōkamachi city, Niigata.


November 29, 2019

Tōkamachi city in Niigata prefecture is located in the beautiful country side, roughly 2 hours away from Tokyo. Hokuetsu Express Hokuhoku Line at Tōkamachi Station Located in the south part of Niigata…