You’ll find matsuri all over Japan, throughout the four seasons. Each matsuri is unique — in form, formality, faith, fun, and local culture. Some are solemn religious rituals; others test bravery, celebrate community, share happiness. Despite differences, matsuri are alike in one way. All reflect Japanese tradition, handed down over generations. SEE ALL IJC MATSURI
  • NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
    06
    NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
  • NEBUTA MATSURI
    03
    NEBUTA MATSURI
  • MENBURYU
    05
    MENBURYU
  • AWA ODORI
    04
    AWA ODORI
  • NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
    02
    NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
  • SANJA MATSURI
    01
    SANJA MATSURI

The virtual IJC Museum in the Cloud allows visitors like you to enjoy modern artworks
by Japan’s representative artists.
You can view works from all directions with 360° freedom and get so close
that you can see the subtlest details and even feel the presence of the artists.
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IJC MUSEUM JAPANESE ART MUSEUM IN THE CLOUD
  • TABAIMO
    Exhibition 04
    TABAIMO
  • TAKU OBATA
    Exhibition 05
    TAKU OBATA
  • Nerhol
    Exhibition 02
    Nerhol
  • HISASHI TENMYOUYA
    Exhibition 07
    HISASHI TENMYOUYA
  • YAYOI KUSAMA
    Exhibition 01
    YAYOI KUSAMA
  • KOHEI NAWA
    Exhibition 06
    KOHEI NAWA
  • MANABU IKEDA
    Exhibition 03
    MANABU IKEDA

IS JAPAN COOL? WASHOKU IS JAPAN COOL? WASHOKU

Japan’s richly diverse food culture was born and nurtured in the clear distinctions of the four seasons.
The blessings of Japanese natural beauty are reflected in washoku — Japanese cuisine —
featuring seasonally varied food ingredients.
Here we focus on truly cool facets of washoku,
which minimizes excess and takes full advantage of the essential taste of each ingredient.
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  • URUSHI
    URUSHI

    漆芸

    URUSHI ARTIST / Suzanne Ross

    • cool
      575
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      0
    ranking
    1
  • SUKIYAKI
    SUKIYAKI

    すき焼き

    Ningyocho Imahan Honten / Tetsuro Takaoka

    • cool
      24
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • ODEN
    ODEN

    おでん

    Asakusa Oden Otafuku / Sakae Funadaiku

    • cool
      20
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • RICE VINEGAR
    RICE VINEGAR

    お酢

    Iio Jozo Company / Akihiro Iio

    • cool
      285
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • RAMEN
    RAMEN

    ラーメン

    Ippudo / Shigemi Kawahara

    • cool
      30
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    8
  • WHISKY
    WHISKY

    ウイスキー

    Suntory Yamazaki Distillery / Seiichi Koshizumi

    • cool
      26
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • KAISEKI
    KAISEKI

    懐石

    Yanagihara School of Traditional Japanese Cuisine / NAOYUKI YANAGIHARA

    • cool
      65
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • WASABI
    WASABI

    山葵

    Wasabi-en Kadoya / Nobuaki Inaba

    • cool
      32
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      0
    ranking
    7
  • KATSUOBUSHI
    KATSUOBUSHI

    鰹節

    Fushitaka / Katsuhiko Nakano

    • cool
      46
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    5
  • TEMPURA
    TEMPURA

    天婦羅

    Seiju / Yoshiaki Shimizu

    • cool
      143
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    3
  • SOBA
    SOBA

    蕎麦

    Ishiusu Soba / MD Chowdhury

    • cool
      26
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • SUSHI
    SUSHI

    寿司

    Sushi Aoki / Toshikatsu Aoki

    • cool
      24
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • RICE CAKES
    RICE CAKES

    Nakatanidou / Mitsuo Nakatani

    • cool
      33
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6

IS JAPAN COOL? SHOPIING IS JAPAN COOL? SHOPIING

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS + ISETAN MITSUKOSHI

Shopping can be one of the coolest, most enjoyable events of a trip to Japan.
Among many stores, Japan’s department stores are filled with cultural entertainment,
where you’ll find intriguing products, seasonal goods/foods, and omotenashi (Japanese hospitality).
This feature shares attractions at the popular Mitsukoshi Isetan department store.
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IS JAPAN COOL? SHOPIING
  • Nambu ironware
    Nambu ironware

    南部鉄器

    • cool
      102
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
  • Hasamiyaki ceramics
    Hasamiyaki ceramics

    波佐見焼

    • cool
      76
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    14
  • Cosmetics
    Cosmetics

    化粧品

    • cool
      39
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    17
  • Department store basement
    Department store basement

    デパ地下

    • cool
      135
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    7
  • Candycrafts
    Candycrafts

    あめ細工

    • cool
      102
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    10
  • Daruma
    Daruma

    達磨

    • cool
      86
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • Picks
    Picks

    楊枝

    • cool
      45
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    16
  • Wrapping
    Wrapping

    ラッピング

    • cool
      224
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    5
  • Japanese sake
    Japanese sake

    日本酒

    • cool
      1144
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    1
  • Japanese knives
    Japanese knives

    包丁

    • cool
      100
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    11
  • Nishikigoi
    Nishikigoi

    錦鯉

    • cool
      260
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    3
  • Tenugui (Japanese towels)
    Tenugui (Japanese towels)

    手拭

    • cool
      79
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    13
  • SIRI SIRI
    SIRI SIRI

    SIRISIRI

    • cool
      228
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    4
  • Kimono
    Kimono

    着物

    • cool
      175
    • no cool
      27
    ranking
    6
  • ANREALAGE
    ANREALAGE

    アンリアレイジ

    • cool
      130
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    8
  • Metal tableware
    Metal tableware

    金属食器

    • cool
      52
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    15
  • Elevator attendants
    Elevator attendants

    エレベーターアテンダント

    • cool
      508
    • no cool
      22
    ranking
    2

IS JAPAN COOL? DREAMS IS JAPAN COOL? DREAMS

Japanese anime, manga and games show Japanese “strength to dream” to the world.
Imaginative visions are transformed into reality through unique Japanese creativity and craftsmanship.
Now, some of these dreams are spreading around the globe, shaping culture and inspiring creative imagination worldwide.
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  • ANIME PILGRIMAGE
    ANIME PILGRIMAGE

    鷲宮神社(らき☆すた)

    • cool
      179
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      0
    ranking
    9
  • VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
    VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES

    真空管ヘッドフォン

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • NEXT GENERATION
    NEXT GENERATION

    NEXT GENERATION

    • cool
      194
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    8
  • OSAMU TEZUKA
    OSAMU TEZUKA

    手塚治虫記念館

    • cool
      126
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • SPACE BROTHERS
    SPACE BROTHERS

    宇宙兄弟、小山宙哉氏

    • cool
      291
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    5
  • OTAKU CAMERA
    OTAKU CAMERA

    OTAKUカメラ

    • cool
      267
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • AKIRA BIKE
    AKIRA BIKE

    AKIRA BIKE

    • cool
      2265
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    1
  • TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
    TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD

    鳥取(ゲゲゲの鬼太郎)

    • cool
      1208
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    2
  • BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
    BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS

    脳波ネコミミ

    • cool
      176
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
    FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM

    藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム

    • cool
      635
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    3
  • KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
    KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO

    鉄人28号

    • cool
      124
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • GAME BAR
    GAME BAR

    ゲームバー

    • cool
      200
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • 3D LATTE ART
    3D LATTE ART

    3Dラテアート

    • cool
      614
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    4

IS JAPAN COOL? RAMEN IS JAPAN COOL? RAMEN

Ramen is undoubtedly one of Japan’s national foods, and eventually everyone discovers his or her very own favorite.
Unlike other types of Japanese noodles, ramen comes in myriad variations,
the ultimate flavor of each decided by the master of the shop in which it is served.
Recently, local specialty ramen dishes are finding new fans outside their regions of origin.
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  • Kushiro Ramen

    Kushiro, Hokkaido

    • cool
      25
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    36
  • Asahikawa Ramen

    Asahikawa, Hokkaido

    • cool
      54
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    16
  • Sapporo Ramen

    Sapporo, Hokkaido

    • cool
      160
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    2
  • Hakodate Ramen

    Hakodate, Hokkaido

    • cool
      36
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    25
  • Sakata Ramen

    Sakata, Yamagata

    • cool
      27
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    32
  • Yamagata Ramen

    Yamagata, Yamagata

    • cool
      28
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    31
  • Akayu Ramen

    Akayu, Yamagata

    • cool
      60
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    13
  • Yonezawa Ramen

    Yonezawa, Yamagata

    • cool
      76
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    8
  • Kitakata Ramen

    Kitakata, Fukushima

    • cool
      63
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    11
  • Shirakawa Ramen

    Shirakawa, Fukushima

    • cool
      47
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    19
  • Sano Ramen

    Sano, Tochigi

    • cool
      58
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    14
  • Katsuura Tan-tan-men

    Katsuura, Chiba

    • cool
      37
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    24
  • Tokyo Ramen

    Tokyo

    • cool
      118
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    3
  • Yokohama Ie-kei Ramen

    Yokohama, Kanagawa

    • cool
      104
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    5
  • Sanmah Ramen

    Kanagawa

    • cool
      27
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    33
  • Tsubame Ramen

    Tsubame, Niigata

    • cool
      26
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    34
  • Toyama Ramen

    Toyama, Toyama

    • cool
      74
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    9
  • Hida Takayama Ramen

    Takayama, Gifu

    • cool
      42
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    21
  • Tsuruga Ramen

    Tsuruga, Fukui

    • cool
      34
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    26
  • Nagoya ramen

    Nagoya, Aichi

    • cool
      32
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    29
  • Tenri Ramen

    Tenri, Nara

    • cool
      37
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    23
  • Wakayama Ramen

    Wakayama, Wakayama

    • cool
      44
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    20
  • Kyoto Ramen

    Kyoto, Kyoto

    • cool
      112
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    4
  • Takaida Ramen

    Higashinari, Osaka, Osaka

    • cool
      48
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    18
  • Banshu Ramen

    Nishiwaki, Hyogo

    • cool
      32
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    28
  • Kasaoka Ramen

    Kasaoka, Okayama

    • cool
      54
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    15
  • Onomichi Ramen

    Onomichi, Hiroshima

    • cool
      33
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    27
  • Hiroshima Ramen

    Hiroshima, Hiroshima

    • cool
      39
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    22
  • Tottori Beef Ramen

    Tottori

    • cool
      31
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    30
  • Tokushima Ramen

    Tokushima, Tokushima

    • cool
      82
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    7
  • Susaki Ramen

    Susaki, Kochi

    • cool
      62
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    12
  • Kurume Ramen

    Kurume, Fukuoka

    • cool
      74
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    10
  • Hakata Ramen

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka

    • cool
      309
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    1
  • Kumamoto Ramen

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto

    • cool
      90
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    6
  • Miyazaki Ramen

    Miyazaki, Miyazaki

    • cool
      25
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    35
  • Kagoshima Ramen

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima

    • cool
      50
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    17

IS JAPAN COOL? TRADITIONS IS JAPAN COOL? TRADITIONS

Kyoto is a civic leader in awareness of Japanese traditions.
For this reason, the city of Kyoto preserves much of Japan’s ancient cultural heritage,
historical architecture, natural scenic beauty, etc.
Now, these traditions are creating a modern renaissance in culture and craftsmanship that is a new highlight of Kyoto.
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  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
    Fushimi Inari Taisha

    伏見稲荷大社

    • cool
      462
    • no cool
      39
    ranking
    8
  • HOSHINOYA Kyoto
    HOSHINOYA Kyoto

    星のや 京都

    • cool
      607
    • no cool
      311
    ranking
    6
  • Maiko documentary
    Maiko documentary

    舞妓

    • cool
      465
    • no cool
      32
    ranking
    7
  • New Kyoto-style umbrellas
    New Kyoto-style umbrellas

    新しい京和傘

    • cool
      163
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    19
  • Uchimizu
    Uchimizu

    打ち水

    • cool
      145
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    25
  • Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
    Cool terrace in Kyoto summer

    納涼床

    • cool
      4360
    • no cool
      208
    ranking
    1
  • Inspiration of Buddha Statues
    Inspiration of Buddha Statues

    仏像

    • cool
      117
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    34
  • Ikkyu-ji Natto
    Ikkyu-ji Natto

    一休寺納豆

    • cool
      109
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    35
  • Café from another world
    Café from another world

    純喫茶

    • cool
      140
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    26
  • Kyoto confectionary
    Kyoto confectionary

    京菓子

    • cool
      209
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    16
  • Stay at Machiya
    Stay at Machiya

    京町家ステイ

    • cool
      129
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    28
  • Small Torii
    Small Torii

    小さな鳥居

    • cool
      302
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    11
  • Suguki pickles
    Suguki pickles

    すぐき漬け

    • cool
      118
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    33
  • Kitchen of Kyoto
    Kitchen of Kyoto

    錦市場

    • cool
      167
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    18
  • Secrets of autumn colors
    Secrets of autumn colors

    紅葉

    • cool
      304
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    10
  • Aburi-mochi
    Aburi-mochi

    あぶり餅

    • cool
      120
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    31
  • Jidai Matsuri
    Jidai Matsuri

    時代祭

    • cool
      99
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    36
  • Modern jikatabi
    Modern jikatabi

    モダン地下足袋

    • cool
      159
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    20
  • Manga Museum
    Manga Museum

    マンガミュージアム

    • cool
      196
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    17
  • Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
    Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto

    日本庭園

    • cool
      260
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    13
  • Nurturing the arts
    Nurturing the arts

    京都ギャラリー

    • cool
      724
    • no cool
      305
    ranking
    5
  • Live music events at Machiya
    Live music events at Machiya

    京町家の音楽

    • cool
      86
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    38
  • I am your Yuzen
    I am your Yuzen

    友禅の色

    • cool
      229
    • no cool
      22
    ranking
    14
  • Stay at a Buddhist temple
    Stay at a Buddhist temple

    宿坊

    • cool
      149
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    21
  • Yokai Costume Parade
    Yokai Costume Parade

    百鬼夜行

    • cool
      305
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    9
  • Art of brush and ink
    Art of brush and ink

    書道家

    • cool
      2044
    • no cool
      930
    ranking
    2
  • Kyoto Streetcar
    Kyoto Streetcar

    嵐電

    • cool
      147
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    24
  • Moon watching
    Moon watching

    観月の夕べ

    • cool
      120
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    32
  • Kyoto Proverbs
    Kyoto Proverbs

    • cool
      147
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    23
  • Artisans’ Row
    Artisans’ Row

    あじき路地

    • cool
      221
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    15
  • Antique fair
    Antique fair

    東寺弘法市

    • cool
      149
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    22
  • Shohekiga
    Shohekiga

    障壁画

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    29
  • Tea master
    Tea master

    茶道家

    • cool
      1903
    • no cool
      1231
    ranking
    3
  • Machiya bars
    Machiya bars

    京町家の夜

    • cool
      97
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    37
  • Ippon udon
    Ippon udon

    一本饂飩

    • cool
      137
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    27
  • Mizuura Mikuji
    Mizuura Mikuji

    水占みくじ

    • cool
      1726
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    4
  • Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
    Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses

    銭湯表現

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    30
  • Zazen
    Zazen

    坐禅

    • cool
      271
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    12

IS JAPAN COOL? Kawaii IS JAPAN COOL? Kawaii

The word means something beyond its original sense of “cute” or “pretty.”
It signifies anything beautiful, cool, pop, and even weird that attracts young women.
By now, this term is an accepted lingua franca among girls worldwide.
In fact, it has become an indispensable expression, regardless of age or nationality.
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  • Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
    Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.

    酒井景都

    • cool
      251
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    8
  • Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
    Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.

    山ガール(木村さん)

    • cool
      2524
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    2
  • How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
    How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.

    クリスティーナ

    • cool
      212
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    11
  • Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
    Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.

    boco

    • cool
      4907
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    1
  • Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
    Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.

    ショウジョノトモ/カロ

    • cool
      312
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    6
  • I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
    I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.

    古谷葉月

    • cool
      2068
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    3
  • Cute community character promotes local charms.
    Cute community character promotes local charms.

    ゆるキャラ(むすび丸、他)

    • cool
      1794
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    4
  • I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
    I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.

    Kitty水上

    • cool
      267
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    7
  • The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
    The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.

    ステレオテニス

    • cool
      226
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
  • “Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
    “Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.

    ツインテール古谷

    • cool
      513
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    5
  • Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
    Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.

    渡邉まな(galaxxxy)

    • cool
      210
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
    Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.

    くまみきとリボン

    • cool
      214
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    10

IS JAPAN COOL? COSPLAY IS JAPAN COOL? COSPLAY

Short for “costume play,” it’s a hobby for those who enjoy wearing costumes of various types of characters.
Cosplay is expanding into different genres including manga, anime,games, vocaloids, samurai drama, etc.
Japan’s cosplay festivities attract fans from many countries, fostering international friendship and unity.
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  • Hakuohki

    Singapore

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      149
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    37
  • Hakuohki / Adekan

    Korea

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    • cool
      203
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    28
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Denmark

    Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    • cool
      152
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    34
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Japan

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    • cool
      497
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      373
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    15
  • Sengoku Muso

    Italy

    Sengoku Muso

    Sengoku Muso

    • cool
      189
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    29
  • STEINS;GATE

    Germany

    STEINS;GATE

    STEINS;GATE

    • cool
      138
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    40
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      285
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    21
  • Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    China

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    • cool
      230
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    24
  • Magic Knight Rayearth

    Russia

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • The Royal Doll Orchestra

    France

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    • cool
      144
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    38
  • Dekirukana

    Japan

    Dekirukana

    Dekirukana

    • cool
      379
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      364
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    16
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Brazil

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      183
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    30
  • Doraemon

    Mexico

    Doraemon

    Doraemon

    • cool
      174
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    33
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      181
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    32
  • Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing

    Finland

    Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing

    Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing

    • cool
      140
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    39
  • Street Fighter 4

    Mexico

    Street Fighter 4

    Street Fighter 4

    • cool
      356
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    18
  • Hakuohki

    Japan

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      361
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    17
  • One Piece

    Italy

    One Piece

    One Piece

    • cool
      1024
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Japan

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    • cool
      409
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • Lupin III

    Japan

    Lupin III

    Lupin III

    • cool
      114
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    43
  • Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Spain

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    35
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      417
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • (Original)

    Japan

    (Original)

    (Original)

    • cool
      1508
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    3
  • Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Japan

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    • cool
      215
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    27
  • Saint Seiya

    Japan

    Saint Seiya

    Saint Seiya

    • cool
      376
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    14
  • Summer Wars

    Thailand

    Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    • cool
      150
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    36
  • Inu x Boku SS

    Japan

    Inu x Boku SS

    Inu x Boku SS

    • cool
      245
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    23
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Germany

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    • cool
      551
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • Final Fantasy X

    Austraria

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X

    • cool
      324
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    19
  • BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    Hong Kong

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    • cool
      230
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    25
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Italy

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      311
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    20
  • Kinnikuman

    Japan

    Kinnikuman

    Kinnikuman

    • cool
      96
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    44
  • Kamen Rider The Next

    Indonesia

    Kamen Rider The Next

    Kamen Rider The Next

    • cool
      249
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    22
  • Odin Sphere

    Netherland

    Odin Sphere

    Odin Sphere

    • cool
      219
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    26
  • ANA

    Japan

    ANA

    ANA

    • cool
      182
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    31
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Japan

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      725
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    5
  • Gunbuster

    USA

    Gunbuster

    Gunbuster

    • cool
      1805
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • Eternal Sonata

    United Kingdom

    Eternal Sonata

    Eternal Sonata

    • cool
      127
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    41
  • Sailor Moon

    United Kingdom

    Sailor Moon

    Sailor Moon

    • cool
      458
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    8
  • Suite PreCure

    Japan

    Suite PreCure

    Suite PreCure

    • cool
      378
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • Mobile Suit Gundam

    Taiwan

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    • cool
      2188
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    1
  • Final Fantasy VII  Advent Children

    Malaysia

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    • cool
      126
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    42

IS JAPAN COOL? OKINAWA IS JAPAN COOL? OKINAWA

Japan’s popular sightseeing-resort area, with a mild climate, beautiful ocean, and gorgeous natural scenery.
Its clothing, architecture, music, etc., reflect a multicultural heritage different from the rest of Japan.
As time seems to pass a little slower in Okinawa, visiting this area is one of the best-kept secrets for international travelers.
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  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    美ら海水族館

    • cool
      1197
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    1
  • Shiisaa
    Shiisaa

    シーサー

    • cool
      459
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    9
  • Village of Long Life
    Village of Long Life

    長寿の里

    • cool
      422
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    10
  • Public market
    Public market

    公設市場

    • cool
      550
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    5
  • Sanshin
    Sanshin

    三線

    • cool
      498
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    7
  • Mangroves
    Mangroves

    マングローブ

    • cool
      279
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    20
  • Umi-budoh
    Umi-budoh

    海ぶどう

    • cool
      330
    • no cool
      29
    ranking
    16
  • Utaki
    Utaki

    御嶽

    • cool
      363
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    13
  • Resort beaches
    Resort beaches

    リゾートビーチ

    • cool
      839
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    2
  • Mango
    Mango

    マンゴー

    • cool
      369
    • no cool
      41
    ranking
    12
  • Kachaashii
    Kachaashii

    カチャーシー

    • cool
      309
    • no cool
      25
    ranking
    18
  • Steakhouse
    Steakhouse

    ステーキハウス

    • cool
      348
    • no cool
      53
    ranking
    15
  • Lunch “A”
    Lunch “A”

    Aランチ

    • cool
      315
    • no cool
      38
    ranking
    17
  • Shuri Castle
    Shuri Castle

    首里城

    • cool
      634
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    4
  • Haarii
    Haarii

    ハーリー

    • cool
      306
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    19
  • Ryukyu Karate
    Ryukyu Karate

    琉球空手

    • cool
      387
    • no cool
      30
    ranking
    11
  • Taketomi Island
    Taketomi Island

    竹富島

    • cool
      524
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    6
  • Okinawa soba
    Okinawa soba

    沖縄そば

    • cool
      727
    • no cool
      20
    ranking
    3
  • International Avenue
    International Avenue

    国際通り

    • cool
      485
    • no cool
      39
    ranking
    8
  • Awamori
    Awamori

    泡盛

    • cool
      351
    • no cool
      25
    ranking
    14

IS JAPAN COOL? TOKYO IS JAPAN COOL? TOKYO

Japan’s capital, a megacity with the world’s highest population density.
It unites many different scenes ― remnants of Edo (old Tokyo) in Asakusa,
manga and anime subcultures in Akihabara, a huge entertainment district in Shinjuku, etc.
Tokyo is where cultures, people, foods, and amusements all come together.
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  • Tokyo Tower
    Tokyo Tower

    東京タワー

    • cool
      669
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    4
  • Architecture Street
    Architecture Street

    建築ストリート

    • cool
      360
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    14
  • Roppongi Hills
    Roppongi Hills

    六本木ヒルズ

    • cool
      333
    • no cool
      37
    ranking
    19
  • Edo kiriko
    Edo kiriko

    江戸切子

    • cool
      420
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    12
  • Yakatabune
    Yakatabune

    屋形船

    • cool
      314
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    21
  • Gohtoku-ji
    Gohtoku-ji

    豪徳寺

    • cool
      492
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    10
  • Gundam 1/1
    Gundam 1/1

    ガンダム1/1

    • cool
      1403
    • no cool
      49
    ranking
    1
  • Traditional Japanese guest house
    Traditional Japanese guest house

    古民家ゲストハウス

    • cool
      907
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    3
  • Tokyo Sky Tree
    Tokyo Sky Tree

    東京スカイツリー

    • cool
      586
    • no cool
      26
    ranking
    7
  • Ramen Museum
    Ramen Museum

    ラーメン博物館

    • cool
      932
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    2
  • Tokyo Station
    Tokyo Station

    東京駅

    • cool
      355
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    16
  • Meiji Shrine
    Meiji Shrine

    明治神宮

    • cool
      352
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    18
  • Scramble crossing
    Scramble crossing

    スクランブル交差点

    • cool
      446
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    11
  • Tsukiji Market
    Tsukiji Market

    築地市場

    • cool
      329
    • no cool
      30
    ranking
    20
  • Novels of Haruki Murakami
    Novels of Haruki Murakami

    村上春樹の小説

    • cool
      353
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    17
  • Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
    Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

    大江戸温泉物語

    • cool
      499
    • no cool
      20
    ranking
    9
  • Monja
    Monja

    もんじゃ

    • cool
      358
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    15
  • Harajuku girl
    Harajuku girl

    原宿ガール

    • cool
      629
    • no cool
      54
    ranking
    6
  • Asakusa
    Asakusa

    浅草

    • cool
      651
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    5
  • Edomae Zushi
    Edomae Zushi

    江戸前寿司

    • cool
      387
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    13
  • Shinjuku
    Shinjuku

    新宿

    • cool
      510
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    8

IS JAPAN COOL? DISCOVER IS JAPAN COOL? DISCOVER

Is Japan cool? See for yourself, starting here with content that covers many cool aspects of Japan today.
You’ll find a variety of intriguing features about Mt. Fuji, maid cafés, high-tech toilets, Japanese hospitality,
and much more, all from a wide range of locations and genres.
It’s a quick overview of Japan’s multifaceted charms.
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  • Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
    Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)

    日本蕎麦

    • cool
      2884
    • no cool
      140
    ranking
    8
  • Chopsticks
    Chopsticks

    • cool
      1800
    • no cool
      153
    ranking
    24
  • Kaminari-mon
    Kaminari-mon

    雷門

    • cool
      2313
    • no cool
      134
    ranking
    18
  • Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
    Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)

    人力車

    • cool
      1367
    • no cool
      360
    ranking
    30
  • Idol
    Idol

    アイドル

    • cool
      1540
    • no cool
      671
    ranking
    27
  • Capsule hotel
    Capsule hotel

    カプセルホテル

    • cool
      2339
    • no cool
      634
    ranking
    17
  • Ultramodern vending machine
    Ultramodern vending machine

    次世代型自販機

    • cool
      3892
    • no cool
      174
    ranking
    6
  • Mt. Fuji
    Mt. Fuji

    富士山

    • cool
      4079
    • no cool
      72
    ranking
    4
  • Japanese pub
    Japanese pub

    居酒屋

    • cool
      2718
    • no cool
      250
    ranking
    11
  • Karaoke
    Karaoke

    カラオケ

    • cool
      2140
    • no cool
      474
    ranking
    21
  • Itsukushima Shrine
    Itsukushima Shrine

    厳島神社

    • cool
      2806
    • no cool
      49
    ranking
    10
  • Character bento
    Character bento

    キャラ弁

    • cool
      3925
    • no cool
      266
    ranking
    5
  • Iced coffee
    Iced coffee

    アイス珈琲

    • cool
      1382
    • no cool
      445
    ranking
    29
  • Japanese hospitality
    Japanese hospitality

    おもてなし

    • cool
      6332
    • no cool
      176
    ranking
    1
  • Shrine visit
    Shrine visit

    参拝

    • cool
      2449
    • no cool
      152
    ranking
    14
  • Sumo wrestler
    Sumo wrestler

    大相撲力士

    • cool
      2030
    • no cool
      310
    ranking
    23
  • Manga cafe
    Manga cafe

    マンガ喫茶

    • cool
      2468
    • no cool
      406
    ranking
    13
  • Paper fortune
    Paper fortune

    おみくじ

    • cool
      1719
    • no cool
      283
    ranking
    25
  • Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
    Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)

    牛丼

    • cool
      2257
    • no cool
      235
    ranking
    20
  • Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
    Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)

    ラーメン

    • cool
      2873
    • no cool
      124
    ranking
    9
  • Public bathhouse
    Public bathhouse

    銭湯

    • cool
      2383
    • no cool
      315
    ranking
    16
  • Electrical goods store
    Electrical goods store

    家電量販店

    • cool
      2098
    • no cool
      253
    ranking
    22
  • Food model
    Food model

    食品模型

    • cool
      2622
    • no cool
      288
    ranking
    12
  • High-tech toilet
    High-tech toilet

    ハイテクトイレ

    • cool
      5222
    • no cool
      241
    ranking
    2
  • Massage chair
    Massage chair

    マッサージチェア

    • cool
      1387
    • no cool
      367
    ranking
    28
  • Maid cafe
    Maid cafe

    メイド喫茶

    • cool
      2448
    • no cool
      659
    ranking
    15
  • Sushi-go-round
    Sushi-go-round

    回転寿司

    • cool
      3194
    • no cool
      170
    ranking
    7
  • Decorate anything
    Decorate anything

    デコる

    • cool
      1632
    • no cool
      580
    ranking
    26
  • Hot spring spa
    Hot spring spa

    温泉

    • cool
      4581
    • no cool
      71
    ranking
    3
  • Sake(Japanese rice wine)
    Sake(Japanese rice wine)

    日本酒

    • cool
      2264
    • no cool
      268
    ranking
    19