Traveling in Japan over New Years can be exciting… and horrible. The New Years holiday in Japan is similar to Christmas in the West – a..
In preparation for our book review of In the Province of the Gods, author Kenny Fries was kind enough to share the following..
If you are visiting Tokyo, Asakusa and Sensoji Temple are likely on your itenerary. When you visit you will see many visitors enjoying..
The Tokyo National Museum is not only Japan’s largest museum, it is also incredibly wheelchair accessible. With over 110,000 items on..
The Samurai Museum is a small but popular museum located in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho area. The museum offers a glimpse into the armor and..
by Suzanne Kamata
Naoki Higashida became an international literary sensation when his first book, The Reason I Jump, was translated into..
Last year, Satoshi Uematsu broke into his former workplace – a care facility for people with severe disabilities – and proceeded to..
Nakano Broadway is a paradise for lovers of anime and manga that is less visited than the busy streets of Akihabara, but no less rich in..
Experiencing authentic traditional Japanese cuisine is something everyone will want to do when visiting Japan. Every cramped street and..
By Accessible Japan reader, M. G.
Koe no Katachi, or as it is known in English, A Silent Voice, is a 2016 Japanese anime movie based on..
Experiencing authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine is reason enough to travel all the way to Japan. For those interested in..
Though Tokyo is known for its bustling streets and crowded trains, there are a number of traditional Japanese gardens in between the..
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo due to the abundant..
Review by Sally Keys
Dogs are much more than pets to many people. They become like children, real family members. Studies show that a..
Mari Katayama “bystander #016” (2016), Self-Portrait
Mari Katayama is a Japanese artist from central Japan. She has loved sewing and..
Regular readers of Accessible Japan’s blog are familiar with author Suzanne Kamata. Suzanne is a long-time resident of Japan and has a..
The genkan is a traditional entrance way into Japanese homes (and some businesses) and serves as an area to remove one’s shoes before..
When visiting Japan in the spring, no one wants to miss the cherry blossoms. Japan has turned cherry blossom viewing, or hanami, into..
The Ghibli Museum is a must-see for fans of Japan’s most famous animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Exhibits on the animation process,..
Ueno Park is a public park in the Ueno district of Tokyo. The park is famous for its many museums and art galleries, as well as for..
If you are happen to be in Japan during the last weekend of August, be sure to watch 24 Hour Television on NTV. 24 Hour Television – Love..
A Silent Voice is a new animated film about a lead character who is bullied for being deaf. While most anime in Japan is broadcast..
A firm from Aichi Prefecture has created a simple to wear kimono for wheelchair users.
In the past it has been extremely difficult for..
While we often think of video game centers as being a refuge for teens and younger children, game arcades are quickly turning into a..
Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt
Christmas in Japan means Chicken. I usually date the beginning of Christmas in Japan..