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
  • NEBUTA MATSURI
    03
    NEBUTA MATSURI
  • MENBURYU
    05
    MENBURYU
  • NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
    02
    NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
  • NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
    06
    NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
  • SANJA MATSURI
    01
    SANJA MATSURI
  • AWA ODORI
    04
    AWA ODORI

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
  • KOHEI NAWA
    Exhibition 06
    KOHEI NAWA
  • Nerhol
    Exhibition 02
    Nerhol
  • TABAIMO
    Exhibition 04
    TABAIMO
  • MANABU IKEDA
    Exhibition 03
    MANABU IKEDA
  • TAKU OBATA
    Exhibition 05
    TAKU OBATA
  • YAYOI KUSAMA
    Exhibition 01
    YAYOI KUSAMA
  • HISASHI TENMYOUYA
    Exhibition 07
    HISASHI TENMYOUYA

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
      618
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      0
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    1
  • RAMEN
    RAMEN

    ラーメン

    Ippudo / Shigemi Kawahara

    • cool
      35
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      0
    ranking
    7
  • KATSUOBUSHI
    KATSUOBUSHI

    鰹節

    Fushitaka / Katsuhiko Nakano

    • cool
      47
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      0
    ranking
    5
  • WASABI
    WASABI

    山葵

    Wasabi-en Kadoya / Nobuaki Inaba

    • cool
      36
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      0
    ranking
    6
  • WHISKY
    WHISKY

    ウイスキー

    Suntory Yamazaki Distillery / Seiichi Koshizumi

    • cool
      28
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • KAISEKI
    KAISEKI

    懐石

    Yanagihara School of Traditional Japanese Cuisine / NAOYUKI YANAGIHARA

    • cool
      71
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • SUKIYAKI
    SUKIYAKI

    すき焼き

    Ningyocho Imahan Honten / Tetsuro Takaoka

    • cool
      24
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • SUSHI
    SUSHI

    寿司

    Sushi Aoki / Toshikatsu Aoki

    • cool
      27
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • RICE CAKES
    RICE CAKES

    Nakatanidou / Mitsuo Nakatani

    • cool
      34
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      0
    ranking
    8
  • RICE VINEGAR
    RICE VINEGAR

    お酢

    Iio Jozo Company / Akihiro Iio

    • cool
      297
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • SOBA
    SOBA

    蕎麦

    Ishiusu Soba / MD Chowdhury

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • ODEN
    ODEN

    おでん

    Asakusa Oden Otafuku / Sakae Funadaiku

    • cool
      22
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      0
    ranking
    13
  • TEMPURA
    TEMPURA

    天婦羅

    Seiju / Yoshiaki Shimizu

    • cool
      153
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      0
    ranking
    3

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
  • ANREALAGE
    ANREALAGE

    アンリアレイジ

    • cool
      132
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    8
  • Picks
    Picks

    楊枝

    • cool
      48
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    16
  • Tenugui (Japanese towels)
    Tenugui (Japanese towels)

    手拭

    • cool
      84
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    14
  • SIRI SIRI
    SIRI SIRI

    SIRISIRI

    • cool
      230
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    4
  • Candycrafts
    Candycrafts

    あめ細工

    • cool
      112
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    10
  • Hasamiyaki ceramics
    Hasamiyaki ceramics

    波佐見焼

    • cool
      85
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    13
  • Department store basement
    Department store basement

    デパ地下

    • cool
      143
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    7
  • Elevator attendants
    Elevator attendants

    エレベーターアテンダント

    • cool
      516
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    2
  • Japanese knives
    Japanese knives

    包丁

    • cool
      110
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    11
  • Nishikigoi
    Nishikigoi

    錦鯉

    • cool
      267
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    3
  • Japanese sake
    Japanese sake

    日本酒

    • cool
      1151
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    1
  • Metal tableware
    Metal tableware

    金属食器

    • cool
      54
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    15
  • Wrapping
    Wrapping

    ラッピング

    • cool
      229
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    5
  • Cosmetics
    Cosmetics

    化粧品

    • cool
      42
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    17
  • Daruma
    Daruma

    達磨

    • cool
      93
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • Nambu ironware
    Nambu ironware

    南部鉄器

    • cool
      113
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
  • Kimono
    Kimono

    着物

    • cool
      202
    • no cool
      38
    ranking
    6

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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  • AKIRA BIKE
    AKIRA BIKE

    AKIRA BIKE

    • cool
      2270
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      4
    ranking
    1
  • SPACE BROTHERS
    SPACE BROTHERS

    宇宙兄弟、小山宙哉氏

    • cool
      293
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    5
  • OSAMU TEZUKA
    OSAMU TEZUKA

    手塚治虫記念館

    • cool
      129
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • GAME BAR
    GAME BAR

    ゲームバー

    • cool
      203
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • ANIME PILGRIMAGE
    ANIME PILGRIMAGE

    鷲宮神社(らき☆すた)

    • cool
      183
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      0
    ranking
    9
  • BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
    BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS

    脳波ネコミミ

    • cool
      178
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
    TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD

    鳥取(ゲゲゲの鬼太郎)

    • cool
      1214
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    2
  • 3D LATTE ART
    3D LATTE ART

    3Dラテアート

    • cool
      621
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    4
  • FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
    FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM

    藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム

    • cool
      644
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    3
  • OTAKU CAMERA
    OTAKU CAMERA

    OTAKUカメラ

    • cool
      269
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • NEXT GENERATION
    NEXT GENERATION

    NEXT GENERATION

    • cool
      196
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      1
    ranking
    8
  • KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
    KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO

    鉄人28号

    • cool
      128
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
    VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES

    真空管ヘッドフォン

    • cool
      153
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11

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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  • Susaki Ramen

    Susaki, Kochi

    • cool
      65
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      7
    ranking
    12
  • Onomichi Ramen

    Onomichi, Hiroshima

    • cool
      40
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    24
  • Tottori Beef Ramen

    Tottori

    • cool
      33
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    28
  • Katsuura Tan-tan-men

    Katsuura, Chiba

    • cool
      40
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    25
  • Kitakata Ramen

    Kitakata, Fukushima

    • cool
      67
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    11
  • Asahikawa Ramen

    Asahikawa, Hokkaido

    • cool
      55
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    16
  • Akayu Ramen

    Akayu, Yamagata

    • cool
      64
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    13
  • Banshu Ramen

    Nishiwaki, Hyogo

    • cool
      32
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    30
  • Wakayama Ramen

    Wakayama, Wakayama

    • cool
      47
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    19
  • Sakata Ramen

    Sakata, Yamagata

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    32
  • Yokohama Ie-kei Ramen

    Yokohama, Kanagawa

    • cool
      108
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    6
  • Yamagata Ramen

    Yamagata, Yamagata

    • cool
      30
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    31
  • Sapporo Ramen

    Sapporo, Hokkaido

    • cool
      167
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    2
  • Hakodate Ramen

    Hakodate, Hokkaido

    • cool
      40
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    23
  • Sano Ramen

    Sano, Tochigi

    • cool
      61
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    14
  • Tokushima Ramen

    Tokushima, Tokushima

    • cool
      90
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    8
  • Yonezawa Ramen

    Yonezawa, Yamagata

    • cool
      81
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    9
  • Hakata Ramen

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka

    • cool
      335
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    1
  • Kyoto Ramen

    Kyoto, Kyoto

    • cool
      115
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    4
  • Toyama Ramen

    Toyama, Toyama

    • cool
      76
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    10
  • Kasaoka Ramen

    Kasaoka, Okayama

    • cool
      58
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    15
  • Sanmah Ramen

    Kanagawa

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    34
  • Hiroshima Ramen

    Hiroshima, Hiroshima

    • cool
      41
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    22
  • Kagoshima Ramen

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima

    • cool
      52
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    17
  • Miyazaki Ramen

    Miyazaki, Miyazaki

    • cool
      27
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    36
  • Nagoya ramen

    Nagoya, Aichi

    • cool
      33
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    29
  • Takaida Ramen

    Higashinari, Osaka, Osaka

    • cool
      49
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    18
  • Tokyo Ramen

    Tokyo

    • cool
      118
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    3
  • Kushiro Ramen

    Kushiro, Hokkaido

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    33
  • Shirakawa Ramen

    Shirakawa, Fukushima

    • cool
      47
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    20
  • Tsubame Ramen

    Tsubame, Niigata

    • cool
      28
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    35
  • Tenri Ramen

    Tenri, Nara

    • cool
      38
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    26
  • Tsuruga Ramen

    Tsuruga, Fukui

    • cool
      35
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    27
  • Kurume Ramen

    Kurume, Fukuoka

    • cool
      108
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    5
  • Hida Takayama Ramen

    Takayama, Gifu

    • cool
      43
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    21
  • Kumamoto Ramen

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto

    • cool
      93
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    7

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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IS JAPAN COOL? TRADITIONS
  • Aburi-mochi
    Aburi-mochi

    あぶり餅

    • cool
      120
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    33
  • Small Torii
    Small Torii

    小さな鳥居

    • cool
      306
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    11
  • Suguki pickles
    Suguki pickles

    すぐき漬け

    • cool
      121
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    32
  • Mizuura Mikuji
    Mizuura Mikuji

    水占みくじ

    • cool
      1727
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    4
  • Inspiration of Buddha Statues
    Inspiration of Buddha Statues

    仏像

    • cool
      118
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    34
  • Kyoto Streetcar
    Kyoto Streetcar

    嵐電

    • cool
      148
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    25
  • New Kyoto-style umbrellas
    New Kyoto-style umbrellas

    新しい京和傘

    • cool
      164
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    19
  • I am your Yuzen
    I am your Yuzen

    友禅の色

    • cool
      230
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    14
  • Zazen
    Zazen

    坐禅

    • cool
      272
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    12
  • Antique fair
    Antique fair

    東寺弘法市

    • cool
      150
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    22
  • Stay at Machiya
    Stay at Machiya

    京町家ステイ

    • cool
      130
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    28
  • Ippon udon
    Ippon udon

    一本饂飩

    • cool
      139
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    27
  • Live music events at Machiya
    Live music events at Machiya

    京町家の音楽

    • cool
      86
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    38
  • Kitchen of Kyoto
    Kitchen of Kyoto

    錦市場

    • cool
      168
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    18
  • Ikkyu-ji Natto
    Ikkyu-ji Natto

    一休寺納豆

    • cool
      110
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    35
  • Art of brush and ink
    Art of brush and ink

    書道家

    • cool
      2047
    • no cool
      930
    ranking
    2
  • Nurturing the arts
    Nurturing the arts

    京都ギャラリー

    • cool
      724
    • no cool
      305
    ranking
    5
  • Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
    Cool terrace in Kyoto summer

    納涼床

    • cool
      4371
    • no cool
      208
    ranking
    1
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
    Fushimi Inari Taisha

    伏見稲荷大社

    • cool
      467
    • no cool
      39
    ranking
    8
  • Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
    Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses

    銭湯表現

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    31
  • Uchimizu
    Uchimizu

    打ち水

    • cool
      148
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    24
  • Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
    Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto

    日本庭園

    • cool
      263
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    13
  • Modern jikatabi
    Modern jikatabi

    モダン地下足袋

    • cool
      162
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    20
  • Yokai Costume Parade
    Yokai Costume Parade

    百鬼夜行

    • cool
      316
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    9
  • Maiko documentary
    Maiko documentary

    舞妓

    • cool
      472
    • no cool
      32
    ranking
    7
  • Café from another world
    Café from another world

    純喫茶

    • cool
      142
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    26
  • Artisans’ Row
    Artisans’ Row

    あじき路地

    • cool
      222
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    15
  • Tea master
    Tea master

    茶道家

    • cool
      1905
    • no cool
      1231
    ranking
    3
  • Shohekiga
    Shohekiga

    障壁画

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    30
  • Moon watching
    Moon watching

    観月の夕べ

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    29
  • Secrets of autumn colors
    Secrets of autumn colors

    紅葉

    • cool
      307
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    10
  • Manga Museum
    Manga Museum

    マンガミュージアム

    • cool
      196
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    17
  • HOSHINOYA Kyoto
    HOSHINOYA Kyoto

    星のや 京都

    • cool
      610
    • no cool
      311
    ranking
    6
  • Stay at a Buddhist temple
    Stay at a Buddhist temple

    宿坊

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    21
  • Machiya bars
    Machiya bars

    京町家の夜

    • cool
      97
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    37
  • Kyoto Proverbs
    Kyoto Proverbs

    • cool
      148
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    23
  • Kyoto confectionary
    Kyoto confectionary

    京菓子

    • cool
      213
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    16
  • Jidai Matsuri
    Jidai Matsuri

    時代祭

    • cool
      99
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    36

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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  • Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
    Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.

    boco

    • cool
      4911
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    1
  • Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
    Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.

    渡邉まな(galaxxxy)

    • cool
      210
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • 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
  • 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
      2526
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    2
  • Cute community character promotes local charms.
    Cute community character promotes local charms.

    ゆるキャラ(むすび丸、他)

    • cool
      1802
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    4
  • The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
    The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.

    ステレオテニス

    • cool
      228
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
  • Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
    Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.

    酒井景都

    • cool
      252
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    8
  • 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
  • I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
    I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.

    Kitty水上

    • cool
      272
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    7
  • “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
      515
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    5
  • I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
    I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.

    古谷葉月

    • cool
      2070
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    3
  • 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
      215
    • no cool
      2
    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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  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Italy

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      313
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    20
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      286
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    21
  • Saint Seiya

    Japan

    Saint Seiya

    Saint Seiya

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    China

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    • cool
      231
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    24
  • BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    Hong Kong

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    • cool
      230
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    25
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Japan

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    • cool
      499
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • Kinnikuman

    Japan

    Kinnikuman

    Kinnikuman

    • cool
      96
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    44
  • Lupin III

    Japan

    Lupin III

    Lupin III

    • cool
      115
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    43
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Germany

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    • cool
      552
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Japan

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    • cool
      217
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    27
  • Final Fantasy X

    Austraria

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X

    • cool
      325
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    19
  • Final Fantasy VII  Advent Children

    Malaysia

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    • cool
      126
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    42
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Japan

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    • cool
      413
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • One Piece

    Italy

    One Piece

    One Piece

    • cool
      1027
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • Sailor Moon

    United Kingdom

    Sailor Moon

    Sailor Moon

    • cool
      463
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    8
  • Hakuohki / Adekan

    Korea

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    • cool
      205
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    28
  • Inu x Boku SS

    Japan

    Inu x Boku SS

    Inu x Boku SS

    • cool
      247
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    23
  • Mobile Suit Gundam

    Taiwan

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    • cool
      2195
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    1
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      377
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    15
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      418
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Spain

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    35
  • 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
  • STEINS;GATE

    Germany

    STEINS;GATE

    STEINS;GATE

    • cool
      139
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    40
  • Eternal Sonata

    United Kingdom

    Eternal Sonata

    Eternal Sonata

    • cool
      127
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    41
  • The Royal Doll Orchestra

    France

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    • cool
      144
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    38
  • Kamen Rider The Next

    Indonesia

    Kamen Rider The Next

    Kamen Rider The Next

    • cool
      253
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    22
  • Summer Wars

    Thailand

    Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    36
  • Hakuohki

    Singapore

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      150
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    37
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Japan

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      727
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    5
  • Dekirukana

    Japan

    Dekirukana

    Dekirukana

    • cool
      380
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Denmark

    Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    • cool
      152
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    34
  • Sengoku Muso

    Italy

    Sengoku Muso

    Sengoku Muso

    • cool
      191
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    29
  • Odin Sphere

    Netherland

    Odin Sphere

    Odin Sphere

    • cool
      221
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    26
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      366
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    16
  • Street Fighter 4

    Mexico

    Street Fighter 4

    Street Fighter 4

    • cool
      357
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    18
  • Doraemon

    Mexico

    Doraemon

    Doraemon

    • cool
      174
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    33
  • Hakuohki

    Japan

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      364
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    17
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      181
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    32
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Brazil

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      183
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    31
  • ANA

    Japan

    ANA

    ANA

    • cool
      184
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    30
  • Gunbuster

    USA

    Gunbuster

    Gunbuster

    • cool
      1807
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • Magic Knight Rayearth

    Russia

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • Suite PreCure

    Japan

    Suite PreCure

    Suite PreCure

    • cool
      379
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    14
  • (Original)

    Japan

    (Original)

    (Original)

    • cool
      1518
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    3

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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  • Village of Long Life
    Village of Long Life

    長寿の里

    • cool
      423
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    10
  • Awamori
    Awamori

    泡盛

    • cool
      351
    • no cool
      25
    ranking
    14
  • Shuri Castle
    Shuri Castle

    首里城

    • cool
      636
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    4
  • Lunch “A”
    Lunch “A”

    Aランチ

    • cool
      316
    • no cool
      38
    ranking
    17
  • Mango
    Mango

    マンゴー

    • cool
      374
    • no cool
      41
    ranking
    12
  • Ryukyu Karate
    Ryukyu Karate

    琉球空手

    • cool
      389
    • no cool
      30
    ranking
    11
  • Shiisaa
    Shiisaa

    シーサー

    • cool
      460
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    9
  • Steakhouse
    Steakhouse

    ステーキハウス

    • cool
      349
    • no cool
      54
    ranking
    15
  • Okinawa soba
    Okinawa soba

    沖縄そば

    • cool
      733
    • no cool
      20
    ranking
    3
  • Umi-budoh
    Umi-budoh

    海ぶどう

    • cool
      332
    • no cool
      29
    ranking
    16
  • Resort beaches
    Resort beaches

    リゾートビーチ

    • cool
      842
    • no cool
      33
    ranking
    2
  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    美ら海水族館

    • cool
      1200
    • no cool
      32
    ranking
    1
  • International Avenue
    International Avenue

    国際通り

    • cool
      487
    • no cool
      40
    ranking
    8
  • Haarii
    Haarii

    ハーリー

    • cool
      306
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    19
  • Mangroves
    Mangroves

    マングローブ

    • cool
      280
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    20
  • Kachaashii
    Kachaashii

    カチャーシー

    • cool
      309
    • no cool
      25
    ranking
    18
  • Sanshin
    Sanshin

    三線

    • cool
      499
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    7
  • Utaki
    Utaki

    御嶽

    • cool
      363
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    13
  • Public market
    Public market

    公設市場

    • cool
      550
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    5
  • Taketomi Island
    Taketomi Island

    竹富島

    • cool
      524
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    6

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 Sky Tree
    Tokyo Sky Tree

    東京スカイツリー

    • cool
      589
    • no cool
      27
    ranking
    7
  • Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
    Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

    大江戸温泉物語

    • cool
      502
    • no cool
      20
    ranking
    9
  • Scramble crossing
    Scramble crossing

    スクランブル交差点

    • cool
      452
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    11
  • Harajuku girl
    Harajuku girl

    原宿ガール

    • cool
      635
    • no cool
      56
    ranking
    6
  • Architecture Street
    Architecture Street

    建築ストリート

    • cool
      365
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    14
  • Novels of Haruki Murakami
    Novels of Haruki Murakami

    村上春樹の小説

    • cool
      355
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    17
  • Edomae Zushi
    Edomae Zushi

    江戸前寿司

    • cool
      390
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    13
  • Monja
    Monja

    もんじゃ

    • cool
      362
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    15
  • Shinjuku
    Shinjuku

    新宿

    • cool
      513
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    8
  • Yakatabune
    Yakatabune

    屋形船

    • cool
      317
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    21
  • Tokyo Tower
    Tokyo Tower

    東京タワー

    • cool
      675
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    4
  • Meiji Shrine
    Meiji Shrine

    明治神宮

    • cool
      354
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    18
  • Tokyo Station
    Tokyo Station

    東京駅

    • cool
      360
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    16
  • Gohtoku-ji
    Gohtoku-ji

    豪徳寺

    • cool
      496
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    10
  • Gundam 1/1
    Gundam 1/1

    ガンダム1/1

    • cool
      1409
    • no cool
      49
    ranking
    1
  • Traditional Japanese guest house
    Traditional Japanese guest house

    古民家ゲストハウス

    • cool
      914
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    3
  • Tsukiji Market
    Tsukiji Market

    築地市場

    • cool
      332
    • no cool
      30
    ranking
    20
  • Asakusa
    Asakusa

    浅草

    • cool
      662
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    5
  • Ramen Museum
    Ramen Museum

    ラーメン博物館

    • cool
      941
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    2
  • Edo kiriko
    Edo kiriko

    江戸切子

    • cool
      424
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    12
  • Roppongi Hills
    Roppongi Hills

    六本木ヒルズ

    • cool
      338
    • no cool
      37
    ranking
    19

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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  • Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
    Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)

    ラーメン

    • cool
      2876
    • no cool
      124
    ranking
    9
  • Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
    Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)

    人力車

    • cool
      1368
    • no cool
      360
    ranking
    30
  • Electrical goods store
    Electrical goods store

    家電量販店

    • cool
      2098
    • no cool
      253
    ranking
    22
  • Maid cafe
    Maid cafe

    メイド喫茶

    • cool
      2451
    • no cool
      661
    ranking
    14
  • Itsukushima Shrine
    Itsukushima Shrine

    厳島神社

    • cool
      2811
    • no cool
      49
    ranking
    10
  • Japanese hospitality
    Japanese hospitality

    おもてなし

    • cool
      6344
    • no cool
      179
    ranking
    1
  • Iced coffee
    Iced coffee

    アイス珈琲

    • cool
      1386
    • no cool
      445
    ranking
    29
  • Ultramodern vending machine
    Ultramodern vending machine

    次世代型自販機

    • cool
      3894
    • no cool
      174
    ranking
    6
  • Capsule hotel
    Capsule hotel

    カプセルホテル

    • cool
      2341
    • no cool
      634
    ranking
    17
  • Mt. Fuji
    Mt. Fuji

    富士山

    • cool
      4082
    • no cool
      73
    ranking
    4
  • Japanese pub
    Japanese pub

    居酒屋

    • cool
      2720
    • no cool
      250
    ranking
    11
  • Food model
    Food model

    食品模型

    • cool
      2624
    • no cool
      288
    ranking
    12
  • Sake(Japanese rice wine)
    Sake(Japanese rice wine)

    日本酒

    • cool
      2265
    • no cool
      268
    ranking
    19
  • High-tech toilet
    High-tech toilet

    ハイテクトイレ

    • cool
      5230
    • no cool
      242
    ranking
    2
  • Character bento
    Character bento

    キャラ弁

    • cool
      3930
    • no cool
      266
    ranking
    5
  • Manga cafe
    Manga cafe

    マンガ喫茶

    • cool
      2475
    • no cool
      406
    ranking
    13
  • Public bathhouse
    Public bathhouse

    銭湯

    • cool
      2385
    • no cool
      315
    ranking
    16
  • Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
    Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)

    牛丼

    • cool
      2259
    • no cool
      235
    ranking
    20
  • Massage chair
    Massage chair

    マッサージチェア

    • cool
      1391
    • no cool
      367
    ranking
    28
  • Paper fortune
    Paper fortune

    おみくじ

    • cool
      1722
    • no cool
      283
    ranking
    25
  • Sushi-go-round
    Sushi-go-round

    回転寿司

    • cool
      3197
    • no cool
      170
    ranking
    7
  • Kaminari-mon
    Kaminari-mon

    雷門

    • cool
      2314
    • no cool
      134
    ranking
    18
  • Idol
    Idol

    アイドル

    • cool
      1542
    • no cool
      672
    ranking
    27
  • Chopsticks
    Chopsticks

    • cool
      1800
    • no cool
      153
    ranking
    24
  • Sumo wrestler
    Sumo wrestler

    大相撲力士

    • cool
      2031
    • no cool
      310
    ranking
    23
  • Shrine visit
    Shrine visit

    参拝

    • cool
      2450
    • no cool
      152
    ranking
    15
  • Hot spring spa
    Hot spring spa

    温泉

    • cool
      4589
    • no cool
      71
    ranking
    3
  • Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
    Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)

    日本蕎麦

    • cool
      2886
    • no cool
      141
    ranking
    8
  • Decorate anything
    Decorate anything

    デコる

    • cool
      1633
    • no cool
      580
    ranking
    26
  • Karaoke
    Karaoke

    カラオケ

    • cool
      2141
    • no cool
      474
    ranking
    21