DOU is the way of life that comes close to reaching the essence of existence in pursuit of one’s own field. This time, we at ANA focus on introducing the ways of Japanese traditional martial arts and performing/fine arts legacies accumulated over long eras and inherited by many artists from ancient times to the present. We want to help pass along these intangible cultural assets to new generations in a “tangible” manner. SEE ALL

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  • SHODO
    02
    SHODO
  • KYUDO
    08
    KYUDO
  • JUDO
    09
    JUDO
  • IAI
    07
    IAI
  • SADO
    04
    SADO
  • KARATEDO
    06
    KARATEDO
  • NOH
    03
    NOH
  • KENDO
    01
    KENDO
  • NIHONBUYO
    05
    NIHONBUYO
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

  • AWA ODORI
    04
    AWA ODORI
  • SANJA MATSURI
    01
    SANJA MATSURI
  • NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
    06
    NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
  • NEBUTA MATSURI
    03
    NEBUTA MATSURI
  • NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
    02
    NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
  • MENBURYU
    05
    MENBURYU
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
  • YAYOI KUSAMA
    Exhibition 01
    YAYOI KUSAMA
  • KOHEI NAWA
    Exhibition 06
    KOHEI NAWA
  • Nerhol
    Exhibition 02
    Nerhol
  • HISASHI TENMYOUYA
    Exhibition 07
    HISASHI TENMYOUYA
  • MANABU IKEDA
    Exhibition 03
    MANABU IKEDA
  • TAKU OBATA
    Exhibition 05
    TAKU OBATA
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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IS JAPAN COOL? WASHOKU

  • TEMPURA
    TEMPURA

    天婦羅

    Seiju / Yoshiaki Shimizu

    • cool
      163
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    3
  • WHISKY
    WHISKY

    ウイスキー

    Suntory Yamazaki Distillery / Seiichi Koshizumi

    • cool
      31
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • ODEN
    ODEN

    おでん

    Asakusa Oden Otafuku / Sakae Funadaiku

    • cool
      28
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • SUSHI
    SUSHI

    寿司

    Sushi Aoki / Toshikatsu Aoki

    • cool
      32
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • KAISEKI
    KAISEKI

    懐石

    Yanagihara School of Traditional Japanese Cuisine / NAOYUKI YANAGIHARA

    • cool
      85
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • RAMEN
    RAMEN

    ラーメン

    Ippudo / Shigemi Kawahara

    • cool
      47
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • SOBA
    SOBA

    蕎麦

    Ishiusu Soba / MD Chowdhury

    • cool
      34
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • SUKIYAKI
    SUKIYAKI

    すき焼き

    Ningyocho Imahan Honten / Tetsuro Takaoka

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • URUSHI
    URUSHI

    漆芸

    URUSHI ARTIST / Suzanne Ross

    • cool
      623
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    1
  • RICE VINEGAR
    RICE VINEGAR

    お酢

    Iio Jozo Company / Akihiro Iio

    • cool
      303
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • WASABI
    WASABI

    山葵

    Wasabi-en Kadoya / Nobuaki Inaba

    • cool
      38
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    8
  • RICE CAKES
    RICE CAKES

    Nakatanidou / Mitsuo Nakatani

    • cool
      49
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    5
  • KATSUOBUSHI
    KATSUOBUSHI

    鰹節

    Fushitaka / Katsuhiko Nakano

    • cool
      48
    • 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

  • Cosmetics
    Cosmetics

    化粧品

    • cool
      43
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    17
  • Kimono
    Kimono

    着物

    • cool
      212
    • no cool
      38
    ranking
    6
  • ANREALAGE
    ANREALAGE

    アンリアレイジ

    • cool
      135
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    8
  • Candycrafts
    Candycrafts

    あめ細工

    • cool
      116
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    11
  • Nishikigoi
    Nishikigoi

    錦鯉

    • cool
      273
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    3
  • SIRI SIRI
    SIRI SIRI

    SIRISIRI

    • cool
      232
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    5
  • Hasamiyaki ceramics
    Hasamiyaki ceramics

    波佐見焼

    • cool
      96
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    13
  • Nambu ironware
    Nambu ironware

    南部鉄器

    • cool
      126
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
  • Japanese knives
    Japanese knives

    包丁

    • cool
      118
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    10
  • Department store basement
    Department store basement

    デパ地下

    • cool
      148
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    7
  • Metal tableware
    Metal tableware

    金属食器

    • cool
      57
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    15
  • Daruma
    Daruma

    達磨

    • cool
      98
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • Wrapping
    Wrapping

    ラッピング

    • cool
      233
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    4
  • Picks
    Picks

    楊枝

    • cool
      50
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    16
  • Tenugui (Japanese towels)
    Tenugui (Japanese towels)

    手拭

    • cool
      90
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    14
  • Elevator attendants
    Elevator attendants

    エレベーターアテンダント

    • cool
      524
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    2
  • Japanese sake
    Japanese sake

    日本酒

    • cool
      1172
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    1
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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IS JAPAN COOL? DREAMS

  • ANIME PILGRIMAGE
    ANIME PILGRIMAGE

    鷲宮神社(らき☆すた)

    • cool
      188
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • GAME BAR
    GAME BAR

    ゲームバー

    • cool
      206
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
    TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD

    鳥取(ゲゲゲの鬼太郎)

    • cool
      1216
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    2
  • KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
    KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO

    鉄人28号

    • cool
      128
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • OTAKU CAMERA
    OTAKU CAMERA

    OTAKUカメラ

    • cool
      272
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • AKIRA BIKE
    AKIRA BIKE

    AKIRA BIKE

    • cool
      2278
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    1
  • OSAMU TEZUKA
    OSAMU TEZUKA

    手塚治虫記念館

    • cool
      130
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    12
  • 3D LATTE ART
    3D LATTE ART

    3Dラテアート

    • cool
      645
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    4
  • NEXT GENERATION
    NEXT GENERATION

    NEXT GENERATION

    • cool
      199
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    8
  • SPACE BROTHERS
    SPACE BROTHERS

    宇宙兄弟、小山宙哉氏

    • cool
      299
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    5
  • FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
    FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM

    藤子・F・不二雄ミュージアム

    • cool
      647
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    3
  • VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
    VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES

    真空管ヘッドフォン

    • cool
      156
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
    BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS

    脳波ネコミミ

    • cool
      182
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
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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IS JAPAN COOL? RAMEN

  • Sapporo Ramen

    Sapporo, Hokkaido

    • cool
      179
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    2
  • Hiroshima Ramen

    Hiroshima, Hiroshima

    • cool
      43
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    23
  • Akayu Ramen

    Akayu, Yamagata

    • cool
      68
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    13
  • Asahikawa Ramen

    Asahikawa, Hokkaido

    • cool
      59
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    16
  • Hakodate Ramen

    Hakodate, Hokkaido

    • cool
      43
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    22
  • Kyoto Ramen

    Kyoto, Kyoto

    • cool
      124
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    4
  • Miyazaki Ramen

    Miyazaki, Miyazaki

    • cool
      28
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    36
  • Tsubame Ramen

    Tsubame, Niigata

    • cool
      32
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    33
  • Toyama Ramen

    Toyama, Toyama

    • cool
      77
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    10
  • Katsuura Tan-tan-men

    Katsuura, Chiba

    • cool
      41
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    25
  • Onomichi Ramen

    Onomichi, Hiroshima

    • cool
      42
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    24
  • Shirakawa Ramen

    Shirakawa, Fukushima

    • cool
      53
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    19
  • Nagoya ramen

    Nagoya, Aichi

    • cool
      34
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    31
  • Kumamoto Ramen

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto

    • cool
      101
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    7
  • Kasaoka Ramen

    Kasaoka, Okayama

    • cool
      59
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    15
  • Susaki Ramen

    Susaki, Kochi

    • cool
      69
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    12
  • Yamagata Ramen

    Yamagata, Yamagata

    • cool
      33
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    32
  • Sakata Ramen

    Sakata, Yamagata

    • cool
      34
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    30
  • Tokushima Ramen

    Tokushima, Tokushima

    • cool
      93
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    8
  • Tsuruga Ramen

    Tsuruga, Fukui

    • cool
      37
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    28
  • Kushiro Ramen

    Kushiro, Hokkaido

    • cool
      31
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    34
  • Yonezawa Ramen

    Yonezawa, Yamagata

    • cool
      85
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    9
  • Yokohama Ie-kei Ramen

    Yokohama, Kanagawa

    • cool
      110
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    6
  • Kitakata Ramen

    Kitakata, Fukushima

    • cool
      69
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    11
  • Tottori Beef Ramen

    Tottori

    • cool
      36
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    29
  • Sanmah Ramen

    Kanagawa

    • cool
      29
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    35
  • Hida Takayama Ramen

    Takayama, Gifu

    • cool
      46
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    21
  • Tokyo Ramen

    Tokyo

    • cool
      129
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    3
  • Banshu Ramen

    Nishiwaki, Hyogo

    • cool
      38
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    27
  • Kurume Ramen

    Kurume, Fukuoka

    • cool
      114
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    5
  • Tenri Ramen

    Tenri, Nara

    • cool
      39
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    26
  • Takaida Ramen

    Higashinari, Osaka, Osaka

    • cool
      54
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    17
  • Kagoshima Ramen

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima

    • cool
      54
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    18
  • Hakata Ramen

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka

    • cool
      349
    • no cool
      19
    ranking
    1
  • Wakayama Ramen

    Wakayama, Wakayama

    • cool
      51
    • no cool
      6
    ranking
    20
  • Sano Ramen

    Sano, Tochigi

    • cool
      63
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    14
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

  • Tea master
    Tea master

    茶道家

    • cool
      1909
    • no cool
      1231
    ranking
    3
  • Uchimizu
    Uchimizu

    打ち水

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    24
  • Artisans’ Row
    Artisans’ Row

    あじき路地

    • cool
      226
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    15
  • Moon watching
    Moon watching

    観月の夕べ

    • cool
      124
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    31
  • Manga Museum
    Manga Museum

    マンガミュージアム

    • cool
      201
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    17
  • Café from another world
    Café from another world

    純喫茶

    • cool
      142
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    26
  • Modern jikatabi
    Modern jikatabi

    モダン地下足袋

    • cool
      168
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    20
  • Secrets of autumn colors
    Secrets of autumn colors

    紅葉

    • cool
      310
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    11
  • Mizuura Mikuji
    Mizuura Mikuji

    水占みくじ

    • cool
      1730
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    4
  • Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
    Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto

    日本庭園

    • cool
      270
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    13
  • Kyoto Streetcar
    Kyoto Streetcar

    嵐電

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    25
  • Machiya bars
    Machiya bars

    京町家の夜

    • cool
      100
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    37
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
    Fushimi Inari Taisha

    伏見稲荷大社

    • cool
      477
    • no cool
      40
    ranking
    8
  • Nurturing the arts
    Nurturing the arts

    京都ギャラリー

    • cool
      726
    • no cool
      306
    ranking
    5
  • Yokai Costume Parade
    Yokai Costume Parade

    百鬼夜行

    • cool
      326
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    9
  • HOSHINOYA Kyoto
    HOSHINOYA Kyoto

    星のや 京都

    • cool
      617
    • no cool
      311
    ranking
    6
  • Stay at a Buddhist temple
    Stay at a Buddhist temple

    宿坊

    • cool
      156
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    21
  • Ippon udon
    Ippon udon

    一本饂飩

    • cool
      141
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    27
  • Stay at Machiya
    Stay at Machiya

    京町家ステイ

    • cool
      133
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    28
  • Aburi-mochi
    Aburi-mochi

    あぶり餅

    • cool
      122
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    33
  • Antique fair
    Antique fair

    東寺弘法市

    • cool
      152
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    23
  • Art of brush and ink
    Art of brush and ink

    書道家

    • cool
      2057
    • no cool
      931
    ranking
    2
  • Inspiration of Buddha Statues
    Inspiration of Buddha Statues

    仏像

    • cool
      122
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    34
  • Shohekiga
    Shohekiga

    障壁画

    • cool
      125
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    29
  • New Kyoto-style umbrellas
    New Kyoto-style umbrellas

    新しい京和傘

    • cool
      170
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    19
  • Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses
    Unique use of Kyoto bathhouses

    銭湯表現

    • cool
      123
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    32
  • Zazen
    Zazen

    坐禅

    • cool
      277
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    12
  • Ikkyu-ji Natto
    Ikkyu-ji Natto

    一休寺納豆

    • cool
      113
    • no cool
      14
    ranking
    35
  • Small Torii
    Small Torii

    小さな鳥居

    • cool
      316
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    10
  • Live music events at Machiya
    Live music events at Machiya

    京町家の音楽

    • cool
      86
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    38
  • Kyoto confectionary
    Kyoto confectionary

    京菓子

    • cool
      217
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    16
  • Kyoto Proverbs
    Kyoto Proverbs

    • cool
      153
    • no cool
      4
    ranking
    22
  • Maiko documentary
    Maiko documentary

    舞妓

    • cool
      480
    • no cool
      32
    ranking
    7
  • Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
    Cool terrace in Kyoto summer

    納涼床

    • cool
      4378
    • no cool
      208
    ranking
    1
  • I am your Yuzen
    I am your Yuzen

    友禅の色

    • cool
      231
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    14
  • Suguki pickles
    Suguki pickles

    すぐき漬け

    • cool
      125
    • no cool
      13
    ranking
    30
  • Jidai Matsuri
    Jidai Matsuri

    時代祭

    • cool
      101
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    36
  • Kitchen of Kyoto
    Kitchen of Kyoto

    錦市場

    • cool
      171
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    18
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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IS JAPAN COOL? Kawaii

  • I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
    I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.

    古谷葉月

    • cool
      2077
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    3
  • How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
    How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.

    クリスティーナ

    • cool
      215
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    11
  • 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
      313
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    6
  • Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
    Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.

    渡邉まな(galaxxxy)

    • cool
      214
    • 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
      221
    • no cool
      2
    ranking
    10
  • Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
    Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.

    boco

    • cool
      4920
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    1
  • Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
    Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.

    酒井景都

    • cool
      255
    • no cool
      1
    ranking
    8
  • I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
    I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.

    Kitty水上

    • cool
      274
    • 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
      521
    • no cool
      7
    ranking
    5
  • 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
      2533
    • no cool
      9
    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
      1806
    • 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
      229
    • no cool
      3
    ranking
    9
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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  • Street Fighter 4

    Mexico

    Street Fighter 4

    Street Fighter 4

    • cool
      360
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    18
  • Lupin III

    Japan

    Lupin III

    Lupin III

    • cool
      115
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    43
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Italy

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      315
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    20
  • Inu x Boku SS

    Japan

    Inu x Boku SS

    Inu x Boku SS

    • cool
      250
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    23
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Japan

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      730
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    5
  • The Royal Doll Orchestra

    France

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    The Royal Doll Orchestra

    • cool
      144
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    38
  • Eternal Sonata

    United Kingdom

    Eternal Sonata

    Eternal Sonata

    • cool
      128
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    42
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Japan

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    • cool
      415
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    10
  • Hakuohki

    Japan

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      367
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    16
  • Suite PreCure

    Japan

    Suite PreCure

    Suite PreCure

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    13
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    14
  • Final Fantasy VII  Advent Children

    Malaysia

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

    • cool
      129
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    41
  • Mobile Suit Gundam

    Taiwan

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    • cool
      2203
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Germany

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    • cool
      557
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    6
  • Sengoku Muso

    Italy

    Sengoku Muso

    Sengoku Muso

    • cool
      192
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    29
  • Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    China

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi

    • cool
      235
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    24
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      186
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    30
  • 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
  • (Original)

    Japan

    (Original)

    (Original)

    • cool
      1528
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    3
  • Final Fantasy VI

    Brazil

    Final Fantasy VI

    Final Fantasy VI

    • cool
      183
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    32
  • BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    Hong Kong

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY

    • cool
      232
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    25
  • Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Japan

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    Neon Genesis EVANGELION

    • cool
      419
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    9
  • Dekirukana

    Japan

    Dekirukana

    Dekirukana

    • cool
      380
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    15
  • Kinnikuman

    Japan

    Kinnikuman

    Kinnikuman

    • cool
      97
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    44
  • Odin Sphere

    Netherland

    Odin Sphere

    Odin Sphere

    • cool
      222
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    26
  • Magic Knight Rayearth

    Russia

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    Magic Knight Rayearth

    • cool
      381
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    12
  • Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Spain

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    Negima! Magester Negi Magi

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    35
  • One Piece

    Italy

    One Piece

    One Piece

    • cool
      1036
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    4
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      367
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    17
  • VOCALOID

    Japan

    VOCALOID

    VOCALOID

    • cool
      290
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    21
  • Sailor Moon

    United Kingdom

    Sailor Moon

    Sailor Moon

    • cool
      467
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    8
  • Final Fantasy X

    Austraria

    Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X

    • cool
      327
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    19
  • Doraemon

    Mexico

    Doraemon

    Doraemon

    • cool
      176
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    33
  • Saint Seiya

    Japan

    Saint Seiya

    Saint Seiya

    • cool
      383
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    11
  • Gunbuster

    USA

    Gunbuster

    Gunbuster

    • cool
      1813
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    2
  • Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Japan

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    Fate/Zero , BLEACH

    • cool
      219
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    27
  • Hakuohki

    Singapore

    Hakuohki

    Hakuohki

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    37
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Japan

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

    • cool
      504
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    7
  • ANA

    Japan

    ANA

    ANA

    • cool
      184
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    31
  • Summer Wars

    Thailand

    Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    • cool
      151
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    36
  • STEINS;GATE

    Germany

    STEINS;GATE

    STEINS;GATE

    • cool
      140
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    40
  • Hakuohki / Adekan

    Korea

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    Hakuohki / Adekan

    • cool
      209
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    28
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Denmark

    Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    • cool
      153
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    34
  • Kamen Rider The Next

    Indonesia

    Kamen Rider The Next

    Kamen Rider The Next

    • cool
      254
    • no cool
      0
    ranking
    22
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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  • Mangroves
    Mangroves

    マングローブ

    • cool
      281
    • no cool
      18
    ranking
    20
  • Sanshin
    Sanshin

    三線

    • cool
      505
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    7
  • Resort beaches
    Resort beaches

    リゾートビーチ

    • cool
      848
    • no cool
      33
    ranking
    2
  • International Avenue
    International Avenue

    国際通り

    • cool
      494
    • no cool
      40
    ranking
    8
  • Umi-budoh
    Umi-budoh

    海ぶどう

    • cool
      334
    • no cool
      29
    ranking
    16
  • Village of Long Life
    Village of Long Life

    長寿の里

    • cool
      425
    • no cool
      9
    ranking
    10
  • Kachaashii
    Kachaashii

    カチャーシー

    • cool
      311
    • no cool
      25
    ranking
    18
  • Utaki
    Utaki

    御嶽

    • cool
      364
    • no cool
      5
    ranking
    13
  • Haarii
    Haarii

    ハーリー

    • cool
      307
    • no cool
      10
    ranking
    19
  • Taketomi Island
    Taketomi Island

    竹富島

    • cool
      528
    • no cool
      15
    ranking
    6
  • Okinawa soba
    Okinawa soba

    沖縄そば

    • cool
      743
    • no cool
      20
    ranking
    3
  • Shiisaa
    Shiisaa

    シーサー

    • cool
      465
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    9
  • Public market
    Public market

    公設市場

    • cool
      554
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    5
  • Lunch “A”
    Lunch “A”

    Aランチ

    • cool
      318
    • no cool
      38
    ranking
    17
  • Ryukyu Karate
    Ryukyu Karate

    琉球空手

    • cool
      394
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    11
  • Shuri Castle
    Shuri Castle

    首里城

    • cool
      642
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    4
  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
    Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

    美ら海水族館

    • cool
      1209
    • no cool
      32
    ranking
    1
  • Mango
    Mango

    マンゴー

    • cool
      379
    • no cool
      41
    ranking
    12
  • Steakhouse
    Steakhouse

    ステーキハウス

    • cool
      349
    • no cool
      54
    ranking
    15
  • Awamori
    Awamori

    泡盛

    • cool
      352
    • 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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  • Ramen Museum
    Ramen Museum

    ラーメン博物館

    • cool
      959
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    2
  • Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
    Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

    大江戸温泉物語

    • cool
      507
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    9
  • Yakatabune
    Yakatabune

    屋形船

    • cool
      320
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    21
  • Tokyo Tower
    Tokyo Tower

    東京タワー

    • cool
      690
    • no cool
      24
    ranking
    4
  • Scramble crossing
    Scramble crossing

    スクランブル交差点

    • cool
      457
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    11
  • Gohtoku-ji
    Gohtoku-ji

    豪徳寺

    • cool
      499
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    10
  • Shinjuku
    Shinjuku

    新宿

    • cool
      523
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    8
  • Gundam 1/1
    Gundam 1/1

    ガンダム1/1

    • cool
      1427
    • no cool
      50
    ranking
    1
  • Tokyo Sky Tree
    Tokyo Sky Tree

    東京スカイツリー

    • cool
      601
    • no cool
      27
    ranking
    7
  • Harajuku girl
    Harajuku girl

    原宿ガール

    • cool
      642
    • no cool
      57
    ranking
    6
  • Traditional Japanese guest house
    Traditional Japanese guest house

    古民家ゲストハウス

    • cool
      923
    • no cool
      31
    ranking
    3
  • Edomae Zushi
    Edomae Zushi

    江戸前寿司

    • cool
      395
    • no cool
      12
    ranking
    13
  • Tsukiji Market
    Tsukiji Market

    築地市場

    • cool
      336
    • no cool
      30
    ranking
    20
  • Monja
    Monja

    もんじゃ

    • cool
      363
    • no cool
      21
    ranking
    16
  • Novels of Haruki Murakami
    Novels of Haruki Murakami

    村上春樹の小説

    • cool
      356
    • no cool
      23
    ranking
    18
  • Meiji Shrine
    Meiji Shrine

    明治神宮

    • cool
      360
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    17
  • Roppongi Hills
    Roppongi Hills

    六本木ヒルズ

    • cool
      342
    • no cool
      37
    ranking
    19
  • Tokyo Station
    Tokyo Station

    東京駅

    • cool
      368
    • no cool
      16
    ranking
    15
  • Architecture Street
    Architecture Street

    建築ストリート

    • cool
      370
    • no cool
      17
    ranking
    14
  • Edo kiriko
    Edo kiriko

    江戸切子

    • cool
      428
    • no cool
      8
    ranking
    12
  • Asakusa
    Asakusa

    浅草

    • cool
      679
    • no cool
      11
    ranking
    5
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
      2882
    • no cool
      124
    ranking
    9
  • Chopsticks
    Chopsticks

    • cool
      1805
    • no cool
      153
    ranking
    24
  • Electrical goods store
    Electrical goods store

    家電量販店

    • cool
      2100
    • no cool
      254
    ranking
    22
  • Capsule hotel
    Capsule hotel

    カプセルホテル

    • cool
      2346
    • no cool
      635
    ranking
    17
  • Massage chair
    Massage chair

    マッサージチェア

    • cool
      1395
    • no cool
      367
    ranking
    28
  • Manga cafe
    Manga cafe

    マンガ喫茶

    • cool
      2480
    • no cool
      406
    ranking
    13
  • Japanese hospitality
    Japanese hospitality

    おもてなし

    • cool
      6360
    • no cool
      181
    ranking
    1
  • Public bathhouse
    Public bathhouse

    銭湯

    • cool
      2391
    • no cool
      315
    ranking
    16
  • Sushi-go-round
    Sushi-go-round

    回転寿司

    • cool
      3209
    • no cool
      171
    ranking
    7
  • Shrine visit
    Shrine visit

    参拝

    • cool
      2461
    • no cool
      154
    ranking
    14
  • Japanese pub
    Japanese pub

    居酒屋

    • cool
      2723
    • no cool
      251
    ranking
    11
  • Food model
    Food model

    食品模型

    • cool
      2628
    • no cool
      288
    ranking
    12
  • Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
    Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)

    人力車

    • cool
      1371
    • no cool
      360
    ranking
    30
  • Maid cafe
    Maid cafe

    メイド喫茶

    • cool
      2461
    • no cool
      661
    ranking
    15
  • Sumo wrestler
    Sumo wrestler

    大相撲力士

    • cool
      2036
    • no cool
      310
    ranking
    23
  • Paper fortune
    Paper fortune

    おみくじ

    • cool
      1726
    • no cool
      283
    ranking
    25
  • Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
    Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)

    日本蕎麦

    • cool
      2894
    • no cool
      142
    ranking
    8
  • Decorate anything
    Decorate anything

    デコる

    • cool
      1634
    • no cool
      580
    ranking
    26
  • Hot spring spa
    Hot spring spa

    温泉

    • cool
      4601
    • no cool
      74
    ranking
    3
  • Itsukushima Shrine
    Itsukushima Shrine

    厳島神社

    • cool
      2826
    • no cool
      49
    ranking
    10
  • Karaoke
    Karaoke

    カラオケ

    • cool
      2143
    • no cool
      475
    ranking
    21
  • High-tech toilet
    High-tech toilet

    ハイテクトイレ

    • cool
      5251
    • no cool
      245
    ranking
    2
  • Iced coffee
    Iced coffee

    アイス珈琲

    • cool
      1388
    • no cool
      445
    ranking
    29
  • Kaminari-mon
    Kaminari-mon

    雷門

    • cool
      2317
    • no cool
      134
    ranking
    18
  • Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
    Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)

    牛丼

    • cool
      2264
    • no cool
      236
    ranking
    20
  • Idol
    Idol

    アイドル

    • cool
      1544
    • no cool
      673
    ranking
    27
  • Character bento
    Character bento

    キャラ弁

    • cool
      3945
    • no cool
      266
    ranking
    5
  • Sake(Japanese rice wine)
    Sake(Japanese rice wine)

    日本酒

    • cool
      2272
    • no cool
      268
    ranking
    19
  • Mt. Fuji
    Mt. Fuji

    富士山

    • cool
      4102
    • no cool
      73
    ranking
    4
  • Ultramodern vending machine
    Ultramodern vending machine

    次世代型自販機

    • cool
      3903
    • no cool
      174
    ranking
    6