Unseen Japan

The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime.

Hot spring (onsen) in Japan
Man with power assisted leg
A pool. At night.

Night Pools: Japan's Hottest New Instagrammable Attraction - And a Good Way to Beat the Heat

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  August 17, 2018 • Tagged with news, tourism, travel

Night pools have been gaining in popularity the past few years - and with the hot weather, that trend is only increasing.

Woman soaking in footbath

Hakone's Curry Bread and Footbath Combo is Selling Like Hotcakes

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  August 05, 2018 • Tagged with news, tourism, travel

A unique combination of mouth-watering Japanese bread and natural foot massage is packing them in at a bakery in the popular tourist destination of Hakone. Toyo Keizai magazine looks at why this one-two punch has proven ridiculously popular.

The nightmare remnants of a coaster in Nara Dreamland.

How Japan's Nara Dreamland Became a Nightmare

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  July 22, 2018 • Tagged with essay, tourism, travel, business

Why did Japan think it needed its own version of Disney World? And why do its ruins still haunt the city of Nara?

Sankei Business Journal reports that Tokyo Tower’s aquarium is on the verge of shutting down.

News Japan: Tokyo Tower’s Aquarium is in Trouble

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  July 09, 2018 • Tagged with news, tourism, travel, aquariums

Sankei Business Journal reports that Tokyo Tower’s aquarium is on the verge of shutting down.