Take a tour of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to get a glimpse of how the Japanese Emperor and the Imperial family lives. Be sure to reserve your 75 mintue tour through the Imperial Household Agency's website well in advance.
Temples, Shrines, Castles, and other traditional Japanese Culture.
The most famous battle between warlords Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, was the fourth battle of Kawanakajima. Its location is now a lovely park and open-air museum outside of Tokyo.
Sanja Matsuri, is considered one of the three largest Shinto festivals in Japan and is held each year in the third week of May at Tokyo's Sensō-ji temple and around Asakusa.
A recently discovered letter written by famous samurai and anti-Tokugawa activist, Sakamoto Ryōma, sheds light on the elusive state of affairs in Japan right before Ryōma’s assassination in 1867.
Mount Koya is a sacred site in the Shingon sect of Buddhism, but there is much more to explore in the vicinity from the nyonindō or "women's hall" to the Daimon Gate.
Japan's cherry blossoms are more than just a pretty sight - they have immense cultural signifcance. Learn about Japan's national flower and how sakura are celebrated.
Japan brings in the year of the rooster with many rooster themed products, and Izanau gives you some background on the zodiac tradition!
Izanau breaks down the history of Japanese ghosts and spirits and introduces you some of the scariest and most haunted spots to check out in time for Halloween!
As the abdication of Emperor Akihito may become a real possibility in 2017, the Heisei period will end, giving rise to a new era rise led by Crown Prince Naruhito. How will the name of this new era be determined?
Izanau explores Sumiyoshi Taisha - one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious Shinto shrines in Osaka.
Learn how to make wagashi in Kyoto at Kanshundo Honten.
Get a closeup look at Fushimi Inari-taisha, the famous shrine featured in Memoirs of a Geisha.