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About us

Discover Japan is the insider's guide to Japan.
Published since 2008 in Japanese, the magazine is now available
in English as a redesigned, easy-to-read digital issue
that is packed with stories on Japanese culture,
food, travel, design and much more.
We hope this will soon become your preferred guide
to a previously unexplored side of Japan.

Chief Contributing Editor
Jens H. Jensen

All issues

Latest Issue
Discovor Japan Vol.15

vol.15 Shokunin

–Getting to know Japan's artisans

We get up close and personal with some of Japan's young shokunin artisans continuing century old traditions with a modern flair. We have also changed the format of the magazine slightly to include a section of news from Japan and a new regular feature by restaurant critic Yumiko Inukai on where to eat on your next visit to Japan.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.14

    vol.14 Island Hopping

    –Visiting some of Japan’s hard-to-reach island sanctuaries

    Scattered around the four main islands of Japan lie more than 6,000 smaller islands. In this issue we invite you to visit some of our favourites, including the art island of Naoshima, the beautiful Goto Islands off the western coast of Kyushu and many, many more.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.13

    vol.13 Tokyo

    –A new look at this wonderful city

    A look at some of Tokyo's ever-changing neighbourhoods and our guide to some of the many speciality stores found in the city. We go deep into the fun and funky Yanesen area near Ueno and share our picks for a casual stroll in Kuramae, brimming with young entrepreneurs selling made-to-order notebooks, high quality tea and much more.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.12

    vol.12 Exquisitely Made

    –Fine Japanese products we love

    An almost obsessive attention to detail and unforgiving high quality standards are two reasons why Japanese products are in high demand around the globe. In this issue, we look at some of our favourites and give you the background and knowledge to appreciate and enjoy these exquisitely made products even more.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.11

    vol.11 Kyushu

    -Craft and leisure island

    Kyushu is Japan's third largest island and offers a wealth of unique travel, culinary and craft experiences. In this issue we look at Kagoshima’s thriving community of young craftsmen, guide you through the many different kinds of ceramics made here and invite you to stay at two of Japan's finest hot-spring resorts.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.10

    vol.10 Tea,Please.

    -From Sencha to Matcha

    Japanese tea offers a complex variety of scents and flavours that only a country steeped in tea tradition like Japan can claim. We look at the many varieties, how they are grown and blended, and give you a quick guide on how you should brew them to bring out their best.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.09

    vol.9 Castles of Japan

    ―Exploring the past

    LA visit to one of Japan's many old castles is like travelling back in time. We have picked the best of the lot and guide you through the histories of the castles, the architecture and the interior design features that make them truly amazing. A catalogue of unique castle sweets to enjoy is also included.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.08

    vol.8 Coffee

    ―How Japan gets its fix

    Like so many of life’s pleasures, the Japanese have perfected the humble cup of coffee to something more than just your morning fix. We give you the background and insights to sip and savour coffee at another level, with a complete guide of where to drink it in Tokyo and beyond.

  • Discovor Japan Vol.07

    vol.7 Tsukiji

    ―More than just a market

    With the planned moving of the world’s most vibrant wholesale fish market in November, now is the last chance to experience this one-of-a-kind place. We guide you through Tsukiji's narrow aisles and share our favourite shops and restaurants.

  • Vol.06

    vol.6 Zen

    ―It's all around you

    We take a closer look at Zen Buddhism, exploring design, art, cuisine and more. We also give you a glimpse into the life of a Zen monk, and visit a temple in Okayama that attracts disciples from around the globe.

  • Vol.05

    vol.5 Off the Beaten Path

    ―Our travel guide to another Japan

    Japan is so much more than Tokyo and Kyoto, its two most visited cities. While they merit the hype and hordes, in this issue we take you to other, less travelled destinations, and recommend the shops where you can get all your gear needs met.

  • Vol.04

    vol.4 Hot-Spring Surrender

    ―Immerse yourself

    Get ready to get pampered! In our fourth issue we explore the best of Japan’s hot springs and show you how to get the most out of your weekend getaway. Enjoy!

  • Vol.03

    vol.3 Made in Japan

    ―Craftsmanship and beyond

    Bringing you the best of Japan’s wonderful crafts and designs.

  • Vol.02

    vol.2 Sake

    ―The Spirit of Japan

    Everything you need to know to be able to pick out and enjoy sake at a whole new level.

  • Vol.01

    vol.1 Kyoto:Eating Out

    ―Our picks for the itinerant foodie

    Our first issue deals exclusively with the wonderful and varied food of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto.

  • Vol.06

    vol.6 Zen

    ―Il est partout autour de vous

    Nous partirons a la decouverte du bouddhisme Zen et de son influence sur le design, l’art, la cuisine et plus encore. Nous vous montrerons aussi ce que peut etre la vie d’un moine Zen, et nous vous emmenerons visiter un temple d’Okayama qui attire des disciples du monde entier.

  • Vol.05

    vol.5 Hors des sentiers battus

    ―Notre guide de voyage pour un autre Japon

    Il y a tellement plus a voir au Japon que les deux incontournables, Tokyo et Kyoto. Bien entendu, elles meritent toutes les louanges qu'on leur prodigue, mais dans ce numero, nous vous emmenerons voyager en des terres moins connues ou nous vous presenterons nos meilleures adresses.

  • Vol.04

    vol.4 Sources-chaudes a l’honneur

    ―Immergez-vous.

    Preparez-vous a vous faire dorloter ! Dans notre quatrieme numero, nous explorons les meilleures sources thermales du Japon, et nous vous montrons comment tirer le meilleur parti de votre week-end evasion. Profitez !

  • Vol.03

    vol.3 Made in Japan

    ―Artisanat et plus encore

    Nous avons deniche pour vous le meilleur de l'artisanat et du design au Japon.

  • Vol.02

    vol.2 Sake

    ―L'ame du Japon

    Tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour etre en mesure de choisir et de profiter pleinement d'un sake.

  • Vol.01

    vol.1 Kyoto:Eating Out

    ―Nos choix pour le voyageur gourmand

    Notre premier numero traite exclusivement de la nourriture merveilleuse et variee de l'ancienne capitale Du Japon:"Kyoto".

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    Hoshi Onsen Chojukan

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    What Is It about Muji?

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    Made in Japan

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