Coronavirus Cases on the Rise in Japan
Two weeks after Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures, the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country remains serious even though the rate of increase in the number of infected cases has begun to slow.
Vampire Cafe: an Elegant Spooky Experience
The Vampire Cafe's candlelit ambiance and blood-red velvet curtains combined with your creepy vampire waiter and over-the-top food entertainment will leave an impression that you won't forget—even after you're dead.
Reduction in Commuters in Tokyo
Less commuters are seen in Tokyo’s major stations the metropolitan government’s “stay home” campaign to try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Get Drunk at an Elementary School Izakaya
Whether you're simply curious about Japanese schools, or just want to get drunk in one, this izakaya has you covered.
Japan Launches Space Operations Unit in SDF
Japan welcomes its newest Self-Defense Forces team, the Space Operations Squadron, as the first SDF unit specializing in the field of space.
Explore All of Japan at the Japan Gallery
When you visit a new country, you should learn as much as you can about the country. And what better way to do that than by visiting the Japan Gallery at the National Museum of Science and Nature?
Make Your Accessories Fab at FabCafe Tokyo
At FabCafe Tokyo, the first digital fabrication café in Japan, you can use an assortment of 3-D scanners and printers, laser cutters, and a fleet of knowledgeable staff to make custom accessories, unique greeting cards, and even decorate macarons.
No Time to Explore Tokyo? Try a Cannon Flight!
Tokyo Bullet Flight is a VR simulation of two things: futuristic Tokyo, and what it'd be like to blast through Tokyo as a cannonball. You'll see Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Nakamise-Dori—but like you've never experience before.
Play 251 Meters High in the Sky at Sunshine 60
On top of an amazing view overlooking Tokyo, the Sunshine 60 Observatory in Ikebukuro offers an assortment of interactive displays like fun mirrors, interactive glass floors, and more—so that you can make sure the view is one that you'll never forget.
State of Emergency Lifted for All Prefectures
On May 25, the Japanese government finally lifted the State of Emergency alert for the five remaining prefectures, including Tokyo.
6th Grader Makes & Donates Face Shields
A sixth-grade student is making face shields and donating them to medical institutions amid a shortage of personal protective equipment in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You
At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.
Experience Luxury at the Kit Kat Chocolatory
The Ginza Kit Kat Chocolatory takes the average convenience store Kit Kat and upgrades it to a luxurious experience.
Tokyo's 100% Halal Japanese Restaurant
Just because it's Halal doesn't mean it can't be Japanese too. Enjoy top quality Halal Wagyu Japanese beef, tempura, seasonal dishes, and even several vegan and vegetarian dishes as well
Shop for Your Dream Life at the Loft in Ginza
Ginza's Loft store is attempting to spark a little more joy and awe with items to inspire you every day.
Takeout Options for Regional Cuisine in Tokyo
Traveling is off the cards right now, but for those of us in Tokyo, there is still a way to explore Japan through our taste buds with these takeout options!
Japan to Conduct 10,000 Antibody Tests in June
Antibody tests for the novel coronavirus will be given to nearly 10,000 people in Tokyo, Osaka and Miyagi Prefectures starting early June to get a better idea of the spread of the virus.
Relive Epic RPG Adventures at Artnia Cafe
Even a gamer has gotta eat sometimes, and where better than Artnia, Square Enix's themed café. Be transported to the world of your favorite Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games with themed dishes, nostalgic soundtracks and exclusive goods.
Some Businesses Resume Operations in Japan
Some department stores partially reopen while a major electronics firm resumes operations nationwide even as the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus continues.
Tokyo Begins to Reopen on May 26
Tokyo is set to slowly reopen on Tuesday, May 26, with museums, libraries, pools and other facilities seeing restrictions eased.