6 Cheap & Tasty Japanese Chain Restaurants
Japan has tons of delicious, convenient food options, even if you're dining on a budget!
Tips to Enjoy Tokyo on a Tight Budget
Learn how to make the most of your time in Tokyo without breaking the bank!
6 Fascinating & Free Museums in Tokyo
If you're on a budget and looking for things to do in Tokyo, look no further! These unique museums feature anime, origami and more. The best part? They're completely free!
How to Text Like a High School Girl
Japanese is a multi-faceted language, with many differences in how the language is written and spoken. The ubiquity of smartphones has created a whole new category of strange slang, which is especially popular among high school girls!
'Itadakimasu!' Basic Japanese for Dining Out
Japan has an almost overwhelming amount of delicious food to choose from when dining out, but the language barrier can be intimidating. With these helpful phrases for navigating Japanese restaurants deciding what to eat will be the hardest part!
Answers to Common Questions for First-Timers
Ever wondered about vending machines or all the cute characters on signage in Japan? What's up with capsule toys? Tokyo Girls' Update has some insight into simple aspects of Japanese life that can surprise first-time visitors.
8 Properly Vegetarian Restaurants in Tokyo
With vegetarian needs not always clearly understood by the local populace, being a vegetarian in Japan can be a challenge. Here are some of the freshest Tokyo spots sure to keep your stomach full and conscience clear!
5 Limited-Edition 'Sakura' Sweets for 2018
Spring brings about new beginnings in Japan—and new sweets, as confectioners celebrate the transient cherry blossoms with 'sakura'-flavored selections!
9 Fun Tokyo 'Hanami' Spots
Debating where to go to get the most out of Tokyo's brief cherry blossom season? Check out these nine fun spots for some ideas!
Kyoto Studio Transforms Customers into 'Oiran'
Ever wanted to try out the glamour of a Kyoto 'oiran'? This studio will give you a gorgeous makeover!
East Meets West at Kyoto's Ran Hotei Teahouse
Discover green tea chocolate cheesecake at this Kyoto teahouse run by a Canadian!
Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls
Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!
Everyday Lolita Fashion
Get the cuteness of Lolita fashion with these five casual (and affordable) brands in Japan.
Origami Challenge at Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan
Learn all about origami, from the history paper folding to tutorials on how to create it yourself, at the Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan.
Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!
Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!
Idols Treat Fans to Free Concert in Akihabara
SUPER☆GiRLS, Cheeky Parade, GEM and Wa-Suta bring Halloween to Akihabara!
Hot Autumn Leaves Spots a Few Hours from Tokyo
If you take just two to three hours to get outside of Tokyo, you'll be able to have some truly wild and beautiful autumn adventures!
Cost Play! Can You Afford to Cosplay?
How much would it cost to buy your favorite character's clothing?
Imaginative Artist Shows What Lies Beneath
The amazing and hyper-realistic works of artist Hikaru Cho will be on display in early October. Get the details here!
Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train
Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.