Get Your Fish Burger Fix at 6 Japanese Chains
Tired of the usual meat patty? How about a fish or shrimp burger!
4 Beautiful Castles Home to Terrible Ghosts
Ancient buildings almost always seem to come with a ghost story, and Japanese castles are no exception.
7 Best Spots to Buy Toys in Japan
Japan is home to some of the most famous toys in the world. So what should you do if you’re in Japan and you—or, um, your kids—feel a sudden urge for toy shopping?
The 11 Spookiest Spots in Japan
Whether they’re haunted, abandoned or just plain old creepy, these spots will definitely show you a chilly side of Japan you may never yet have known.
10 Ways to Improve Your Japanese with Karaoke
How do you level-up your Japanese with karaoke? First read the advice, then check out our list of 10 karaoke songs that will wow your singing partners and build your language skills at the same time!
8 Unique Rules of Japanese Public Spaces
While breaking these rules won’t send you to jail, you should know what behavior to avoid before bringing it to Japan.
8 Accommodation Options in Japan
So, you're planning your first trip or long-term move to Japan and you’re afraid you’ll end up under a bridge, alone and cold, unable to find a roof? This article is for you!
Stay Connected! Phone Service for Tourists
Finding a way to stay connected using your smartphone abroad is always bothersome, and Japan is no exception. Read on to learn all you'll need to know to ease the process!
Internet on Your Phone: A Guide for Residents
In Japan, connecting your phone to the internet is almost easier as a tourist! Once you're a resident, it can quickly become a frustrating experience. However, there are several options out there, and you'll surely be able to find a suitable one.
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Shikoku
While Shikoku might be a bit off the grid when it comes to mass tourism, this island region is full of hidden natural gems—including gorgeous cherry trees!
How to 'Hanami' Like A Pro
Whether you're going with your family, friends or co-workers, here's what you need to know to enjoy your cherry blossom viewing to the fullest!
Better Know Your Shochu
Learn more about the history, varieties and drinking customs of one of the most typical Japanese alcoholic beverages.
Suntory & Nikka: 6 Whiskys to Die For
Forget Scotland—Japan is now home to the best whisky brewers.
10 Fancy Chocolates For A Sweet Valentine's
Break that bank and surprise your special someone! Here’s a list of fancy, expensive chocolate to treat your sweetheart for Valentine's Day.
10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold
Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!
Japan's 8 Creepiest Shrines & Temples
Most temples and shrines will bring you a sense of harmony and peace. However, some also come with their share of unnerving events and creepy stories.
Spoil Yourself with New Year's Mystery Bags
If you’ve ever visited Japan or Japanese online shops around New Year's, you’re bound to have seen some mysterious bags called 'fukuburo' appearing on the shelves. Read on to find out how to get the most out of them!
8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo
When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.
8 Tokyo Churches for a Christian Christmas
While Christmas in Japan is mostly a holiday for couples, there are still chances to celebrate the religious side for those so inclined.
10 Ways to Have a Merry J-Music Christmas
It’s time to enjoy all those obnoxi—um, endearing Christmas songs! It was very hard to choose only 10 Japanese Christmas pop songs, but here’s a list based on both online and karaoke charts!