Top 5 Chocolate Snacks in Japan for Loved Ones
Although Valentine’s Day in Japan is said to have become the biggest merchandising opportunity of the year for any confectionary companies in Japan, chocolate is one of the most consumed sweets of all time. Here are five that you'll surely find in Japan.
Love Songs from Japanese TV Shows & Movies
Popular TV shows and movies are remembered for many different reasons. Some have good stories and casts, some teach us life lessons. And perhaps more than we realize, theme songs play a large role in making viewers addicted.
The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku
Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!
How to Conveniently Travel by Train in Tokyo
Train travel in Tokyo can be either the most tiring or the most exciting experience with the seemingly countless number of network lines. Here are some tips to help you move around the capital of Japan and get the most out of your money.
The 3 Most Beautiful Villages in Shikoku
Shikoku is the smallest of Japan's four main islands, and the most rural. Take a look with us at the most scenic small villages on the island, tucked between mountains and along river banks.
5 Sweet Memories From School Lunch
Kids in public schools in Japan have the privilege of eating a nutritious, well-balanced meal every day at lunch. Just because it's good for you, however, doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth!
5 Notable Songs from Japanese TV Commercials
If you find yourself humming a song in the middle of a packed train, your TV may be to blame!
5 Places to Hang When You Miss Your Last Train
What should happen if you miss your last train home? Here are some places around the country where you can go while waiting for the first train.
Top 6 'Hanami' Spots in Kyushu
Kyushu is where you can see some of the earliest cherry blossoms in full bloom!
6 Must-Try Local Specialties in Tohoku
To learn the heart of a region, you gotta eat like a local! Here are six ways to make sure you eat right in Tohoku.
The 6 Greatest Snowscapes in Tohoku
Tohoku is an incredible area to experience the harshness and beauty of nature—particularly in the winter!
The 5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Hokkaido
Take a trip to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido for some stunning nighttime views, breathtaking no matter the season!
The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Tohoku
Check out Tohoku's most picturesque countryside towns.
5 Rainy Day J-Pop Hits
If you ever thought rain's sole purpose was to ruin your day, then you might be missing the essence of life. Rain is the creative genius behind these hit J-pop tracks!
When You Wish Upon a Pun
There’s a special reason why Japanese people offer ¥5 coins at temples and shrines.
5 Must-Buy Omiyage at Tokyo Haneda Airport
If you can’t decide what to buy for your friends and family, or if you forget to visit gift shops during your travels, Haneda Airport is here to save the day on your way out the door!
5 Must-Buy Omiyage from Osaka
Visiting Osaka? Then check out these five souvenirs to bring back!
10 Top Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots
Between March and April, people flock outdoors to enjoy the brief life of Japan's blooming cherry blossoms. But just because the day ends doesn't mean the 'hanami' (flower viewing) has to as well. Take a look at our 10 recommended night viewing spots!
Where to Get Your Lifelong Brolly
Instead of wasting ¥500 on plastic umbrellas every time you get caught in a sudden downpour, Cool Magic SHU'S helps you find that one umbrella you can carry around and even cherish for the rest of your life.
5 Reasons to Use Metropolitan Trains
Commuting in metropolitan areas has its drawbacks, but we're here to offer five great reasons to board those busy trains!