All About Japan

Get Drunk in a Haunted House at The Lockup

Want to get locked in a jail cell, served torture-themed foods and drinks, and subjected to scary shows? Well we have the place for you!

Find Your Next Best Pal at the Mameshiba Cafe

Unfortunately, there aren't that many chances to meet a Shiba dog in Japan for tourists—until now. At the Mameshiba Cafe located in Takeshita Street in Harajuku, for 880 yen for 30 minutes, you can play with the 12 friendly canine staff members.

The Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop, Minus the 'Café'

At the Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Asakusa Rock Shop, find limited-edition collectibles and Japan-inspired goods that you won't be able to get anywhere else in the world. Except a meal.

Party with 2,000 Pikachus

For an entire week, over 2,000 Pikachus invade and parade through Yokohama's Minato Mirai area with five huge shows and many mini events.

Find Wonderland at Alice on Wednesday

Alice on Wednesday is a themed shop dedicated to—obviously—Alice in Wonderland. With enchanting decor, gorgeous accessories, clever themed snacks, it will make you feel like you've been immersed in the true Wonderland.

Government: Japan Has Enough Toilet Paper

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama says Japan has enough toilet paper and urges people to stop hoarding.

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.

A.I. Tells Your Fortune with Bubble Tea Order

With all the different bubble tea shops trying to compete, Answer Tea serves delicious bubble tea with tapioca entertainment for your mouth, with a side of A.I. fortune-telling entertainment for your soul.

'Purrfect' Fairy Tale Theme Park for Cat Fans

If you're a cat lover, don't just go to any cat café. Go to a cat palace!

Sleep in a Real Sleeper-Train-Turned-Hostel

The Hokutosei Hostel is designed like the inside of a sleeper train—and that's because that is exactly what it was!

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.

Stay Warm This Winter with Oden-Scented Powder

Why take a trip to the convenience store when you’ve got the tools for self-love right at home? Bookstore and miscellaneous goods shop Village Vanguard is back at it with their bath powder shenanigans.

Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven

Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.

Flower Power at Takashi Murakami's Bar Museum

You've probably seen the signature bright smiling flowers of artist Takashi Murakami, but now you can enjoy his adorable art at Bar Zingaro.

A Music Video Perfect for Social Distancing

Over 10 years ago, art director Masashi Kawamura teamed up with Japanese band Sour to produce a music video for "Hibi no Neiro." Needless to say, this was before our current reality, in which millions are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Rock Out with Quarantine Collaborations

While Japanese singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino is social distancing at home in Tokyo, he's also "Dancing on the Inside” with his newly released YouTube video.

Daiba 1-chome Shotengai: Time-travel to 1960s

The Showa era might be over, but you can still take a trip back in time at Odaiba's Daiba 1-chome Shotengai—a mini-theme park made of 10 stores and 7 entertainment facilities with the retro feel of the 1960s.

Totoro Makes Even the Cutest Cream Puffs Cuter

Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory's handmade and decorated whimsical little Totoro-shaped cream puffs are the cutest thing you'll probably ever eat (until you slice one in half, that is).

What's in Haneda's Unique Vending Machines?

For better or worse, Japan is known for their unique vending machines. And at Haneda Airport, you'll find some very special vending machines.

Apps and Platforms to Help You Stay Connected

From video chats to virtual worlds, stay connected and have fun with friends and family while staying home.

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