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.
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.
Gundam in a Bottle
When following social distancing rules and staying home, the mind-numbing boredom can be enough to crush your spirit. However, for one Japanese netizen, social isolation has led to them showing off Gundam models built within leftover alcohol bottles.
'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!
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.
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!
Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place
As students have been kept from their daily dose of in-person socializing and extracurricular clubs, sports drink Pocari Sweat’s recent ad starring a choir of sheltering-in-place junior and high school students has hit a resounding chord across Japan.
3 Japanese Workout Videos for Your Funny Bone
We can't guarantee these videos will get you some gains while you're in quarantine, but they are sure to bring the pain... to your sides.
Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home
The Poo Museum pop-up proved to be so successful, that long lines of fans were clenching in anticipation to get in. But, with COVID-19 keeping many facilities closed, customers can enjoy the museum from their own personal throne.
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).
Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl
Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Painting FFVII Cloud Using Traditional Methods
While Cloud and the gang from Final Fantasy VII got a big remake release this April, one artist took the protagonist back in time using traditional Japanese painting techniques.
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.
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.