Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites
More foreign tourists are coming to Japan than ever before, with about 32 million visiting in 2019. And many of them are coming just to see the sights represented in their favorite anime series.
Bask in the Cuteness Overload of @home cafe
You only live once, so you might as well go to a maid cafe at least once too. At @home cafe, surround yourself with cute maids in cute outfits, serving you cute food in a cute manner. Did we mention it's all so very cute!
DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room
It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.
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.
Always Bounce Back with Rubber Band Fashion
Working entirely with rubber bands, which have limited functionality and are definitely not scarce, Rie Sakamoto created a line of garments that were on display at an exhibition in Tokyo.
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.
Frozen Pants Stand on Their Own!
Hokkaido has 79 cm of snow on the ground and -30°C temperatures, cold enough to freeze clothing into stand-alone sculptures.
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.
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.
This Cat Café is Like a Feline Fairy Tale
If you only have the chance to go to one cat cafe in Tokyo, try Temari no Oshiro—a castle for cats. With no time limit and 21 cats, you might consider living the rest of your life there.
Pop Idols Sing for Prison inmates
Female duo Paix2 holds its 500th prison concert to encourage inmates to rehabilitate and return to society.
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!
Sing Your Heart Out above the Tokyo Skyline
Tokyo Dome City's Ferris wheel isn't just a normal, everyday carnival ride overlooking the Tokyo skyline. While your eyes take in the view of the city, let your ears listen to the beautiful voices of your friends singing their lungs out.
The World’s Stinkiest Flowers Bloom in Ibaraki
Japan is known for many clean, delicious and tantalizing smells, but Tsukuba Botanical Garden just bloomed a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.
Take Pics with Poop at the Unko Museum
The Unko Museum is a high-tech, family-friendly Instagram hotspot. Play poop-related games, take a photo with your poop, and get all the things at the poop gift shop.
Going to Gotokuji, The Lucky Cat Temple
If you are obsessed with cats, then if there is one temple you should visit: Gotokuji Temple—the temple adorned with hundreds of maneki neko, or lucky beckoning cat statues.
Special Marathon Cars Coming to Yamanote Line
To promote the yearly college marathon, Hakone Ekiden, special edition train cars will be featured on the JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo.
Hang Out at the Hammock Cafe, Literally
The next time you hang out with your friends, go on and really "hang out"—in a hammock, that is. At the Hammock Cafe + Gallery Mahika Mano, there are no chairs, only hammocks.
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.
Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya
When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.