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.
Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano
Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.
Sculptor Creates Heroes Using 100-Yen Toys
For 35 years, since he was in grade school, the sculptor Tomohiro Yasui has been making paper robots. However, he's been recently targeting his creative energy at the cheap toys and snacks sold at 100-yen shops around Japan.
Relive Epic RPG Adventures at Artnia Cafe
Even a gamer has gotta eat sometimes, and where better than Artnia, Square Enix's themed café. Be transported to the world of your favorite Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games with themed dishes, nostalgic soundtracks and exclusive goods.
See Ueno Subway Workers Install Platform Gates
For those subway train otaku curious about how Tokyo Metro installs its safety gates station platforms, we've got you covered!
Another Legendary Lego & Nintendo Crossover
First came the reveal of the Lego Super Mario set, which has fans’ hearts racing (and their wallets sweating). And now, the two companies are already getting fans hyped with another team-up.
Delight Your Valentine with Pokémon Chocolates
What do you get for the Pokémon fan who has caught 'em all this Valentine's Day? Your heart in the form of these chocolates!
Did Rick & Morty Confirm Fan Theory in Tokyo?
The two popular animated characters make a trip to Japan in a special episode, which includes a bombshell revelation for fans!
Tokyo Game Show 2020 Officially Canceled
On May 8, a news announcement was made on the official Twitter of the Tokyo Game Show, a yearly event where new video games, consoles, and industry ideas are unveiled to the public—this year there would be no physical Tokyo Game Show.
Hatsune Miku Might Be Getting an Airport!
Japan’s first, and most popular, "vocaloid idol" has long been an ambassador for Sapporo. However, Miku just may also be attaching her name and star power to Sapporo's Okadama Airport.
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.
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.
Ghibli Now Delivering Kiki's Dress
Official dresses approved by the Studio Ghibli team bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe.
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.
In the Name of the Moon, She'll Feed You
At Shining Moon Tokyo, you can reminisce in your Sailor Moon feels with magical Sailor Moon themed dishes, exclusive goods, and a dinner show featuring the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Moon.
Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL
Pokémon worked with Mizuno to bring a line of snappy sportswear and accessories to be sold exclusively at their Pokémon Center outlets and select Mizuno branches.
Akihabara's New Wall of 150 Gachapon Machines
For fans of the miniature capsule toy-dispensing gachapon vending machines, Kenelstand in Akihabara is your new best friend.
Prove You Survived Tokyo with Godzilla Goods
Shinjuku must be a bit of a masochist town, because after Godzilla destroyed it three times, the area constructed the first official Godzilla store to celebrate. Get postcards, clothing, figures, and more to show that you've survived Tokyo—and the kaiju.
Learn How to Draw Totoro from Ghibli Producer
With a background in editing and artistic talent so great he’s been given his own exhibitions, Toshio Suzuki is now sharing the secret to sketching one character he loves to draw: Totoro from Ghibli’s 1988 animated feature film "My Neighbor Totoro."
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.