All About Japan

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

Miyazaki Plans Idyllic Nature Park for Kids

The director of My Neighbor Totoro is planning a children's park on an island in Okinawa. The real question is, how will he keep the adults away?

How to Start with Pikachu in Pokémon Go

Now that Pokémon Go has finally hit Japan, be sure to start right. Here's the secret technique for getting your very own Pikachu right from the beginning!

Fight the Lines to Kirby Café Tokyo 2016!

This adorable, limited-time café at Tokyo Skytree is so full of Kirby-ness, it just might burst!

'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya

Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.

Gotta Catch'em All... at McDonald's?!

Pokémon Go has officially launched in Japan along with the announcement that 'Pokéstops' and 'gyms' are now located in the nearly 3,000 McDonald’s stores around Japan.

Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba

Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!

A Ghibli Land We'd Love to See in Real Life

While the Ghibli Museum is wonderful, if only it could be built, who wouldn't pay through the nose to visit this incredible, full-blown Ghibli theme park?

Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide

Having trouble getting to Level 20? We've got the tips to convince you that one man's trash Pokémon are your trainer's treasure.

The Devil Is in the Details

You'll simply be amazed by this dedicated 'Dragon Ball' fan's detailed drawing!

Mario Runs on a New Platform

Nintendo's newest game Mario game won't be available on a console, but rather on iOS devices!

Eat Naruto's Top Ramen at the Real Ichiraku!

Whether you’re a Naruto fan or a ramen fan, Ichiraku Ramen in Fukuoka offers the best of both worlds!

The 5 Top-Searched Hotels in Tokyo

From movie and Japanese pop-culture fans to those who just want a simple room, these 5 top-searched Tokyo hotels will provide you with excitement, comfort, and definitely a good night’s rest.

See Dancing Zombies in 'Resident Evil' Musical

Fans just can't get enough of the 'Resident Evil' series! For those unable to wait for the new game to come out, here's an upcoming live-action version sure to tide you over!

Cutie Honey Back in (Live) Action

Scheduled for release on October 1, 2016, the new iteration stars Mariya Nishiuchi as the titular android crime-fighter, who famously transforms her outfits to battle her foes.

Government Safety Guide for Pokémon Go

The Japanese government has some surprisingly practical advice for safe yet satisfying Pokémon Go adventures.

The 4 Scariest Japanese Horror Games

These Japanese video games aren't just scary to play—they're terrifying!

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