Discover Another Side of Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is often overlooked by tourists when exploring Tokyo's many neighborhoods. But with tons of shopping, temples and shrines, fun activities for the whole family and more, Ikebukuro is a great add to any Tokyo itinerary.
Rice Paddy Art Celebrates Manga Legend
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, the 'Godfather of Manga,' the small village of Inakadate in Aomori has created stunning natural art depicting some of his most-beloved characters.
Retro Gaming Havens in Tokyo
In an era where gaming is no longer a niche hobby, there are some who still crave the classic, retro games of yesteryear. Thankfully Tokyo contains a plethora of treasure troves when it comes to classic video games, and we're here to help you find them!
Riding in a Transformer Will Soon be a Reality
With help from the designer of the original Gundam, Japan now has a transforming giant robot/car that two full-sized adults can ride in. Seriously—it's kind of amazing.
Sip on Coffee from Limited-Edition Manga Cans
Why choose between coffee and manga when you can have both in this latest promotion celebrating 50 years of comic history?
Pokémon Happy Meals — Catch 'Em All!
Starting July, 2018, awesome Pikachu and Eevee boxes and goodies will have Pokémon fans of all ages flocking to McDonald's to catch 'em all!
All About Idol Insanity
What's all the fuss about J-pop idols? How did they start in the first place? Find out answers to these questions and more as we take a look at the phenomenon of Japanese idols!
Cool Off in Summer with Ghibli Folding Fans
Studio Ghibli fans can now beat the heat with fans styled after their favorite characters!
Who Will Win in an Epic Manga Character Brawl?
A new fighting game will pit some of your favorite 'Shonen Jump' characters like Luffy, Naruto and Goku against one another in a crossover brawl of epic proportions.
Wanted: Professional Cosplayers
Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.
The Big Tokyo Travel Guide
Tokyo is a city of old and new, where modern skyscrapers rise up from the remains of centuries-old castle walls. The Big Tokyo Travel Guide will help you find whatever you're looking for in Japan's capital city.
Take a Peek at Ghibli Theme Park Concept Art!
The long-anticipated opening of the new Studio Ghibli theme park has had us dreaming of what would be inside. With the release of some new concept art, we're finally getting a glimpse of which Ghibli properties will get their day in the sun!
Eevee to Join Summertime Pokémon Extravaganza
The only thing better than seeing 1,500-plus Pikachus at Yokohama's annual summertime Pikachu Outbreak event is seeing a squad of Eevees tagging along!
Kero-chan Gets Limited-Time Café in Tokyo
As of April 27, 'Card Captor Sakura' fans can munch on treats shaped like Sakura's adorable guide, Kero-chan, and get their hands on some limited-edition Kero-chan goods!
Retro Gaming in Tokyo
Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.
Get a Glimpse of the Hello Kitty Shinkansen!
The Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors featuring pink arm rests and a photo spot for you to take pictures of you and Kitty-chan.
Are You Ready for Pikachu Outbreak 2018?
In previous years, Yokohama's famed Pokémon party ended when the sun went down. This year those 1,500-plus Pikachus are staying out past their bedtime!
Say 'I Choose You' & 'I Do' With Pikachu
These Pikachu wedding rings and engagement rings are so gorgeous you don't need to be a Pokémon fan to appreciate them... but it helps!
'Cowboy Bebop' Café Coming to Tokyo & Osaka
Starting in May, Space Cowboys can visit an eatery dedicated to the smash-hit anime 'Cowboy Bebop' in two major Japanese cities!
Keep Cool in Summer with Sailor Moon Yukata
What better way to stay (and look) cool than with a 'yukata' that represents your favorite characters from the hit series, Sailor Moon?