Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet
There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look along every one of Kyoto's ancient cobbled streets. But did you know that there is a lot to see right under your feet?
Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time
Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.
Super Blue Blood Moon Lights Up The Sky
This once in a blue moon phenomenon appeared in the sky posing with Tokyo Skytree as well as other beautiful tourist spots.
Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life
This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'
Architect Designs 'Tree House' in Tokyo
Seeking respite from boring office spaces and stark building, a Japanese architect designed a building in harmony with nature.
10 Ways to Save Money on Electricity in Winter
Electricity costs in winter can go through the roof because more energy is needed for heating and your time spent indoors increases. If you want to survive winter in Japan at the lowest possible cost, follow these helpful tips for saving on electricity.
Top 5 Chocolate Snacks in Japan for Loved Ones
Although Valentine’s Day in Japan is said to have become the biggest merchandising opportunity of the year for any confectionary companies in Japan, chocolate is one of the most consumed sweets of all time. Here are five that you'll surely find in Japan.
A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience
Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.
How to Build a Full-Scale Japanese Igloo
Have you ever wanted to build an igloo? Yokote in Akita Prefecture is very famous for its igloo making festival, called 'kamakura.' We'll show you the traditional method of building snow huts just like they do in Yokote.
The Weird Art of Everyday Life
This Japanese artist uses their keen photographic eye to capture strange, intimate moments of everyday life found on city streets.
All About Japanese Currency
What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!
Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter
Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.
Cherry Tree Made of 880,000 Lego Bricks!
This incredible cherry blossom tree is made up of more than 880,000 Lego pieces—but you can only see it until May 6!
Empty Vessels Full of Meaning
Japanese artist Norihiko Terayama's work explores what happens when decoration overtakes form and function.
The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects
One Japanese artist's 'homegrown' art blends a respected tradition with modern household objects.
A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter
An Osaka-based designer created a house to showcase the beauty of having a personal hoard.
Tidying Up Made Easier at This Japanese Inn
For two days, two lucky applicants will be able to stay at a traditional Japanese inn where slippers, tables, cushions and even TV remotes slide back to their original spots by just the click of a button.
An Innovative 'Nueu' Braille Typeface
A Japanese designer has created a new braille typeface that communicates in unexpected and innovative ways.
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.
Kairo: Japan's Top Secret to Warmth in Winter
Here's our quick guide to the different heating pads you can purchase in Japan to keep your whole body warm.