All About Japan

The Neo-Pop Kimono Art of Akira Times

One artist is pushing the envelope with his unique artist vision of Japanese kimono.

Bring a Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchenware

Iconic characters from the popular Hayao Miyazaki anime 'Spirited Away' are ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

Coffee Connoisseurs Have a New Home in Tokyo

The Ebisu-based coffee chain Sarutahiko Coffee has opened a flagship store in Chofu, and it's quite impressive!

Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.

Duty-Free Shopping as Soon as You Land

Travelers to Japan are now able shop duty free in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport's Terminal 2, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.

4 Japanese Confectionery Trends in Fall 2017

Similar to fashion, Japanese sweets have seasonality and trends. As autumn kicks in, let’s check out a few selections from the 2017 fall <i>wagashi </i> collection.

Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)

JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.

Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai

A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.

Break Me Off a Piece of That Luxury Kit Kat

This new Japanese Kit Kat combines matcha green tea, almonds and two berry flavors for a Kit Kat that is a step above the rest.

Break out the Wine: Pocky Just Got Classy!

Japan’s favorite chocolate pretzel snack is set to add some sweet sophistication to your next wine party.

Cheap Shopping Stopovers Near Your Tokyo Hotel

When staying around one of the main train stops of Tokyo and Kanto, there's always an opportunity to sneak in some shopping time. Make sure to note these hot spots and sashay your way to cheap stuff and good finds.

Beautiful Bread Lamps Straight From the Bakery

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita combines lighting design and baked goods to create a new home décor trend that's 'on the rise.'

Cut Through Paper with Katana Scissors

Not only are these scissors in the shape of Japanese swords, but their designs are inspired by four famous samurai.

Dress Your Cat as a Japanese High School Girl

Cats may not be crazy about water, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look unbelievably cute wearing sailor suit fashion.

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel Guide Book

With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. And the brand new Super Cheap Japan book is your ultimate budget travel guide to Japan!

Sailor Moon & Senshi Squad to Grace Postcards

With gorgeous illustrations, we doubt these Sailor Moon postcards and stamps will be sent in the mail anytime soon.

Get Your Hands on Super Mario Bros. Makeup

Japanese makeup cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

Craving Caffeine? Try Coca-Cola Coffee Plus!

The vending machine-exclusive delivers more caffeine than standard Coke.

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

New Sake-Infused Kit Kat is a Must-Have Snack

This high-class Kit Kat is said to be a cut above Nestlé’s previous sake-flavored release.

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