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.
Hibiki Whiskey Gets New Cherry Blossom Blend
Some good news for those of us getting through 2021 at home with a stiff drink in hand: Hibiki is coming out with some new whiskey blends, including one made in cherry blossom barrels!
Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze
The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.
5 Easy Ways to Save Money Living in Japan
It's never a bad idea to try to save a little money! Check out these 5 thrifty tricks to help you save your hard-earned yennies while living in Japan!
Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo
Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.
Closures Over COVID Continue in Japan
An increasing number of businesses across Japan permanently close their doors amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Osaka Contest for Mini-Gardens on Small Trucks
The Kei-tora Gardening Contest has chosen its winner for 2020. Click to see which mini-truck garden received to top prize.
Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups
Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!
Get Hands-on in Rural Japan: Akita Farm Stay
By giving people unique first-hand experiences, green tourism can help revitalize and re-popularize the lifestyles and customs of rural Japan.
The World's First Disposable Paper Razor
One company is doing its part in reducing its use of single-use plastics with a completely disposable paper razor.
Uniqlo Launching Line of Recycled Jackets
In an effort to boost sustainability, major Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO will be selling recycled down jackets.
Get Yours Hands on Some Handcrafted Pottery
Our friends at Spoon & Tamago are bringing you the best of the best in design across Japan. And the first featured artisan in the S&T shop has been announced. Click through to learn more about the chosen craftsperson.
Special Starbucks Mugs Showcase Local Artisans
Starbucks Japan has a series of tumblers and coffee mugs that highlight the splendor of local pottery, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of their favorites.
Starbucks Welcomes Spring '21 with New Flavors
Every year, Starbucks hopes to capture Japanese springtime in a cup with annual sakura-flavored releases. And we just got a taste of their newly released offerings for 2021.
Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo
One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!
Canal City: Exploring Fukuoka's Luxury Mall
Check out Canal City Hakata for all of your entertainment needs! Whether you’re in search of an extraordinary date night, cafe time with friends, or fun with the kids, it has you covered!
Camera-Inspired Edo Kiriko Glasses from Canon
Camera lovers need to snap up these stylish drinking glasses, inspired by Canon cameras and made from traditional Edo Kiriko glass.
Japan Declares Second State of Emergency
Japan declares a state of emergency over the coronavirus for the second time, with the pronouncement covering Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
This Aoyama Titanium Tumbler Store Is Metal AF
SUS Gallery has a new flagship store in the heart of Tokyo and it's sleek and stylish in silver and black.
Surviving Japan’s Winter – Must Have Items!
Thrive in Japan's bone-chilling winter with these 7 must-have (cheap) items!