All About Japan

Try International Ramen at the Raumen Museum

At the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, you can savor the best ramen from all around Japan in one convenient location.

Tokyo Governor Steps Up Stay Home Request

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko steps up her call on residents of the Japanese capital to stay at home during the Golden Week holiday to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!

There aren’t a lot of universal truths in this world, but one we can all agree on is that doughnuts make any situation better. That includes sheltering in place. if you have doughnuts at home, what possible reason could you have for leaving the house?

Taste the Ramen Rainbow at Baby Star Land

At Baby Star Land in Yokohama, you can try all the Baby Star flavors and collaboration products, some fresh out of the fryer.

Shop for Your Dream Life at the Loft in Ginza

Ginza's Loft store is attempting to spark a little more joy and awe with items to inspire you every day.

Enter the Japanese Wonderland of Souvenirs

Noren is a chain of souvenir stores specializing in goods that are elegantly and artistically designed. And, most importantly, are useful beyond cultural differences.

A Pitcher that Looks Like Running Water

A Norwegian and Japanese design team worked together to produce a clear glass pitcher that looks like running water.

Get Drunk at an Elementary School Izakaya

Whether you're simply curious about Japanese schools, or just want to get drunk in one, this izakaya has you covered.

Sake Brewing in Saku

Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.

Experience Luxury at the Kit Kat Chocolatory

The Ginza Kit Kat Chocolatory takes the average convenience store Kit Kat and upgrades it to a luxurious experience.

Cover Your Face With a Creative Origami Mask

Simply called the Origami Mask, the idea first came to everyone’s attention thanks to an instructional video from a Polish Art school, which quickly went viral online. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s incredibly simple to make.

The 'Doctor Fish' Will See You Now

After a long day walking around and exploring all the tourist attractions, why not rest and revive your feet with a fish foot bath?

Stay Comfy, Look Professional with WFH Pajamas

Business up top, casual down below, these pajamas will look to your colleagues like you're office ready.

5 Dishes to Boost Your Japanese Cooking Skills

While it's not ideal, sheltering in place offers a chance for us to improve our life skills, especially cooking. We've got five excellent recipes for you to boost how many Japanese recipes you can make; perfect for your first post-coronavirus party.

Find a Bit of Zen with Every Bite of Toast

Japanese designer and watercolor artist Manami Sasaki has embarked on a series of creative stay-at-home breakfasts using toast as her canvas.

Flower Power at Takashi Murakami's Bar Museum

You've probably seen the signature bright smiling flowers of artist Takashi Murakami, but now you can enjoy his adorable art at Bar Zingaro.

Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl

Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.

Some Businesses Resume Operations in Japan

Some department stores partially reopen while a major electronics firm resumes operations nationwide even as the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus continues.

Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven

Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.

Tokyo Asks Businesses to Suspend Operations

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks businesses including fitness clubs, internet cafes and nightclubs to suspend operations during the ongoing state of emergency aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in Japan.

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