Fushimi: Come to the Shrine, Stay for the Sake
Most famous for the iconic Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto’s Fushimi district is also one of Japan’s top sake-producing regions. Be sure to make the most of your visit by taking a look around its historic brewing district. Kanpai!
Stay Cool with New Starbucks Summer Merch
We're excited to check out Starbucks Japan’s 2019 summer merchandise lineup!
Retro Maintenance Train Illustrations
The work of this Japanese illustrator focuses on Japan's unseen maintenance trains, which only work at night after regular service is finished.
Famous Raw Egg Coffee at Yokohama's Café Giang
Vietnam's famous egg coffee has finally made its way to Japan. You don't need to wait to experience this unique concoction—try it now at Café Giang's newly-opened Yokohama branch.
Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo
For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.
Power Up This Fall With Uniqlo's DBZ Wear
This fall, Uniqlo’s UT designer T-shirt line is launching a new collection of shirts and hoodies featuring Goku, Frieza, and other super-powered martial artists from creator Akira Toriyama’s eternally popular bare-knuckled, chi-blasting action epic.
New Season, New Starbucks Merch!
As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?
All About Japanese Booze
Japan is a country that has a pretty open attitude when it comes to imbibing! Whether you're hoping to slake your thirst on some sake or wind down with an award-winning whisky, Japan has bountiful booze options from which to choose!
A Fun Design Twist for Fermented Products
Established in 1940, Nishiri is a Kyoto-based company carrying on a local legacy of pickled and fermented vegetables. But two years ago, for a rebrand, they turned to design agency Nosigner.
Japanese Illustrator Brings Streets to Life
Masashi Shimakawa is a Japanese illustrator who uses his unique style to capture the everyday beauty of Japanese streets.
Work-Life Balance Improves with Tiny Business
An increasing number of Japanese people are starting tiny businesses with small funds, and find that their work-life balance is improving without having to sacrifice their livelihoods.
This is the Richest Matcha Gelato in the WORLD
What happened when Asakusa tea shop Suzukien teamed up with Shizuoka sweets maker Nanaya? 7 levels of matcha gelato—including the most intense green tea gelato EVER.
Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners
Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!
Japan's Best Flea Markets
Whether you're looking for arts, crafts, food or antiques, these are the best places in Japan to get your hands on unique items you won't find anywhere else, and at bargain prices!
Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection
Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.
Embrace the Vegan Lifestyle at Ballon Tokyo
It can be hard to be vegan, and it can be hard to find environmentally friendly, organic food. But Ballon Tokyo, a 100 percent vegan falafel and soft-serve ice cream stand, is out to change that.
Japan-Exclusive Converse's Made with Sakura
Putting these sakura-pink kicks on your feet will help put more cherry blossom trees in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.
Imari Porcelain Jewelry is a Handmade Dream
Created by Japanese designer Haruka Okabe, HiN combines contemporary design with Saga Prefecture's special Imari porcelain.
Eerie, Abstract Japanese Portraits
Japanese artist Teppei Takeda creates otherworldly portraits that are composed of intense, gestural brushstrokes.
Tasty Bits of Osaka
Millions of people visit Osaka every year and locals hope they will keep coming back. To make sure of that, some creative minds are developing tasty souvenirs that make a lasting impression.