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.
Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo
For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.
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.
Stay Cool with New Starbucks Summer Merch
We're excited to check out Starbucks Japan’s 2019 summer merchandise lineup!
AKB48 Café Suddenly Closing After 8 Years
AKB48, Japan’s most popular idol group, gets its name from having 48 core members and being based in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, which is nicknamed Akiba. However, the neighborhood is going to be losing a big piece of its AKB48 connection very soon.
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!
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.
Try Japanese Tea Ceremony in English!
One of Japan's unique cultural charms is the art of tea ceremony. However, it can be hard to truly experience this piece of Japanese culture because of the language barrier. Unless you visit Jidaiya for English tea ceremony!
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.
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.
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.
Cheap Cat-Themed Street Food in Yanaka Ginza
If you're a sucker for cute cat-themed things and in the mood for some street food, make sure you hit up the retro shopping street Yanaka Ginza.
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!
Cup Noodle Created the Perfect Fork for Ramen
It took a team of obsessive designers to create this marvel of delicious engineering.
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.
Complete Origami Experience at Origami Kaikan
Learn everything there is to know about the ins, outs, ups and downs of folding origami at this dedicated origami center.
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.
Ginza Itoya: a Japanese Stationery Wonderland
Japanese stationery is among the best in the world and Itoya Ginza is one of the best places to experience it. A 12-story stationery wonderland with floors dedicated to a different themes, you're sure to be entranced for hours.
Catch Your Own Meal At Zaou Fishing Restaurant
If you’ve ever wanted to catch your own fish and eat it too, then get down to Zaou, a restaurant for doing just that.