15 Popular Shops in Shibuya
Shibuya, Tokyo's center of youth culture, is a hot place to shop for fashion—and just about anything else! Here are 15 recommendations you have to hit while in 'Shibs'!
Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art
Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!
Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap
Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.
Where to Get Cheap Beach Gear in Japan!
Has planning your first trip to the beach left your pockets empty, yet you still need to buy... everything? AAJ to the rescue!
'Only in Okinawa' Tastes You Shouldn't Miss
Okinawa has a very unique vibe. It's laid back and the Okinawan diet seems to be entirely different from that in Tokyo. We've listed for you here things that you'll only find in Okinawa and shouldn't be missed while you're there.
Must-See Art Festivals After Summer
Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!
Anime-Themed Glasses Store Comes to Akihabara
Whether you’re after 'Boruto' spectacles or glasses from 'Maho Girls Pretty Cure!', this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.
Watermelon Meets Bread in Cubic Form
Wanting to try cubed watermelon, but having anxiety over the sticker price? Try square watermelon bread instead!
Top 10 Ice Cream & Popsicle Brands in Japan
Consider this your treasure map to the wonders hiding in Japanese convenience stores’ cooler cases.
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.
Otherworldly Art Explores the Duality of Life
Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki creates mesmerizing, contemplative wooden sculptures that ask big questions about our complicated world.
Where to Eat Your Heart Out in Okinawa
A tropical paradise ain't a perfect haven without places where your tummies can be filled. Apart from idyllic seascapes, Okinawa has ideal food escapes for every kind of foodie.
Top 5 Department Stores in Kansai
A guide to the top luxury shopping options in Kansai.
100 Years of Japanese Makeup Styles
Check out how Japanese makeup has changed in the past 100 years!
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.
Cement Your Friendship With a Custom Seal
For the perfect birthday present, choose from a full array of 366 'hana komon' seals, each with its own associated meaning and symbolism.
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.
10 Exotic Fruits You Can Find Cheaply in Japan
Craving the tropical fruits that Hawaii, Okinawa or other tropical areas offer? If you think tropical fruits aren't available in Tokyo, or that they'll cost you a fortune, we've got some good news for you!
An Inexpensive Way to Make Bath Bombs
Why spend money on a luxurious bath bomb when you can make one yourself using ingredients and gadgets from ¥100 store?
This Beer Garden is Offering Summer Kimono
Not only do you get an incredible view, a three-course meal and all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages, but you even get a 'yukata' for an unbeatable price!