5 Places to Buy Traditional Crafts in Tokyo
When shopping for traditional crafts in Tokyo, the options can be dizzying (if not absolutely exhausting) to sort through. So to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stores!
Early Morning Trains with a Side of Soba
In an attempt to alleviate the crush of morning rush hour, Tokyo Metro has started to offer people a tasty noodle breakfast to encourage passengers to ride earlier trains to work.
Pokémon Meets KitKat in Awesome Animated Ad
The lovingly animated concept video is too good to be true… for now! But it's still quite the sight!
The 5 Best Value-for-Money Food Fukubukuro
New Years in Japan means one thing: fukubukuro (lucky bags)! Stock up on tasty treats with our favorite lucky bags for foodies and even save a few yen in the process.
"Fall" for this Incredible Coloring Technique
Japanese artist and Twitter user Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie to create breathtakingly beautiful artwork.
Ghibli Museum Exhibit Shows the Color of Time
A new year-long exhibit at the famous Ghibli Museum in Tokyo showcases their masterful use of color to depict the passage of time, time of day, seasonality and more!
The Intricate Detail of Kirie Paper Cutting
The Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda has practiced 'kirie,' the art of cutting pictures from paper, for over 25 years. Take a look at her self-proclaimed greatest masterpiece from 2018, an incredibly detailed octopus cut from a single piece of paper.
Hokusai's "Great Wave" Splashes in Moscow
Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is perhaps one of the most iconic images that Japan has ever exported. And it’s now emerged as a giant mural on the facade of a new development in Moscow.
Interactive Map of Real Life Ukiyo-e Locations
Ever been curious about where in Japan your favorite iconic ukiyo-e print is actually depicting? Wonder no more!
Studio Ghibli Goods Catch 2019 Sakura Fever
A Japanese retail chain dedicated to selling official Studio Ghibli merchandise is ready to debut their 2019 cherry blossom season goods!
5 Hot Sake for Winter!
Japanese sake is the nation's favorite drink. As the chill of winter sets in, the temperature of the sake rises, which is the perfect way to stay warm!
9 Craft Beers Perfect for Spring
Is there anything better than beer, sunshine and friends? A nice CRAFT beer, sunshine and friends! These nine beers are perfect for spring (or any season!), and are sure to take your hanami or picnics to the next level!
Uji: An Awesome Day Trip from Kyoto
Home to some of the best green tea and one of the most recognizable temples in Japan, Uji is a destination that shouldn't be missed if you're exploring Kyoto and the rest of the Kansai area!
How to Buy a (Cheap!) House in Japan
Life in Japan Japan Tips From Locals
Looking for affordable property in Japan? With a few tips (and by thinking beyond Tokyo) you may be able to snag a lovely house, apartment or tract of land for a steal! But of course, terms and conditions apply.
Memory Game Uses Japanese Manhole Art
A Japanese design firm has developed a distinctly Japanese version of the classic memory game, Concentration, using the awesome art found on manhole covers throughout the country!
10 Best Pizzerias in Tokyo
Japanese pizza has a somewhat checkered reputation in the rest of the world, but in a mega modern metropolis like Tokyo you can find some seriously good slices, no matter which style of pie you prefer!
The Ephemeral Art of Japanese Bathhouses
The artists who specialize in painting Japanese bathhouses are few in number, but their enduring artistic spirit ensures the profession lives on.
Masking Tape 'Paintings' Reproduce Famous Work
Japanese artist Nasa Funahara creates stunning recreations of classic art using a beautiful traditional form of masking tape.
Rep Your Prefectural Pride with Cool Necklaces
A Tokyo accessory maker has turned Japan's prefectures into pieces of art you can wear around your neck to show off your favorite location!
Tokyo Festival to Celebrate Japanese Manholes
This Tokyo extravaganza will include everything from actual beautiful manhole covers to goods like miniatures and doormats, as well as manhole cover snacks and treats!