All About Japan

How to Buy a (Cheap!) House in Japan

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.

Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives

Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.

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.

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.

How to Get the Most out of Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo, and an essential part of any visit. But it's easy to feel a little underwhelmed—like you're just scratching the surface. Here's how to make sure you get the most out of this hot tourist spot!

A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour

Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!

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.

Handmade Knives in Yamagata

See how Shimada Cutlery Works carries on a blade-making tradition dating back to the year 1365.

9,000 Bath Bombs at LUSH Harajuku!

If you're a fan of LUSH's magical bath bombs, you can't miss out on LUSH LABS. 9,000 bath bombs on a bath bomb conveyor belt—if you're a true Lushie, you better not miss it.

Finding Bargains in Kanto's Posh Neighborhoods

Japan has 'shotengai,' or shopping streets, where you can find most anything, including food, kimono, gifts, home items, novelty goods, clothes, shoes and what have you. While 'shotengai' abound in Japan, we'll introduce you the best of the best.

Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter

Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.

Take a Trip Around Japan with Starbucks Mugs

These Starbucks mugs and tumblers feature local sites and foods from five prefectures.

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

Throw out that old cat bed and give your cat an upgrade.

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.

Living Large in Tiny Japanese Houses

This latest trend in Japanese architecture sees people living in minimalist homes to minimize cost and maximize their time.

Feeling Sleepy? Go to 'Bread!'

Any way you slice it, this comfy, whimsical bread bed really takes the cake!

Samurai Snoopy & More at Pop-Up Peanuts Shop

Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibition celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan.

The Ultimate Cup Ramen Cooker

Place your cup noodles into this vessel and you'll feel as though you'll be transported back thousands of years.

Retro Gaming in Tokyo

Takadanobaba's Mikado and the iconic Super Potato in Akihabara offer chances to step back into the Golden Age of arcade gaming.

Cuddle Up with Your Very Own Lapras!

Recreate Ash’s voyage around the Orange Archipelago without ever leaving your living room.

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