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Dig into a Shoe Cake, a Pikachu Cake & More!

Hokkaido-based cake artist draws on a wide variety of inspirations for jaw-dropping edible art.

5 Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Cafés

Go fishing, do some handicrafts or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

Spice up Your Sliced Bread with a Cute Bunny

Hop on over to Usagi-za Lepus Bakery to nibble on some bunny-shaped bread.

2nd Luxurious Cat Café Branch Open in Harajuku

Order up some drinks and cuddle with some feline friends at this ultra-fancy cat café, the second one to open in Harajuku.

Dog Days Are Coming to Fuji-Q Highland

Japanese amusement park Fuji-Q Highland is opening its doors to dogs and their owners where both can enjoy certain rides together.

Tohoku in Fall: The Ultimate Koyo Experience

Anyone who has visited the Tohoku region knows about the area’s unique and stunning beauty all year round, but during fall the area truly comes alive.

4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers

Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.

The Purrfect Bento Box for Cat Lovers

Store your lunch in a tiny cat-shaped bento box modeled after real-life rescue cats!

Neco Republic Making Island for Cats a Reality

Cat café operator Neco Republic hopes to provide kitty hospice and shelters for strays, but in order to do so, they need your help!

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)

Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.

Spoil Your Kitty With Cat Furniture

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

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

These Stray Cats Have Serious Ninja Skills!

A Kyushu-based photographer is snapping shots of adorable strays while they demonstrate their purrfect form!

The Beauty of Matsushima & Zao Fox Village

Matsushima in Sendai is truly one of Tohoku's most beautiful sites. Come with us as we enjoy the view and then have fun with the frolicking foxes of Zao Fox Village.

Flock with the Seagulls at Kabushima Shrine

Take flight with our writer Nick as he heads back to Tohoku to visit a shrine that's quite literally 'for the birds!'

Get Your Hands on Cute Cat-Shaped Bread Slices

This kitty-shaped bread is the greatest baked good to hit the shelves since sliced bread!

12 Great Ways to Spend the Year in Hokkaido

Not sure when you can make it out to Hokkaido? Here are twelve events worth checking out, one for each month of the year.

Luxurious Cat Café Opens Its Doors in Nagoya

Cat café chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.

Ishinomaki Fishing & Cat Island Tashirojima

With around 140 fishing harbors, the Sanriku Coast in Miyagi Prefecture is said to be one of the world’s three best fishing spots. In this article, we'll take a look at Ishinomaki, one of Miyagi’s important fishing harbors.

20 Absolutely Romantic Date Spots in Tokyo

No trip to Tokyo is complete without checking out these Tokyo dating spots.

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