Shoryudo — Rising Dragon of Japan
Have you ever made soy sauce by hand? Neither had Rachel! Follow her journey through the 'Rising Dragon' of Japan, a route that travels through Shizuoka, Aichi, Ishikawa, Gifu and Nagano Prefectures.
Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo
From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!
Fab Five Cafés with Free Wi-Fi
Compared to other major cities around the world, it's not easy to find quality cafés with good food, drinks, atmosphere and free Wi-Fi in Tokyo. For the discerning customer with internet needs, these five hot spots are handpicked just for you!
Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train
There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!
Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel
Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.
An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'
Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!
One-Day Trip to Asamushi Onsen
Asamushi Onsen, right outside Aomori City, is well known by Aomori locals and residents of the Tohoku region for its wide array of bathhouses, all conveniently located in one small town.
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.
Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls
Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!
Absorb Energy from Dragon Ball Lattes
To celebrate 30 years of 'Dragon Ball' three themed cafés will be rolling out in Tokyo and Osaka.
Get the Lowdown on Sakura-Themed Treats!
As cherry blossoms overwhelm Japan, all the big players step up with 'sakura'-flavored snacks and drinks. Check out this year's offerings from Starbucks, McDonald's, Max Brenner, Hotel Conrad and more!
East Meets West at Kyoto's Ran Hotei Teahouse
Discover green tea chocolate cheesecake at this Kyoto teahouse run by a Canadian!
Fifth Blue Bottle Location Opens in Nakameguro
Blue Bottle Coffee has been a huge hit since it came to Japan from California in 2015, and the chain is rapidly spreading across Tokyo, opening yet another trendy branch.
Enter an Amazing Café Hidden Underground
This café is so underground you'll need a passcode to enter.
5 Top Desserts to End the Date on a Sweet Note
On a date, a good dessert after a meal is as sweet as a memorable goodnight kiss. Hop to a stop on our list before calling it a night, as sweet memories are made of these!
New Gudetama Café Opens in Tokyo!
Sanrio made the egg a star, then this café made his butt a marshmallow.
A Relaxing Weekend Retreat in Yugawara
Put your wallet away and pay using only your finger in Yugawara!
17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016
In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!
Eat in the World of Final Fantasy XV
The makers of Final Fantasy are now also the makers of awesome burgers and cake at this Akihabara restaurant and gift shop.
Top 5 Tea Places for Ladies Who Just Lunched
Yes, girls just wanna have fun! And for some, this means a long chat over tea in a calming environment that grants breathing space. While big name tea franchises abound in Japan, here are Tokyo and Yokohama's best kept secrets.