Enjoy a Showa-Era Afternoon Parfait Break
With its classy Showa-style decor and assortment of different sizes and flavors of layered parfaits, Coffee Seibu is the perfect place to relax for an afternoon break.
Antique Life Jin May Just Be Thrift Heaven
Scavenge for whimsical trinkets, vintage decor, and adorable animal motif goods at Antique Life Jin in Shimokitzawa.
Sleep in a Real Sleeper-Train-Turned-Hostel
The Hokutosei Hostel is designed like the inside of a sleeper train—and that's because that is exactly what it was!
GU Launches Stylish Nostalgic PlayStation Line
Now available from the little sister of cheap fashion company Uniqlo, these charming GU pieces feature the PlayStation console’s logo, iconic controller button designs, and prints from flagship Sony games.
Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum
At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.
A Week in Tokyo (+ Day Trips) for Under $500?!
Just how low can you go while still having a great time in Tokyo? A longtime Tokyo resident shows you how to enjoy Japan's capital without making your wallet cry.
Homesick?! Comfort Food Cures, Part 1
The first of a two-part series on where to buy ingredients for those dishes you miss the most. From tiny shops to on-line retailers and supermarket chains, Japan offers a wealth of sources from which to stock your pantry with foods from home.
Sculptor Creates Heroes Using 100-Yen Toys
For 35 years, since he was in grade school, the sculptor Tomohiro Yasui has been making paper robots. However, he's been recently targeting his creative energy at the cheap toys and snacks sold at 100-yen shops around Japan.
Daiba 1-chome Shotengai: Time-travel to 1960s
The Showa era might be over, but you can still take a trip back in time at Odaiba's Daiba 1-chome Shotengai—a mini-theme park made of 10 stores and 7 entertainment facilities with the retro feel of the 1960s.
Kagurazaka: Fusion of Kyoto and Paris in Tokyo
Kagurazaka is an eclectic mix of Edo Japan and French influences. Although originally known for geishas in the Edo era, it is now a hub for fine dining and delicious street food.
Japan's Amazing DIY Superstores: From Cheap Urban Farming to Building a Home
DIY has always been big in Japan. Now a number of stores cater to the creative in all of us, whether its gardening, interior renovation, crafts or even building your own house.
Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home
The Poo Museum pop-up proved to be so successful, that long lines of fans were clenching in anticipation to get in. But, with COVID-19 keeping many facilities closed, customers can enjoy the museum from their own personal throne.
Taste the Ramen Rainbow at Baby Star Land
At Baby Star Land in Yokohama, you can try all the Baby Star flavors and collaboration products, some fresh out of the fryer.
Life in Japan on a Student's Budget
Studying abroad in Japan? Just because you're living on a student's budget doesn't mean you won't be able to make the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun!
TripAdvisor's Top 20 Free Attractions in Japan
If you're looking to explore Japan on the cheap, the price is right for these 20 attractions around the country.
Five Hokkaido Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter!
When the winter weather on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido turns delightfully cold, you can be sure that these local dishes will warm you up from the inside.
Trade YouTube Videos for All-You-Can-Eat Sushi
Grab your camera and your chopsticks, because conveyor belt sushi chain Kappa Sushi is making popular YouTubers an offer they won’t want to refuse!
JR East International Residents Rail Pass
Great news for foreign residents of Japan; as of October 16, 2020, JR East will begin selling a special limited pass available to all foreign passport holders, regardless of visa or residence status!
Sleep at Futuristic Luxury Capsule Hotel 9h
Experience both a capsule hotel and an award-winning, futuristic living experience all in 9h.
Subscription Service for Unlimited Flights
Budget airline Peach Aviation is considering launching a one-month subscription service for unlimited flights.