Secret Fireworks Shows Encourage Staying Home
In a project called "Cheer Up! Hanabi," over 140 companies have teamed up to shoot fireworks across all 47 prefectures at the same time. Before, the date was a secret, but we now have confirmation. Read on to find out when.
Party with 2,000 Pikachus
For an entire week, over 2,000 Pikachus invade and parade through Yokohama's Minato Mirai area with five huge shows and many mini events.
How to Apply for a Japanese Spouse Visa
Getting married to a Japanese national? Confused about how to apply for a spouse visa? This easy how-to will show you all the steps you need to take to apply and (hopefully!) make a good impression.
Catch Your Own Meal At Zaou Fishing Restaurant
If you’ve ever wanted to catch your own fish and eat it too, then get down to Zaou, a restaurant for doing just that.
Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree
One of the most modern and innovative designs we've seen this year for Christmas trees features the traditional craft of 'mizuhiki' hand-twisted cords.
No Time to Explore Tokyo? Try a Cannon Flight!
Tokyo Bullet Flight is a VR simulation of two things: futuristic Tokyo, and what it'd be like to blast through Tokyo as a cannonball. You'll see Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Nakamise-Dori—but like you've never experience before.
Another Legendary Lego & Nintendo Crossover
First came the reveal of the Lego Super Mario set, which has fans’ hearts racing (and their wallets sweating). And now, the two companies are already getting fans hyped with another team-up.
Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL
If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.
Japan to Provide ¥50,000 Handout to Parents
The Japanese government adopts a set of emergency measures to help parents in financial dire straits.
All About Investing for Retirement in Japan
In this short introductory guide to investing in Japan, we’ll cover the three main options to invest your hard-earned cash and prepare for retirement... in plain English!
Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl
Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.
Yoyogi Park: The Perfect Picnic Spot
Yoyogi Park is Tokyo's 5th largest park, but perhaps the #1 most lively park. With the spacious lawns, wide walking paths, and calming ponds, it welcomes many families, pet owners, joggers, street musicians, meet ups, yoga lovers, and more.
Can You Escape from the Nine Rooms?
With only a 10 percent chance of survival in the experiential escape room, do you think you have what it takes to survive?
Like 'Jurassic Park,' Without the Panic
At the Sky Circus, using 4-D technology, you can experience flying among pterodactyls, observing dinosaurs in their habitat, and even experiencing the fear of being attacked by one.
Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze
The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.
Fireworks Flying High All Across Japan
Following the surprise five-minute fireworks festivals that appeared all over the country, we finally got some pictures of the event from fireworks fans at home. If you couldn't see them from your area, then click through to see a sample of summer!
Travel Back in Time at the Edo-Tokyo Museum
If you're a history buff, you can't miss the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a museum filled with hands-on exhibits and displays to help you imagine how life was in Japan back in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Fish Your Own Carp or Goldfish in Shinjuku
If you're in Tokyo and want to go fishing without too much traveling, get yourself to Ichigaya Fishing Center. Whether you want to catch a full-grown carp to eat or a little goldfish as a pet, this Shinjuku man-made fishing hole has got you covered.
Take Pics with Poop at the Unko Museum
The Unko Museum is a high-tech, family-friendly Instagram hotspot. Play poop-related games, take a photo with your poop, and get all the things at the poop gift shop.
Soar through the World's First Kite Museum
At the Kite Museum in Nihonbashi, you can explore over 500 unique kites, spanning through different historical eras and countries around the world.