Buying Old Tokyo: Asakusa, Jinbocho and Nakano
Walk, shop, and explore three locales in Tokyo—Asakusa, Jinbocho, and Nakano—and immerse yourself in history and culture.
Tokyo Reports Record High of COVID-19 Cases
Tokyo reports a record daily high 493 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on November 18. The metropolitan government plans to raise its coronavirus alert to the highest level.
Contactless Conveyor-Belt Sushi Dining
One conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain is offering an experience where customers can dine without any direct contact with store clerks.
Gunma: A Cultural & Culinary Hotspot
Tucked away in central Japan, within a stone's throw of Tokyo, is Gunma Prefecture. This destination hosts a wealth of surprises; hot springs, and cultural and culinary experiences abound!
Introducing Zipair, Japan’s Newest LCC Airline
Japan’s newest low-cost carrier, Zipair, embarked upon its first passenger flight on October 16.
UFOs in Japan: One Man’s Quest to Mount Takao
UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, and I’d long heard murmurs of such UFO sightings and other natural phenomena occurring at Japan’s Mount Takao, a small mountain located just outside of Tokyo.
Ginza Station Renovations Finally Completed
Tokyo Metro has unveiled the completed renovations of Ginza Station, right in the heart of the Japanese capital.
2020 Olympics Coronavirus Monitoring Center
A government panel on anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Games decided to set up an infectious disease monitoring center to keep track of athletes’ health condition.
Introducing Flood-Resistant Floating Homes
A Japanese homebuilder has developed a house that floats during flooding as a measure to prevent permanent structural damage.
Celebrating 100 Years of Meiji Shrine
2020 marks one hundred years since the enshrinement of Japan's beloved Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken at Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi. Check out all of the celebrations and special exhibits here!
Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers
An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.
Toyosu Fish Market Resumes Public Viewings
The Toyosu fish market in Tokyo resumed public viewing of tuna auctions after about eight months. The observation deck had been closed to the public since February 29 due to the coronavirus.
Tokyo's New LGBTQ+ Hospitality Home
Pride House Tokyo opened on October 11 as Japan’s first permanent facility for sexual minorities.
Tech That Measures Congestion in Indoor Areas
Officials tested a system at Tokyo Dome that uses state-of-the-art technology to measure congestion in indoor arenas.
Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab
Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.
Crown Prince Next in Line of Succession
Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his younger brother, Crown Prince Fumihito, as the first in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne on November 8.
Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields
Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.
24-Hour PCR Center Set up at Narita Airport
Narita International Airport now has a PCR testing center that operates around the clock. Travelers can get tested for the coronavirus at Terminals 1 and 2.
Train Station Now Playing Music from 'Totoro'
Fans of Studio Ghibli's film “My Neighbor Totoro” will immediately recognize this famous tune now playing at a Saitama train station.
Travel Ban Eased for China & 8 Other Locations
The Japanese government eased travel restrictions for nine countries including China on October 30.