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54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

Like Father, Like Son

This anime artist turns his young sons' sketches into awesome character designs.

Every Animator's Dream Desk

This DIY project by a Japanese animator is complete with an embedded graphics tablet!

The Devil Is in the Details

You'll simply be amazed by this dedicated 'Dragon Ball' fan's detailed drawing!

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

Obake in Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?

New E-Book Has Easy-to-Read Design for Manga

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

'Rurouni Kenshin' Has a New Spinoff Series

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki takes readers back to Japan’s Meiji Period for a tale of criminals and treasure.

Japanese Baker Reveals Beautiful Bread Art

Using a combination of all-natural ingredients, this talented creator colors beautiful and intricate illustrations for loaves that are as cute as they are delicious!

The Creepy & Cool Come Out on Halloween

Walk around Tokyo’s Shibuya on Halloween and you're sure to grab some incredible photos of cosplaying revelers.

The (Recent) Evolution of Anime Eyes

Pokémon digital illustrator Naoki Saito offers an eye-opening account of how Japanese manga and anime eyes have changed over the years.

Blade of the Immortal Trailer

Directed by Takashi Miike and starring SMAP boy-band hunk Takuya Kimura, the live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's manga promises to be just as brutal as its print interpretation.

New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs

Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.

'Shinya Shokudo' Finds the Heart in Izakaya

Every day after midnight, different motley crews of characters enter a tiny eatery called Shinya Shokudo, where they share their life stories. Yet the takeaway message from each episode of this manga and TV show can be remarkably profound.

An Old Spin on Some Modern Characters

From Disney's Frozen to One Piece, these animated classics are getting an 'ukiyo-e'-style makeover!

A Clever New Way to Display Your Figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

Death Note 'Shinigami' Join Amuro Namie

J-pop queen Amuro Namie appears with 'Shinigami' from the Death Note series in this hot video for the new Death Note movie.

Stylish Naruto Bags Have Arrived!

Whether you're packing school supplies or throwing stars, these bags are perfect for Naruto fans!

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Trailer!

The first trailer for the upcoming 'Fullmetal Alchemist' live action movie was revealed at 8 a.m. on November 16 Japan time.

Which Jump Manga Had the Best Live Movie?

Japanese netizens were polled for the best live-action film adaptations of Jump manga series. Did your favorites make the cut?

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