8 Free Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Tokyo
When it rains in Tokyo, it rains a lot. We've found eight unique ways to spend an entertaining rainy day in the metropolis.
Osaka Vending Machines Offer Umbrellas
DyDo offers free "rental umbrellas" at 60 vending machines in Osaka's Nishi Ward.
Where to Get Your Lifelong Brolly
Instead of wasting ¥500 on plastic umbrellas every time you get caught in a sudden downpour, Cool Magic SHU'S helps you find that one umbrella you can carry around and even cherish for the rest of your life.
Suit Up and Prepare for Battle!
You can't help but get into the samurai spirit after visiting the Samurai Museum in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district!
A Preschool Built for Puddles
Dai-ichi Yochien's new courtyard is designed to accumulate rain water to create a gigantic, pool-like puddle for the kids to play in.
6 Fun Styles of Japanese Shoes
Here's a great selection of Japanese shoes, from traditional wooden soles to split-toed sock-shoes.
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
It turns out that kids can enjoy a museum just as much as mom!
4 Soothing Onsen Day Trips from Tokyo
While these Kanagawa onsen and their surrounds are certainly worth an overnight stay, each can work equally as well as a day trip.
The Chair Umbrella is Real
Have you ever thought, "Geez, I’d really like to rest, but there’s nowhere to sit"? Well, now you can—as long as it's overcast, at least.
Oita's Gorgeous New Prefectural Art Museum
Located on the center of Oita City in Kyushu, OPAM boasts a collection of roughly 5,000 works by Japanese painters, sculptors and craftspeople.
The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Nissin Noodles honors the inventor of instant noodles with the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka.