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Smashing Tiles Just Like a Martial Artist

Need some stress release after touring all the temples of Tokyo? One Asakusa entertainment spot near Sensoji will let you bust up some kawara roof tiles.

Beaches Near Tokyo Perfect for a Day Trip

Some people crave listening to the crashing waves and feeling the sand between their toes. For those who live in Tokyo, you're in luck: a good number of beaches are just a local train ride away!

Let out Your Inner Train Otaku

New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.

Legendary Katana Now On Display in Tokyo

The legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan's Five Swords Under Heaven, is now on display and is a hit with history buffs and video gamers alike.

Exposing Playgrounds to Darkness

In just the right light, or lack there of, even the most innocent places can become terrifying at night with a single photograph.

Let Them Eat Kit Kat Gateau Chocolate Cake

A cake coated in Kit Kat chocolate is one of several new treats only available at a special Kit Kat Chocolatory store in Tokyo.

4 Fantastic Tokyo Summer Festivals

As much as you might see about summer fireworks, there are also a number of other fantastic festivals happening in different corners of Tokyo that are very much worth heading out for!

3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!

Celebrate Tanabata at Tokyo Tower

On July 7, head over to Tokyo Tower for a dazzling Milky Way Illumination. And be sure to come in a summer kimono to get a discount!

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

Tokyo travelers won't want to miss these all-you-can-eat lunches for under ¥1,000, ranging from traditional Japanese restaurants to chic Western-style buffets—and eat-as-much-as-you-want bakeries!

What Exactly Are Japanese Power Spots?

Heard the buzzword 'power spot' but not sure what it means exactly? We'll fill you in!

Most Livable Cities in the World 2017 Edition

Three Japanese cities made it to the top 25 of most livable cities in the world, and you may or may not believe what is No 1!

Top 20 Power Spots in Japan

Japan seems to be overflowing with so-called 'power spots.' Here are 20 of the best, many of them tied to mountain worship, ancient shrines, and the very origins of Japan.

Our 6 Favorite Veltra Discount Packages

Looking to save a few yen on some of Japan's big tourist spots? These packages offer discounts and special deals rolled into the regular price, from Hokkaido to Okinawa—including limited-time discounts to the Robot Restaurant!

New Unicorn Gundam Is Almost Complete

Though it's set to be revealed in fall 2017, fans have already been shooting photos and videos of the 19.7-meter (64.6-foot) Unicorn Gundam that can also shift from its standard Unicorn Mode into a high-performance Destroy Mode.

Take Your Singing to New Heights

Enjoy a round of karaoke on a Ferris wheel with an amazing Tokyo view!

Dance in the Center of Shibuya

The first-ever Bon Odori dance festival is coming to Shibuya Crossing! The famous intersection will be closed to traffic to allow everyone to participate in this traditional summer dance festival on August 5.

Muji Is Set to Open Its First Hotel

Get details on the upcoming Muji Hotel, where all furniture and amenities will be items from the beloved brand’s catalog.

5 Fun & Fruity Activities to Do Around Tokyo

There's more to Kanto than trains, amusement, food, shopping and temples. There are several 'juicy' fruit-related activities to do when in Tokyo or nearby towns, such as fruit picking, fruit carving, jam making and more. Why not enjoy them when in Japan?

7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures

Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!

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