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'Catch 'em All' with Pokémon Vending Machines

Instead of wandering the grass looking for wild Pokémon, you can now get them even easier with new Pokémon vending machines conveniently located throughout Tokyo.

Autumnal Illustrations of Greater Tokyo

Japanese artist Ryo Takemasa has created a series of heartwarming illustrations capturing the beauty of fall in western Tokyo.

Sanctuary for All Types of Otaku

If you’re into anime, manga, Gundam, idols, 'doujinshi,' dolls, retro toys and more, you’re looking for Mandarake, a shopping complex that specializes in second-hand items for every otaku.

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

Stylish Tokyo Townhouse—Only $6,000 a Night!

The Trunk Hotel that opened 2 years ago is inspired by everything that Tokyo stands for: the new and the old, the Japanese and the foreign. And now it's up for rental.

'Look, Ride & Feel' at Toyota Mega Web

This mobility-experience theme park spread across three facilities encourages visitors to "look, ride and feel" as they learn about (and climb into) the cars of the past and the transportation of the future.

Cool Ginza Building Looks Like Tetris Piece

A developer teamed up with So Teruuchi of SO&CO to create one of Ginza's skinniest buildings.

Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo

For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.

This is the Richest Matcha Gelato in the WORLD

What happened when Asakusa tea shop Suzukien teamed up with Shizuoka sweets maker Nanaya? 7 levels of matcha gelato—including the most intense green tea gelato EVER.

Lawson Teams Up with Uber Eats

Lawson becomes the first convenience store chain in Japan to offer delivery service with Uber Eats, which has become quite ubiquitous in major cities in Japan.

Incredible Laser-Cut Ukiyo-e

One Japanese artist is creating incredible looking traditional ukiyo-e prints using modern technology.

Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo

As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?

Tokyo & Osaka Among Top 3 World Safest Cities

"The Economist" published the latest iteration of its Safe Cities Index, which ranks 60 major urban centers from around the globe. Asia-Pacific metropolises had a strong showing in 2019, accounting for six of the top 10 slots and sweeping the top three.

Try Delicious Sesame Ice Cream at Gomaya Kuki

Enjoy six flavors of sesame ice cream for a unique, rich, creamy and smooth Japanese culinary experience.

Learn Real Ninja Skills Fighting VR Monsters

Experience ninja training and use your skills on an immersive 3-D battleground.

Opening Ceremony Held for Olympics Museum

Japan’s first Olympic Museum recently held an opening ceremony. Located near the new National Stadium, it features an exhibit on the history of the Olympics.

Tokyo Cracking Down on Drones

Drone shots of the gorgeous cityscape are truly unbelievable, but be sure you have permission before flying! A U.S. military lecturer was referred to prosecutors for illegally flying a drone in downtown Tokyo.

Top 10 Autumn Leaves Spots in Tokyo

We’ve plodded our way across the streets of Tokyo to bring you what we think are the 10 Autumnal leaves-viewing spots in the city. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Japan and get ready to enjoy the top 10 autumn leaves spots in Tokyo.

Try Japanese Tea Ceremony in English!

One of Japan's unique cultural charms is the art of tea ceremony. However, it can be hard to truly experience this piece of Japanese culture because of the language barrier. Unless you visit Jidaiya for English tea ceremony!

The Best Autumn Leaves Spot in Kyoto

The stunning visage of the Eikando-Zenrinji Temple in the historical area of Kyoto makes this one of the most-loved spots for autumn leaves.

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