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Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags

Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.

AKB48 Café Suddenly Closing After 8 Years

AKB48, Japan’s most popular idol group, gets its name from having 48 core members and being based in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, which is nicknamed Akiba. However, the neighborhood is going to be losing a big piece of its AKB48 connection very soon.

Meet Chef Pikachu at the Pokémon Café

Haven't you ever think you wanted to eat the food in Pokémon? Well, now you can make your dreams come true at the Pokémon Café! Eat Pikachu curry, an Eevee plate, Snorlax hamburg steak, magical Gengar drinks, and more.

Drink & Make Memories on Omoide Yokocho

Wander around a maze of narrow alleys packed with izakaya and BBQ food stalls in Shinjuku's Omoide Yokocho.

Redeveloping Shibuya

Shibuya has always been a center of culture focused on young people. Lately, the area has been redeveloped with a focus on high-rise shopping and office buildings aimed at a more mature clientele.

Stylishly Slurp Down Curry Udon at cuud

In Haneda Airport, get a taste of the perfect bowl of curry udon at cuud. Whether you just need a quick bite to eat or want to watch in luxury as chefs prepare udon from scratch, you won't be disappointed.

Tokyo Tower Souvenirs to Remember Forever

Remember your trip to Tokyo's landmark red tower with the gift shop that has almost every souvenir imaginable.

Tokyo Olympic Swimming Venue Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Create Ukiyo-e Art at a Woodblock Party

If you're a fan of traditional Japanese art, you can create your own version of famous ukiyo-e paintings at Mokuhankan's woodblock print party experiences.

Make Japanese Pottery at Uzumako Art School

Don't just buy some Japanese pottery—why not make a piece yourself at the Uzumako Ceramic Art School?

Gyoza + Beer Lovers Unite at Dandadan Sakaba

If you've got a craving for juicy gyoza and cheap beer, get yourself to the fastest growing gyoza + beer izakaya chain in Kanto—Dandadan Sakaba.

Waste Oil Helps Illuminate Tokyo in Winter

Vibrant lights are illuminating Tokyo this winter, and some of them are actually powered by oil that would otherwise have been discarded!

Explore the Sumo World at Kokugikan Street

The best place to experience authentic sumo wrestler culture is at Kokugikan Street in Ryogoku. You can learn about sumo wrestling, watch a sumo match, and even eat like a sumo wrestler.

Retro Street Food at Asakusa Denbouin Street

After visiting Asakusa's Sensoji Shrine, enjoy a leisurely afternoon eating traditional street food and finding hidden thieves on the nearby Denbouin Street.

9,000 Bath Bombs at LUSH Harajuku!

If you're a fan of LUSH's magical bath bombs, you can't miss out on LUSH LABS. 9,000 bath bombs on a bath bomb conveyor belt—if you're a true Lushie, you better not miss it.

Fish Your Own Carp or Goldfish in Shinjuku

If you're in Tokyo and want to go fishing without too much traveling, get yourself to Ichigaya Fishing Center. Whether you want to catch a full-grown carp to eat or a little goldfish as a pet, this Shinjuku man-made fishing hole has got you covered.

Exploring Art in the Ultimate Tokyo Staycation

If you're looking to dive deep into the art and culture of three of Tokyo's coolest neighborhoods without running yourself into the ground, this staycation itinerary is for you!

DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room

It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.

Top 10 Kengo Kuma Buildings in Tokyo

In Japan, there are many wonderful buildings that clearly showcase the talents of Kengo Kuma and his team from Kengo Kuma & Associates. Simply read on for our top 10 Kengo Kuma architecture in Tokyo, Japan, that you can see.

Magical Rainbow Grilled Cheese in Harajuku

Taste the rainbow at Le Shiner in Takeshita Street, with rainbow drinks, potato corn dogs, and grilled cheese.

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