Instagram's Top 10 Japan Spots of 2016!
Instagram released its Top 10 Japanese spots of 2016 on December 1. The list includes international airports as well as the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. See if your favorites made the list!
Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!
Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!
Stuffed with Garlic, Meat & Compassion
There are a lot of tasty reasons to want to visit Shinjuku Kakekomi Gyoza, but the importance of this restaurant goes even beyond the vast range of savory dumplings.
Run Away from Ghosts in a Pac-Man Rickshaw
Why settle for an ordinary rickshaw when you can glide through Asakusa in one shaped like legendary video game character Pac-Man?
These Baths Are So Clean You Can Eat Off Them
Japan has no shortage of unusual or unique restaurants, and this izakaya that used to be a bathhouse is no exception!
Traditional 'Sobaya' Around Tokyo
There are quite a few famous and historical 'sobaya' that have been in the Japanese capital for a while. Some of them have serving delicious soba noodles for more than a century!
Harajuku Station's Getting Revamped
The old-fashioned facade of Harajuku Station is slated for a modern makeover. So, if you want to see the Tokyo landmark in its current form, you'd better go now.
All-You-Can-Eat Crab For Less Than $18!
If you have a large appetite and absolutely love crab, but are afraid of making a large dent in your pocket, then head over to Chikugoya, where you can eat as much crab as you can for two hours!
Drip, Drip, Drip Goes the Green Tea
Calling itself the world’s first hand-drip green tea shop, Tokyo Saryo is now open for business in Tokyo.
All-You-Can-Eat Tacos For About US$10
For your next Taco Tuesday, stuff yourself with as many tacos as your stomach can handle at this restaurant in Shibuya.
2nd Luxurious Cat Café Branch Open in Harajuku
Order up some drinks and cuddle with some feline friends at this ultra-fancy cat café, the second one to open in Harajuku.
Take a Ride on the 'Tokyo Roller Coaster'
As part of the Toei Oedo Line's 25th anniversary campaign, the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation has released the slickly produced promotional video 'Tokyo Roller Coaster,' featuring a first-person view of the line's twists and turns.
Be Absolutely Dazzled by Tokyo at Night
Tokyo consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the world, and these three night viewing spots will help you understand what makes the city so magical.
CITA: Experimental Tokyo Theater
The International Centre for Theatre Arts (CITA) has toured more than six countries with its award-winning productions and workshops, bringing experimental theater to Tokyo and the world.
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
Platform 13½ Set to Open at Ueno Station
Like the Hogwarts Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform.
Tokyo Marathon: From Start to Finish
Runners from all corners of the globe come to participate in the Tokyo Marathon in February each year. In 2016, AAJ contributor Jinichi Segawa set out to run the course with camera in hand.
How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda
Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.
Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel
Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.
The Spotlight's on D. H. Rosen
If you're tapped into the art scene in Japan, then you've likely come across artist/writer/curator/producer Daniel H. Rosen, the go-to guru in the creative community.