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New Japanese Passports Feature Famous Artworks

In February, Japan began issuing new passports featuring the well-known works of ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai.

Snow Falls West of Tokyo

Some parts of Japan's Kanto and Koshin regions, west of Tokyo, were hit with over 30 cm of snow this past week!

Harry Potter Studio May Come to Tokyo

Warner Bros hopes to open a Harry Potter Studio in Tokyo after a famous amusement park closes.

Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya

When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.

Deep Dive Kanto Day Trips

More than just the beloved mega metropolis, Tokyo, the Kanto region is home to many local areas, each with their own unique charms. If you want to explore another side of Japan, these day trip ideas from Tokyo are the perfect way to do it!

Japan’s Olympic Uniforms Unveiled

Official uniforms for Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams were unveiled ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Take Pics with Poop at the Unko Museum

The Unko Museum is a high-tech, family-friendly Instagram hotspot. Play poop-related games, take a photo with your poop, and get all the things at the poop gift shop.

Dine & Drive Around Tokyo with Willer Bus

Anyone looking to travel around Japan on the cheap knows and loves Willer, and their highway buses! But did you know that they have a sightseeing restaurant bus?

Tasty Fast Food Vegan Burger Made From Hemp

Veganic To Go sells purely plant-based, 95 percent organic foods, including what they consider the first hemp burger in Japan.

Halal Ramen In Tokyo & Kyoto

No trip to Japan is complete without a delicious bowl of ramen! If you have dietary restrictions, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a piping hot, lip smacking bowl of Japan's iconic noodles!

Travel Back in Time at the Edo-Tokyo Museum

If you're a history buff, you can't miss the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a museum filled with hands-on exhibits and displays to help you imagine how life was in Japan back in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Miniature Model of Shinjuku Made Only of Paper

Toshi is a Japanese office worker in his 20s who has a unique hobby: building miniature paper models of cities at a 1/2200 scale. And he has completed his most ambitious project to date: a mini model of Tokyo's sprawling area of Shinjuku.

Get a Local Resort Experience at OMO5

Don't choose between a resort experience and a cultural experience. Get the full experience at the Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka, a chic hotel that focuses on connecting its visitors to the local environment.

Get 100% Beef Burgers at Fatburger in Shibuya

If you're in the mood for a burger but hate the puny patties that dare call themselves burgers, then get yourself to Fatburger. Originally an American chain, Fatburger is out to show Japan what real American 100% beef burgers are.

Riverside Romantic View at Tokyo's Canal Cafe

You wouldn't expect a romantic riverside view in the middle of Tokyo, but the Canal Cafe in Kagurazaka is here to prove you wrong. The canal serves as part-Italian-restaurant and part-boat-rental—the perfect date in one convenient place.

Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites

More foreign tourists are coming to Japan than ever before, with about 32 million visiting in 2019. And many of them are coming just to see the sights represented in their favorite anime series.

Sing Your Heart Out above the Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Dome City's Ferris wheel isn't just a normal, everyday carnival ride overlooking the Tokyo skyline. While your eyes take in the view of the city, let your ears listen to the beautiful voices of your friends singing their lungs out.

Cashless Payment at Japan’s Post Offices

Starting with 65 branches, cashless payment is coming to the Japanese postal service. Japan Post plans to expand the service to 85,000 post offices in May, and to all branches in the future.

Tiny Tokyo Apartments Are Surprisingly Popular

Ququri studio apartments offer just 4.64 square meters (49.94 square feet) of usable floor space, but with prices this low, it’s all some people need.

First Look at the Tokyo Olympic Village Plaza

The plaza of the Tokyo Games athletes’ village has been unveiled ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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