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Enjoy an Aomori Izakaya in Tokyo

If you are only in Japan for a limited amount of time and you can't head up to Aomori Prefecture, but are dying for a taste of the region's music and food, then head over to Haneto Izakaya in Tokyo!

Kirby Makes His Way onto Dishes

Although you might not gain any powers, after inhaling these Kirby inspired dishes, they'll certainly fuel you with energy!

4 Weirdly Themed Tokyo Izakaya

Looking to change things up for your next pub crawl? Why not grab your drinks in Japan's Warring States Period—or an elementary school classroom?

10 After-Midnight Time Killers Around Tokyo

There are many ways to spend time in the never-sleeping city of Tokyo. But what happens when you have too much fun out and miss the last train home? We've got some ideas!

Walk upon the Tracks in Log Road Daikanyama

Visit Log Road Daikanyama, an elongated charming space that once had train tracks running through it.

This 'Izakaya' Truly Is Stranger than Fiction!

Read only if you're up for a wacky 'izakaya' experience.

Department Stores with a Long History

'Shinise' literally means 'old stores.' And with a strong culture of preserving history, Japan has the largest number of 'shinise,' especially regarding department stores!

Go for a Home Run at a Batting Center in Japan

Whether you're an aspiring pro or just looking for a way to erase stress from your day, why not give one of Japan's ubiquitous batting centers a try!

A Secluded Hot Spring in Tokyo!

Get away from the hustle and bustle at Janoyu Onsen Inn in Hinohara Village.

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

Go Retro in Jimbocho

Check out these old-school coffee shops, passed down for generations in Tokyo's Jimbocho.

5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo

The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

5 Oldest Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Coffee culture in Japan did not necessarily have a good start, but these 5 shops somehow withstood the test of time.

What Would Cities Look Like “Tokyo-ized”!

What would your city look like if it became a sister city of Tokyo?!

The Oldest Business in the World

Founded over 1,400 years ago, Kongo Gumi is a Japanese temple-building company that's responsible for a number of the most famous structures in the Kansai area.

The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'

If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.

The Historical Stores of Ginza

Ginza has been associated with wealth ever since a silver coin mint was established here early in the Edo Period. Quite a few old shops got their start here, making Ginza a great center for some historical shopping!

10 of Japan's Oldest Confection Shops

The sweet treats offered by these long-lived establishments have more than withstood the tests of time. Each shop is at least 350 years old!

20 Free Things to Do in Japan This Summer

Japan has a host of things to do for budget tourists, and we've compiled our list of the best free things to do. Enjoy!

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