Tokyo Side Trips for Every Type of Traveler
While Tokyo alone could satisfy your craving for a yin and yang experience—say, a taste of city life in Shibuya coupled with the greenery of Shinjuku Gyoen—there's more to enjoy beyond the city limits of Tokyo!
The Pokédrone: Really Helps You Catch 'Em All!
This upcoming product from TRNDlabs promises to make it that much easier to catch all those hard-to-reach Pokémon.
Preview of Tokyo Game Show 2017
Coming to you live from Tokyo Game Show 2017, it's Wendell, the Managing Editor of All About Japan, along with writer Jack and Yoshitaka, our editorial assistant. And we're bringing you along as we take our first look at TGS 2017!
Convert Your Pocket Change into Cool Souvenirs
Before you board your next flight at Narita Airport, head over to the huge capsule toy area to buy some cool figurines and rid yourself of all the leftover pocket change you've accumulated.
A Super Cheap Akihabara Tour
Super Cheap Japan has put together an incredible cheapo tour of Akihabara—or 'Akiba,' as they call it here. Follow the recommended route to find all the arcades, maid cafes, manga and anime stores, electronic stores and used good stores that you need!
Round & Round the Sushi Goes
Forget sushi boats. Eat your next piece of sushi off a Ferris wheel that slides the dish onto a roller coaster!
Now it's Okay to Play with Your Noodles!
Being told not to play with your food didn't stop this popular toy company from producing a contraption that slides 'somen' noodles into your bowl at home!
Kitty Caps to Keep Your Cat Warm
Christmas cat capsule toy hats from Japan will make your holiday feline festivities jolly.
Japan's 8 Biggest Anime & Otaku Events
What's an anime or gaming otaku to do in Japan? Check out its massive anime- and gaming-related events, that's what! From the Tokyo Game Show to the World Cosplay Summit, there's plenty to see throughout the year!
Why Hatch a Pokémon Egg When You Can Crack It
Forget chocolate and peanut butter—chocolate and Pokémon are the true ultimate combination.
Lost Transformers Gallery Found!
After two years during which Akihabara News thought it had lost all of its photos from the 2014 Transformers Expo, the precious collection has now been found—with many shots featuring entire generations of Transformers toys in a single frame!
Online Shopping in Japan (by JLPT Level)
JLPT surely stands for 'Just Let People Trade' right? Joking aside, we're bringing you a list of five of the best Japanese shopping websites, ranked by the level of Japanese (according to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) needed to access them.
Larger Than Life Attractions Coming to USJ
'Big' is looking to be the operative word for 2017's Japanese pop-culture-themed attractions at Universal Studios Japan. We're talking 'Monster Hunter,' 'Godzilla' and 'Attack on Titan' big!
Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!
This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!
Go on & Play with Your Food at Legoland Japan
From swanky dishes to Lego-shaped French fries, the food from Legoland is sure to please Legomaniacs of all ages!
360-Degree 'Gachapon' Adventure in Akihabara
Have you ever seen 'gachapon' machines stacked four high? Take a 360-degree tour of the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan!
Spinning into our Hearts
80-year-old Masaaki Hiroi has dedicated his life to handcrafting gorgeous wooden toys the old-fashioned way.
Cheap & Lazy Hack for Pokémon Go
For one creative Twitter user, walking around isn't the only way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs.
Captain America Turns Samurai Warrior
Chances are, figurine collectors who are obsessed with Marvel characters probably already have one or two Captain America figurines, but this one from Bandai is the perfect blend of the beloved American comic book hero and historical Japanese warriors.
A Clever New Way to Display Your Figurines
Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!