Music to Ghibli Fans' Ears
Thinking about getting some Ghibli merchandise? Look no further than these adorable music boxes that feature songs from three popular Ghibli films.
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!
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!
Yanbaru Forest Toy Museum in Okinawa
This toy museum on the northern end of Okinawa's main island is basically a big room full of wooden toys!
Delicious Lego Creations in Odaiba
Check out these Lego treats so tasty you'll wish you could eat them!
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.
Japan to Get Its First Legoland Theme Park
It’s not Tokyo that’s being graced with this block-based attraction—look to Nagoya for your Lego theme park needs!
Get a 3-D Puzzle of Odawara Castle
Want a piece of history? How about a detailed 1/175 replica of Odawara Castle?
Cheap & Lazy Hack for Pokémon Go
For one creative Twitter user, walking around isn't the only way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs.
Why Hatch a Pokémon Egg When You Can Crack It
Forget chocolate and peanut butter—chocolate and Pokémon are the true ultimate combination.
Saving Money Is No Problem for No-Face!
This new automated money box speaks, plays music from the film and burps after every deposit!
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.
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!
Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad
How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!
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!
Folding Lego Samurai Not Included
This eye-popping Lego pop-up book is a pretty accurate representation of one of Japan's most beloved castles!
Ghibli Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking
Studio Ghibli celebrates 30 years of filmmaking with a Roppongi exhibition filled with tons of memorabilia, Ghibli-themed food and limited-edition toys!
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.