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What to Do During the Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival in Ibaraki

What to Do During the Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival in Ibaraki

Are you planning an autumn trip to Japan? If so you might want to consider Kasama. A short day trip from Tokyo, this city in Ibaraki Prefecture holds ...

For Matcha Lovers! 10 Matcha Sweets From Japanese Convenience Stores and Supermarkets

For Matcha Lovers! 10 Matcha Sweets From Japanese Convenience Stores and Supermarkets

Japan is very big on seasonal and limited edition products. No matter when you come to Japan you will alwa...

Traveling From Home: We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

We Recreated Famous Japanese Landscapes in Miniature

Temporarily unable to travel Japan, I decided that I was going to bring some of Japan into my own house! In...

Why You Should Souvenir-Hunt at a Japanese 100 Yen Store: 15 Must-Have Items From Seria

15 Must-Have Items From 100 Yen Store Seria

Ah, Japanese 100 yen stores. Such treasure troves for cute, fun and useful items that are - most wonderfu...

11 Sakura-Flavored Sweets and Drinks in Spring 2020

11 Sakura-Flavored Sweets and Drinks in Spring 2020

You can't say Japanese spring without saying sakura. The beloved cherry blossoms appear every yea...

Sleep With a Giant Snorlax in Apartment Hotel Mimaru's Pokémon Room!

Sleep With a Giant Snorlax in Apartment Hotel Mimaru's Pokémon Room!

Who would have thought that a hotel room was a good place to catch Pokémon? This is true for Apartm...

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

4 Weird Japanese Winter Festivals That You Can Participate In

There are countless religious and folk festivals being celebrated in Japan throughout the year. Among ...

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

Hiruzake: The Pastime of Daytime Drinking in Tokyo

If there's one thing that Tokyo doesn't lack it's drinking establishments. From tiny wat...

The World's First Official Doraemon Shop! We Went to the Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba

The World's First Official Doraemon Shop! Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba

The world's first official Doraemon shop, Doraemon Future Department Store has opened in Odaiba, ...

Shibuya Scramble Square: The New Shopping Hub With a Spectacular View Over the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Square: a Spectacular View Over the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

A new landmark was born in the ever-changing city of Shibuya, Tokyo. Built right above Shibuya Station, ...

Close to Tokyo: 5 Great Spots to Enjoy During Japan's Winter Season

Close to Tokyo: 5 Great Spots to Enjoy During Japan's Winter Season

There are a few sights and spots you can only enjoy during the winter season in Japan from December to Febr...