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Looking for a hotel in Japan? Skip the ryokan and stay in this castle instead!

Seaside stronghold in Nagasaki is looking for guests, and might let you stay for free.

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Here’s what happens if an otaku holds on to 30 years of issues of Japan’s biggest manga magazine

This superfan will never be short of reading material.

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Japan now has crab fish paste sticks that taste like soda

Why drink soda when you can add it to salads and sandwiches instead?

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Japanese mom keeps cool, lays down hot, hilarious drum beat to scare off cockroach invader【Video】

Mom has no fear, plenty of rhythm.

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This beautiful Starbucks just outside Tokyo has an aural connection to Japan’s samurai past【Pics】

Your eyes will love the traditional Japanese garden, but keep your ears open for a sound that’s been marking life in this town for centuries.

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Gun-dam, these are some crazy-looking anime robot-style cooking knives from Japan【Photos】

Ever wanted to prepare dinner with a replica of Gundam’s heat hawk mecha weaponry? Now you can.

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Snorlax Bead Sofa is the awesomely cozy living room furniture every Pokémon fan needs【Photos】

Paired with a Poké Ball Ottoman, Japanese furniture maker’s newest item looks so amazingly cozy we may imitate Snorlax and never get up again.

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How to make awesome Japanese curry in five minutes without using instant packs or even a stove

Too lazy to really cook, but too gourmet for instant food? Our reporter Go finds a solution.

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Japanese cat uses epic photobombing skills to ruin anime viewing experience, make Internet’s day

Attack on owner’s Attack on Titan session is perfectly timed and a triple success.

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This isn’t a Harry Potter photo – it’s an incredible colored pencil portrait from a Japanese fan!

Even magic couldn’t make this picture look any better.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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Pokémon Master Ball engagement ring case is sure to help you catch your beloved’s heart

Poké-pop the question with this beautiful handcrafted case from Japan’s Pokémon wedding jeweler.

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Godzilla drops the CG, straps on the suit for awesome old-school tribute video【Video】

Just before the release of the King of the Monsters’ latest CG slugfest, a team of practical effects geniuses take the kaiju back to his roots.

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Japan has mint chocolate butter, and it’s now at the top of our shopping list

This opens up so many possibilities, and they all sound delicious.

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Ujicha Bus in Kyoto celebrates Uji matcha green tea with Japanese teahouse interior【Photos】

The bus even comes with a heart-shaped window like the one at a famous Kyoto temple.

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Real-world Final Fantasy wedding plan reservations start in Japan, and it looks amazing【Photos】

Perfectly recreated bride’s dress, Moogle desserts, and wedding Chocobo are all part of the package.

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Gorgeous anime shorts reimagine One Piece’s Straw Hat Pirates as high school teens【Videos】

Newest episode in Hungry Days series is dripping with emotion, promises more to come.

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Possibly the sweetest anime voice actress ever meets fan on the train, makes their day, maybe life

What would you do if a celebrity started talking to you on the train?

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Mighty, meaty Tokyo ramen joint flips script by overflowing the bowl with delicious chashu pork

Delicious noodles and broth take up supporting roles as MEAT becomes the star of the show.

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Real-life Evangelion apartment in Japan is ultra-cheap, ultra-anime【Photos】

Floor plan and renter regulations allow you to accurately recreate Shinji’s lifestyle.

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