Chiba

Japanese hand-dug tunnels on a bamboo forest trail are like a quest in a video game

Complete with advice from a local side character, this off-the-beaten path adventure is wild and frightening at the same time. 

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We try our luck by spending 100 yen at a mystery capsule machine in a Chiba souvenir shop

How much will we spend to get the top prize this time?

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This Japanese sweets shop specializes in beautiful flower-shaped ohagi rice cakes

Store offers a contemporary twist on a traditional snack.

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Sushi for breakfast? Our under-1,000-yen breakfast with Hama Sushi’s new morning menu

It may not be normal, but we could get used to this.

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We were blown away by Funabashi Sauce Ramen, just a short ride from central Tokyo【Taste test】

It’s like having several Japanese dishes in one bowl.

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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

It’s the land of serial arresting.

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Taking a trip through time at Chiba’s Showa-era yankee-style fashion shop【Photos】

And we were tempted to custom order an embroidered silk jacket while we were at it!

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A visit to one of Japan’s motorcycle Shinto shrines

You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to visit here, but it helps.

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Ramen and dekotora come together at this restaurant in Japan

Korakuen Iekei Ramen Truck Yaro Since 2021 celebrates Japan’s culture of decorated trucks

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Autonomous beverage and snack car now testing in Chiba City

It’s like some kind of vending mechanical robot or something!

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Rent an entire folk house in Japan, surrounded by nature just outside Tokyo

Traditional features with modern luxuries, including an outdoor sauna and rotenburo bath, provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

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82-0 shellacking kicks off Japan’s National High School Baseball Championship

But who really won?

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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The unstaffed vegetable stand in Japan where you pick your produce yourself

Mr Sato teaches us how to make a purchase at this unusual roadside stall.

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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Takoyaki boat tray comes to life in Japan, sails down river near Tokyo

Octopus balls head out for a jaunt in the sunshine, turning heads everywhere they go. 

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Tasting the Top 5 Lunch Packs in Japan at Yamazaki Plaza in Chiba Prefecture

Join us on a pilgrimage to the mecca of Lunch Packs.

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Chiba man arrested for writing “Amazon!” on Shinto shrine

Looks like he’s either really happy or really angry about online retail.

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Meet the Japanese grandma who manually operates vending machines in the countryside

A unique place where there really is a person inside the machine. 

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Mr. Sato goes to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022… front gate【Photos】

Our writer makes the most of a car show without seeing a single car.

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