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Real-life Demon Slayer? A visit to the legendary split boulder of Haban Shrine【Photos】

This shrine’s anime-level boulder has an anime-level backstory.

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Amazing photos of off-the-beaten-path Japanese castles to add to your travel wish list【Photos】

Looking at these overlooked castles might have you altering your itinerary.

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We try out Nissin’s new Cup Noodle Broth Hardening Powder to see if it really works

Our reporter experiments…and learns the importance of not throwing your ramen broth down the sink

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These amazing, ultra-pink photos of Tokyo are NOT of cherry blossom trees【Photos】

Pretty in pink on a spring afternoon might have you imagining sakura, but there’s something else going on.

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There’s a special, familial reason Utada Hikaru looks so natural and unguarded in her new video

Part of the 21-million-view video for Evangelion theme “One Last Kiss” was filmed by a five-year-old.

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Amazing new powder turns ramen broth from a liquid back into a solid, but why?【Video】

Leftover Cup Noodle Broth Hardening Powder is Nissin’s latest innovation.

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Are 100 yen shop Daiso’s Japanese radish seeds worth your time? Let’s find out【Experiment】

Radical value from cheap radish sprouts?

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Your Name studio, famous manga artist create beautiful romantic anime…that’s 7-Eleven ad【Vids】

Rainbow Chaser will make you smile, shed a tear, and maybe crave a steamed pork bun.

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Upcoming Making of Harry Potter exhibition in Tokyo now has a website and a promotional video

It’s happening! The Making of Harry Potter really is coming to Tokyo!

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Stylish new Experience Japan Pictograms are here to enhance your Japan travels and knowledge

Over 250 pictograms to support tourism in Japan from a visual design perspective are free to download to learn more about Japanese culture.

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These beautiful pieces of sushi aren’t actually sushi

We make ourselves a treat that looks the part, but is actually for dessert.

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We visit one of Japan’s top pompadour barbers, learn a secret about those Coming of Age Day photos

Our mild-mannered reporter gets hooked up with the king of bad-boy haircuts in Japan, the “regent.”

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Evangelion in the kitchen! Fan chef bakes Fourth Angel core pastries with cute crimson cores【Pics】

We can see why Unit-01 would want to eat these.

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Japanese supercomputer finds the reason some baseball pitches can suddenly drop near home plate

Why have a supercomputer if you can’t use it to figure out how a two-seamer works?

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New color-changing cat sand from Japan reaches crowdfunding goal

This cat sand changes color to tell you about what’s wrong with your cat’s waste!

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Japan now has official, working Pokémon mailbox you can mail letters from, Pokémon mail van too

Prefecture that introduced Slowpoke as its governor recruits him for the postal service.

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Felissimo releases limited-edition “Color in Edo! Hokusai Colored Pencils” set

This latest themed set of 20 colored pencils is inspired by the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series by master artisan Katsushika Hokusai.

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S.RIDE taxi cars in Tokyo will soon become moving ad galleries with new advanced window tech

Rather than Fast and Furious, taxi passengers will be Fast and hopefully more Curious about the latest goods and services offered in the local area.
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Edible Evangelion Angel cores now on the menu at Coco’s Japan【Taste Test】

Special anime meal includes an optional Spear of Longinus to eat it with.

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Sakura Magic recreates the full emotional arc of cherry blossom season right on your desk【Photos】

The enticing anticipation, beautiful blooming, and wistful goodbye are all here.

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