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Two Harry Potter cafes opening in Japan, serving up Gryffindor bento and Hagrid misspelled cakes

”You’re a Japanese cafe, Harry.”

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A visit to Japan’s train station that looks like a spaceport in the middle of nowhere【Photos】

Unusual station’s unique name also makes it a destination for those seeking good luck, but things might feel different in the near future.

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Eternal Sailor Moon fans can soon own a high-quality Crisis Moon Compact for adults

Metallic transformation item is “almost” 1:1-scale.

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Ninja dojo opens in Tokyo’s Asakusa, offers courses in shuriken, stealth, and sensory perception

Japan Ninja Council wants to give visitors their first steps down the path of the shinobi.

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Japan’s lap-pillow ear-cleaning salons aren’t just for pervy guys, we find out

Our female reporter gets her ears cleaned by someone else for the first time in years, and loves it.

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Japanese idol goes viral for display of superpowers at train station【Video】

All in a day’s work for this creative idol.

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Japanese dad turns ordinary photos of his daughter into amazing fantasy world scenes【Photos】

Image editing transports her from the living room to a world of amazing beauty and magical creatures.

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This Japanese theme park just made a real-world Pokémon forest for you to go Pokémon spotting in

4,500-square meter Pokémon Wonder combines the fun of Pokémon with the beauty of nature.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is scheduled to be demolished, needs your help

Architectural landmark will soon be gone forever, but there’s still a chance of preserving its history for the future.

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Mysterious hand figures turn out to be our new favourite Japanese capsule toys

Confusing? Yes. Cool? Very.

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All-frozen ramen restaurant appears in Tokyo, shows us we don’t really need the restaurant

Ramen Journey Showroom does things a little differently.

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Give your cat culture and class with a beautiful ukiyo-e painting that’s also a scratching post

Great Wave off Kanagawa becomes great place for your cat to relax.

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New Nintendo capsule toys put video game history in your hand with mini NES, Famicom controllers

Controller Button Collection series also teases “secret” version.

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Make summer super with Nintendo’s new Super Mario outdoor goods lineup【Photos】

This Question Block holds the greatest power-up of all: cold drinks!

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Pikachu learns how to fly as Japan’s new Pokémon airliner takes fight

Pikachu Jet takes off, and will be flying fans around Japan for years to come.

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Latest design for gorgeous stylized Japanese Coca-Cola cans spotlights Tohoku festivals

You’ll want to grab this pretty commemorative Coke can if you’re in northern Japan.

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Let’s eat some official Evangelion emergency rations!【Taste test】

Ever wonder what Tokyo-3 does for dinner when they have to evacuate for an Eva-versus-Angel fight?

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Honda has created a GPS navigation system for your shoes【Video】

Ashirase sounds great for anyone who gets lost easily, but there’s another group of people Honda has in mind.

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Super Mario kimono, Bowser underwear part of gigantic Nintendo/Japanese fashion brand collab

Department store Parco teams up with the video game giant to create over 300 new fan fashion items.

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