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Collapsed shed at our cheap countryside house reveals unusual Japanese gems from the past

Dilapidated outbuilding at the SoraHouse contains some surprise items that could tell a story or two.

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Kick back after a hard day with a thirst-quenching bottle of Insect Sour

This drink puts the “water” back into “giant water bug.”

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Here we come a-waffling with a food and booze combo from Cosmos【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Can a waffle iron save a family torn apart by evil?

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best beef stew?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven battle it out for victory over our taste buds.

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Low-quality paper cranes folded by young gyaru – Japan’s newest weird capsule toys

It’s not how this origami looks that’s important, but why it looks that way.

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Kubipan neck pants, the hot new Tokyo style that we just made up and hurts our butt cracks【Pics】

Mr. Sato refuses to be bound by conventional fashion philosophies for these Uniqlo pants.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best onigiri rice balls?【Taste test】

Mr Sato gives us his verdict, and stumbles upon the Onigi Remix — a new way to combine them and eat them all! 

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Japanese phone box is cute by day, terrifying by night

The midnight charms of an onsen town.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizzas?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in a cheesy showdown. 

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Japanese vending machine serves up Wagyu beef steaks in the countryside

Serving sirloin 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

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Japan doesn’t just have a gamer hoodie, it’s got a gamer hoodie specially designed for cat owners

Sequel parka gives you the best of both worlds by combining game time and cat time.

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Ikea Japan offering fully furnished apartment to rent for less than a dollar a month

The apartment, which comes complete with Ikea furniture, is being leased by a giant shark.

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Fire at Super Nintendo World prompts shutdown of Universal Studios Japan area

Fire Mario not officially named as suspect.

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Don’t throw away your leftover ramen broth! Use it to make ice cream sauce instead!【Recipe】

Is there no end to the wonders Cup Noodle is capable of?

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Rice balls aplenty at the Ministop senbero, but with a special twist【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Mr. Sato eats seven onigiri without eating a single onigiri.

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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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Life-size Lucario may be the craziest Pokémon plushie yet【Photos】

Full-scale version of the Fighting/Steel-type wants a sizable place in your heart and home.

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Domino’s offers gold chopsticks to customers in Japan

A very classy way to eat pizza. 

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Japanese convenience store Lawson releases new ultra-cheap 200-yen (US$1.75) bento【Taste test】

Can cheap lightning strike twice?

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A trip to hell on Japan’s ‘vomit ship’: Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

Exploring the not-so-glamorous side of island-hopping.

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