retro

We visit one of the last rooftop amusement parks in Japan and feel like we stepped back in time

Our reporter returns to a place of her childhood that’s still going strong after decades of operation. 

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Epic melon pancakes found at hidden cafe in Tokyo

Proof that some of Tokyo’s best secrets are hiding underground. 

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Ultra-retro cafe in Tokyo is like a hidden hideout, serves up cheap breakfasts with great coffee

Step back in time at this old-school Japanese kissaten. 

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Retro vending machine corner is a hidden gem in the Japanese countryside

Step back in time with retro meals from the past but be warned — contents are hot!

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We visit the oldest remaining Komeda Coffee cafe in Japan for a retro blast from the past

And it did not disappoint!

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These retro cafe bath salts smell so good you could almost eat them (though you shouldn’t)

Bask in the glory of Japanese ’80s-era cafes with bath salts that smell like dessert!

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Is this the rudest parfait in all of Japan?

“Prohibited Parfait” brings new meaning to nude food.

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Starbucks Japan’s new parfait cake has to be seen to be believed

W0w. Just…wow.

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Starbucks Japan now has its first-ever Cola Frappuccino, but is it any good?

We find out if this retro American diner experience is all it’s cracked up to be. 

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Starbucks unveils first-ever Cola Frappuccino in Japan!

New limited-edition drinks and goods are inspired by retro American diners. 

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Japanese sweets box from Amazon Japan is a treasure trove of dagashi nostalgia

A treasure chest filled with cute and nostalgic Japanese sweets!

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We visit Evangelion’s real-life Village-3, a hidden gem where time has stopped【Photos】

A must-see for fans of Evangelion and trains in general!

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Perfectly recreated 1960s Japanese apartment lets museum visitors go back to mid-Showa era【Pics】

Matsudo Museum recreates Tokiwadaira Danchi, and a day in the life of old-school Japan.

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Rune Naito, the man who pioneered concept of ‘kawaii’, to have 90th anniversary art exhibition

The artist said to have created the kawaii aesthetic will feature in an exhibition celebrating his 90th birthday.

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Japanese vending machine mecca: Around 100 rare retro machines await you at this unusual location

Step back in time with old-school vending machines that dispense unique products in retro packaging.

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Pikachu in 1920s Tokyo images use A.I. to toss the Pokémon mascot 100 years into Japan’s past

It’s like Pikachu used some super effective time travel powers.

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Unboxing the McDonald’s French Fry Snack Maker【Review】

Will this retro toy turn out to be a cool gadget or worthless garbage?

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Retro reveals: Men choose the top ten anime series of the 1970s

These iconic series, spanning sci-fi to sports, were instrumental in paving the way for anime of subsequent decades.

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Retro Japanese-style hotel room with kotatsu, free ice cream is both amazingly cool AND warm

Staff thoughtfully provides everything you need to never leave the warm Showa-style kotatsu paradise.

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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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