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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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Cats bowing in apology is Japan’s latest weird gacha capsule toy collection

Felines walk us through the finer details of saying sorry in Japan.

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We try the Starbucks drinks that are only available at two stores in Japan

Are these exclusive beverages worth the trip out to get them?

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Can Japan’s one-person granite plate cooker take you to solo stone steak paradise? Let’s find out

Our favorite Japanese cooking gadget maker promises a premium steak dinner for one with no fuss.

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We tried all seven of Muji’s new “Bento of the Day” boxed lunch sets

Can boxed lunches stay minimalist and delicious at the same time?

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New Japanese vending machines to love: The ones that sell Hiroshima’s best dessert!

Symbol of Hiroshima is also a delicious sweet that travelers have loved for over a century.

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Starbucks Japan’s festive customisation is almost too cute to bear

Add a dose of kawaii to your Frappuccino for a limited time.

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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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Japan’s realistic railroad crossing capsule toys bring back painful memories for Mr. Sato

Some wounds never heal, and some stains never come out.

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This Pikachu and Piplup lamp we got free with a magazine is way cuter than it has any right to be

So we just get this with the magazine? We don’t even have to go to the Pokémon Center store?

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Starbucks releases new ice cream bowls for a limited time in Japan!

You’ll want to get in quick to nab this exclusive free present. 

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In search of the elusive Sea Urchin Butter from Kaldi【Taste test】

Our reporter is bitter no one but her ever bought her a better butter, like Uni Butter.

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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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Temple camping in Japan at Wakayama’s Daitaiji【Photos】

A lot of temples in Japan offer dormitory rooms, but this one has an even cooler option.

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We got our first “rail seal stamp” and an extra splash of happiness at a train station in Fukuoka

This stop is undoubtedly the first of many in our new countrywide, railway-hopping quest to stamp ’em all.

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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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Transparent soy sauce is a thing — we saw it, we tried it, we’re confused by it

Our resident soy sauce fanatic gives it a try and breaks her brain in the process.

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Is the Universal Studios Japan Demon Slayer ride worth riding if you’re not a Demon Slayer fan?

To ride or not to ride is an easy choice if you already love or hate Demon Slayer, but what if your feelings are somewhere in the middle?

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We try to duplicate McDonald’s Japan’s Tsukimi mochi pie with 3 simple ingredients【SoraKitchen】

If it sounds that simple, it should be that simple. Right?

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