Tokyo

What exactly is the treat known as a “kougnané” that’s sold outside Tokyo’s Yurakucho Station?

We learn the origin of this unique pastry sold in one of Tokyo’s bustling commercial districts. 

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

But reviews had us concerned about whether it offered what we wanted or not. 

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Mr. Sato angers the potato gods of Kogane No Potatorado restaurant

Finally, a restaurant that uses the aesthetic of a used video game store.

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Shop in Tokyo’s Chinatown has TWENTY kinds of delicious homemade steamed buns

Hidden gem in Ikebukuro sells unique flavours of nikuman you’d never find in a convenience store.

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We visit the only shrine in Japan where you can pray to the gods for good weather

Pray the rain away at special weather shrine in Tokyo.

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Krispy Kreme takes aim at Mister Donut with new doughnuts for Valentine’s Day

Can the international chain really compete with the local doughnut masters?

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Trying our luck at premium gacha machines for high-end appliances, camping equipment, and more

The results are “shocking!”

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We try Tokyo restaurant’s crab ice cream that tastes more like crab than cream【Taste test】

Staff say it tastes even better with olive oil and pepper!

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Yamagata cherries fetch record-breaking price at wholesale market’s first auction of the year

Here are some other food dishes that you could purchase with the same amount of yen.

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Krispy Kreme releases tit doughnuts in Japan

A sweet homage to a beautiful tit that can only be seen in Hokkaido. 

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We get a rare whiff of the corpse flower, a.k.a. the world’s stinkiest flower, in Tokyo botanical garden

We were ‘lucky’ enough to see and smell the rare flower, which blooms once every few years.

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This lucky bag of Tokyo snacks is full of delicious treats to take home–wherever home is!

There are 11 different items in this box–and they aren’t sample size either!!

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How to get a date in Japan, according to hosts in Kabukicho

There’s one piece of dating advice that a mama and hosts all agree on.

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Massive meat sandwich in Tokyo is not your regular Japanese sandwich

Meet the meat sandwich gracing foodies’ Instagram feeds in Japan right now. 

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The top 10 shotengai shopping streets in Tokyo【Survey】

From hot tourist spots to residential areas, good finds are everywhere.

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Why don’t hosts in Kabukicho approach our female reporter any more?

Back when she was younger she couldn’t get away from them, so we visit a host club to find out what’s going on. 

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New Year’s Eve plans in Tokyo? Tokyo Metro won’t be running any extra late-night trains this year

You might need to pack it in early or be prepared to go all night.

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Why Gonpachi Nori-Temaki in Harajuku is a great Japanese restaurant for foreign tourists

Mr Sato reckons this hand-rolled sushi joint is perfect for international visitors.

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One of Tokyo’s busiest subway lines is adding women-only cars

Policy seeks to protect female passengers from gropers.

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