Tokyo

Tokyo city hall gets menacing red makeover as coronavirus infection numbers rise【Photos】

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, one other famous landmark change their colors as infections rise following lifting of restrictions.

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Ibaraki Airport mulls name change to “Tokyo Ibaraki Airport” despite not being in Tokyo

What could possibly go wrong?

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New miniature theme park Small Worlds Tokyo finally opening, has a tiny Sailor Moon exhibit!

The anticipated opening of the the miniature figure park was delayed by the coronavirus, but is now planned to open in June.

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Ghibli Museum video takes us into the steam punk elevator and up the spiral staircase【Video】

The museum speaks to us as we encounter some of its cutest anime characters. 

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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Japanese fruit sandwich store in Tokyo explodes in popularity, includes rare, expensive varieties

Luxury fillings you won’t find anywhere else.

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Outrage sparked: Tokyo truck driver abandons body of suicide victim, claims the body was a “doll”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have begun to investigate, searching for the man behind this cruel act.

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Shibuya gives each public elementary and junior high student a Surface Go 2 tablet for school

Modernization is on its way to Tokyo schools!

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Ghibli Museum virtual tour reveals what’s inside the female toilets【Video】

“This week, we introduce you our secret favourite place ‘women’s restroom'”.

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Japanese politician gets caught watching a crocodile video during a parliamentary session

The politician made a snap judgement to continue watching the video.

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Back to work, and back to packed commuter trains in coronavirus emergency state-Tokyo【Photos】

Timing of government’s extension of nationwide state of emergency could be contributing to worse commuting conditions.

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Now you can order insect ramen to eat at home

If you’re bored with the regular tonkotsu or miso ramen, why not give this a try?

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Meiji Gakuen University gives all students a 50,000 yen grant to offset the cost of digital classes

For many college students, that’s a big help!

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Garden eels in Japanese aquarium are forgetting humans and need your help!

Help the eels remember us by gawking at them from your own home.

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We spend five days trapped in a hotel room for our ‘Isolation Experiment’

Spoiler – five days with nothing but cup noodles and whiskey makes us oddly thankful.

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New coronavirus cases in Tokyo drop to lowest level in almost two weeks

Reduced number of new infections coincides with strengthened calls from government for people to stay home.

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50 centimetres (20 inches) of unbridled beefy joy! Eating Tokyo’s extra-lengthy yukhoe sushi

And of course, we got the ‘extra meat’ topping, because the only thing better than meat is MORE meat.

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Man crosses Shibuya scramble crossing in inflatable ball

Well, that’s one way to social distance in Tokyo.
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Cancelled your trip to Tokyo? Free papercraft download lets you build Akihabara in your own home

Visit Japan’s otaku mecca, and stage giant monster fights in it, without ever leaving the comfort of your living room.

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