Tokyo

Tokyo travel alert: City’s most important train line shutting down for construction this weekend

A long stretch of the Yamanote Line is taking a break while construction crews get ready for its newest station.

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Is 150,000 yen (US$1,389) a month enough to live on in Tokyo? Depends what kind of life you want

That’s plenty for life in Japan’s capital, claims twenty-something woman, but you might not want to live like her.

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Otaku dances like a Japanese idol in front of J-Pop idol at live event in Tokyo【Video】

When you love the idol life so much you become the idol.

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Mipig Harajuku: We visit the new micro pig cafe in Tokyo

Mipig takes its design inspiration from the story of The Three Little Pigs.   

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police say they’ve captured the Ame-zing Spider-Man

Would J. Jonah Jameson be ame-zingly happy to see this menace off the streets?

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Japanese knife professional transforms vegetables into works of art【Videos】

Next-level knife skills create gorgeous garnishes in all sorts of shapes and designs.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays taiko drums with Terminator: Dark Fate cast at Tokyo premiere

Rev-9 and the T-800 beat drums in traditional happi coats under a giant Godzilla in Japan.

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Jackie Chan spotted cuddling a puppy at a Japanese home centre【Video】

Action star goes incognito at an unlikely location to support his new support range. 

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Will Smith makes sushi with Japanese YouTuber Bilingirl Chika

The Hollywood actor eats natto, puts soy sauce in the wrong spot, and tries a hack for avoiding wasabi “burn”.

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Hot new landmark Shibuya Scramble Square offers a heart-stopping view of Tokyo

Twitter posts the highest highlight of Shibuya’s newest tourist spot: its vast and dizzying view.
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Should Akihabara be walled off from the rest of Tokyo? Twitter user proposes bold rezoning plan

Admission fees, age requirements, and unrestricted public posting of erotic anime art would all be part of “Akihabara Gate City.”

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We hit Japan’s biggest Halloween party poorly dressed as Japan’s hottest beverage

SoraNews24: Where amazing ideas are horribly executed, and horrible ideas are amazingly executed.

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“Otaku” YouTuber confronts Tokyo tough-guy litterers, who’ve got no idea who they’re dealing with

Litterbug smokers aren’t so eager to brawl once they find out they’re picking a fight with a guy who beats people up for a living.

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Bubble tea helps herbivore men meet women during Shibuya Halloween

Unexpected outcome of alcohol ban has boba bonding partygoers in the best way possible.

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Star Wars cafe to open in Tokyo as part of city’s real-life Star Wars Holiday special events

Star Wars Marunouchi Bright Christmas trees show off the power of the Light and Dark Sides of the Force.

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Nintendo announces grand opening date for new official shop in Tokyo, shows off exclusive merch

Japan’s first-ever official Nintendo store is almost here, but you can start putting together your shopping list right now.

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Woman in Tokyo gives birth onboard one of Japan’s busiest train lines

Baby arrives just before start of rush hour.

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Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Have coffee with adorable piggies at Tokyo’s brand-new micro pig cafe in trendy Harajuku

English-friendly animal cafe opening its second branch, giving away free tickets.

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Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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