Tokyo

Tokyo man arrested for abandoning father’s remains in a subway station men’s room

That probably wasn’t mentioned in the will.

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Tokyo florist’s “flower subscription” service lets you choose new blossom to take home every day

Cafe offers a beautiful way to start your day.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Mr. Sato hunts for New Year’s lucky tablets in the wilderness of Akihabara

No one puts the “fuku” in “fukubukuro” like Akihabara.

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Ramen and sweets served together at this stylish ramen cafe in Shibuya【Photos】

An unlikely gourmet combo makes for an “un-unforgettable” experience for our reporter.

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Akihabara’s forgotten history reveals surprising basketball court at the station

People in Japan can’t believe the otaku haven looked so different just a few decades ago. 

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KFC Japan holds annual memorial services for its chicken

Execs pray for chickens of the past and future on “Chicken Thanksgiving.”

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Tokyo’s biggest street party spot bans public drinking on New Year’s Eve

Site of Tokyo’s liveliest street parties, and most embarrassing drunken mayhem, will be a soft drink-only space on New Year’s Eve.

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Man at Ichiran ramen receives frightening note from man in the next booth

Slid under the dividing partition, the handwritten note begins with “Don’t say anything”.

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We cooked Japan’s 2,000-yen mail-order Ramen of the Year, but was it worth it?【Taste test】

If you’re a die-hard ramen fan, you’ll understand our need to find the truth.

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Akihabara bar’s secret menu beer is a massive treat in the world’s biggest otaku culture center

An ura menu treat for those in the know.

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Pokémon hotel rooms spawn in Tokyo and Kyoto

Spend the night in a Poké Ball with some of your favourite Japanese pocket monsters.

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New Tokyo fashion store has free coffee thanks to a kind, extremely generous charity donations

The location is within easy walking distance of JR Shibuya Station in one of Tokyo’s most popular youth districts.

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Our pal Butch (a.k.a. Big Wave) becomes face of Taco Bell Japan’s hexagonal chicken tacos

Limited-edition combos come with Butch accessories too!

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Our reporter documents his epic fail at designing original SoraNews24 socks at Muji

Nothing like a good pair of socks to remind us that some people are blessed with artistic talent and others, well, aren’t.

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All we want for Christmas is to stay in the new Mimaru Hotel Pokémon room, opening Dec 24

Five of the Mimaru Hotel establishments in Japan are going to unveil special Pokémon-styled rooms starting this December!

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Rare Fish Festival in Tokyo serves up dishes so good that oil may leak from your anus!

It’s sphincter leakin’ good!

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Buildings used for the emperor’s Daijosai ceremony are open for public viewing until December 8

Now’s your last chance to see structures that can’t be seen again until the ascension of the next emperor.

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11 cheapest Tokyo neighborhoods to rent an apartment in show living here’s not an impossible dream

Think every apartment in Japan’s capital is expensive? Think again.

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