Tokyo

Behold Japan’s, and possibly the world’s, saddest public playground

We’re not sure what they were thinking when they made this.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Gamora spotted sightseeing in Tokyo!【Video】

Is the fierce Guardian enjoying a break in Tokyo

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Bubble tea amusement park to open in Harajuku, promises to be the “tapioca land of your dreams”

Boba fans won’t want to miss this!

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Permanent Sailor Moon restaurant opening in Tokyo with live stage shows every day!

Moon power, every night.

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Shonen Jump opens special bar for adults to raise a toast to their childhood action heroes

This new establishment pays particular homage to manga that were serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in the 1980s.

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Ho-Oh and Lugia desserts to descend on the Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo

The Pokémon Cafe is about to get even more legendary!

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There’s a serial crapper stinking up Tokyo’s Akihabara by pooping on the street

Local merchants, and their noses, are offended by the months-long string of piles of vandalism in Japan’s otaku mecca.

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The host who lived? Stabbed host in Shinjuku miraculously recovers from life-threatening injury

The host now known as Phoenix Luna has figuratively risen from near death in Tokyo not much worse for wear.

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Dead body of college girl found inside refrigerator at Japanese sweet store in Tokyo

More like something out of a horror manga than real life.

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This is Japan’s oldest tempura restaurant, and it’s awesome

Its founder started out with a street-side food stall in Japan’s samurai era, and his restaurant is still serving customers in Tokyo today.

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Beautiful idol singer leaves show business, opens delicious ramen restaurant in Tokyo

She used to be affiliated with AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol group, but now ramen fans are the ones singing about her amazing noodles.

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A tale on the etiquette of using Japan’s plastic umbrella covers

Our reporter gets a rude surprise while trying to ethically sheathe his umbrella.

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Beautiful new Tokyo hotel gives you the best of both worlds with hot spring bath in the big city

A legitimate open-air hot spring experience is waiting at this urban oasis.

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My Melody and Little Twin Stars join Hello Kitty for new themed rooms at Tokyo hotel

Keio Plaza Hotel’s new rooms come furnished with cuteness.

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People willing to move away from Tokyo to be paid one million yen by Aichi government

Tired of the crowds of Japan’s biggest city and looking to relocate? Aichi wants you to make the prefecture your new home.

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New Pokémon Monorail set to welcome visitors to Tokyo starting this summer

Pikachu and his pals want to give you a very special hello as soon as you step outside Tokyo’s international airport.

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Ramen with bread and grilled cheese topping is our favourite noodle trend in Tokyo right now

Rice, bread and noodles is a triple-carb combination we are living for.

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Japanese store apologises for ad saying “women who want biracial children” should wear kimono

Because wearing a kimono will attract a foreign man.

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Watching a one-star certified master udon craftsman at work…at a famous Japanese noodle chain

We spend some time with an expert noodle chef and find out what it takes to become one-star certified. 

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Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood bans public Halloween drinking following mayhem

Truck-tipping vandalism a major part of tipping-point decision in ordinarily pro-alcohol Japan.

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