Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators, provided they “cheer quietly”

Expect a very muted crowd at the Olympics this year.

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We snag sleek T-shirts celebrating JR Higashi-Nakano Station’s 115th year in operation

Mr. Sato is never one to pass up a good T-shirt–especially one that salutes his home train line!

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We try some “raw” dorayaki from Kyoto and are overwhelmed with its thickness

It’d be hard to find a sweet as girthy as this one!

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Japan’s shortest train line may also be its creepiest, looks like something out of a horror film

Need a place to shoot a budget apocalypse movie?

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Japan’s first pulled pork specialty store opens in Tokyo

Will Toasty Guys satisfy our cravings for quality sauce and smoky flavours?

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Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions

Decades-old shops kept in families for generations could be shuttered as a result.

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You can now visit Evangelion’s Misato’s apartment dining room in real-life Tokyo

Dassai Instrumentality Project is a team-up between one of Japan’s favorite anime franchises and one of its best sake makers.

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Google Maps sent us to a forbidden exit from one of Tokyo’s major subway stations

Exit B3b is not an exit?!?

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New Silent Theater in Tokyo lets you lounge on couches with headphones while watching movies

A huge screen, comfy sofas, and no noise complaints? A dream come true!

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Ramen vending machine in Tokyo satisfies noodle and gyoza cravings at any time of day or night

New “Dohiemon” vending machine introduces us to the future of ramen.

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】

Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying?

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“Drinkable pistachios”: A nutty matcha lover’s dream beverage

Pistachio and matcha are a match made in green tea heaven! 

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Ōkami menu and merch coming to Capcom Cafe in June for limited time

Now you can have your Amaterasu and eat it too.

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We buy a delicious new burger without saying a single word

Bex Burger’s vending-machine-style restaurant may be the norm in years to come!

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Retired sumo champion swaps loincloth for a baker’s apron and their bread wows us 【Taste Test】

More ways than one to get that bread.

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We visit a Japanese cafe famous for John Lennon and epic pancakes

A Beatle and a Nobel Prize-winning writer is just the start of what makes Iwata Coffee Shop so famous.

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100 One Piece taxis hitting the streets of Tokyo to salute the hit manga’s latest milestone

Luffy is going to be the king of the cabs.

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Everything you need to know about quarantining in Japan

Take it from someone who actually had to quarantine — the rules are harder to follow than you may think.

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