Tokyo

Foreign traveler’s heart broken as he learns his image of Akihabara is too good to be true

Even in the biggest otaku mecca in the world, there’s a limit to how big the anime salutes are.

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Toyosu fish market opens with tuna auction, traffic jams, accidents, and turret truck fire

Photos and videos from first day at new fish market in Tokyo show a very different scene to Tsukiji.

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Tokyo braces for potential rat infestation as Tsukiji fish market closes

Moving day has come and gone for the people and fish, so next it’s the landmark’s rat population that’ll be looking for a new home.

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Try a bag of freshly handmade “Craft Cola” served from Iyoshi Cola at Tokyo area farmers’ markets

Iyoshi Cola is bringing cola back to the streets, back to the people.

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Man runs across tracks of Tokyo’s busiest train station after secretly filming woman’s skirt【Vid】

Says he didn’t think he’d get arrested, is quickly proven wrong.

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On our final visit to Tsukiji fish market, tuna merchant tells us his fears about its replacement

After more than 80 years, Tokyo’s world-famous fish market is relocating, but the head of this 104-year-old wholesaler has one concern.

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Handy portable battery charging service now available in downtown Tokyo for just 108 yen

Forgot to charge your phone or tablet before leaving home? This useful service has you covered.

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Turtle spotted riding Tokyo subway makes commuting in Japan’s busiest city adorable【Video】

Witness regrets letting “destiny” slip through his fingers after the unexpected meeting.

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Japanese man discovered by Balenciaga on streets of Tokyo becomes fashion model on Paris runway

One day he’s simply walking around Tokyo and the next he’s the darling of the Paris fashion world.

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Introducing Roland, King of the Hosts: Top earner and most successful host club host in Tokyo

The best at encouraging clients to spend money, he rakes in as much as US$375,000 per month. 

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Tokyo has a new manga library with beer, and it’s everything we want in life

With a beer in our left hand a shelf full of manga within reach of our right, we’re not sure why we should ever leave.

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“Horror Aquarium” opens this autumn in Sunshine City, Tokyo

Experience a new breed of terror this autumn, but don’t tap on the glass! It’ll scare the fish.

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We just played Tokyo’s Metal Gear Real Infiltration Game, and it’s unbelievably awesome

11 things to know before playing the English-friendly real-life version of the hit video game.

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Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Commando’s Japanese TV debut at special screening in Tokyo

You’ve never seen Commando until you’ve seen it surrounded by rabid Japanese fans in costume with firecrackers and tambourines.

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Want to French kiss anime Joan of Arc and drink her spit? New beverage lets you do just that

Free drink promoting new anime series has cleverly designed bottle that could become new way for otaku to express their love for their 2-D crushes.

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New Human Restaurant opens opposite Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

The unusually-named restaurant battles against the robots of Kabukicho with spooky spirits and staff that look like creepy androids.

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Japanese high school student turns heads with bold fashion choice at Harajuku

Tokyo is a magnet for the fashion-conscious crowd but none of them are as fashion-forward as 15-year-old Hikaru.

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Awesome Tokyo restaurant caps diners’ dinner price, and after that anything you order is free!

This Ikebukuro izakaya just gave us an 8,000-yen discount, and they’ll happily do the same for you.

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Five tips to stay stress-free and comfortable as you walk through Tokyo’s crazy-crowded streets

Being in the biggest city in Japan means you’re probably sharing the walkway with more people than you’d like, but here’s how to make things easier.

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KitKat Bar opens in Tokyo, serves new Japanese Umeshu Plum Sake KitKats with cocktail pairings

First-ever KitKat-cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates ahead of their nationwide release. 

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