It’s all in the name of Japanese culture and tradition.
Set to go into service next year carrying passengers from downtown Kyoto to Buddhist mountain temples.
The ever-growing series of traditional artworks is grabbing everyone’s attention for its beauty and humour.
Adorable houseplant is a relative of the hot dog cactus.
A fearsome giant is no match for a powerful travel spot in this impressive video.
One of the most magical events of the season combines traditional bathing with the iconic blossoms of spring.
It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.
The results are a bright kaleidoscope of repetition and fandom that makes our eyes burn.
Takoyaki dumplings are a ubiquitous snack in Japan, but we’ve never seen them like this before!
For the price of a couple beers in a Tokyo bar, you can go all the way from the eastern capital to the southwestern island of Kyushu.
The Japanese schoolgirl star even comes with a personalised CD so you can listen to her calling you by name.
Too tipsy to type? One tap will find the way home for you, plus tell you how much time you’ve got before your night out becomes an all-nighter.
We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.
Ninja team in one of Japan’s largest cities needs new members, and neither Japanese fluency nor citizenship is required.
Love of anime, light novels, and/or costuming essential, desire to actually sleep optional.
In what’s become an annual tradition, the star musician gave a group of teens the surprise of their young lives.
Two young boys’ imaginations and one loving father’s artistic skills continue to combine with amazing results.
No matter how many times the cups are moved, this cat always knows which cup the ball is in.
There’s no better way to promote the nation’s rice crops than with a grandmother and two girls in kimono dancing at famous landmarks around Tokyo.
Now you can nap in a $9,000 bed and enjoy mood lighting and soothing music with your coffee for a limited time in Tokyo.