We try the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Bread being sold at a bakery in Kanagawa, Japan 【Taste test】

Yes, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen bread, based on the viral video, actually exists, and our lucky reporters managed to get their hands on some!

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Tour Japan’s former capital dressed as a samurai or noble lady on awesome day trip from Tokyo

History buffs and cosplay fans won’t just look like samurai, but eat like them too on their visit to Kamakura.

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Japan’s Pikachu Outbreak 2016! Pokémon get wet and wild in Yokohama【Photos & Four Videos】

Well, wet and adorable, anyway.

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Anybody want to live rent-free in a house in a Japanese beach town for two years?

Non-Japanese applicants also being accepted for unique housing program from interior goods brand Mujirushi.

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Mass stabbing in Japan leaves 19 dead and dozens injured

According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.

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Cold Stone set to offer its first-ever soft-serve ice cream in Japan this month

Japanese dessert lovers have a soft spot for soft-serve, and the popular chain is now happy to oblige them.

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Make your very own Japanese Raindrop Cake 【Video】

Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is once again on our doorstep and now with this “how to” video you can make your very own Raindrop Cake to celebrate!

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How to visit the cats of Jogashima Island Park on a “Tuna Ticket” from Tokyo

We take a trip to an island close to Tokyo and find a haven for adorably sleepy, relaxed kitties.
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45-year-old man promptly arrested after asking police if it’s okay to date a 15-year-old

Police couldn’t help but think something might be afoot upon hearing the man ask, “Is it a crime to date a 15-year-old?”

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Awesome optical illusion turns Japanese Ferris wheel into a cube 【Video】

Yokohama plays a beautiful trick on the eyes of visitors to its harbor area.

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Low-cost Japanese inn welcomes foreign guests with hot springs, sake tastings, cosplay backdrops

Soak up some Japanese atmosphere without busting your budget.

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Can’t afford to buy an island but want to chill on an empty beach? Rent one for about $600 a day!

Need a background for your Katy Perry “Roar” cosplay photo shoot? Sarushima may be the perfect destination!

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Sorry, ladies: Yokohama’s got all-new “Japan”-themed capsule hotel rooms just for men

Gentlemen, let loose your inner samurai when you stay in these latest “wa-kapu” Japan-themed capsule rooms at the Business Inn New City in Yokohama City.

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New Dino-themed restaurant is already super popular, has rideable dinosaurs

Everyone loves the excitement of a good themed restaurant, and if you’re in Japan, you have plenty of options to choose from. There are ninja restaurants, jail-themed restaurants, hospital-styled restaurants, and more anime/manga themed cafes than you can shake a stick at.

With the whole world riding high on dinosaurs this year, it makes you wonder if anyone has ever tried a dinosaur restaurant before. Well you don’t have to wonder anymore, because Dinosaur – Ancient Times Restaurant and Bar opened in Yamato City in Kanagawa Prefecture this week! We sent our most dino-rific writer P.K. Sanjun to see if it was worth the 65-million-year wait.

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We try Japanese desserts made with bits of tuna. What could go wrong? 【Taste test】

Okay, Japan, I’m trusting you on this one. There have been a lot of times in the past when I was skeptical about your foods, and repeatedly you’ve proven me wrong.

You hit a home run with the raw fish thing. Pasta with spicy cod roe and seaweed? Now one of my go-to choices for a quick, hot meal. Grilled chicken cartilage? Stuff is delicious.

And now you want me to try desserts made with tuna? Sure, let’s do this.

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First video ad for 2015 Pikachu outbreak event reminds us how adorable last year’s was

Roughly half an hour south of Tokyo by train, the city of Yokohama is a great place to hang out in the summer. The city boasts great dining and beautiful parks, plus most of its attractions are located near the harbor, which is regularly caressed by cooling breezes.

Of course, it’s not just people who enjoy heading down to the bayside capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, but Pokémon as well. Just like they did last year, packs of Pikachus will be spending their summer vacation in Yokohama, and the first ad for their upcoming visit gives us a taste of what’s in store.

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Japan’s 30 best travel destinations, as chosen by overseas visitors

Just in time for the peak summer travel season, website TripAdvisor has released its annual list of the highest-rated spots in Japan from its foreign users. With 30 amazing locations on the list, you’ll want to start your journey as soon as possible if your goal is to see them all, so let’s dive right in and take a look at this year’s picks.

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Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa is offering special ninja training and recognition for your children!

Hilton’s Odawara Resort & Spa, tucked away in Kanagawa Prefecture’s southwestern Odawara City, is offering something that you and your children simply can’t refuse: the opportunity for them to participate in special ninja training during your brief stay at the hotel!

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Foreign tourist in Japan snaps a photo of the sea, his daughter, and maybe a ghost

Kanagawa Prefecture has some of the most popular beaches in Japan, especially along the section of the coast known as Shonan. A magnet for both locals and day trippers from Tokyo, when the sun is shining you’ll find a cross section of Japanese society in and around the water, including surfers, partying college students, couples, and families,

And, some claim, a ghost that was captured in the background of this photo a foreign traveler took of his daughter.

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Hear the Evangelion theme song as you drive over Hakone’s Ashinoko Skyline “musical road”

A “musical road“? What the heck is that?

The Ashinoko Skyline is a private toll road in Hakone which boasts panoramic views of Lake Ashinoko and bordering Mt. Fuji. Just in time for Golden Week in Japan, a stretch of the Skyline will be converted into a musical road which plays the theme song from anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” when driven over by a car. Nothing like a catchy melody to enhance your scenic tour!

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