Tokyo

Japanese government looking for people to join new official “Your Name” anime pilgrimage tour

The all-expenses paid trip will take foreign visitors to sites in Tokyo and Gifu Prefecture that feature in the hit animated film.

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We investigate Tokyo’s “haunted” phone booth in Mizumoto Park

For decades, locals have said a woman’s ghost appears in the park at night, and our visit ended with frightening female fury.

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National Garden employee says he let 160,000 foreigners in for free because he was scared of them

Sometimes it pays to look intimidating.

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Cafe in Tokyo is a quiet haven for book lovers, provides magical desk space for readers

This place will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away into a mystical story world.

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Tokyo restaurant serves up unusual ramen with blue chicken broth

It turns out that blue ramen tastes surprisingly delicious!

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We investigate Tokyo’s most haunted spot, Kohoku Bridge

At the risk of sounding clickbaity, you really won’t believe what we found.

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Tokyo’s “bookstore hotel” adds a bar for travelers who love reading and drinking

Just be careful not to spill your drink on the pages you’re reading.

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Sanro’s lazy egg Gudetama now has its own maid cafe in Tokyo’s Akihabara

Who’s craving some “Stressful Society Noodles?”

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That time we almost got arrested for doing mankini cosplay on the streets of Tokyo

We sent two of our writers out to get ramen, but they almost ended up with criminal records instead.

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Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

While you’re progressing towards your destination, your smartphone could be progressing towards a full charge.

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Survey picks the eight most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

Don’t scratch them off your itinerary just yet, though.

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Gorgeous Kingdom Hearts stained glass clock installed in Tokyo for game series’ 15th anniversary

It’s time to go to Shinjuku Station.

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One of the most beautiful views in Tokyo is inside this cafe’s coffee cups

Nope, that’s not latte foam art of Tokyo Tower!

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The Mochi Bacon Cheeseburger comes to Tokyo and our stomachs

We’re used to eating Japanese rice cakes at New Year’s but this is our first time trying one on a hamburger.

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Tokyo Metro employs megaphone translation tech at station near Harajuku

The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.

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Cosplayers brave the cold in skimpy outfits at Winter Comiket in Japan

Despite the Tokyo chill, things are heating up at one of the city’s most popular comic conventions.

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Japanese monk band performs rockin’ live street performance on Christmas Eve【Video】

These Christmas carollers appear to be just a little bit Buddhist!

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Bear ramen appears in Tokyo, causes almost as much shock as bears walking around the city would

Uses bear meat sourced from Kyoto and Aomori, said to have more refined taste than foreign varieties.

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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Tokyo taxi company to release smartphone app with battling princesses

Gojyo Taxi is hoping that the ability to evolve pig-tailed magic girls in their cars will boost usage, and “hope” is a wonderful thing.

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