Tokyo

Bears over flowers: The RocketNews24 giant bear takes an Ueno Park swan boat for a spin

“I’m the king of the world, on a boat like Leo/If you’re on the shore, then you’re sho’ not me-oh.” – Sangelica

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These photos show how Japanese architecture has changed over the last 100 years

Japanese commenters aren’t so impressed with modern cityscapes, but are they just being nitpicky?

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Yoshinoya opens fanciest restaurant yet! Almost as luxurious as a hospital cafeteria

The famous beef bowl chain is taking a swanky step outside the box with bold offerings including electricity, coffee, and a modicum of privacy.

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Towering piles of sushi are waiting for you at this awesome Tokyo restaurant 【Photos】

They’re not called “mountain-sized servings” for nothing.

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This drone-shot bird’s-eye video of Tokyo’s sakura is absolutely stunning 【Video】

Even the drones are getting in on the cherry blossom viewing this year.

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Adorable cat-shaped cakes come out to play/get eaten in Tokyo

Theme confectioner’s newest creations are so cute you could (and should) eat them right up.

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Tokyo KFC now serves alcohol with its fried chicken, including Japanese craft beers

The mix of 11 herbs and spices only gets better with the addition of 17 kinds of beer.

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The Chibiusa Cafe, Tokyo’s newest Sailor Moon themed restaurant, reveals its awesome menu

Anime fans, don’t miss your chance to try the Tuxedo Mask Nihilistic Pasta.

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Cool cat delighting animal lovers as he regularly rides the train in Tokyo 【Photos】

Japan’s rail system is so easy to use, even this kitty commuter has no trouble with it.

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It’s almost time for Japan’s “flower rafts,” one of the most beautiful parts of sakura season

Even when their brief time comes to a close, the cherry blossoms continue to be breathtakingly beautiful.

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Tokyo and Osaka’s Sailor Moon Crystal Cafes to feature new Outer Senshi drinks and desserts!

For a short period starting next month, anime cafe Anion Station will be celebrating the new season of Sailor Moon Crystal with another round of drinks and desserts, this time in honor of Sailor Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto!

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Bandai Namco announces plans to open virtual reality experience center

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality “experience center” in Tokyo next month.

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You’ve never seen Tokyo’s nightscape quite like this【Photos】

These dark, yet beautiful images of Tokyo at night by Liam Wong are as stunning as they are surreal.

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Breathtaking illustration series shows 100 amazing scenes of Tokyo

Whether you’ve never been to Tokyo or you’ve been living here for decades, this beautiful artwork will have you ready to go out and explore Japan’s gorgeous capital.

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New pop-up cafe in Tokyo offers drinks with hands-on animation, art and design on the side

Next time you feel like taking a coffee break, why not head over to the NagaLatte Cafe in Harajuku, where you can try Snow Brand Milk’s newest beverage and experience what it’s like to work as a manga illustrator, animator, or other creative professional?

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Tokyo cosplay studio to hold photography event just for dolls and figures this summer

For a single day in June, cosplay studio Haco Stadium will be welcoming dolls, instead of people, to partake in photo shoots at their Ikebukuro location.

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Tokyo cafe’s sakura ice cream has actual flowers mixed in for the ultimate cherry blossom dessert

Whether you’re a diehard anime fan or couldn’t care less about otaku culture, you owe it to yourself to try this new treat in Akihabara.

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Is Japan’s highest-ranking unagi restaurant worth the six-month wait for a table? We find out

Already checked all the sushi and ramen boxes on your Japanese food pilgrimage list? Then come along with us to the country’s favorite unagi specialist, located in downtown Tokyo.

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Ramen with strawberry sauce and white chocolate in Tokyo? Oh, yes, please! 【Taste test】

We try Tokyo ramen chain Menya Mushashi’s latest mix of ramen and dessert.

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Tokyo retro kimono photography service provides customers with gorgeous snapshots of the past

Slip into the Taisho Period of Japan’s past as you slip on a kimono from this unique part of the country’s history.

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