This week’s list includes a variety to suit all interests from a major traditional festival to beer gardens, live music, and a photography exhibition. As always, click on the header of each event for…

Summer heat and humidity in Tokyo can be oppressive, but an afternoon or evening spent with a few cold beers and good company can definitely raise spirits during the dog days. Fortunately,…

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and the temperatures are rising, so we’ve compiled a list of events perfect for a day out with family or friends. This week’s list includes some fun outdoor…

With the advent of the internet, brick-and-mortar sex shops have started to become less and less relevant. After all, if you’re shopping online, you don’t have to look another human being in the…

As Tokyo sets its sights on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the following year’s Summer Olympics, the city is in desperate need of more accommodation options. Thankfully there are a whole host of…

Taxis are a great way to get somewhere fast — especially when you’re not sure how to get there. Short distances are especially affordable in Tokyo since the new pricing system came…

Japanese junk food is becoming more well-known around the world: these days you can frequently find Asian supermarkets in the west that have mochi ice cream, and Japanese restaurants in the US…

The coming weekend is packed with activities for just about everybody, from food lovers to aficionados of traditional Japanese culture. Check out what we’ve got in store below, and as always, click…

In Central Tokyo there can never be only one, especially when sprawling high-end shopping malls are concerned. When Tokyo Midtown opened just a stone’s throw away from Roppongi Hills in 2007, both…

Tokyo is known for being an ever-evolving city, rebuilding and reinventing itself whether through necessity or desire. It keeps its traditions but looks to the future, maintaining an inspiring blend of nostalgia and…

Nagasaki Prefecture’s Goto Islands are famed for their signature hand-stretched (tenobe) udon noodles, which are thinner and have a chewier consistency than your average noodle. They’re also renowned for their healthy, delicious…

Cherry blossom fever has died down, but temperatures keep rising and there’s even more to do outside. In this weekend’s roundup, we’ve got a few activities that will put you out amidst…