Just about a week before the city starts to come into bloom, and we’ve got a few hanami warmup events queued up for the over-eager. Plenty else on the menu this weekend,…

Cherry blossom season is just around the corner, but art is always in full bloom in Tokyo. Here’s our pick of the city’s most interesting exhibits – and we’ve even included a…

Prepare for hanami picnics or spruce up your home with these limited-time offerings at Tabisuru Shintora Market’s store. All of the items are made by craftsmen from the historic Japanese cities of Satsumasendai, Hagi, and Matsuyama –…

If you’re an art lover, you’re in luck this weekend, as we’ve got a full lineup of events that will appeal to the aesthetically minded, from a preview of a new hotel…

With warmer days popping up here and there, it’ll soon be time to start shedding those heavier layers and forgetting just how cold the winter was. With a very balmy Sunday on…

Finding love or even just a meaningful connection can be difficult in Tokyo. If love dolls or rented dates are not quite up your alley, then this is where someone like love…

The Japanese porn industry is estimated to be worth more than $20 billion, which shouldn’t be surprising once you consider that Japan produces twice as many X-rated movies as the United States.…

Talk to enough foreigners in Tokyo and a common theme will quickly emerge: the city has an uncanny ability to make visitors fall madly in love with it. The attraction is universal,…

The Great Shrine of Tokyo Tower sits 150 meters above the ground, making it the highest power spot in the 23 wards of Tokyo. A Hidden Spot in One of Tokyo’s Most…

Really want to impress the lady in your life this Valentine’s Day? Pick her up one of these beauty products. Shampoo Rich by Epicurean Yumedreaming Epicurean Yumedreaming is the organic hair care…

Many foreign residents in Japan use chopsticks as part of our usual daily routine. However, did you know there are specific etiquette rules when using chopsticks in formal situations? To avoid any…

Temperatures are still quite cold – and the winter illuminations are still going – but there’s the first hint of a change in seasons with a plum festival kicking off this weekend.…