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Gion Festival: A matsuri of “moveable art museums”

A Kyoto summer without the Gion Festival would be like imagining the ancient capital without all its beautiful art and architecture. Fortunately, at this festival – one of Japan’s three biggest – you can gaze...

Express Sushi in Shibuya

Today WAttention headed to Sushi-Nova, a new sushi eatery that opened just this September by the United Nations University on Aoyama-dori Street. Though considered a kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) store, this high-tech restaurant delivers your sushi express...

BQpedia: Yakisoba

BQpedia: Your guide to the underbelly of Japanese cuisine B級グルメ (“B-Kyu Gurume”) may mean “B-Grade Gourmet” but the only thing “B-Grade” about this food category is the price, as most Japanese will swear by the...

Shibuya Ranks #1 in Tokyo for College-Bound Rate

This weekend, Jan. 15-16, high school students across the country will take the "Center Test" university entrance exam. And according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Shibuya Ward ranks at the...

Today’s Shibuya Shot: Student Selfie

  While others are preparing for the Center Test university entrance exams this weekend...

Mannequins on vacation at Hikarie

Ever wonder what mannequins do when they're not modeling the newest fashions in perfect posture? If so, head to fashion mall Shibuya Hikarie to catch the Mannequin's Holiday "New Year's & Potato Chips Exhibition" by performance...

Aoyama Gakuin wins Hakone Ekiden

For the second consecutive year, Aoyama Gakuin University won the Hakone Ekiden race on Jan 2-3. This two-day long-distance running relay race from Otemachi, Tokyo to Hakone and back is the most popular nationally...

Today’s Shibuya Shot: New Year’s Shrine Trip

Happy New Year! It's back to work here in Shibuya, and for many companies that means first paying a visit to the local shrine to seek health and prosperity for the year. The lines wrapped...

WAttention Photo Contest: Best of 2015 (3)

We kicked off our WAttention Photo Contests on Google+ this past April, and with so many great submissions, we thought we'd round up the year by posting our favorites. Our final contest this year featured...

WAttention Photo Contest: Best of 2015 (2)

We kicked off our WAttention Photo Contests on Google+ this past April, and with so many great submissions, we thought we'd round up the year by posting our favorites. Moving on to Fall, we were more...