Get your Hachiko selfie, Santa-style

  Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and even Shibuya's famed Hachiko is raising awareness for the global fight against HIV. Why not support the cause and capture your own photo with the faithful canine...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

1 ~ 6 Get into the right mood for Christmas as you take in the decorations and have your fill of festive food and drinks as these spots in and around Tokyo are transformed into...

Step Back in Time: Kakunodate’s Samurai Residences, Akita Prefecture

Take a relaxing stroll around Kakunodate to immerse yourself in history. While many traditional Japanese buildings have been lost due to fire, weather and deterioration from age, the houses along Samurai Street have stood undamaged...

Peach, Plum or Sakura Pink: Which is the prettiest of them all?

Though it's still a bit cold outside, if you look around, you will see a bunch of fuchsia-colored flowers and pastel pink petals opening up. Those pink flowers tell us that spring is fast...

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...

Christmas Comes Early In Shibuya?

It could be a little too early or maybe some forgotten decoration, but we spotted these Christmas wreaths in Shibuya. But even if it's not Christmas, the lights still look beautiful at night.

Are Oni really evil?

February 3rd is known as Setsubun, which marks the beginning of spring. On this day, many Japanese people throw roasted soybeans at Oni chanting “Oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi (out with evil, in...

Ski in Japan: Resorts Near Tokyo

  Here are our picks for slopes near Tokyo that will give you a satisfyingly ski-filled day trip and still leave you time to head back to Tokyo in the evening in time to watch the city light up. Snowtown Yeti (Shizuoka...

Urgently Required: WAttention Travel Surveyor To Chichibu in Saitama!

The application period for this event has ended. Thank you all for your submissions! WAttention is looking for participants to send to the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture as travel surveyors to investigate what elements...

A Taste Of Sh旬n: Anglerfish Hotpot

The ankou, or anglerfish, is one of those grotesque deep sea creatures (not unlike the hoya) that one wouldn't fathom putting in one's mouth. But the ankou is a winter delicacy that many Japanese...