Friday, September 20, 2019

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...

In Harmony with the Seasons: Zoni

Zoni is the name of a soup containing mochi that is traditionally eaten in Japanese households on the first day of the New Year. Depending on the region, the ingredients can vary, and the...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Christmas, A Time For…Fried Chicken?

For most part of the world that celebrates Christmas, a roast turkey is the main star of the Christmas meal. But in Japan, Christmas means a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are various theories...

World’s First Smart Phone Christmas Tree at Shibuya 109

"PLAY LIGHT TREE"--the world's first interactive smart phone christmas tree by XFLAG, the makers of the Monster Strike game--has arrived at fashion landmark SHIBUYA109's Event Space. Comprised of 203 synchronized smart phones and tablets, you can...

Diamond Fuji – The best free sight in Tokyo

The only catch is…you can only catch it twice a year!

BQpedia: Oden

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 "A-Grade"...

Celebrate the birthday of the deity of Togo Shrine

A celebration of the birthday of the enshrined deity of Togo Shrine will take place on Dec. 22. ADDRESS:1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ACCESS: a 5-min walk from JR Harajuku Station.

The 2nd World Christmas Festival 2015

DATE: Dec.19-20 10am - 7pm Free admission ACCESS: a 3-min walk from Harajuku (JR Yamanote Line) or Yoyogi-Koen (Chiyoda Line), a 3-min walk from Meiji-Jingu-mae (Harajuku) (Chiyoda Line or Fukutoshin Line), or a 6-min walk from Yoyogi-Hachiman (Odakyu...

Christmas Illumination @ Hachiko

Since yesterday, Shibuya’s most loyal dog Hachiko won’t have to feel lonely at night anymore, as he is no surrounded with more than 30,000 LED lights. WAttention went to check it out yesterday, and...

Ski in Japan: Top 5 Central Japan Resorts

Within just 3 hours of Central Japan, you can find slopes to suit any ski level, not to mention a great selection of spas. Our top four picks take you high, where trees freeze into "ice...