Check Out the Exciting Mall and More Soon Opening in Shibuya!

If you have been to Shibuya (渋谷) these past few years, you might have noticed that there are construction efforts taking place at the area around Shibuya Station (渋谷駅). This is because that area is undergoing a large-scale redevelopment as part of the Shibuya renewal plan. One of the transformations of Shibuya includes the opening…

Relax and Feel Fresh in the Newest “No Makeup” Cafe in Shibuya

There are so many wacky cafe themes you can find in Japan. They vary in promotional concepts to attract different kinds of customers. There is one particular cafe which is promoting a “natural beauty” and “no makeup” concept called Naturalia (ナチュラリア). It originally opened in Hokkaido (北海道) in October 2015 and has been in the…

TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION Gets Giant Inspiration from this Popular Anime!

Japan is often regarded as the mecca of anime culture as well as one of the worldwide centers of street style. In 2017, one can have the best of both worlds as a major fashion festival meets a popular anime for one “giant” collaboration. TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION will feature Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) for its…

Join in the Fun and Get Dancing at Shibuya Street Dance Week 2016!

Did you know that street dance is actually a famous dance genre in Japan? Apart from their traditional dances, the Japanese, especially the younger generation, are also huge fans of this dance that originated from African-American culture. Along with the popularity of street dance among the Japanese, there is an event called the Shibuya Street…
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Crazy for Curry? Here Are 5 Curry Restaurants in Shibuya

Thanks to the fact that Tokyo attracts many people from around the world, there is also a great collection of people from countries that have curry as their popular national dish. Naan and curry (not the Japanese kind) are almost impossible to recreate in average Japanese households so I love going out to find new…

Take Amazing Pictures of the Famous Shibuya Crossing at These 3 Cafes

An experience of walking in Shibuya Scramble Crossing is something every visitor probably wants to do in Japan. As a popular location for movies and media in the country, it is surely a place worth taking pictures of. Instead of fighting your way through the havoc in the center of the intersection, why don’t you…

Discover the Art of ‘Nihonga’ at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya!

“Nihonga” is the term used for Japanese-style paintings made using traditional art styles and techniques. The Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya which has been founded by Taneji Yamazaki exhibits excellent nihonga done by artists who are working in creative and contemporary directions. A total of 6 to 7 exhibitions are being held every year…

Calling All Fans of Mamoru Hosoda’s Work! Visit the Tokikake Cafe This Summer!

Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director who is known for his works like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of his award-winning anime film entitled The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, there will be a café called Tokikake Café…