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We connect our community by sharing stories, tips, and experiences from our Partners and Members. In this section, you can also find useful resources for life in Japan.

Plus Size Clothing and Shoe Shops in Japan

Plus Size Clothing and Shoe Shops in Japan

The standard for plus size in Japan is quite different compared to other countries. If you wear large sizes, it can be challenging at times to find shops that can meet your needs. But here we have plenty of options available for plus size shoppers across Japan.

Things to Do in Japan During Silver Week

Things to Do in Japan During Silver Week

Exploring Japan during Silver Week can be a wonderful experience because it is a time when the locations are quieter and less crowded. You can explore unique destinations and tourist spots without the usual hustle and bustle. This is also a great time to enjoy the beauty of Japan's countryside or the charm of its coastal towns.

6 Best Animal and Pet Cafes in Tokyo

6 Best Animal and Pet Cafes in Tokyo

Tokyo is a paradise for animal lovers. There are countless animal and pet cafes throughout the city, and it’s easy to find one no matter where you are. These are some of the best ones in town.

What's Next for teamLab Borderless?

What's Next for teamLab Borderless?

teamLab Borderless in Odaiba closed on August 31, 2022. However, the museum will reopen in central Tokyo in 2023. Let's look at the museum’s best digital artworks, find out about its accolades, and see what’s in store for next year.

7 Fun Things to Do around Tokyo with Kids

7 Fun Things to Do around Tokyo with Kids

There is so much to see and do in Tokyo, and it’s an ideal place to explore for families. This list of fun things to do around the greater Tokyo area with kids is perfect for getting them out of the house, having fun together as a family, and learning about Japanese culture along the way.

7 Antenna Shops in Tokyo

7 Antenna Shops in Tokyo

If you’re looking to escape the city, journey to another prefecture through Tokyo’s many antenna shops. Here are seven antenna shops selling sake, snacks, and goods from several of Japan’s most traveled-to prefectures.

Spend a Day in Shimokitazawa, the Thrifting Haven of Tokyo

Spend a Day in Shimokitazawa, the Thrifting Haven of Tokyo

Explore Tokyo’s most hip neighborhood, which has a lot to offer. Shimokitazawa is a hotspot among young people for thrift shopping, whether they’re looking for clothing or vintage records. This neighborhood also has some of the best cafes and restaurants.

8 Best Craft Beer Breweries in Tokyo

8 Best Craft Beer Breweries in Tokyo

Craft beer is becoming more and more popular in Japan, with many on-site breweries and taprooms here in Tokyo. Taste the latest in innovative brewing right at the source, and experience the full gastronomic potential of craft beer.

Summer Festivals in Tokyo

Summer Festivals in Tokyo

This summer, many of the traditional festivals that have been on hold are back. These are some of the matsuri to check out in Tokyo, from the Shinjuku Eisa festival to the Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi and more.

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