Archive

    1. reviews

      Renting Middle-Aged Japanese Men for Fun: A Review of Ossan Rental Seriously, these are some quality ossan

      | Koichi
    2. travel

      Studio Crown: Cosplay, Then Walk the Streets of Akihabara as an Otaku God Rent professional costumes, get professional photos

      | Koichi
    3. interviews

      Yasashii Shufu: Cosplaying-Along with a Rental Ossan Dressing up as anime characters with a kind ossan

      | Koichi
    4. interviews

      Omocha-kun: Our Anthem Singing, Puppet-Wielding Ossan Rental Puppets, wigs, and national anthems

      | Koichi
    5. travel

      Hanachan: A Drinking Place I Love But Can’t Recommend It’s like the Netflix show *Midnight Diner* come to life

      | Koichi
    6. travel

      Nakagin Capsule Tower: Retro Future Living Space An entire apartment complex made of 140 individual capsules

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. travel

      Umebachiya: Real Veggies, Real Sweet, Real Edo Style One of the last places in Japan you can get candied vegetables made the way they did it in the Edo period.

      | Mami Suzuki
    8. japanese

      Chotto: A Little Word with a Lot of Ambiguity Seven meanings, one word, all cop

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. japanese

      How to Make a Reservation in Japanese Make that reservation in Japanese, reservation-free

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. travel

      Park Hotel Tokyo: Where Each Room is a Work of Art What if your hotel room was a museum and you could sleep inside?

      | Mami Suzuki
    11. travel

      On the Marks: A Kawasaki Hotel for Hip Youths and Business Travelers This place has everything a human needs: craft beer, curry, and beds

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. japan

      Here are Your Options for Getting Internet in Japan How Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics by keeping you connected

      | Michael Richey, Koichi, Mami Suzuki, and Jamal Lee
    13. reviews

      Pocketalk Handheld Translator Device: Reviewing it, and Using it in Japan Japanese translation in the palm of your hand

      | Darin Richardson
    14. reviews

      ili Handheld Translator Device: Our Hands-On, In-Japan Review Translate Japanese, no Internet required

      | Jamal Lee
    15. japanese

      A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation: Sounds, Words, and Sentences Who knew glottal fricatives and voiced alveolar nasal stops could be so rewarding?

      | Kristen Dexter
    16. japanese

      Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs It’s time for you to 覚え込む some Japanese grammar

      | Koichi and Mami Suzuki
    17. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    18. interviews

      We Rented a NEET: Someone Who is "Not in Education, Employment, or Training." If she gets paid for being a NEET, is she still a NEET, though?

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. travel

      ChouChou POPON: The Tokyo Bar Filled with Model Trains The tiny plastic fantasy land for train-loving alcoholics

      | Mami Suzuki
    20. travel

      Nanachōme Kyōboshi: Ginza's Famous $400 Tempura We bankrupted Tofugu, but it was worth it in the end

      | Mami Suzuki
    21. japanese

      Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese and How To Use Them Never mix them up again!

      | Kristen Dexter
    22. travel

      Ristorante Massa: The Iron Chef Italian Restaurant Does Kōbe Masahiko’s restaurant cuisine reign supreme?

      | Koichi
    23. travel

      Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden: Radical Reptiles and Gnarly Nanners Bananas are truly in trouble, and we must all come together to save them. If we don't, places like this will no longer exist, or it'll just be a bunch of alligators and nothing else.

      | Michael Richey
    24. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    25. travel

      Anata no Warehouse: A Fancy Arcade Modeled After a Very Not-Fancy Place A lot of time and effort went into making this place look dirty.

      | Mami Suzuki
    26. travel

      Sushiya no Nohachi: Sushi Made from a Single Grain of Rice Arietty sneaks into this place and eats sushi every night

      | Mami Suzuki
    27. travel

      Amano Freeze-Dry Station: Upscale Soup Shop If you think freeze-dried soup can’t be a luxury item, you’re wrong. Tokyo found a way.

      | Mami Suzuki
    28. travel

      Chin Kenichi Mabodōfu Restaurant: One Dish, Seven Visits The Szechuan Sage tickled our tastebuds with the power of peppercorns

      | Koichi
    29. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: January–February 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    30. travel

      Chaos Room: A Kyoto Artist's Retaliation Against a Rule-Following Society No, this isn't the room where you raise your Chaos in Sonic Adventure.

      | Koichi
    31. travel

      Bushitsu: An Elementary School Themed Coworking Space in Shimokitazawa Pretend like you're in elementary school while you work on your crushing adult responsibilities

      | Koichi
    32. travel

      Base Point: A Tokyo Coworking Space in Busy Shinjuku Like a manga cafe, but fancier and you can work from it

      | Koichi
    33. travel

      the SNACK: A Mysterious Tokyo Coworking Space in Ginza Ironically, they don't serve snacks

      | Koichi
    34. travel

      &Roll Cafe: Food, Movies, & a Chill Place to Work Get some work done with a side of buttery curry

      | Koichi
    35. travel

      Caffice: One of the Rare Tokyo Cafes That Encourages You to Work Cafe + Office = This Place

      | Koichi
    36. japanese

      The Best Japanese Textbooks, Reference Books, and Dictionaries for Beginners Minna, Busy People, Genki, From Zero. It’s like a Japanese textbook Justice League in here

      | Michael Richey and Kristen Dexter
    37. travel

      Genbudō Park: Hyogo's Five Famous Basalt Caves Five caves, a rock man, and an abandoned murder hotel

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. travel

      Kinosaki Onsen Town: Relax in 7 Legendary Hot Springs Meet Gen-san, eat crabs, and watch fireworks in Hyōgo Prefecture

      | Mami Suzuki
    39. travel

      Gundam Cafe Akihabara: A Place for Giant Robot Fans Peace is nothing but a result of food

      | Mami Suzuki
    40. japanese

      New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017 The year's best tools to help you learn Japanese!

      | Kristen Dexter
    41. travel

      KITTE: Tokyo's Best Shopping Center for Fancy Things This place is FIRST CLASS! You’ll be FOREVER STAMPing your 封筒 in glee

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. travel

      1Kara: Tokyo's Place for the Solo Karaoke Warrior Go on a personal vision quest for the perfect karaoke experience

      | Mami Suzuki